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SAF, AFE Release Statement on National Pollinator Health Strategy

The following is a joint statement released by the Society of American Florists, American Floral Endowment, AmericanHort and Horticultural Research Institute regarding the National Pollinator Health Strategy: “We join together to welcome and embrace key aspects of the federal government’s recently-announced National Strategy for the Protection of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. The long-awaited strategy has […]

AFE 2015 Bulletin Issue Two _FEATURED

AFE 2015 Bulletin Issue Two Highlights Latest Industry News

The second issue of the 2015 AFE Bulletin is now available and features the latest industry news and Endowment updates! Highlights include: AFE Research Project to Create Buzz for Honey Bee Health 2014 Annual Report Highlights Latest Achievements UC Davis Student Awarded 2015 Ecke Scholarship AFE Welcomes New Recruit Lori Ostrow More Than $310,000 in […]


AFE Announces More Than $310,000 in Research Funding

AFE has approved more than $310,000 in scientific research project funding for 2015-2016 to support six continuing projects and five new projects. “These projects will directly benefit the entire industry by providing information on production of insect and disease free plants and details of Botrytis infection on floral crops,” said Terril Nell, Ph.D., Research Coordinator […]

Terril Nell

Laser-Focused on the Floriculture Industry’s Research Needs

The floriculture industry faces complex issues that research funded by AFE helps address. AFE’s Research Coordinator Terril Nell, Ph.D. (pictured), has written an article detailing what the current research is telling us about pest management, postharvest handling and more. The article, which was featured in the January 2015 issue of Greenhouse Grower, can be viewed […]

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UC Davis Student Awarded 2015 AFE Ecke Scholarship

Daniel Klittich, a doctoral candidate at the University of California (UC Davis), has been awarded the 2015 Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship through AFE. The merit-based scholarship honors the late Paul Ecke Jr., who made contributions to the advancement of the floriculture industry. It is given to M.S. or Ph.D. students studying horticulture or a related […]


American Floral Endowment Welcomes New Recruit Lori Ostrow

AFE is proud to announce Lori Ostrow as its new communications specialist. Ostrow will work closely with AFE Executive Director Debi Aker on media relations, social media management, the quarterly bulletin, donor cultivation and website management. “It’s wonderful to be joining such a lovely, vibrant team and helping ‘grow’ the floriculture and environmental horticulture industries,” […]


AFE Research Project to Create Buzz for Honey Bee Health

AFE is funding a new research project to examine the health of honey bees on ornamental plants following treatment with neonicotinoids and other systemic insecticides. The two-year research project – “Impact and Residual Activity of Systemic Insecticides in Ornamental Plants,” with Clemson University researchers J.C. Chong, Steven Klaine and Jennifer Tsuruda – will document the […]


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