FloraLife® Express Clear ULTRA 200 and FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Products Now Available in Fairtrade-Certified Formats

  WALTERBORO, S.C. – August 31, 2020 – FloraLife, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company, is announcing the availability of its FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200 and FloraLife® Express Universal 300 products in Fairtrade-certified formats. Fairtrade is an international organization that works with companies to help them certify their products as ethically sourced from farmers and workers who get fair compensation. FloraLife received Fairtrade certification after its supply chain was vetted for responsible sugar sourcing. In order …

OASIS® Grower Solutions Introduces Fortify, A Liquid Nutrient Supplement Optimizing Growth Performance of Leafy Greens

KENT, OHIO – July 2020 –Oasis® Grower Solutions introduces Fortify, a liquid nutrient supplement, designed to optimize the growth performance and increase harvest weights while reducing production time by up to 20%. Fortify is an amino acid based nutrient supplement developed through extensive research and trials. Use of Fortify improves nutrient uptake and reduces stress at all stages of production. Fortify can be applied to leafy greens (lettuce, herbs, and micro greens) produced using Nutrient …

FloraLife Offers New SOAP Products Available in Individual, Pocket-Friendly Packets

  WALTERBORO, S.C. – June 15, 2020 – FloraLife, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company, is extending its FloraLife® Cleaner Products line to include a line of SOAP. The company, which has been in the floricultural cleaner and disinfectant business for 29 years, has more than 80 years of experience in microbiology research. It expanded beyond its flower care focus to provide a variety of industries and consumers products to address the increased cleaning norms. Available …

FloraLife® Cleaner Products Approved for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, the Novel Coronavirus

 WALTERBORO, S.C. – April 30, 2020 – FloraLife, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company, and worldwide leader in postharvest flower care and handling, is offering its FloraLife® D.C.D. ® and FloraLife® MicroBLOC® disinfectants that meet EPA criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus. The antimicrobial cleaners can be used for general use across a wide range of industries and applications. The line of cleaners can be purchased in North America at FloraLifeCleaners.com. “No matter what …

Robin Kilbride Issues Update Regarding COVID-19

23 March 2020 – As we are all aware, COVID-19 has spread across the globe and was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11th.  I would like to provide you with an update on how we at Smithers-Oasis are addressing the challenges of this rapidly evolving situation. Our primary concerns are the health and well-being of our Smithers-Oasis team members and the ongoing support of our customers and business …

Response to Publication by C. Trestrail et al.

KENT, OHIO – December 2019 –Some media have given attention to a recent publication by C. Trestrail et al. that describes statistically insignificant biological responses of marine and freshwater invertebrates to the ingestion of floral foam microparticles following their starvation in laboratory conditions. Aside from the attention-grabbing title of the publication, “Foaming at the Mouth,” it is difficult to understand why. As a global company with a long-standing commitment to sound science and good environmental …

EthylBloc™ Sachets Inhibit Adverse Effects from Ethylene and Protect the Supply Chain

EthylBloc™ Sachets keep flowers and plants fresh during transport and storage.   KENT, OHIO – April 2019 – OASIS® Grower Solutions, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company, offers its EthylBloc™ Sachets, a patented, EPA approved ethylene action inhibitor designed to keep flowers and plants fresh during transport and storage.   EthylBloc™ sachets inhibit the negative effects of ethylene (the natural gas produced by plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables) including premature wilting, leaf yellowing, premature opening and …

Smithers-Oasis Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Certification demonstrates commitment to continuous improvement and customer satisfaction. KENT, OHIO – November 2018 – Smithers-Oasis, a worldwide leader in providing solutions throughout the plant and flower supply chain from propagation to consumer, announces that its Kent, Ohio headquarters and facilities have been certified under ISO 9001:2015 as of September 6, 2018. The company earned its certification and has been audited and registered by Bureau Veritas, a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification …

FLORALIFE® Awarded Pick n Pay’s 2018 Horticulture Support Supplier of the Year

Company recognized for improving retailer’s sales volume and quality and decreasing waste within its floral department. WALTERBORO, S.C. – November 2018 – FLORALIFE®, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company, and worldwide leader in providing solutions throughout the plant and flower journey from propagation to presentation, was recently awarded “2018 Horticulture Support Supplier of the Year” by Pick n Pay, headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. Pick n Pay is the second largest supermarket chain store in …

FLORALIFE® and OASIS® Grower Solutions Acquire Library of 20,000+ Research, Technical and Trade Journal Articles

KENT, OHIO – October 2018 – FLORALIFE® and OASIS®Grower Solutions, divisions of Smithers-Oasis Company, a worldwide leader in providing solutions throughout the plant and flower supply chain from propagation to consumer, have recently purchased a library database of research, technical and trade journal articles on horticulture-related topics. The database, a consortium of 40 years, contains more than 20,000 articles on ornamental plants, as well as fruits and vegetables, and can be searched by key words, …