The ARS Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative (FNRI) funds research, conducted by ARS and university scientists, of importance to the floral and horticultural industry that is strongly focused on addressing and solving the industry’s issues and needs. ARS works closely with representatives of the American Nursery and Landscape Association and the Society of American Florists in setting the research priorities and goals of this Initiative.
ARS and university researchers supported by the Initiative met in Cleveland, Ohio, in October 2009, to report on the progress of their research and to meet and network with other researchers and stakeholders in the ornamental industry. The workshop Agenda (with linked presentations) and a current list of research projects funded by FNRI (with links provided to 2009 progress reports and the 2009 workshop poster presentations), can be found here:
2009: Third Floral and Nursery Crops Researchers’ Workshop, 2009, Cleveland, OH
Past workshops were held in 2006 in Portland, Oregon, and in 2003 in Raleigh, North Carolina. For information about these workshops, please click here:
2006: Second Floral and Nursery Crops Researchers’ Workshop, Portland, OR
2003: Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative Researchers Meeting, Raleigh, NC