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Daily Light Integral Maps for the U.S.

by Ashley Alexander

Daily Light Integral (DLI) maps display the ambient light delivered daily during each month across the entire U.S. These maps were researched and developed by James Faust of Clemson University and Joanne Logan of The University of Tennessee. They are unique because DLI is a measurement of light that is particularly valuable for estimating plant […]

Preventing Downy Mildew on Coleus, Roses and Spotted Deadnettle

by Lori Ostrow
Mary Hausbeck - Floriculture/Horticulture Research

The floriculture industry faces complex issues that research funded by AFE helps address and solve. The Endowment has funded research from Dr. Mary Hausbeck, Professor and Extension Specialist at Michigan State University, on the disease downy mildew. In an article published in Greenhouse Grower magazine, Dr. Hausbeck discusses how downy mildew diseases are potentially devastating […]

Nearly $300,000 Announced for AFE Research Funding

by Lori Ostrow

AFE has approved more than $296,000 in floriculture/horticulture research project funding for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. “These projects will address and help solve critical industry issues, including Botrytis and thrips, and enable the entire floral industry to become more productive and profitable,” said Terril Nell, Ph.D., Research Coordinator for AFE. The funding will support six […]