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TAG: research

UC Extension seeks to save water with drought-tolerant turfgrass in Southern California

December 13, 2022By

Researchers from the University of California Cooperative Extension performed stress tests on turfgrass varieties to learn which ones withstand and survive. read more

Research looks for cost-effective methods to manage nematodes, fungal diseases

November 29, 2022By
Scientists from the University of Florida are researching cost-effective control techniques for nematodes and fungal diseases. (Photo courtesy Marco Schiavon)

Researchers from the University of Florida will search for cost-effective methods for managing nematodes and fungal diseases thanks to a grant from USDA-NIFA. 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

Government Affairs: Congress moves ever so slightly toward a better understanding of industry labor issues

October 5, 2017By

  Last month, I spent two days in Washington D.C. with about a hundred green industry company owners and state and national association staffers to push forward the industry’s agenda with Congress. The effort was organized by AmericanHort, a national association that represents nursery and greenhouse growers, landscape contractors and garden centers across the county. Company owners and association staffers... read more

SIMA to expand salt application standards

February 23, 2017By

A new collaboration led by the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) aims to expand the Sustainable Salt Initiative (SSI) by setting recommended industry standards for salt application in winter snow and ice events. As part of the alliance, Viaesys Inc. will provide salt tracking research and the University of Waterloo will perform data analysis. The expanded initiative was sparked from... read more

Houzz: 79% of landscape pros see improved revenues in 2014

February 26, 2015By

Houzz launched its Houzz Renovation Barometer, a quarterly index that tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals. Landscaping professionals somewhat led the pack in the inaugural Barometer Study, with 79 percent of contractors reporting revenue increases in 2014. Some of their other feedback from 2014 included: 83 percent of landscape professionals reported 2014 revenues were at or... read more