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dc.contributor.authorArchibald, A. M.
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-27T01:52:06Z
dc.date.available2011-04-27T01:52:06Z
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/3462
dc.description.abstractPreliminary sampling of ambient ethylene levels at places where cut flowers are typically found, showed highest ethylene concentrations in a supermarket (0.0849 p.p.m.). Ethylene levels on the Port Hills were 0.0311 p.p.m. under the inversion layer and 0.0028 p.p.m. above the inversion layer. Of six sites sampled, the Port Hills, the supermarket and the auction had significantly different concentrations from all other sites. There was no significant variation between the ethylene levels found at the wholesaler, the florist or the grower. In the main experiment, carnation cut flowers (Dianthus ca.ryophyllu8 L.) cv. 'Orange Candy' were treated with Silver thiosulphate (STS) then exposed to exogenous ethylene of constant concentration (1 p.p.m.) for a period of 2, 4, 8, 12 or 24 hours. The effect on the subsequent vase life of the flowers was observed. All exposures of ethylene gave no response. Vaselife of STS treated flowers over control flowers was increased by 1.3 days. Results are compared with previous work and their application to the commercial situation is discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectethyleneen
dc.subjectvase lifeen
dc.subjectSTSen
dc.subjectsilver thiosulphateen
dc.subjectfloweren
dc.subjectpost harvest physiologyen
dc.subjectsenescenceen
dc.subjectCarnationen
dc.subjectcut flowersen
dc.titleThe effects of varying exogenous ethylene exposure on STS treated carnationsen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelOtheren
thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Horticultural Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorFarr, D. J.
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. en
dc.subject.anzsrc0706 Horticultural Productionen
dc.subject.anzsrc060705 Plant Physiologyen


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