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This report documents a study into the effects of 1-MCP treatment on a variety of native
Australian cut flowers. The effects of 1-MCP concentration, treatment duration and treatment
temperature on the ethylene sensitivity of Grevillea ‘Sylvia’ inflorescences were evaluated. A
screening study in which the response of a number of native Australian cut flowers to 1-MCP and
ethylene treatments is also presented. A detailed investigation into the effects of temperature on
the efficacy of 1-MCP treatments on native cut flowers is reported. Finally, several practical
application systems for 1-MCP treatment are examined.

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