Floral preservatives are a vital component of postharvest handling of cut flowers and are extensively used in floral arrangements to extend longevity and maintain quality. They maintain water uptake by controlling microbial growth and acidifying the solutions and provide sugars necessary to carry on metabolic … Continued
In summary, continuous vase application of citric-Kathon, soda, or citric-Greenshield resulted in the best postharvest performance of marigold and sunflower, and continuous treatment with citric-Al or pulsing with citric-Kathon resulted in the best postharvest performance of cut roses; all of the aforementioned … Continued
The vase life and postharvest quality of cut flowers are determined by multiple factors such as genetic factors, growth conditions, harvest time, packaging, transport, postharvest handling, and storage. In the postharvest storage stage, pretreatment with preservative solutions have various impacts on the vase life … Continued
It seems that the higher irrigation frequency improved the biomass production but did not affect the quality of harvested flowers and consequently increased the greenhouse water use efficiency.
Saving water and energy has never been more important for flower growers. Faced with rising costs and limited natural resources, efficient water management is essential for every production business, as well as for the environment and the community.
For the cut flower industry, the results indicate that T. montdorensis and N. cucumeris are N. cucumerithe most effective commercially available predators that provide control of western flower thrips (WFT) in Australia. Orius armatus shows promise for the cut flower industry; however, further research … Continued
Case Study Highlights: Irrigation Pump Energy Use Reduction 40% Estimated Payback Period 7.9 months
Case study from irrigation assessment and improvements at Village Roses, North Queensland. Key messages: • Irrigation pump energy efficiency was improved by 22% • Irrigation energy use per megalitre was decreased by 28% • Irrigation costs were reduced by 27%, or $222/annum … Continued
Word-of-mouth is arguably the strongest marketing tool for small businesses, and with the rise of the internet it has moved online. Many consumers today are talking about their experiences with businesses on social media and review sites. These new forums … Continued
Saving water and energy has never been more important for flower growers. Faced with rising costs and limited natural resources, efficient water management is essential for every production business, as well as for the environment and the community. Lodi Pameijer … Continued