2019 Research Grants

  • $9,000.00        Cornell University  (W. Miller) – Microbial impacts on water uptake in cut lilies.                                                                                  

  • $10,000.00      Kansas State University (R. Cloyd) –Effects of spray volume and application frequency on the efficacy of insecticides against the western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) and citrus mealybug (Planococcus citri) under greenhouse conditions.            

  • $8,593.00        Kansas State University (K. Williams) – Updates to graphical tracking guidelines for poinsettias.

  • $5,000.00        Kansas State University (C. Miller) – Understanding the effects of root zone temperature in potted Dahlia production.                     

  • $10,000.00      Longwood Gardens, American Society for Horticultural Science also North Carolina State University, and the Seed Your Future movement collaboration (J. Dole, S. Yoder) – Seed Your Future : promoting horticulture and careers working with plants.

  • $9,000.00        University of Central Florida (C. Mason) – Toward breeding a more fragrant sunflower: Mapping the genetic architecture of floral fragrance in cultivated Helianthus annuus.

  • $9,000.00        The Ohio State University (M. Jones) – Influence of cultural inputs on the native microbiome of floriculture crops.

  • $10,000.00      Michigan State University (R. Lopez) – Quantifying the influence of substrate and water temperature on Caladium production.        

  • $9,000.00        Michigan State University (R. Lopez, K. Walters) – Developing propagation and production protocols for potted culinary herbs.   

  • $9,000.00        North Carolina State University (B. Bergmann) – Long-term storage of greenhouse-grown cut tulips

  • $11,000.00      Michigan State University (G. Owen) –Optimizing nutritional requirements of containerized succulents to hasten greenhouse production.           

    $12,000.00      University of California, Berkeley (M. Wildermuth) – Spray-Induced Gene Silencing (SIGS) as a commercially scalable alternative to chemical fungicides for powdery mildew control.

    $4,095.00        North Carolina State University (B. Whipker, B. Krug) – Alkalinity Control Calculator (AlkCalc) Upgrade

New York Florists’ Club Grants

  • $10,000.00      University of Florida (D. Clark) –
    Collegiate Plant Initiative: connecting college students to horticulture

  • $10,000.00      Cornell University (J. Sanderson) –
    Investigating biological control of aphids on Calibrachoa.

  • $10,000.00      Cornell University (M. Bridgen) –
    IBreeding for F1 hybrid Impatiens that are downy mildew resistant.      

2019 Total.......... $145,688.00


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