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Since its inception, the CCFC has worked to provide its farms with the necessary research and resources to improve best best practices and make important business decisions and investments.
 
In 2010, CCFC was awarded a Specialty Crop Block Grant through CDFA which funded a study and outreach program on the floral industry's sustainability programs.  CCFC contracted with SureHarvest to conduct the analysis and their final report can be found here: SureHarvest report
 
The table below below provides growers with past reports and research sponsored or provided by the California Cut Flower Commission on behalf of its farms.
 
To view the final report of the project, click on the project title.
 
Title
Researcher/University
Dates
Amount
 
Dahlsten/U.C. Berkeley
Oct. 1991 - Sept. 1992
$ 5,000
Cowles/U.C. Riverside
July 1992 - June 1994
$ 3,580
Post-Harvest Sorting and Grading of Cut Flowers with Machine Vision
Delwiche/U.C. Davis
July 1992 - June 1993
$ 5,000
Evans/U.C. Davis
July 1992 - Dec. 1993
$ 2,250
Newman/U.C. Cooperative Extension, Santa Barbara
July 1992 - June 1993
$ 4,542
Parrella/U.C. Davis
July 1992 - Feb. 1996
(3 years)
$30,000
Raabe/U.C. Berkeley
July 1992 - Dec. 1994
$ 5,000
Reid/U.C. Davis
July 1992 - Dec. 1994
$ 7,000
Zilberman/ U.C. Berkeley
Nov. 1992 - Mar. 1995
$20,000
Biological Control Implementation for the Blue Gum Psyllid, Ctenarytaina eucalypti
Dahlsten/U.C. Berkeley
Aug. 1993 - Dec. 1994
$ 5,000
Post Harvest Handling Treatments for New Varieties of Cut Flowers
King/U.C. Cooperative Extension, Half Moon Bay
Aug. 1993 - Dec. 1994
$10,000
Electronic Heating of Soil and Growing Media to Eliminate Plant Pathogens
MacDonald/U.C. Davis
Aug. 1993 - Dec. 1994
Feb. 1995 - Feb. 1995
$20,000
 
$11,500
Paulus/U.C. Riverside
Aug. 1993 - Dec. 1994
$15,000
Redak/U.C. Riverside
Aug. 1993 - Dec. 1994
$16,200
Reid/U.C. Davis
Reid/U.C. Davis & Shelton/Cal Poly
Aug. 1993 - Dec. 1994
Apr. 1995 - Mar. 1996
$35,000
 
$10,000

 

Title
Researcher/University
Dates
Amount
Controlled Atmospheric Environments and Their Effects on Aphids & Western Flower Thrips on Floral Products
Shelton/Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Aug. 1993 - Dec. 1994
$30,016
Improved Management Practices for Roses toReduce Nitrogen Leaching Losses
Evans/U.C. Davis
Jan. 1994 - Dec. 1994
$15,070
Heinz/U.C. Davis
Jan. 1994 - Dec. 1994
$15,000
Reduction of Run-Off in Greenhouse Cut Flower Crops
Lieth/U.C. Davis
Jan. 1994 - Dec. 1994
Feb. 1995 - Feb. 1996
$15,027
 
$ 3,000
Development of a Recycling Program Manual for Flower Growers
Drs. Robb & Mellano/ U.C. Cooperative Extension,
San Diego
Jan. 1994 - Dec. 1994
$ 2,500
Thompson/U.C. Davis
Jan. 1994 - Dec. 1994
$13,900
Summarization of Federal & State Laws & Regulations Affecting Water Quality and Horticultural Production
Mellano & Robb/ U.C. Cooperative Extension,
San Diego
Feb. 1995 - Feb. 1996
$ 3,000
Ohr & Sims/U.C. Riverside
Feb. 1995 – Feb. 1996
$ 2,500
Reid/ U.C. Davis
Feb. 1995 - Feb. 1996
$ 5,000
Development of a Recycling Cooper-ative Program for Flower Growers
Robb & Mellano/U.C. Cooperative Extension,
San Diego
Feb. 1995 - Feb. 1996
$ 2,000
Lieth/U.C. Davis
Feb. 1996 - Feb. 1997
$11,000
MacDonald/U.C. Davis
Feb. 1996 - Feb. 1997
$10,000
Preparation of Regional Versions of the Agricultural Recycling Manual
Mellano & Robb/U.C. Cooperative Extension, San Diego
Feb. 1996 - Feb. 1997
$ 5,000
Shelton/Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Feb. 1996 - Feb. 1997
$ 4,000
 

Title
Researcher/University
Dates
Amount
Maximizing the Effectiveness of Sulfur Vaporization for Control of Powdery Mildew in Greenhouse Roses.
Tjosvold/U.C. Cooperative Extension, Santa Cruz County
Feb. 1996 - Feb. 1997
$ 8,950
Costa/U.C. Riverside
Feb. 1997 - Feb. 1998
Feb. 1998 -
Feb. 1999
$ 7,000
 
$ 7,000
Elmore/U.C. Davis
Feb. 1997 - Feb. 1998
Feb. 1998 - Feb. 1999
Feb. 1999 - Feb. 2000
Feb. 2000 – Feb. 2001
$15,000
$15,000
 
$ 4,500
$12,500
Lieth & Reid/U.C. Davis
Feb. 1997 - Feb. 1998
$11,000
MacDonald/U.C. Davis
Feb. 1997 - Feb. 1998
$ 8,000
Printing of IPM scouting materials
Newman, UCCE Ventura
Feb. 1997 – Feb. 1998
$9,000
Parrella/U.C. Davis
Feb. 1997 - Feb. 1998
$10,000
Reid/U.C. Davis
Feb. 1997 - Feb. 1998
$ 9,000
Sterilizing Nematodes: A New Option of Biological control of Western Flower Thrips
Heinz/Texas A&M
Feb. 1998 -
Feb. 1999
$ 8,000
Rose Bending - best practice for California growers
Lieth/U.C. Davis
Feb. 1998 -
Feb. 1999
$15,000
MacDonald/U.C. Davis
Feb. 1998 -
Feb. 1999
$ 8,000
Tjosvold/U.C. Cooperative Extension, Santa Cruz Cty
Feb. 1998 -
Feb. 1999
$ 7,000
Rose Bending/hydroponic production - Where are the profits?
Lieth/U.C. Davis
Feb. 1999 - Feb. 2000
$ 7,500
MacDonald/U.C. Davis
Feb. 1999 - Feb. 2000
$12,000

 

Title
Researcher/University
Dates
Amount
Parella/U.C. Davis
Feb. 1999 - Feb. 2000
$10,000
Tjosvold/U.C. Cooperative Extension, Santa Cruz Cty
Feb. 1999 -
Feb. 2000
$ 7,550
Walter/Cal Poly
Feb. 1999 - Feb. 2000
$ 5,000
Evaluating the Efficacy and Economic Feasibility of Alternative IPM Methods for Potential Use in Scouting Programs
Newman/U.C. Cooperative Extension, Ventura Cty.
Feb. 2000 – Feb. 2001
$5,000
 
Ploeg/UC Riverside
Feb. 2000 – Feb. 2001
$8,918
Robb/UC Cooperative Extension, San Diego Cty.
Feb. 2000 –
Feb. 2001
Feb. 2001 – Feb. 2002
Mar. 2002-Mar.2003
$15,000
 
$15,000
 
$10,000
Evaluation of Reduced Risk and Other Biorational Pesticides for Control of Spider Mites and Rose Powdery Mildew
Tjosvold/UC Cooperative Extension, Santa Cruz Cty
Feb. 2000 – Feb. 2001
$5,000
Wilen/UC Cooperative Extension, San Diego Cty.
Feb. 2000 – Feb. 2001
$10,036
Development of an integrated treatment approach as an alternative to methyl bromide pre-plant fumigation for field grown cut flower production.
Locke/USDA, ARS, USNA, FNPRU
Feb. 2001 – Feb. 2002
$6,500
Merhaut/UC Riverside
Feb. 2001 – Feb. 2002
$20,000
Management of Tospoviruses in Floriculture crops
Robb/UC Cooperative Extension, San Diego Cty.
Feb. 2001- Feb. 2002
 
$18,374
 
 
Robb/Ullman
UCCE, San Diego
UC Davis
Mar. 2002 – Mar. 2003
$15,000
Evans/UC Davis
Mar. 2002-Mar. 2003
$6,050

 

 
Title
Researcher/University
Dates
Amount
Gerik
USDA-ARS
Aug. 2002 – Aug. 2003
 
Feb. 2004 – Feb. 2005
$20,000
$20,000 CCFC MEBR FUNDS
Mycofumigation as an alternative to methyl bromide for control of soilborne diseases of Chrysanthemum sp.
Grimme, et al
Montana State University
Feb. 2003- Feb. 2004
$3,400
Newman, Faber
UCCE, Ventura County
Feb. 2003 – Feb. 2004
$10,000
Warnock, Cloyd
University of Illinois, Urbana
Feb. 2003- Feb. 2004
$9,500
Wegulo
UC Riverside
Feb. 2003 – Feb. 2004
Feb. 2004 – Feb. 2005
$10,000
 
$10,000
Redak/Stouthamer
UC Riverside
Feb. 2004 – Feb. 2005
$15,634.50
Ajwa
UC Davis
Feb. 2004 – Feb. 2005
$70,000
CCFC MEBR FUNDS
Elmore, MacDonald
UC Davis
Feb. 2004 – Feb. 2005
$3,000 CCFC MEBR FUNDS
Headrick
CalPoly, SLO
Feb. 2005 – Feb. 2006
$10,000
Biofilters as a management option for greenhouse and nursery water runoff
Mellano/Robb/Shaw
UCCE, San Diego County
Feb. 2005 – Feb. 2006
$5,000
Development of a Comprehensive Integrated Pest Management System for Gerberas, with Emphasis on Reduced Risk Pesticides and Biological Control.
Robb/Newman/Tjosvold/ Carne-Cavagnaro
UC: CE Counties and Davis Campus
Feb. 2005 – Feb. 2006
$10,000
 

 

 
Title
Researcher/University
Dates
Amount
Support for Graduate Students and Young Scientists to Attend VIII International Symposium on Thysanoptera and Tospoviruses
Ullman/Robb
UC Davis, UCCE San Diego County
Feb. 2005 – Feb. 2006
$5,000
Datnoff
University of Florida-IFAS
Feb. 2006 – Feb. 2007
$10,000
Mellano/Bethke
UCCE San Diego County
Feb. 2006 –
Feb. 2007
$6,775
 
Farm Advisor Funding
Name & County
Years Funded
Amount
Nancy Garrison - Santa Clara
July 1992 - June 1993
$5,000
Ann King - San Fran/San Mateo
July 1992 - June 1993
Aug. 1993 - Dec. 1994
$5,000
$5,000
Julie Newman - Ventura
 
July 1992 - June 1993
Aug. 1993 - Dec. 1994
$5,000
$5,000
Karen Robb - San Diego
July 1992 - June 1993
Aug. 1993 - Dec. 1994
$5,000
$5,000
Steve Tjosvold - Monterey
July 1992 - June 1993
Aug. 1993 - Dec. 1994
$5,000
$5,000
 
CCFC Contribution for Nursery Fumigation Task Force: $21,500
 
Kee Kitayama Research Foundation: $50,000
 
NOTE: Kee Kitayama Research Foundation has taken over funding of CCFC sponsored Research projects as of Feb. 1998, unless otherwise noted