HRI now accepting research project proposals

May 14, 2018 -  By

Horticultural Research Institute logoThe Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research affiliate of AmericanHort, is now accepting research project proposals designed to improve green industry efficiencies and profitability.

Proposals for the 2019 grant cycle are due no later than May 31.

Grant awards typically range from $5,000 to $35,000. Researchers are encouraged to seek out matching funds as part of the proposal application process, although matching funds are not required.

Proposals for research may include the areas of horticultural marketing and consumer purchasing practices, pest and disease management and control, sustainable production and environmental resource management.

Potential projects may include:

  • Research that expands the market for plant material;
  • Research that increases crop producers’ businesses and financial expertise;
  • Environmentally responsible management practices;
  • Radio frequency identification in crop production systems; and
  • Regulatory issues and emerging opportunities in the horticulture industry.

Applicants are further encouraged to present projects that represent collaborative research efforts.

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