Earth-Kind® Rose Trials - Identifying the World's Strongest, Most Beautiful Landscape Roses
Floriculture and Ornamental Biotechnology
“EarthKind®” is the most prestigious horticulture designation bestowed by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service (part of the Texas A&M System). This designation is awarded based on multi-year scientific research studies, combined with extensive, regional field trials, conducted by or in collaboration with Texas A&M horticulturists. Only rose cultivars possessing an extremely high level of landscape performance, coupled with outstanding disease and insect tolerance and/or resistance may receive the designation. The EarthKind® philosophy is based on the premise that it is possible to identify beautiful plants that tolerate harsh, low-maintenance environments without fertilizers, pesticides, and other agricultural chemicals along with a significant reduction in irrigation. This cutting-edge, environmental effort is the most popular and fastest growing, research-based environmental university program of its kind in the U.S. and directly benefits all sectors of horticulture: growers, retailers, landscapers, and consumers. EarthKind® rose research is underway in 25 states and four foreign countries, including Bermuda, Canada, India and New Zealand.
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Global Science Books
Recommended APA Citation.
Harp, D., Zlesak, D., Hammond, G., George, S., Mackay, W. Earth-Kind® Rose Trials - Identifying the World's Strongest, Most Beautiful Landscape Roses. In D. Zlesak (ed.), Floriculture and Ornamental Biotechnology, 3 (Special Issue 1), 166-175. http://globalsciencebooks.info/Online/GSBOnline/images/0906/FOB_3(SI1)/FOB_3(SI1)166-175o.pdf