HRI Seeks Industry Help in Setting Funding Priorities

WASHINGTON, DC – The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) is investigating future research initiatives to guide the organization’s priorities for the next 5 years. HRI is seeking participants from the nursery and landscape industry to complete an online research assessment survey. All participants who complete the survey by May 31, 2013, will be entered to win an iPad mini.  

The online research survey is found at:

The complied results of the online survey will assist HRI in establishing funding priorities for its competitive research grants program along with advising the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service to focus federal research dollars on critical industry issues through the Floriculture & Nursery Research Initiative.

For more information: Director of Research, Marc Teffeau at  

HRI’s mission is to direct, fund, promote and communicate horticultural research, which increases the quality and value of ornamental plants, improves the productivity and profitability of the nursery and landscape industry, and protects and enhances the environment. HRI is an IRS-recognized 501©(3) tax-exempt research and educational foundation. To learn more about HRI visit