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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 16 | Issue: 19 | Page No.: 1051-1055
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.1051.1055
Response of Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) Cultivars to Different Postharvest Preservatives
Biniam Adugna, Derbew Belew and Negussie Kassa

Abstract:
Experiments were conducted to assess the effect of selected pulsing solutions on the days to flower bud shrinkage, leaf wilting and petal edge drying occurrence of carnation cultivars (Green-Go and Galy). The pulsing solutions used for this investigation were Silver Thiosulfate (STS) (0.2, 0.6, 1 mM) and also ethanol (6, 8, 10%), both received equal amount of sucrose (10%). Besides, to simulate the actual practice of the farm (0.4 mM Silver Thiosulfate (STS) plus 0.3 mM T.O.G®) was used as a standard control. Senescence symptoms such as flower bud shrinkage, petal edge drying and leaf wilting were monitored. The results obtained showed that 1 mM STS plus 25 g sucrose achieved rapid petal edge drying for Green-Go cultivar. On the other hand, positive effects were also observed in days to flower bud shrinkage extended by 6 mM Silver Thiosulfate (STS) plus 25 g sucrose and being in par with 8% ethanol plus 25 g sucrose for Green-Go cultivar. Subsequently, the standard control, 0.6 mM Silver Thiosulfate (STS) plus 25 g sucrose and 8% ethanol plus 25 g sucrose attended comparable increment on the days to leaf wilting occurrences.
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How to cite this article:

Biniam Adugna, Derbew Belew and Negussie Kassa, 2013. Response of Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) Cultivars to Different Postharvest Preservatives. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 16: 1051-1055.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.1051.1055

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2013.1051.1055

 
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