HRI tHRIve Session: FNRI's Resilient Plant Researchers

June 20, 2020

HRI tHRIve Session: FNRI's Resilient Plant Researchers

The Horticultural Research Institute is pleased to share a roundtable discussion and Q&A with the researchers representing USDA's Floriculture & Nursery Research Initiative (FNRI)'s Resilient Plant Group. Bring your coffee and questions!

A set of on-demand webinars featuring the FNRI "Resilient Plant Group" researchers is available at Watch one or all, then hop on this webinar on June 4th for a fun and informative chat session with an all-star line-up of:

Dr. John Erwin, University of Maryland
Dr. Jim Faust, Clemson University
Dr. Paul Fisher, University of Florida
Dr. Charlie Hall, Texas A&M
Dr. Roberto Lopez, Michigan State University
Dr. Erik Runkle, Michigan State University

This group collaborates to benefit greenhouse production through practical, applied research in areas such as energy inputs, water use optimization, resource efficiencies, economic efficiencies, and lighting.

The Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative (FNRI) program is administered by USDA ARS, the research agency for USDA. FNRI is a noncompetitive, national grants program that greatly benefits environmental horticulture. FNRI plays a critical role in generating scientific research on high priority issues that affect all segments of the floriculture and nursery industry, including postharvest technology, water quality, and pest management.