CRISPR and the Flower of the Future

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CRISPR… have you heard of it? It’s heavy duty genetic science. What does it have to do with flowers? Well, “Late in 2017, science journals reported that Japanese researchers had genetically manipulated morning glories, altering a single gene to turn violet-colored flowers white. The technology they used? The genetic editing tool CRISPR-Cas9.”

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Obey the Cold Chain!

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An ode to the Cold Chain… “In recent years, the floral supply and distribution chain has grown ever longer. Flowers come from greater distances than ever before to reach the retailer and the consumer. Despite these distances, the overwhelming majority of flowers tend to arrive healthy and vibrant, with plenty of vase life remaining.” What is the formula for success?

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Hydration How-to from Floralife®!

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hydrationHydration… what could be simpler? Of all your many responsibilities around the shop, this one seems pretty straightforward. Well, there’s actually a lot to know about hydration, and the ways that proper hydration can give your flowers a big leg up as they continue their journey to your customer’s home. That’s the takeaway from a recent article Floralife® penned for our friends at Floriology!

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