Smithers-Oasis Offers Free Webinar on Managing Ethylene Risk in the Supply Chain

Feb 27, 2018

Webinar will address economic risks and potential losses caused by ethylene, conditions that create ethylene, as well as solutions for shielding plants from ethylene.

KENT, OHIO – Smithers-Oasis Company, a worldwide leader in providing solutions throughout the plant and flower journey from propagation to presentation, is hosting a free webinar for those interested in learning how to manage ethylene risk in the supply chain.

Sponsored by Smithers-Oasis’ Floralife® and Oasis® Grower Solutions brands, the webinar is ideal for anyone involved in the plant and floral industry. It will present solutions to successfully mitigate the risk of ethylene gas damage during shipments.  

The webinar will be held Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Reservations, which are limited, can be made at:

The webinar will be presented by Vijay Rapaka, Ph.D., corporate grower research manager, Oasis Grower Solutions, Anil Ranwala, Ph.D., chief scientist, Floralife, Sanal Krishnan, Ph.D., horticulture research scientist, Oasis Grower Solutions and Alan Tanouye, general manager of the Americas, Floralife.

The webinar will address the economic risks and potential losses caused by ethylene, conditions that create ethylene, how to identify problems with ethylene and the appearance of ethylene damage. The session will also provide solutions for shielding plants from damaging ethylene.

 “In the world of growing plants and flowers, ethylene is the enemy, causing flower drop, yellow foliage and reduced plant life,” said Jeff Naymik, global marketing manager, Oasis Grower Solutions. “Attendees will leave with information and solutions to protect against ethylene damage and enable superior plant lifespan.”

Hosted by Chris Beytes, editor, GrowerTalks/Green Profits and Acres Online, and Bill Riffey, general manager, grower operations, Americas, Europe and Africa, Oasis Grower Solutions, webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the hour-long session.