Growing plants more efficiently


The horticulture program has four areas of research emphasis: 1) investigate physiological processes associated with horticultural characteristics such as cold and heat tolerance and water stress, 2) address problems associated with field and container production of quality nursery plants, including the development of environmentally sound cultural practice guidelines, 3) develop improved propagation methods for hard to propagate nursery plants, and 4) evaluate landscape woody nursery plant cultivars, selections and breeding lines.

For more information about the horticulture research program at the Nursery Research Center, contact Dr. Donna Fare, USDA/ARS Research Horticulturist (931) 668-5143.

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