Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Home News HRI celebrates 50 years

HRI celebrates 50 years

Association News

Lyons named to ANLA Hall of Fame

Matt McClellan | July 15, 2012

COLUMBUS -- The American Nursery & Landscape Association and the Horticulture Research Institute co-hosted a reception Saturday night to celebrate HRI’s 50th anniversary. The reception took place at the Hyatt Regency Columbus after the opening day of OFA’s Short Course.

 

During the reception, ANLA executive vice president, Robert J. Dolibois, CAE presented current ANLA president Robert S. Lyons with the 2012 ANLA Hall of Fame award. Lyons, owner of Sunleaf Nursery, LLC, in Madison, Ohio is the first two-year president of ANLA since World War II.

 

After the award was presented, the reception's attendees donated more than $250,000 for HRI research and scholarships, including the Bryan Champion memorial scholarship fund.

 

HRI’s recent research is focusing on boxwood blight and includes the development of a website, www.boxwoodblight.org, that provides growers with information about the disease.

 

Founded in 1962 as the research arm of ANLA, HRI has directed more than $5.8 million of industry funds to research projects covering the full range of production, environmental and business issues important to the green industry. HRI, which is an IRS-recognized 501(c) (3) tax-exempt research and educational foundation, distributed $282,500 in grants and scholarships for 2012.

 

Top news

Private equity firm acquires Signature Landscape Services

A former ValleyCrest executive stakes his claim in the northwest and looks to build a West Coast company.

Let results do the marketing

The best way to market your company is to do high-quality work.

A conversation with the Top 100

Leaders from the Top 100 discuss the biggest challenges facing their companies and how they’re solving them. Turns out, their solutions work for landscapers of any size.

Ornamental invaders

Exotic pests are on the rise. Make sure you're handling them properly.

The great fertilizer debate

Consider these factors when choosing between granular and liquid products to achieve that lush lawn your customers desire.

x