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HRI scholarships now open

May 14, 2020By

Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) Scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year opened in May 2020 and will close Sept. 10. read more

HRI now accepting research project proposals

May 14, 2018By

The 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,... read more

HRI announces scholarship winner

May 14, 2018By

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research affiliate of AmericanHort, awarded Leala Machesney the 2017-2018 Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow Jr. Scholarship. The Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow Jr. Scholarship was created in 1988 by the Bigelow family to aid students from New England who are seeking a career in horticulture. The scholarship was dedicated initially to one... read more

NENA, HRI present new grant to Raul Cabrera

January 20, 2015By

  The New England Nursery Association (NENA), in cooperation with the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), named Raul Cabrera, Ph.D., the recipient of its Industry Growth Fund grant award for his research project, “Use of Alternative Irrigation Water Sources for Urban Landscapes and Nursery Crops.” Cabrera is the first-ever recipient of the award, which HRI and NENA introduced in February 2014.... read more

HRI awards scholarships, receives donation

December 4, 2012By
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WASHINGTON—The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) recently awarded several scholarships to deserving students. Founded in 1962, HRI has directed more than $5.8 million of industry funds to research projects covering the full range of production, environmental and business issues important to the Green Industry. In 2012 alone, it has distributed $282,500 in grants and scholarships. In addition, this year the Peter... read more

Researching the box blight pathogen

January 5, 2012By

HRI accepting donations to combat newly identified pest to the U.S. ornamental industry.   The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) has created the Emerging Issues and Technology Projects Box Blight Fund (EITPBBF), in response to the discovery of the “box blight” pathogen (Cylindrocladium buxicola) in the U.S. The box blight pathogen, also known as box blight, boxwood leaf drop and blight disease of... read more