Today our department office manager handed me a document from Professor Holley's file that they have been archiving. It is a research progress report from 1947-48 and it reviews the research accomplishments from that year.
The most interesting information that I found while reviewing this is that many of the issues we currently have with floriculture crops is not very new. Insects, disease, and plant productivity. I only wish that now I could build a research greenhouse for $60,000. But in a testament to these scientists, the greenhouses that they built are what we are using today, albeit with a few upgrades.
I invite you to read and enjoy this document.
Research Progress Report on Floriculture Crops -- 1947-48