Pre- and post-harvest treatments to maintain quality and control diseases of greenhouse and nursery crop species

Authors: Fan, Lihua, Song, Jun

Organizations: AAFC - Kentville

Start Date: 01/04/2008 | End Date: 31/03/2013

Evaluation of pre-and post-harvest treatments such as 1-methylcyclopropene as a means to successfully extend the shelf life of cut flowers. Results clearly demonstrated that treatment of 1-methylcyclopropene significantly delayed the senescence of cut flowers, especially for carnation, rose and gerbera.

Keywords: 1-methylcyclopropene, antimicrobial agents, senescene of cut flowers, shelf life of cut flowers