Horticultural

Research Institute

The Horticultural Research Institute proudly supports scientific research and horticultural students for the advancement of the industry. HRI was established by industry leaders on the premise that no one could better direct needed research to advance horticulture than the very people who work in it, day in and day out.

AmericanHort Contributor February 12 2013

HRI continues to dedicate time and effort to supporting the research needs of the green industry community.  Through the donor supported competitive grants program, HRI has selected 12 research projects and 7 scholarships to receive funding totaling $306,000 in 2013. Of the $306,000, $21,000 will be awarded to student scholarships, HRI’s highest level of scholarship funding to date. ...

AmericanHort Contributor January 23 2013

Baited black traps in a pyramid shape attract significantly more brown marmorated stink bugs than other traps, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. Entomologist Tracy Leskey at the ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, W.V., focused on visual stimuli that can attract the stink bugs to traps that will help farmers monitor the level of infestation in the...

AmericanHort Contributor January 23 2013

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is calling on producers – including nursery and greenhouse growers -- to complete forms for the 2012 Census of Agriculture. The Census is the only source of uniform, comprehensive and impartial agricultural data for every county in the nation. "It's important for farmers and ranchers in America today to stand up and be counted by participating in the Census of ...

AmericanHort Contributor January 09 2013

ANLA, OFA and our partners in the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance spent the last year working intently with the agriculture committees in the U.S. House and Senate in the crafting of the contents that led to the drafts of the 2012 Farm Bill. Both the U.S. Senate version (passed 64-35) and the U.S. House Agriculture Committee version (passed 35-11) had strong bipartisan support and both identi...

AmericanHort Contributor January 01 2013

AmericanHort Contributor January 01 2013

AmericanHort Contributor January 01 2013

AmericanHort Contributor January 01 2013

HRI and Alternative Substrates Research

Over the last several years, the Horticultural Research Institute, Inc. USDA-ARS, and Land Grant Universities, along with Nursery and Greenhouse cooperators have directed considerable resources toward research and development of alternative container substrates. The following videos were recorded at the Southern Nursery Ass...

AmericanHort Contributor January 01 2013

AmericanHort Contributor January 01 2013

This stacked panel of experts will plunge into the current and potential application of exciting new technologies showing promise in automating and innovating the management of nursery stock, and other environments including arboretums and forest stands. New technologies explored during this seminar include drone-based observation and sampling, canopy robotics, and a variety of radio-frequen...