Effect of some chemical treatments on postharvest quality and vase life of gerbera cut flowers (Gerbera jamesonii cv. Good Timing)

Elham Danaie; Younes Mostofi; Pejman Moradi; Reza Azizi nejad

Volume 13, Issue 1 , August 2011, , Pages 21-29

Abstract
  The effect of gibberelic acid (GA3) and ethanol on the postharvest quality and vase life of gerbera cut flowers was investigated. Freshly cut flower stems of gerbera cultivar ‘Good timing’, were put in vases containing zero, 50, 100, 150, 200 or 300 mgL-1 GA3 for 48 hr and then held in vases ...  Read More

Effect of Ca, Zn and B applications and harvest time on fruits polyphenol oxidase (PPO) activity in two Asian pear cultivars during storage

Kazem Arzani; Hassan Khoshghalb; Mohamad Jafar Malakouti; Mohsen Barzegar

Volume 12, Issue 2 , November 2010, , Pages 1-9

Abstract
  The effect of Ca, Zn and B foliar application (five g l-1) and their mixed applications as well as two harvest dates (1st and 15st of August) on PPO activity of two commercial Asian pears (‘KS’9 and ‘KS’13) fruits at the time of harvest and during storage were investigated. Results ...  Read More