Donors don’t give to institutions. They invest in ideas and people in whom they believe. -G.T. Smith
NHF strives to fund research that specifically deals with horticulture-related issues. Research can be done in Florida or out-of-state. NHF has been tasked with supporting projects in the areas of production, marketing, utilization, and distribution with an emphasis on research needs of Florida’s horticulture industry. Named a “national” foundation because it not only supports the horticulture industry in the state of Florida, NHF seeks to protect the plants grown and exported to states across the country.
Whether understanding how to improve plant quality and longevity during transportation, increase purchasing motivation of consumers to increase demand for horticulture products, NHF seeks to support research with positive outcomes and a greater return on investment for the green industry.
Current Research Project Funded In 2023
Dr. Alexandra Revynthi,
Tropical Research and
Chemical Control of the Invasive Pest Thrips parvispinus
Florida continues to be threatened by the invasive thrips species, Thrips parvispinus. Given the regulatory implications, its rapid expansion and injury, chemical control should be explored. The goal is to identify efficacious conventional and biorational insecticides against T. parvispinus. Results will be shared with ornamental growers in a workshop.
The goal is to identify efficacious conventional and biorational insecticides against T. parvispinus.
Objective 1: Evaluate conventional insecticides under laboratory conditions
Objective 2: Evaluate biorational insecticides under laboratory conditions
Objective 3: Evaluate the most efficacious conventional and biorational insecticides under greenhouse conditions
Objective 4: Inform ornamental producers about the findings of this study