Ornamental Plants Articles

  • Glasshouse hygiene - the importance of staying clean

    The nature of ornamental crops will mean plants are often in production for a long time, which can result in pest and disease carry over; so, it’s crucial that growers employ a rigorous hygiene and disinfection routine between crops. Start clean Starting the season with remnants of inoculum in the glasshouse, means growers are already on the backfoot, as the growing ...


    By Certis UK

  • Heavy metal tolerance and accumulation of Triarrhena sacchariflora, a large amphibious ornamental grass

    In this study, we report the tolerance and accumulation of Triarrhena sacchariflora to copper (Cu) and cadmium (Cd). The results show that T. sacchariflora had strong tolerance to Cu and Cd stress. The tolerance indexes (TI) were greater than 0.5 for all treatments. The bioconcentration factors (BCFs) to Cu and Cd were both above 1.0. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Malaysia: Strong demand for ornamentals

    The ornamental fish cultured at this Malaysian farm are exported primarily to the U.S.A. The average stocking rate in the 100 ponds of varying size is 10,000 pieces. Survival is 70 to 80 percent. Factors such as size, color and species set the ornamental’s value. Colorful males are worth more money and in greater demand. This farmer depends on the AIRE-O2® aerator’s good oxygen transfer and ...

  • Evaluation of composted green waste in ornamental container-grown plants: effects on growth and plant water relations

    Ornamental nurseries extensively utilize peat in commercial soilless potting media, but its use as an organic amendment with a superior water holding capacity is challenged by economic and environmental pressures so potential alternatives to peat need to be investigated. In our experiment, commercially available peat-based soilless mixes were amended with increasing composted green waste (CGW) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Postharvest technologies for extending the shelf life of ornamental crops

    1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) and other cyclopropenes block ethylene responses in plants at the receptor level. 1-MCP is commercially available under the trade name of EthylBloc® and SmartFresh™. It is very effective in blocking ethylene responses in a range of ornamental crops, fruits and vegetables. Some recently prepared 1-substituted cyclopropenes inactivate the receptor even for a longer time ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Non-native plants in the understory of riparian forests across a land use gradient in the Southeast

    As urbanization expands into rural areas, an increase in the number of non-native plant species at the urban-rural interface is expected due in large part to the increased availability of propagules from ornamental plantings. A study investigating the distribution of non-native plants in the understories of riparian forests across an urban-to-rural gradient north of Columbus, GA was initiated in ...


    By Springer

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