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Modernizing the Floriculture Supply Chain


This project is funded by a grant entitled “Modernizing the Floriculture Supply Chain: Facilitating Adoption of Cost-Effective Technologies to Create New and Resilient Crops in a Changing Climate” through the USDA-ARS Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative.

The overarching research objective is to increase efficiency in terms of energy, water, and nutrient resources, labor, and production costs.

To facilitate adoption of new technologies that help address floriculture challenges requires a multi-disciplinary approach. Our team includes experts in horticultural science, plant physiology, economics, and a broader network of colleagues in molecular techniques and plant health.


Our research team includes the USDA-ARS, and university colleagues at Clemson, Florida, Maryland, Michigan State, and Texas A&M.

The majority of this funding from the USDA-ARS Floriculture and Nursery Research supports graduate student research to prepare the next generation of horticulture R&D experts.

You can view our published articles here.

Contributing universities

Texas A&MUniversity of MarylandMichigan State UniversityClemsonUniversity of Florida

We thank the USDA-ARS for supporting our research.