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Michael A. Ortiz, Krystyna Hyrczyk and Roberto G. Lopez

from rain and reduce disease incidence, so flower quality is maintained. To our knowledge, no studies have been published on field and high tunnel production of the 10 selected specialty cut flower cultivars used in this study in the midwestern United

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Junyang Song

scale removal on vegetative growth, flowering, and flower quality of Lilium spp Hort. Environ. Biotechnol. 44 829 832 Kim, J. Pak, C.H. 2011 Effects of bulb circumference and cultivar on the cut flower quality in lily Flower Res. J. 19 197 201 Liu, J

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Ya-Ching Chuang and Yao-Chien Alex Chang

reported to be beneficial effects of sugars, although the modes of action are not yet clear ( Pun and Ichimura, 2003 ). In short, sugar enhances cut-flower quality by many different, interacting roles. A more thorough understanding of how sugars are

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Hazel Y. Wetzstein, Zibin Zhang, Nadav Ravid and Michael E. Wetzstein

management during this time period is critical for obtaining large fruit and high yields. Flower quality may potentially be a factor influencing fruit size in pomegranate. The production of large fruits requires flowers with adequate numbers of both

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Hazel Y. Wetzstein, Nadav Ravid, Erik Wilkins and Adriana Pinheiro Martinelli

degeneration. Furthermore, our more recent work evaluating flower quality indicates that female flowers vary in size and number of ovules (H.Y. Wetzstein, unpublished data). Verification of this gradient condition of flower quality can have important

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John M. Dole, Zenaida Viloria, Frankie L. Fanelli and William Fonteno

develop efficient and practical techniques for flower producers, wholesalers, and retailers to enhance quality and longevity. The available literature describing how vase water quality affects cut flower quality is variable, and recommendations differ

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Ria T. Leonard, Amy M. Alexander and Terril A. Nell

Reid, 2002 , 2005 ; Cevallos and Reid, 2001 ; Nell and Leonard, 2005 ; Zhou et al., 2008 ). The impact of breaking the cold-chain during transport on cut flower quality has received less attention. van Gorsel and Ravesloot (1994) showed that

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Nicole L. Waterland, John J. Finer and Michelle L. Jones

+7, benzyladenine, and supplemental light improve postharvest leaf and flower quality of cold-stored ‘Stargazer’ hybrid lilies J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 123 563 568 Ranwala, A.P. Miller, W.B. 1999 Timing of gibberellins 4

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Iftikhar Ahmad, John M. Dole and Frank A. Blazich

, electrical conductivity (EC), and overall water quality ( Sacalis, 1993 ). To maintain flower quality, studies have focused on storage ( Ahmad et al., 2012 ; Çelikel and Reid, 2002 ; Jones et al., 2004 ), floral preservatives ( Doi and Reid, 1995 ; Elhindi

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Cristian E. Loyola, John M. Dole and Rebecca Dunning

treatments are needed to maintain that vase life (Bergmann et al., 2019). However, pulsing cut dahlias in a solution containing both benzyladenine and gibberellic acid improved flower quality and prolonged vase life. Weak stems were a problem during the