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To LED or Not to LED

By Erik Runkle Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have captured the interest of a lot of greenhouse growers as well as academics. One of the best ways to exploit this lighting technology is to grow young plants indoors. Here, we have full control of the growing environment....

2020 National Floriculture Forum

2020 National Floriculture Forum The dates of the 2020 National Floriculture Forum are February 28 – March 1 (note that it is a leap year!) in Charlotte, NC. The timing of the NFF overlaps with AFE’s Board Meeting. We plan for several joint meals and a field trip to...

Year Three of Gift-Matching!

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Nov. 1, 2019 – Friends of the floral industry, are you ready for another year of the AFE Challenge? Smithers-Oasis/ FLORALIFE® is partnering with the American Floral Endowment (AFE) for the third year in a row of gift-matching. The challenge supports...

New Poster Gives Tips for Flower Care!

Order a poster for your business today! AFE has released a new resource encouraging best practices in flower care. The 16.5″ x 20.5″, laminated poster promotes results from AFE-funded research that stresses the three C’s – Cooling, Cleanliness, and Care –...