Story in Brief
The Center for Applied Nursery Research is one of two nonprofit organizations worldwide dedicated to the support and enhancement of applied nursery research. In 2009, CANR awarded 10 grants totaling $21,600 to researchers from the University of Georgia, University of Florida, Auburn University and North Carolina State University. This research environment allows scholars to test new ideas and products in an environment that mimics what growers in the region have in their individual businesses. It also allows growers and researchers to interact and collaborate on ideas and projects that are needs driven. Research projects over the past 12 years have focused on agricultural engineering, environment and plant microclimate monitoring, entomology, plant pathology, soil science, horticulture, plant breeding and evaluation, new product evaluation, propagation, and water management. In 2010, the CANR Open House will occur during the Georgia Green Industry Association WinterGreen Education Symposium and Tradeshow. This will benefit both organizations by adding a research component to the GGIA Education Symposium while increasing the visibility of the CANR across the state and region.