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Duane W. Greene

, D.W. 1984 Effect of BA, GA4+7, and daminozide on fruit set, fruit quality, vegetative growth, flower initiation, and flower quality of ‘Golden Delicious’ apple J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 109 34 39 Milborrow, B.V. 1984 Inhibitors, p. 76–110. In: Wilkins

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Ben A. Bergmann, John M. Dole and Ingram McCall

-bolting Eustoma cultivars Environ. Control Biol. 41 51 55 JongWon, L. TaeJoung, K. JuHyoung, K. HeeDoo, L. SiDong, K. Tae, Y. KeeYoeup, P. 2000 Effects of plant growth regulators on the growth and cut flower quality of Eustoma grandiflorum cv. Platina Violet

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Nicholas J. Flax, Christopher J. Currey, James A. Schrader, David Grewell and William R. Graves

when 75% of plants had open flowers. Quality of shoots, roots, and containers was rated on a 1 to 5 Likert scale, with 1 being very poor and 5 being excellent. Blinding measures that prevented growers’ ratings from being influenced by container types

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Iftikhar Ahmad, John M. Dole and Bruno T. Favero

postharvest pulsing solutions to maximize cut flower quality N. Z. J. Crop Hort. Sci. 30 273 279 Han, S. 1997 Preventing postproduction leaf yellowing in easter lily J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 122 869 872 Han, S. 2001 Benzyladenine and gibberellins improve

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Ling Yu, Hongwei Chen, Peipei Hong, Hongli Wang and Kefeng Liu

are still many problems in the development of S. splendens , such as limited colors, serious pests, and diseases, which will inevitably lead to a decrease in yield and a decline in flower quality. What is more, S. splendens shows higher requirements

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Mou Zong-min, Yan Ning, Li Shu-yun and Hu Hong

potential way to improve flower quality in the future. Asymbiotic cultivation of seeds is the main way to obtain new plants of P. armeniacum , because the tissue culture protocols have not been determined for this species. The seed germination rate of P

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Panpan Meng, Ying Ge, Qianjin Cao, Jie Chang, Peng Pan, Chi Liu, Yijun Lu and Scott X. Chang

full sunlight among the irradiance levels (from 5% to 80% sunlight) studied. Lu and Xu (1988) and Zhang and Cao (2001) found that L. aurea had better cut flower quality when grown at 50% sunlight. Three other Lycoris species, L. chinensis

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diameter. Observational data indicated ‘Sunny’ (F 1 hybrid) as having the best flower quality, stem length, and flower size uniformity during the course of the trial. ‘Soraya’ exhibited good quantity and uniformity, but was extremely susceptible to flower

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Ockert Greyvenstein, Terri Starman, Brent Pemberton, Genhua Niu and David Byrne

conditions ( Wahid et al., 2007 ). Elevated production temperatures resulted in decreased flower quality of greenhouse-grown cut rose flowers by reducing size ( Shin et al., 2001 ), color ( Dela et al., 2003 ), and postharvest life ( Marissen, 2001 ; Moe

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Eugenie-Lien Louw, Eleanor W. Hoffman, Karen I. Theron and Stephanie J.E. Midgley

al., 2009 ). In addition, autumn-initiated inflorescences commence development during favorable temperature periods and flower quality is likely to be maintained even under slightly higher temperatures driven by climate change. However, the