40 Under 40, Class of 2017

Alicain Carlson


Syngenta Flowers

Job Title

Technical Scientist


  • Co-wrote a book on cut flower postharvest called “Postharvest Handling of Cut Flowers and Greens.” It will be released later this year.
  • Manages a multitude of technical data-collection trials to support new product launches, comparison trials and detailed research on current and new genetics.


Complementary Hobbies: Alicain’s hobbies include running and CrossFit because “my most favorite hobby is eating.”

Fun Facts

A Desirable Book: Her favorite book is “Botany of Desire” by Michael Pollan. “Not only do we manipulate plants, but they manipulate us!”

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