Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation elects new board member, awards 14 grants

Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation elects new board member, awards 14 grants

New board member Shayne Johnson is a field representative for the foundation.

September 19, 2017
Press Release

Harrison, NY -- The board of directors and officers of the Gloeckner Foundation held their annual meeting on June 3, 2017.  A new board member, Mr. Shayne Johnson was elected. Johnson, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, is a field representative for the Fred C. Gloeckner Co. and lives in Lakeville, Minn.

After reviewing proposals from many colleges, universities and research institutions in the US, 14 grants in the amount of $145,710.00 were awarded as follows:


$10,000.00      American Society for Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota, Texas

A & M and NC State University collaboration (J. Dole) - Promoting horticulture and careers working with plants – action plan. “Seed Your Future.”                                                                                         

$10,000.00      Kansas State University (C. Miller) - Understanding the effects of root zone temperature in potted Dahlia production.                                                                                                      

$10,000.00      Kansas State University (K. Williams) - Updates to graphical tracking guidelines for new Poinsettia cultivars.

$12,000.00      Michigan State University (R. Lopez, A. Hurt) - Optimizing herbaceous perennial cutting callusing and rooting with DLI, light quality, medium and air temperatures.          

$10,000.00      Michigan State University (W. G. Owen) - Expanding leaf tissue nutritional standards of herbaceous perennials.

$12,000.00      North Carolina State University (B. Whipker, H. Landis, K. Hicks) - Developing a prediction model for Hydrangea leaf tissue aluminum to ensure dark blue coloration.                                                              

$12,000.00      Purdue University (K. Nemali) - Smartphone-based rapid, inexpensive, and accurate estimation of plant nitrogen status in floriculture production.

$8,592.00        Stephen F. Austin State University (J. Barnes) - Herbaceous species trials at Stephen F. Austin State University.

$10,000.00      The Ohio State University (F. Hand) - Phenotypic characterization of infective pathotypes of Golovinomyces magnicellulatus, the powdery mildew pathogen of Phlox.  

$10,000.00      The Regents of the University of CA, Davis (C. Nansen) - Early detection of arthropod-induced stress in greenhouse cut gerbera (Gerbera jamsonii) using hyperspectral remote sensing.

$10,000.00      University of Florida (T. Colquhoun, D. Garner) - Influence of narrow-bandwidth LEDs on floral fragrance emission.                   


New York Florist’s Club Grants

$10,000.00      Cornell University (M. Bridgen) - Breeding downy mildew resistant Impatiens.                             

$11,118.00      Cornell University (W. Miller) - Ethephon Substrate Drenches: Root absorption and translocation of Ethephon.

$10,000.00      Cornell University (J. Sanderson) - Investigating biological control of aphids on Calibrachoa.

2017 Total       $145,710.00                    Total Research Grants 1961 – 2017           $6,802,367.95


For more information on The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation, or to learn how you can submit an application for a Foundation grant, please visit our website at, or contact Christina Thompson at 914-630-5313 x152 or via email: