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Speaker: Alicain Carlson, Technical Trials Manager at Syngenta Flowers




Session Title:  Maximizing your Postharvest Potential for Cut Flowers

Sunday, July 11  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Description: This session will discuss general cut flower postharvest techniques to maximize vase life from grower to consumer. We will be covering floral preservatives, harvest stage, ethylene, species-specific recommendations and more. 

Level: Intermediate         Type: Growing



Session Title: Dahlias Demystified

Monday, July 12  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Description:  Learn how to manipulate and maximize dahlias from propagation to garden performance. This session will cover topics like; how to build high quality plugs and liners, how day length can be used to manipulate growth and flowering, and other key tips and tricks for getting the best dahlia. 

Level: Fundamental          Type: Growing

Session Speakers:

Alicain Carlson, Technical Trials Manager at Syngenta Flowers
James Gibson, Technical Lead at Syngenta Flowers

Alicain Carlson

Technical Trials Manager at Syngenta Flowers
 
Dr. Carlson has been with Syngenta Flowers for 5.5 years and is currently their Technical Trial Manager. Her team is responsible for conducting a vast array of research trials to support Syngenta Flowers’ innovative product portfolio, validate marketing claims, and build culture guides. Before joining Syngenta Flowers, Dr. Carlson was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Cut Flower Research Program of Dr. John Dole at NC State University (NCSU). Dr. Carlson earned her M.S. and Ph.D. at NCSU in Horticultural Science studying various aspects of production and postharvest of cut flowers. Her most notable contributions were to the understanding of the best production and postharvest handling practices of Eucomis (pineapple lily) as a cut flower. Dr. Carlson also co-wrote the book “Postharvest Handling of Cut Flowers and Greens” which is available through the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ascfg.org). This reference is the premiere resource for the best postharvest practices for maximizing vase life of an extensive array of cut flowers and greens. She found her love of cut flowers through floral design and working on a cut flower farm during college.
Syngenta Flowers North America
Special packaging to guarantee cuttings arrive in the best possible condition

Syngenta Flowers North America is one of the largest wholesale breeders of hybrid flower seed and cuttings in the world – developing and producing flower seeds and cuttings for growers internationally. Syngenta Flowers is dedicated to the breeding innovative flower varieties that offer outstanding performance in the professional greenhouse, at retail, in the landscape and in the home garden. In addition to legendary genetics, we support industry professionals with world-class customer service, in-depth cultural information, flexible and exciting marketing programs, and a deep understanding of plants from many points of view. Syngenta Flowers has garnered more than 35 international awards for introducing hybrid annuals to the world, including such garden mainstays as Calliope® Interspecific Geraniums, Titan™ Poinsettias, Diabunda™ Dianthus, Endurio™ Violas, Sparkler™ Cleome, and Magellan™ Zinnias.



Address: 2280 Hecker Pass Hwy. Gilroy, CA 95020
Email:     info@syngenta.com     Contact:    
Phone:    408-847-7333    FAX:     408-848-5429

                   







About Syngenta Flowers North America

Syngenta Flowers North America is one of the largest wholesale breeders of hybrid flower seed and cuttings in the world – developing and producing flower seeds and cuttings for growers internationally.
Syngenta Flowers is dedicated to the breeding innovative flower varieties that offer outstanding performance in the professional greenhouse, at retail, in the landscape and in the home garden. In addition to legendary genetics, we support industry professionals with world-class customer service, in-depth cultural information, flexible and exciting marketing programs, and a deep understanding of plants from many points of view.
Syngenta Flowers has garnered more than 35 international awards for introducing hybrid annuals to the world, including such garden mainstays as Calliope® Interspecific Geraniums, Titan™ Poinsettias, Diabunda™ Dianthus, Endurio™ Violas, Sparkler™ Cleome, and Magellan™ Zinnias.

Meeting customer needs
Whether you are a grower, young plant raiser, distributor or retailer, we have unique integrated solutions to help your business thrive. What’s more, you have access to our full range of experts. They can provide you with practical assistance on the ideal genetics and crop protection for your specific needs and commercial success.

Rooting Stations
Syngenta Flowers is committed to its customer’s success and has developed special packaging to guarantee cuttings arrive in the best possible condition. Our independent licensed root and sell locations and our regional rooting locations have been serving our customers for decades.


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