Perennial Plant Association Announces 2006 Research Grant Recipients

The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) recently announced four research grant recipients for 2006.

Research grants are available to any recognized non-profit entity in the United States or Canada. Non-profit groups, typically universities and public gardens, submit grants that are competitively judged by the PPA Research Committee, composed of industry and academic members of the PPA. The PPA has distributed over $200,000 for perennial research since the program began. Contributions to the Perennial Plant Association Foundation help support the research grant program.

Results for the research projects are published in Perennial Plants, the PPA quarterly journal. The 2006 recipients are Stuart Warren and Helen Kraus, Michael Marshall and Bernard Zandstra, Dennis Lewandowski and Beth Fausey, and Alan Smith and Neil Anderson.

Drs. Stuart Warren and Helen Kraus, from the department of horticultural science at North Carolina State University, will study Balancing Growth and Costs: Selecting the Best N:P:K Ration for the Nursery Production of Herbaceous Perennials.

Drs. Michael Marshall and Bernard Zandstra, from the department of horticulture science at Michigan State University, will research the Evaluation of Herbaceous Plant Tolerance to Flumioxazin and Sulfentrazone.

Drs. Dennis Lewandowski and Beth Fausey, from the department of plant pathology at The Ohio State University, will conduct a Survey for the Incidence of Hosta Virus X with a Goal Toward Education.

Dr. Alan Smith and Neil Anderson, department of horticultural science at the University of Minnesota, will study Production of Non-Invasive cultivars of Buddleja davidii.

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