After reviewing proposals from many colleges, universities and research institutions in the US, 14 grants in the amount of $145,710.00 were awarded as follows:
$10,000.00 American Society for Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota, Texas A & M and NC State University collaboration (J. Dole) - Promoting horticulture and careers working with plants – action plan. “Seed Your Future.”
$10,000.00 Kansas State University (K. Williams) - Updates to graphical tracking guidelines for new Poinsettia cultivars.
$12,000.00 Michigan State University (R. Lopez, A. Hurt) - Optimizing herbaceous perennial cutting callusing and rooting with DLI, light quality, medium and air temperatures.
$10,000.00 Michigan State University (W. G. Owen) - Expanding leaf tissue nutritional standards of herbaceous perennials.
$12,000.00 North Carolina State University (B. Whipker, H. Landis, K. Hicks) - Developing a prediction model for Hydrangea leaf tissue aluminum to ensure dark blue coloration.
$12,000.00 Purdue University (K. Nemali) - Smartphone-based rapid, inexpensive, and accurate estimation of plant nitrogen status in floriculture production.
$8,592.00 Stephen F. Austin State University (J. Barnes) - Herbaceous species trials at Stephen F. Austin State University.
$10,000.00 The Ohio State University (F. Hand) - Phenotypic characterization of infective pathotypes of Golovinomyces magnicellulatus, the powdery mildew pathogen of Phlox.
$10,000.00 The Regents of the University of CA, Davis (C. Nansen) - Early detection of arthropod-induced stress in greenhouse cut gerbera (Gerbera jamsonii) using hyperspectral remote sensing.
$10,000.00 University of Florida (T. Colquhoun, D. Garner) - Influence of narrow-bandwidth LEDs on floral fragrance emission.
New York Florist’s Club Grants
$10,000.00 Cornell University (M. Bridgen) - Breeding downy mildew resistant Impatiens.
$11,118.00 Cornell University (W. Miller) - Ethephon Substrate Drenches: Root absorption and translocation of Ethephon.
$10,000.00 Cornell University (J. Sanderson) - Investigating biological control of aphids on Calibrachoa.
2017 Total $145,710.00
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