Horticultural Research Institute Infographic Highlights Trade Flow Survey Results

Posted On 20 Oct 2016
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hri-infographic-tradeflowsWASHINGTON, USA: The US Horticultural Research Institute, the green industry’s national foundation for research and scholarships, today released “Where Do Plants Go,” an infographic using recent statistics collected by researchers and published in The Journal of Environmental Horticulture.

The infographic showcases the interregional trade of plant products data collected in the National Green Industry Survey conducted by the Green Industry Research Consortium. The survey was supported by a grant from the Horticultural Research Institute.

Highlights include:

  • States with highest out-of-state plant sales
  •    Regions representing most plant purchases
  • Changes in plant sales by region from 2008 to 2013

“Once again, HRI funding has made this national green industry survey possible, filling the gap between government-sponsored research and expensive market research reports,” states Dr. Charlie Hall, research participant in the Green Industry Research Consortium. “These data will make a big difference in our state and national policy debates affecting the green industry!”

Horticultural Research Institute exists to understand the business of horticulture and, by doing so, fund, advocate for, and direct research specific to horticulture and horticultural businesses. Funded by hundreds of green industry philanthropists and businesses, HRI provides effective, efficient, and relevant solutions. Publishing research in The Journal is another way HRI helps build prosperous businesses, advance the green industry, and fulfill its core vision. www.hriresearch.org

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), founded in 1962, has provided more than $7 million in funds to research projects covering a broad range of production, environmental, and business issues important to the green industry. Nearly $11 million is committed to the endowment by individuals, corporations, and associations.

The Journal of Environmental Horticulture is a peer-reviewed research journal published by the Horticultural Research Institute. First published in 1983, its “raison d’être” is to connect the industry to the research and the researchers to the industry. The Journal publishes highly relevant content, directly from the source, that help guide industry businesses to adapt with new processes and protocols. Learn more about The Journal by visiting the HRI website at www.hriresearch.org

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