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How Green are Urban Trees?

WASHINGTON, DC and COLUMBUS, OH, USA: How green are urban trees? A group of researchers from the University of Illinois, University of Florida, and University of Kentucky, posed that very question. A great deal of research illustrates how trees benefit urban environments,...
Posted On 13 Jun 2017
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New Research Projects Approved for 2017-2018

ALEXANDRIA, USA:The American Floral Endowment has announced $325,000 in research funding for the 2017-2018 fiscal year on projects addressing important floriculture/horticulture issues. “The floriculture industry faces complex challenges that AFE-funded research helps...
Posted On 27 Mar 2017
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Journal of Environmental Horticulture Publishes Research on Impact of Temperature on Herbicide Activity

WASHINGTON, DC and COLUMBUS, OH—March 9, 2017— Weeds are arguably the most common pest problem in landscape management. Almost everyone can spot a weed, especially when it’s chickweed sticking out like a sore thumb in a stand of dormant bermudagrass in March. Landscape...
Posted On 14 Mar 2017
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Boxwood Blight: Researchers Looking Outside of the Box for Solutions

WASHINGTON, DC and COLUMBUS, OH, USA: Boxwood blight (BB) continues to spread throughout the US. The University of Illinois Plant Clinic recently announced its presence in Illinois. The clinic received two boxwood samples late 2016. Both were from northeast Illinois and were...
Posted On 03 Feb 2017
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Farm Bill Pest and Disease Funding Targets Horticulture Priorities

COLUMBUS, USA: On December 13, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is allocating nearly $58 million Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill to support 513 projects with...
Posted On 16 Dec 2016
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New WSSA Factsheet Explores Weed Seeds and Their Longevity

LAWRENCE, USA: Did you know some weed seeds can lie dormant in the soil for more than a century and then sprout when conditions are right? A new factsheet available for free download from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) dives into the topic of weed seed longevity,...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016
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BioConsortia Raises $12 million to Accelerate Development of Multi-Microbe Products for Agriculture

DAVIS, USA: BioConsortia, Inc., innovator of microbial solutions for natural plant trait enhancement and crop yield improvement, announced that it has raised this year a total of $12 million for future growth. Last week, BioConsortia closed an $8 million equity round of...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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Artificial intelligence monitors and predicts quality of roses

AALSMEER, The Netherlands: IQ-Flora is an innovative system that monitors the product quality of roses in the chain in ‘real time’. The first module of the prototype has just been completed, the other components will be tested in November 2016. In the...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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How IRF’s carnations and standard daisies changed the world

SAN REMO, Italy: From humble beginnings in July 1976 to 40 years of steady growth and blooming results, it’s Happy Birthday to the Sanremo-based Istituto Regionale di Floricoltura (IRF), the Regional Institute for Floriculture! FloraCulture International sat down with IRF...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Delphy Improvement Centre Marks 10th Anniversary with Conference

BLEISWIJK, The Netherlands: From humble beginnings in October 2006 to 10 years of steady growth and blooming results, it’s Happy Birthday to the Bleiswijk-based Delphy Improvement Centre! For the occasion, the research station today announced a conference on October 10 with...
Posted On 01 Sep 2016
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