Aug 4, 2021
AFE Releases Thrips and Botrytis Webinar Series Recordings

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has released webinar recordings from a six-week webinar series highlighting new research findings from its specially-funded Thrips and Botrytis Research Fund.

Initially presented exclusively to AFE’s Thrips and Botrytis Fund supporters, these recorded webinars are now being released to the industry in both English and Spanish.

Throughout the webinars, you will learn the best practices for managing and controlling thrips and botrytis, understand why decisions are made and how to make the best management decisions for your greenhouse.

Topics also include addressing fungicide resistance and the opportunity for use of biological controls. These presentations are presented by AFE’s expert researchers. Each webinar shares impactful research findings and how to implement the results into your growing practices.

Best Practices for Botrytis Management – 3 Part Series

Presented by Melissa Munoz and Jim Faust, Clemson University

Controlling Thrips – 3 Part Series

Parts 1 & 2 Presented by Dr. Rose Buitenbuis, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre — Part 3 Presented by JC Chong, Clemson University; Spanish Translation provided by Rosa Raudales, University of Connecticut

AFE is currently funding six additional individual research projects have just been completed.  Additional presentations will be released in the future.

Visit for more information on all of AFE funded research results, additional grower resources, and upcoming webinars.