Established by SAF and the then American Nursery and Landscape Association in the late 1990s, the Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative plays a critical role in generating scientific research on high-priority issues that affect all segments, including...
A Brief History and Current Projects In the early 1990’s, the Society of American Florists (SAF) and the American Nursery and Landscape Association (now AmericanHort), sought support of Congress to allocate dedicated funding for floral and nursery research. In 1996,...
AFE Shares the Size, Complexity, and Importance of the Miami Import Cut Flower Businesses with USDA-ARS By Dr. Terril Nell, AFE Research Coordinator Floral and Nursery Research Initiative USDA-ARS coordinates funding for the Floral and Nursery Research Initiative...
ALEXANDRIA, VA — A groundbreaking research fund that has supported scientific innovation in the floral industry for nearly three decades is getting a boost in its effort to provide high quality, cutting-edge research today and into the future, thanks to a strategic...
A memorial tribute honoring Nicholas Ignatius Paul has been established by Georgianna and Dennis Paul through the American Floral Endowment (AFE). Nicholas Ignatius Paul “Nick” (affectionately known as “Chief” by …Read More »
If there’s one thing we love to see, it’s our educational grants in action, educating and inspiring students. In 2022, AFE gave researchers at Mississippi State University an educational grant of …Read More »
Floral Industry Champion and Pioneer A memorial tribute has been established through the American Floral Endowment (AFE), honoring Delmar “Del” Earl Demaree Jr., AAF. Del Demaree Jr. passed away on …Read More »
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) announces a new memorial tribute in memory of Edward Seagroatt, established by longtime friends Red & Katie Kennicott of Kennicott Brothers Co. Edward A. Seagroatt, …Read More »
Ethylene damages and kills plants and flowers. Ethylene is a naturally occurring wound hormone that causes leaf yellowing, leaf drop, bud drop, and reduced flower life. Ethylene gas is given …Read More »
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