Orchids Growing Articles

  • 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

  • BBA Pump for the RSPB Oldmoor, Wombwell near Barnsley case study

    Situated right at the heart of the Dearne Valley, Old Moor is a wonderful place to come and watch wildlife. The skies, fields and open water are teeming with birds throughout the year.  In the summer the grasslands are ablaze with butterflies and orchids, and you’ll be able to see newly-hatched ducklings. In winter the reserve is an important stopping-off point for ducks, geese and ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Growbags (Coco slabs)

    Keeping up with the latest grow techniques and products are probably becoming increasingly important for an ardent farmer or gardener in today’s rapidly changing world. Cultivating fast growing plants is becoming a priority especially if it is a method that is 100% natural. Designed and created to suit all requirements Coir Grow bag, also known as Coco slabs, is an easy, useful and ...


    By CoirGreen

  • 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

  • Opinion: Slippers, Thieves and Smugglers – Dealing with the Illegal International Trade in Orchids

    The high standard of living in the developed world has fuelled the desire for wildlife and wildlife products. This is especially true in Europe where the 370 million people in the original 15 Member States make it one of the largest and most diverse markets in the world. For this reason there are extensive numbers of plants and animals in international trade and, thank goodness, the overwhelming ...


  • Implications of Clonal Structure for Effective Population Size and Genetic Drift in a Rare Terrestrial Orchid, Cremastra appendiculata

    Abstract: Effective population size (Ne) influences the degree to which random genetic drift changes allele frequencies, increases inbreeding, and decreases genetic diversity, and thus is a parameter of direct relevance to the conservation of rare species. Few empirical data are available, however, concerning the ...


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