Because of the global production system and marketplace, and the high perishability of cut flowers, air transport has been the transport system of choice. The purpose of this chapter is to provide information on the factors that affect the postharvest life of cut … Continued
The statistics clearly demonstrate a need to increase consumer satisfaction if cut flower sales are to increase on the U.S. flower market. We feel that the optimal strategy to ensure the adoption of effective temperature management during transportation is to place … Continued
Concise, practical guidelines for shippers handling cut flowers by air are needed to ensure an industry-wide standard of excellence. Industry analysts stress the importance of quality and reliability in the increasingly competitive global market for cut flowers.
For growers, shippers, breeders, brokers, and others in the supply chain for fresh cut flowers, it may seem like the dramatic changes now underfoot have been accelerating for years—especially since the economic crisis of 2008.