Science and technology keep moving forward. Sometimes, we may not realize how scientific and technological advancements guide our daily lives and benefit floriculture businesses. The amazingly rapid response of medical researchers to develop COVID-19 vaccines shows...
CalFlowers, the leading floral trade association in California serving growers and the entire supply chain in 48 states, announces the donation of $50,000 to the American Floral Endowment (AFE) in Alexandria, VA. The monetary gift is directed to fund the CalFlowers...
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) announces a new memorial tribute in memory of Dr. Harold F. Wilkins, Professor Emeritus, Department of Horticulture, University of Minnesota, who passed away on January 7, 2021. Dr. Wilkins was a major force in the floriculture...
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is excited to announce the celebration of its 60th anniversary in 2021. AFE is the leading charitable organization supporting floral and horticulture advances and growth through scientific research, scholarship and internship...
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) announces a new memorial tribute in memory of Paul Leonard Daum, who died on December 31st, 2020, at the age of 95. The $1,000 fund was established by the Fred C. Gloeckner Company, his friends and colleagues. Paul has been...
The visual appearance of plant materials is an important purchasing factor for consumers. Uneven growth, poor branching, wilting, and nutrient deficiencies can reduce the salability of plants. Insufficient irrigation and fertilization can impact various aspects of...
Figure 1. Black-eyed Susan seedlings exposed to the same DLI as photoperiod increased from 12 to 21 hours. Plants receiving 21 hr of lighting had a 30% higher shoot dry weight than 12 hr plants. Introduction Supplemental lighting provides quicker crop turns, higher...
Dr. Mette Nielsen on how different aspects of greenhouse climates affect BCAs and the efficacy of IPM “Biological control agents can be seen as the grower’s little employees and just like people, there are things they need to enable them to work effectively.” This was...
New Mailing Address Announcement
We have changed our mailing address in an effort to receive mail more quickly and efficiently during these ever-shifting times. Please note AFE’s new mailing address below and forward all printed materials, checks, or other communications to this address:
American Floral Endowment
625 First Street, PMB 803
Alexandria, VA 22314
Your support is very important to us! If you have mailed us a donation and have not received an acknowledgement letter or the shipment was returned to you, please reach out to us at (703) 838-5211 or email@example.com.
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