Botrytis and Thrips Campaign

Rose with Botrytis

In 2017, a special research campaign was established to address the control and management of Botrytis and thrips.

Losses from these pests affect all segments of the industry every day. Botrytis and thrips are challenging to control using currently available pesticides and management strategies.

The Goal: Raise $1.5 million through industry support to conduct new and innovative research leading to effective control procedures and management strategies. The research will lead to reduced losses and higher quality flowers and plants.


Thank you to the following organizations who have made pledges toward this important initiative:

  • Bouquet Collection, Inc.
  • Continental Flowers
  • Equiflor Corp. – Rio Roses
  • Falcon Farms, Inc.
  • Golden Flowers
  • G.R. CHIA
  • Metrolina Greenhouses
  • The Elite Flower Company
  • The Queen’s Flowers Corp.
  • Solé Farms

AFE is in the early stages of fundraising, so industry-wide support and funding is still needed!