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Cut Flower Treatments:


• Effects of Floralife® PRG Pretreatment Solution on Cut Gerbera Flowers (April 2010) 

• Effects of Postharvest Treatments on Hydration, Fresh Weight, and Quality of Cut Flowers (December 2009) 

• Effects of Water Quality on Cut Flower Postharvest Treatments (March 2010) 

• Efficacy of Floralife® eZ Dose® Storage Solution (April 2011)   

• Efficacy of Floralife® PAL - Alstroemeria and Lily Pretreatment (October 2009) 

• Efficacy Test on Floralife Quick Dip® Instant Hydration Pretreatment (August 2009) 

• Efficacy Testing of Floralife® eZ Dose® Storage Solution Flower Food (February 2009) 

• Efficacy Tests on NEW Floralife Clear Professional® 2X ULTRA (September 2008) 

• Floralife® TransportCARE™ Paper Test Results After Use with Alstroemeria Cut Flowers (November 2009) 

• OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife Combined with Floralife Crystal Clear® flower food Prolongs the life of cut hydrangea (August 2012)

 • Recent University Research Study on Anti-leaf Yellowing Properties of Floral Foam (January 2009) 

 • The Importance of Hydration of Fresh Cut Flowers (June 2009)

 

 Flower Vase Solutions: 

 Floralife Crystal Clear® Flower Food

• Commercial Flower Food vs. Homemade Recipes (December 2007)

• For Fresher Dendrobium Flowers (February 2010) 

• Hydrangea Vase Life Effects with Postharvest Treatment (October 2010) 

• Mix Flower Food Solutions Properly for Maximum Vase Life (March 2013)

• Vase Life Performances of Mixed Bouquets (July 2007) 

• Vase Life Study Results of Fresh Cut Flowers Using Flower Food (January 2010) 

 

Floralife® Premium Rose Flower Food: 

• Efficacy of New Floralife® Premium Liquid Rose Food (January 2008) 

• Floralife® Premium Rose Food (September 2007)  

• Floralife® Premium Rose Flower Food Efficacy Tests (July 2010) 

• Floralife® Premium Rose Flower Food Increases Vase Life (January 2011) 

• Results of Vase Life Tests with Floralife® Premium Rose Flower Food (April 2009) 

• Vase Life Performance of Rose Bouquets (February 2007) 

 

Floralife® Bulb Flower Food: 

• Benefits of Bulb Flower Food in Vase Life Studies (March 2008) 

• Floralife® Bulb Flower Food Efficacy Trials (February 2011) 

• Results of Vase Life Studies with Floralife® Bulb Food (May 2009) 

• Vase Life Improvement in Cut Iris Flowers (October 2007) 

• Vase Life Performance of Bulb Flowers with Flower Food (April 2007) 

 

Ethylene and Anti-Ethylene Inhibitors: 

• Benefits of EthylBloc™ Techniology on Cut Cymbidium Flowers (May 2011)

• Efficacy of EthylBloc™ Technology in Cut Flowers (February 2006) 

• Effectiveness of EthylBloc™ Technology on Phalaenopsis Orchids (May 2008) 

• Effects of EthylBloc™ Technology Treatment on Cut Flowers and Bedding Plants (August 2005) 

• EthylBloc™ Sachet: A New Application Method (June 2007) 

• EthylBloc™ Technology - Different Temperatures with Potted and Bedding Plants (August 2013)

• EthylBloc™ Technology Effects in Preventing Ethylene Damage to Torenia spp. (August 2010) 

• Ethylene Effects in Postharvest Floriculture (June 2012)

• Ethylene Sensitivity of Different Rose Varieties (September 2006) 

• Holiday Greens and EthylBloc™ Technology (November 2003) 

• Preventing Ethylene Damage in Orchids with the Use of EthylBloc™ Technology Sachet (February 2008) 

• Roses are Ethylene-Sensitive (October 2013)

 

Care and Handling: 

• Benefits of Saturating Floral Foam with Floralife® Flower Food (December 2010) 

• Best Practices for Shipping and Storage of Fresh Cut Flowers (November 2012)

• Effectiveness of Premium OASIS® brand Floral Foam Enhanced with Floralife® Technology (March 2009) 

• Effects of Water Quality on Flower Food Performance (July 2008) 

• Floralife® TransportCARE™ Paper— A New Tool for Fresh Cut Flower Quality (January 2009) 

• How to Conduct Fresh Cut Flower Vase Life Experiments (September 2009) 

• How Useful is Aspirin for Potted and Cut Floral Crops? - Dr. George Staby - Chain of Life article (June 2009) 

• In-house Vase Life Experiments (April 2008) 

• New OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife Trial Shows Enhanced Gerbera Performance (March 2011) 

• OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife Combined with Floralife Crystal Clear® flower food Prolongs the life of cut hydrangea (August 2012)

• Procedure for Maintenance of FloraCare® Dosing System (October 2008) 

• Proper Dosage is Critical for Flower Food Effectiveness (August 2008) 

• Sanitation: A Critical Aspect of Flower Care and Handling (October 2012)

 

Flower Finishing Sprays: 

• Effectiveness of Floralife® Leafshine (May 2010) 

• Effects of Floralife® Clear Crowning Glory® Solution on Evergreens (November 2010) 

• Efficacy of Floralife Finishing Touch® Spray Mist (November 2008) 

• Efficacy of Floralife Finishing Touch® Spray Mist (November 2007) 

• Floralife® Finishing Touch Spray Improves the Flower and Leaf Quality in Cut Flower Arrangements (January 2013)

 

Cleaners

• Importance of Sanitation in Care and Handling of Flowers (April 2006) 

• The Effectiveness of Floralife® D.C.D.® Industrial Cleaner when used on Flower Buckets and Vases (July 2009) 

• Sanitation: A Critical Aspect of Flower Care and Handling (October 2012)

 

 Floralife® Enhanced Technology Products: 

• Recent University Research Study on Anti-leaf Yellowing Properties of Floral Foam (January 2009) 

• OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife Combined with Floralife Crystal Clear® flower food Prolongs the life of cut hydrangea (August 2012)