tHRIve With HRI

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In case you missed it, Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) recently launched a new web-based research series that sheds light on key industry research findings. The series is called tHRIve and aims to do just that: help the industry flourish. The first series is now available, including sessions on:

  • daily light integral maps and measurements to better predict plant growth and development; how to improve consumer performance of bedding plants; and heat delay of poinsettia
  • an economist’s view on how a carbon/water footprint drives the economics of production facilities, the rising costs of grower inputs, and key grower-level benchmarks that demarcate operational/financial performance over the past several years
  • research on rates of rooting hormones, impacts of substrate-applied micro-drenches of plant growth regulators, enhancing foliage color of ornamentals through lighting variables, and lighting applications in horticulture, including photoperiodic, supplemental, and sole-source (indoor) manipulations
  • research projects spanning labor and automation of transplanting (sticking cuttings), indoor propagation of cuttings, and guaranteeing success for home gardeners
  • research on plant roots, greenhouse edibles, and reducing labor costs and pesticide applications; improving plant growth, resilience, and yield
  • a recording of a roundtable discussion and Q&A with the researchers representing USDA’s Floriculture & Nursery Research Initiative (FNRI)’s Resilient Plant Group

New tHRIve sessions will be posted this week featuring the impacts of stratified media on crop stress and production as well as on a new smartphone app that measures nitrogen status in crops.

All content is available online for free at any time at www.HRIresearch.org. The Horticultural Research Institute’s mission is to direct, fund, promote, and communicate horticultural research. The creation and launch of the tHRIve web series is another example of how HRI works to connect the industry to research-backed innovation.

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