Sustainable Practices, Economic Contributions, Consumer Behavior, and Labor Management in the U.S. Environmental Horticulture Industry
Department and College
Department of Horticultural Science in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
- New Jersey
Project Start and End Date
October 1, 2015-September 30, 2020
This multi-state project will conduct applied research and outreach education in support of improved production, management, and marketing practices in the U.S. environmental horticulture or "Green" industry. I participate in three of the four major objectives:
- Investigate sustainable practices in ornamental crop production and landscape systems.
- Evaluate national and regional economic contributions of the U.S. Green industry.
- Evaluate consumer preferences for environmental plants and related horticultural products, and their contribution to health and well being.