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Fred Gloeckner Foundation awards grands to floriculture projects

The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation, Officers and the Board of Directors met virtually on June 11th, 2021, and awarded 12 grants totaling $142,521 dollars. Since the Foundation was established in 1960, the Gloeckner Foundation’s support of floriculture research has totaled over $7.3 million dollars. After reviewing proposals from many colleges, universities, and research institutions in the United States, 12 grants in the amount of $142,521.00 were awarded as follows:

$9,205 Iowa State University (Christopher J. Currey) – Tabletop Poinsettia Tree Production

$13,000 Kansas State University (Raymond A. Cloyd) – Effects of Entomopathogenic Fungal-Based Insecticides in Suppressing Populations of the Citrus Mealybug, Planococcus citri, under Greenhouse Conditions

$13,000 Michigan State University (Roberto G. Lopez) – Developing Production Protocols for Quick Cropping of Containerized Succulents

$5,000 Seed Your Future in conjunction with North Carolina State University (John M. Dole) – Salary Study of the Horticulture and Floriculture Industry

$12,000 The Ohio State University (Michelle L. Jones) – Using Beneficial Bacteria to Improve Post-Production Stress Tolerance and Shelf Life

$14,046 The Ohio State University (Francesca P. Hand) – Exploring the Use of Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation (ASD) for the Control of Soil-borne Pathogens Affecting Cut Flowers

$6,095 University of Kentucky (W. Garrett Owen (PI), Lopez (Co-PI), Mattson (Co-PI), and Krug (Co-PI) – Photosynthetic Light Calculator (LightCalc) Expansion and Upgrade

$9,940 University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Amanda L. Bayer) – Irrigation Water Temperature Effect on Root Development During Propagation

$9,280 University of New Hampshire (Anissa Poleatewich) – A Survey of Floriculture Species Susceptibility to Soil-borne Root Disease in Wood Substrates

$22,950 Washington State University (Lindsey J. du Toit) – Xanthomonas and Ornamental Brassica Production: Insights from the Vegetable Brassica Seed Industry

New York florist’s club grants
$16,000 University of California, Berkeley (Mary C. Wildermuth) – Targeting Powdery Mildew Genes That Act in Plant Colonization to Limit Powdery Mildew Disease

$12,005 University of New Hampshire (Muhammad Shahid) – Improving Ornamental Plant Postproduction Life with Microbial and Non-microbial Biostimulants

2021 Total $142,521.00

For more information:
The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation 

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