Search Results

You are looking at 21 - 30 of 1,696 items for :

  • floriculture x
Clear All
Free access

Polyxeni M. Filios and William B. Miller

Postproduction losses are an important financial constraint in the floriculture industry. Loss estimates of 5% to 30% per year have been made ( Armitage, 1993 ; Healy, 2009 ; Jones, 2002 ; Staby et al., 1978 ). Losses can occur at many levels

Full access

Gonzalo H. Villarino and Neil S. Mattson

). As supply of high-quality water decreases growers are being forced to irrigate their crops with poor-quality water and/or saline water ( Lieth and Burger, 1989 ). Use of recycled water to irrigate floriculture bedding plants may be warranted in the

Free access

Sabine Green* and Geno Picchioni

Floriculture, among the fastest-growing agricultural segments in New Mexico, is creating job opportunities for graduates. Limited faculty resources restrict growth in floriculture academic programs, particularly for curricular modernization, extracurricular activities, and capacity building of the student:industry relationship. Federal funding has provided a Program Coordinator to lead our floriculture academic programs, responsible for raising technical quality of floriculture courses, recruitment and retention of undergraduates, and establishment of regional alliances with industry to exploit job opportunities. During the first year of the program (2003), deliverable products included course modules, fund raising protocols, and public school workshops. Results demonstrate an affinity for students of Hispanic origin to the program (over 40% of enrollments). Industry support included over a 2-fold increase in 2003 horticultural internship placements, financial aid, and donations of expendable materials. Floriculture student participation in intra-campus governance and off-campus community service projects also defrayed program costs and resulted in institutional gain. Over 80% of the 25 students enrolled in the beginning floral design and floral crops judging class agreed or agreed strongly that they had an obligation to engage in fund raising efforts to strengthen the floriculture academic program. Our intent is to build the floriculture teaching program into a template that can be replicated into the future through sustained institutional commitment. The program can serve as a model for other academic departments seeking diversification of horticulture academic programs and recruitment of a diverse student body, but struggling with limited human resources.

Free access

Nicole L. Waterland, John J. Finer and Michelle L. Jones

Floriculture crops may encounter harsh environmental conditions during shipping and while on display in retail stores. These poor postproduction environments can result in losses of 5% to 20% ( Armitage, 1993 ; Healy, 2009 ). A major cause of

Full access

Kimberly A. Williams, Chad T. Miller and Ward Upham

greenhouse production, floriculture, and landscape management coursework, prepare selected students from their programs to compete in regional, state, and national horticulture FFA CDEs ( National FFA Organization, 2016b ; Petrovic, 2015 ; Zurko, 2016 ). In

Full access

Mary Lewnes Albrecht

Pi Alpha Xi, founded in 1923, is the national honor society for floriculture, landscape horticulture and ornamental horticulture. Since its founding, it has grown to 36 chapters at baccalaureate-granting institutions. Its mission is to promote scholarship, fellowship, professional leadership, and the enrichment of human life through plants.

Free access

Jonathan M. Frantz, Sushant Khandekar and Scott Leisner

(OH) 2 ] and copper sulfate (CuSO 4 ) with an average total rate of Cu use of just under 1.9 kg·ha −1 in floriculture and nursery alone ( USDA, 2007 ). Typical concentrations (label rates) for different Cu-containing fungicides range from 1,050 to over

Free access

Catherine M. Grieve, James A. Poss, Peter J. Shouse and Christy T. Carter

As water quality and quantity become more limited in many parts of the world, creative management approaches are sought to make more efficient use of degraded, generally saline, waters. The reuse of runoff from floricultural production represents

Open access

Lloyd L. Nackley, Elias Fernandes de Sousa, Bruno J.L. Pitton, Jared Sisneroz and Lorence R. Oki

poinsettias. Our results suggest that the plants in the weekly treatment group did not experience water stress until 0.32 m 3 ·m –3 . Previous research of other greenhouse-produced floriculture crops grown in soilless media reported that “low” soil moisture

Free access

Diane M. Camberato, James J. Camberato and Roberto G. Lopez

Chemical PGRs are commonplace in the horticulture industry, having been used commercially since the 1940s ( Nickell, 1994 ). In high-value floriculture crops, PGRs are used in combination with cultural and environmental control methods to produce