Academic Research

The ASCFG Research Foundation

The ASCFG Research Foundation was formed in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) organization. This non-profit and tax-exempt status allows the Research Foundation to apply for grants and to raise money for larger research projects that would be conducted by universities. The Research Foundation is currently funded solely by ASCFG member donations and the Research Auction held most years at the ASCFG National Conference. The ASCFG Research Foundation supports a competitive grant program open to universities, governmental agencies, and other tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organizations.

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Grant Recipients

  • 2018
    Postharvest of Specialty Cut Flowers
    John Dole, North Carolina State University
    Improvement of Tulip Storage and Vase Life Through Various Postharvest Handling Techniques
    Nathan Jahnke, North Carolina State University
    Use of Beneficial Bacteria in Cut Flower Production Systems to Enhance Flower Longevity When Plants are Grown at Lower Fertility Levels
    Michelle Jones, OSU Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Science
    Improving Production Schedules for High-Value Perennial Flowers in Utah: Peony
    Melanie Stock, Utah State University
  • 2017
    Postharvest of Specialty Cut Flowers
    John Dole, North Carolina State University
    Zinnia Meltdown
    Dr. Fulya Baysal-Gure, Tennessee State University
  • 2016
    Postharvest of Specialty Cut Flowers
    John Dole, North Carolina State University
    Determine the Effect of Foliar Applications of Entomopathic Nematodes and Water Sprays on Western Flower Thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, Populations
    Raymond Cloyd, Kansas State University
    A Survey of Peony Disease in the Central and Eastern United States
    Gary Chastagner, W.S.U. Puyallup Plant Pathology
    Extending Postharvest Longevity of Cut Dahlia
    Holly L. Scoggins, Virginia Tech Dept. of Horticulture
  • 2015
    Postharvest of Specialty Cut Flowers
    John Dole, Alicain Carlson, North Carolina State University
  • 2014
    Postharvest of Specialty Cut Flowers
    John Dole, Alicain Carlson, North Carolina State University
    Developing Effective Homemade Floral Preservatives for Extending Postharvest Longevity of Specialty Cut Flowers
    Iftikhar Ahmad, John Dole, North Carolina State University
    Productivity and Profitibality of Direct-seeded vs. Transplanted and Seaon-long vs. Successional Plantings of Annual Cut Flower Crops
    Julia Kornegay, North Carolina State University
    Evaluate the Effects of Pesticide Mixtures on Insect Pests of Cut Flowers
    Raymond Cloyd, Kansas State University
    Confirming the Potential of “Wild” Pepper Lines as Fall Cuts
    H. Chris Wien, Cornell University
  • 2013
    Postharvest of Specialty Cut Flowers
    John Dole and Alicain Carlson, North Carolina State University
    Postharvest Treatment of Hydrangea of Unique Colorations
    Henry G. Schreiber, Virginia Military Institute
    Determine the Effects of Pesticide Mixtures on Arthropod Pests of Cut Flowers
    Raymond Cloyd, Kansas State University
    Testing the Potential of “Wild” Pepper Lines as Fall Cuts
    H. Chris Wien, Cornell University
    Production and Postharvest Evaluation of a New Sandersonia x Gloriosa Hybrid
    as a Cut Flower
    John Dole and Alicain Carlson, North Carolina State University
  • 2012
    Postharvest of Specialty Cut Flowers
    John Dole and Alicain Carlson, North Carolina State University
    Determine the Effects of Pesticide Mixtures on Arthropod Pests of Cut Flowers
    Raymond Cloyd, Kansas State University
  • 2011
    Postharvest of Specialty Cut Flowers
    John Dole, North Carolina State University
    Low-risk Pesiticides for Control of Powdery Mildew and Leafspot on Zinnias
    Stanton Gill, University of Maryland
    The Effect of Crowding in the Seedbox on Cut Flower Performance: A Comparison of Species
    Chris Wien, Cornell University
  • 2010
    Postharvest of Specialty Cut Flowers
    John Dole, North Carolina State University
    Stem Length Increases with Solar Landscape Lights
    Chris Wien, Cornell University
  • 2009
    Postharvest of Specialty Cut Flowers
    John Dole, North Carolina State University
    Use of Trap Plants to Control Insects in Cut Flowers
    Stanton Gill, University of Maryland
    Petal Drop in Sunflowers: Varietal Differences and Possible Remedies
    Chris Wien And Joyous Tata, Cornell University
  • 2008
    Postharvest of Specialty Cut Flowers
    John Dole, North Carolina State University
    Development of Coleus as a Cut Foliage
    Todd Cavins, North Carolina State University
    Manipulation of Daylength for Optimum Flower Size and Earliness of Cut Sunflowers
    Chris Wien, Cornell University
  • 2007
    Postharvest of Specialty Cut Flowers
    John Dole, North Carolina State University
  • 2006
    Postharvest of Specialty Cut Flowers
    John Dole, North Carolina State University
    Potential Opportunities to Expand High Tunnel Lisianthus Production in the Mid-Atlantic through Season Extension and Overwintering
    Stanton Gill et al University of Maryland
    The Potential of Dicentra spectabilis as a Cut Flower
    Laurie Hodges, University of Nebraska
  • 2005
    Forcing Woody Cut Stems
    Lane Greer, Richard Harkess, Mississippi State University
    Evaluation of Harpin Proteins to Trigger Natural Plant Defenses to Protect Against Disease and Pest Damage and Increasing Plant Yields
    Stanton Gill, University of Maryland
  • 2004
    Evaluation of Photoselective Films for Stem Elongation of Selected Cut Flower Species
    Teresa Cerny, Tom Wikstrom, and Nihal Rajapakse, Utah State University
    Foliar Feeding During Crop Raising and Directly Prior to Harvest and its Effects on Postharvest Condition and Vase Life of Specialty Cut Flowers
    Becky Pugliese, Chesapeake Bay Flower Farm, Virginia
  • 2003
    Evaluating Harvesting Stage, Ethylene, and Ethylene Inhibitor on Postharvest Leaf and Flower Quality of Cut Lilies
    Susan S. Han, University of Massachusetts
    Effects of Five Colored Plastic Mulches on Lisianthus Field Production
    Stanton Gill, David Martin, Caragh Fitzgerald, and Chuck Shuster, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension
    Development of Improved Cultivars of Stokes Aster for Cut Flower Use
    Dennis J. Werner and Jessica Gaus, North Carolina State University
  • 2002
    Encouraging Early Leaf Drop in Woody Cut Ornamentals
    Lane Greer and John Dole, North Carolina State University
    Evaluating Harvesting Stage, Ethylene, and Ethylene Inhibitor on Postharvest Leaf and Flower Quality of Cut Lilies
    Susan S. Han, University of Massachusetts
  • 2001
    Field Trial for the Investigating Control of Potato Leafhopper on Cut Flower Dahlias
    Stanton Gill, David Jefferson, Rondalyn Reeser, and Michael Raupp, University of Maryland Cooperative ExtensionCut Flower Productivity and Weed Control with Selected Herbicides
    E. Jay Holcomb, Tracey Harpster, Robert Berghage, and Larry Kuhns, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2000
    An Investigation of Growing Cut Flowers Under Different Nutrient Regimes in Combination with Vegetables on Plastic
    Gerald E. Draheim and Ron Goldy, Michigan State University
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