Flower Growing News

  • Cut flowers and Ethylene

    It is well known that ethylene is the hormone responsible for stress processes and fruit ripening in plants, as well as the ageing of leaves and flowers, and the detachment of fruit. One of the most typical ways of preserving cut flowers during storage and transportation is refrigeration. In this case, as the chambers or containers must be sealed, high concentrations of ethylene accumulate. The ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • New rice strain could help farmers predetermine harvest time

    A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal diseases is now available, say Japanese scientists. This new strain could one day allow rice farmers to dictate the timing of their harvest regardless of weather, temperature and other conditions that currently affect cultivation. Temperature, ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Green auction raises $2.4 million for the environment

    Christie Auctioneers has announced that The Green Auction: Bid to Save the Earth raised $1.4 million at a live auction at Christie's and more than $750,000 from an online auction, led by a three-night private yacht cruise in Cannes which sold for $100,000. There was a tie for the top lot of Tuesday night's auction -An unforgettable Hollywood experience during the Oscars and the opportunity to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Bees under bombardment

    More than a dozen factors, ranging from declines in flowering plants and the use of memory-damaging insecticides to the world-wide spread of pests and air pollution, may be behind the emerging decline of bee colonies across many parts of the globe. Scientists are warning that without profound changes to the way human-beings manage the planet, declines in pollinators needed to feed a growing ...

  • Valentine`s day romantics can find their passion at volunteerMatch

    In the spirit of Valentine's Day, this week VolunteerMatch is marking the build up to February 14th by releasing an inspiring new video PSA and a reminder that making a difference can help kindle romance. With more than 76,000 participating organizations, VolunteerMatch is the Web's most popular volunteer network. Whether a volunteer is interested in a certain cause or type of work, there's truly ...

  • Reading is fundamental and Macy`s launch book a brighter future

    Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy"s have teamed up to launch the fifth year of Book A Brighter Future™, RIF"s largest customer supported campaign held at Macy"s stores nationwide. The funds raised through Book A Brighter Future will benefit 17,000 RIF sites working to provide free books and literacy resources to children who need them most. To kick off Book A Brighter Future, Academy ...

  • Loss of flowering plants: higher risks with non-random extinction

    A recent study has shown that among flowering plants, species-loss does not occur randomly, but is clustered in families that contain only a small number of species. This suggests that the impact of biodiversity loss will be greater than previously thought and that resources should be targeted on particular plant families. Genetic relationships between flowering plant species (angiosperms) can be ...

  • EU ecolabel `must not be too stringent`

    The European commission has published responses to a consultation on plans to revise the EU's flower ecolabel scheme for goods and services (see our Articles section for full report). Most respondents said criteria for awarding the label should remain 'realistically applicable' across Europe. But the criteria should also be sufficiently demanding to attract only the most environmentally-friendly ...

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