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Current Postharvest Handling Recommendations for Cut Flowers
Welcome to the American Floral Endowment's Grow Pro Webinar Series! Throughout this series, our nationally recognized researchers, hosts, and speakers will offer ‘how-to’ advice based on AFE-funded and other research projects to help the industry navigate through these ever-changing growing challenges. The webinar topics are current and offer long-term opportunities for growers to focus on increased profit, greater sustainability, and improved labor efficiency. Each session includes a presentation and interactive Q&A. To see the full series calendar visit endowment.org/GrowPro.

The June 20th session of our series focuses on the current postharvest handling recommendations for cut flowers.

Postharvest handling is key to great customer satisfaction. Learn the latest postharvest research that you can use on your farm: long-term storage techniques, optimal time of day for harvest, selecting proper postharvest solutions and an in depth look at a couple of our most challenging species.

Topics will include:
• New techniques for extending the time cut flowers can be successfully stored
• Hints for handling challenging species

Speaker: Dr. John Dole, NCSU
(see bio below)

Jun 20, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. John Dole
Interim Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences @NC State University
John Dole is Interim Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University. He received his BS from Michigan State University and his PhD from the University of Minnesota, with both degrees in Horticulture. He conducts research on cut flowers, unrooted cuttings and a number of floriculture crops. John teaches a graduate level Physiology of Flowering course and has authored or co-authored eight books, including Cut Flowers and Foliages and Postharvest Handling of Cut Flowers and Greens. John is Executive Advisor for the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) and co-manages the ASCFG Cut Flower Trials.
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