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New Research Aims to Protect Gerbera From Powdery Mildew

by Lori Ostrow

Powdery mildew is the most common and damaging disease for gerbera crops. Growers often have to apply fungicides to control powdery mildew, which leads to significant increases in production costs. The lack of disease-resistant gerbera plants has been a major limiting factor for crop production. Severe powdery mildew AFE’s latest research report, Powdery Mildew Resistance […]

AFE Announces More Than $310,000 in Research Funding

by Lori Ostrow

AFE has approved more than $310,000 in scientific research project funding for 2015-2016 to support six continuing projects and five new projects. “These projects will directly benefit the entire industry by providing information on production of insect and disease free plants and details of Botrytis infection on floral crops,” said Terril Nell, Ph.D., Research Coordinator […]

Laser-Focused on the Floriculture Industry’s Research Needs

by Lori Ostrow
Terril Nell

The floriculture industry faces complex issues that research funded by AFE helps address. AFE’s Research Coordinator Terril Nell, Ph.D. (pictured), has written an article detailing what the current research is telling us about pest management, postharvest handling and more. The article, which was featured in the January 2015 issue of Greenhouse Grower, can be viewed […]

Gus Poesch Research Application and Priorities

by Debi Chedester

AFE invites Faculty and Floricultural students at The Ohio State University to electronically submit research proposals for funding of their research projects.  Deadline for Proposal Applications is June 1, of each year. All grant recipients are required to electronically submit progress reports twice a year, on June 1 and December 1, for the AFE Board […]