SAF Will Host Two In-Person Learning Events For Retailers This Fall

September 27, 2022 Society of American Florists

The Society of American Florists’ 1-Day Profit Blast will be coming to Denver, CO on Oct. 11 and San Marcos, TX on Nov. 9. Retail florists across the country are invited to join peers for a day of networking and education, which will provide ready-to-implement strategies to cut costs and maximize profitability before the busy holiday season. 

U.S. Produce Industry Economic Impact Study Shows Return to Pre-Covid Employment, Wages

The U.S. fresh produce and floral industries support 2.2 million total jobs across all 50 states and $120.1 billion in labor income, nearly reaching pre-COVID levels, according to an economic impact study conducted on behalf of the International Fresh Produce Association. The report highlights the significant role the industry plays not only as an employer, but as being critical to the U.S. food system.

HilverdaFlorist Opens New Future-Proof Production Facility

September 26, 2022 HilverdaFlorist

Together with colleagues, partners and clients, HilverdaFlorist officially opened its new production location at Achterweg 62 in De Kwakel with the Future is HERE event on Thursday 22 September. During the diverse afternoon programme, which included a speech by Arthur Koekkoek (Director Operations, R&D and Supply Chain) and guided site tours, visitors where informed about the new greenhouse facilities.

APHIS Seeks Comment on Draft Pest Risk Assessment for the Importation of Ornamental Cherry Cuttings from Japan

September 26, 2022 USDA APHIS

APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment for the importation of ornamental cherry cuttings (Prunus spp. pseudocerasus) for use as a cut flower from Japan. The assessment describes potential pests associated with the commodity.

Sunflowers: Stars of the Fall

September 23, 2022 FloraLife

Mainly native to the Americas, sunflowers belong to the same plant family as Chrysanthemums, and Gerberas. Their Latin name, Helianthus, comes from the Greek words for sun, Helios, and flower, Anthos. This is due to the Sunflower’s habit of facing towards the sun and tracking its path throughout the day.