Cut Flowers Articles

  • Choosing the Right Light for Young Plants

    Horticulture lighting research has been conducted on young plants (germination, seedlings, plugs and cuttings) for many years. Michigan State University published a series of articles in Greenhouse Grower (see references below) on bedding plant seedlings. In their research, Drs. Wollaeger and Runkle experimented with different LED wavelengths and compared them to fluorescent light on seedling ...


    By Illumitex

  • Decreased cost price advantage of gas CHP use

    From the new Quantitative Information of the Greenhouse Horticulture prove the differences in cost between whether or not CHP use almost to fall away, the carbon footprint using CHP for the heat demand remains more favorable. At different crops is the average realized sales price below the economic cost price. The scale of the companies continues to increase; the NL acreage of the main crops is ...

  • The newest strategy for saving bees is really, really old

    With pollinators in decline around the world, conservationists turn to traditional farmers for answers. In northwestern India, the Himalaya Mountains rise sharply out of pine and cedar forests. The foothills of the Kullu Valley are blanketed with apple trees beginning to bloom. It’s a cool spring morning, and Lihat Ram, a farmer in Nashala village, shows me a ...


    By Ensia

  • One crop, two ways, multiple benefits

    Nitrogen fixation is one of the best examples of cooperation in nature. Soil microbes – naturally occurring bacteria in the soil – work with plants to pull nitrogen from the air. They turn the nitrogen into a form the plant is able to use. In return, the plant lets the microbes eat some of the sugars it makes. Faba beans (also called fava beans) are one example of plants that work ...

  • Effect of Ethylene on flowers

    Ethylene also has a harmful effect on cut flowers... Ethylene is an invisible, odour-free gas, produced naturally during the life cycle of flowers and plants, which can cause the premature death of flowers, the loss of their petals and/or abnormal opening, among other negative effects. This damage can be virtually eliminated, if we apply BIOCONSERVACION's solutions for ethylene removal. ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Is Horticultural Science in Crisis? What is Needed to Assure Its Future?

    "Kenya has a shortage of competent horticultural staff at institutional and commercial levels." "Horticulture is facing a crisis in the United Kingdom." "Is horticulture a withering field in the USA?" "Concerns over shortage of agriculture graduates In Australia." "Uganda's flower sector faces an imminent shortage of qualified managers and supervisors in flower ...

  • Effect of nano-silver particles on postharvest life of Lilium orientalis cv. ‘Shocking’

    Prolongation of vase life of cut lilies ( Lilium orientalis cv. ‘Shocking’) was studied in vase containing 5, 15, 25, 35 ppm of nano-silver solutions and deionised water as control under controlled conditions. All nano-silver treatments extended the longevity of cut flowers in comparison to control but the concentration of 35 ppm showed the highest vase solution uptake, initial fresh weight ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Postharvest loss estimation of cut rose ( Rosa hybrida ) flower farms: economic analysis in East Shoa Zone, Ethiopia

    Despite the sector’s role of sustaining economic growth, there is considerable loss in rose cut flower production due to improper postharvest handling. This study’s survey was conducted from first week of February to last week of April, 2011 in three districts of East Shoa Zone, Ethiopia for estimating farm level postharvest loss in rose cut flower production. The postharvest loss at ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Difficulty of Defining Adaptation Finance

    While working on tracking adaptation finance for our Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative project, we often get the question “What is adaptation finance?” or “What counts as adaptation finance?” To our embarrassment, we ...

  • CoirGreen™ Growbags combine the benefits of coir and growbags

    The global gardening culture is changing. In the days gone by, people had to till the soil, get dirty and possibly sweat after a ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Realising added value of investing in cold chain management in cut flower supply chains: an overview

    Cold chain management in cut flower supply chains is now of major importance due to markets which are far apart. This paper provides an overview of possible ways to realise the added value of investing in cut flower cold supply chains. The paper suggests that in addition to the external quality parameters currently being used in the grading system at flower auctions, internal quality attributes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Grow to Order and Seed Collection

    Local provenance planting is important to help restore our natural habitats and retain the genetic integrity of plant populations and is strongly recommended for projects within or near environmentally sensitive areas. Forward planning is essential when undertaking local provenance seed collection as there are seasonal constraints such as seed maturation time, finding seed donor sites and gaining ...


    By BritishFlora

  • Effects of silver nanoparticles (SNP) on Gerbera jamesonii cut flowers

    Gerbera vase life is most often terminated by stem bending and breaking or petal wilting. Effects of vase solutions containing 1 mg L?1 silver nanoparticles with or without 6% sucrose on gerbera 'deep purple' vase life, relative fresh weight, relative solution uptake, stem bending or breaking, stem end discolouration and ethylene production by petals, stem ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Earth out of sync rising temperatures throwing off seasonal timing

    A newly hatched chick waits with hungry mouth agape for a parent to deliver its first meal. A crocus peaks up through the snow. Rivers flow swiftly as ice breaks up and snows melt. Sleepy mammals emerge from hibernation, and early frog songs penetrate the night. Spring awakening has long provided fodder for poets, artists, and almanac writers. Even for a notoriously fickle time of sunshine, ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Peppermint productivity and oil composition as a function of nitrogen, growth stage, and harvest time

    The commercial production of peppermint (Mentha x piperita L.) is concentrated in more northern latitudes worldwide (north of the 41st parallel), including the United States. This 2-yr field study in Mississippi evaluated the effect of N (0, 80, and 160 kg/ha), growth stage (bud formation and flowering), and harvest time or cut (first cut in mid-July, second cut beginning of October) on ...

  • Ten steps to sell more product now

    In today’s economy, buyers are being far more selective about the purchases they are making. Consumers are looking for bargains and shopper-savvy, buying opportunities. And in all candor, the best time to exploit a good purchasing deal is when inventory is backing up, operating budgets have been cut to the bone and the trade balance leans heavily in favor of the demand side of the scale versus ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Influence of post-harvest treatments on modified atmosphere low temperature stored Gladiolus cut spikes

    Influence of post-harvest treatments viz., pulsing and preservative solution comprising of 8-hydroxy quinoline (8-HQ) and sucrose on modified atmosphere low temperature (MALT) stored gladioli were investigated. MALT storage of Gladiolus comprised of polypropylene (60 µ) packaging and storage at 6-10°C temperature for a duration of 5, 10 and 15 days. The pre-storage pulse treatment (300 ppm 8-HQ ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Defoliation of panicled tick-clover, tweedy`s tick-clover, and tall bush-clover: ii. Herbage nutritive value and condensed tannin concentrations

    Few native herbaceous perennial warm-season legumes are available for cultivation in the southern United States. These would be useful for pastures, biomass production, wildlife plantings, rangeland reseeding, or native prairie restoration. Three native perennial legumes were selected from an initial screening of north Texas germplasm for potential domestication based on successful establishment, ...

  • The entrenchment of controversial technology: a framework for monitoring and mapping strategic alignments

    Chances for successful social entrenchment of innovative products can be increased by timely anticipation of problems of public acceptance and regulation. In this article, a framework for analysis is presented as a first step for designing a management approach aimed at mitigation of such entrenchment problems. The message is that monitoring the selection environment, anticipating outside events ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Preconsumer Collection : Composting Food Service Scraps at Resort

     Cocomposting at Pearl Harbor PETROLEUM HYDROCARBON LEVELS “One unique local characteristic (and treatment difficulty) we encountered in our composting program,” says Stan Konno, PWC environmental department director head, “is the high level of diesel range total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) content in the sludge from the WWTF at Fort Kamehameha.” Oil from past leaks in pipelines ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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