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 Flower Prices Contributing To Belgian Consumer Price Inflation
by Staff Reporter, RTTNews.com
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 at 3:20PM EDT

On a monthly basis, the CPI grew 0.40% in May, following a 0.35% rise in April. The increase was mainly driven by the higher prices of fruits, cut flowers, gasoline, diesel, travel abroad, potatoes, electricity and diesel fuel, the statistical office said.

 Global Ripening: Major Innovations In Ripening Room Design And Benefits
by Staff Reporter, Fresh Plaza
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 at 3:20PM EDT

Global’s system uses a proprietary ethylene sensor and rugged control system, to intelligently and constantly control the amount of ethylene released in a room to the minimum level required by the commodity. “With our system, the warehouse ethylene levels are kept to a comfortable minimum, in the range of 2 ppm or less.” If this level is still too high for ultra-sensitive items such as kiwi or fresh cut flowers, Global also offers ethylene scrubbers.

 Enter UAY's Festival Of Flowers
by Staff Reporter, The Press Citizen
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 at 3:20PM EDT

Professional florists, amateurs, youth and artists can submit floral displays for the floral show and competition, which will be June 3 at the Brown Deer Golf Course in Coralville. Categories include miniature floral, cut flowers, container gardens and floral art, with this year's theme of "Flower Power: 40 Years of Celebrating Youth."

 Landscape Ontario's EXPO 2010 October 19-20, "Window to the World"
by Landscape Ontario
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 at 3:20PM EDT

Make sure you are a part of Expo in 2010: Visitors will be able to network with peers, view the latest new and green products, recent plant and floral introductions, and check out product demonstrations.

 What Genes Help Blossoms Last Longer?
by Marcia Wood, USDA/Agricultural Research Service
Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 3:21PM EDT

Some cut flowers and potted plants are better than others at fending off the aging process, known as senescence. To help tomorrow's blooms stay fresh longer, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant physiologist Cai-Zhong Jiang is investigating the gene-controlled mechanisms of plants' aging. Such probing may eventually reveal how to modify flowers' aging-linked genes, or the proteins that are products of those genes.

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