UK: BPPC tests autumn spectral filters

An autumn trial investigating the use of spectral filters (films) on nurseries was set up in week 34, and some differences can now be seen in the number of open flowers, in the various growing areas. Plug plants of eight species were transplanted into 6-packs and set down in five treatment areas, with the aim to achieve a marketable plant by week 46. Cyclamen were transplanted earlier, in week 22.

Treatment areas
  • SmartBlue (new, polytunnel covered in 2015)
  • SmartBlue (old, polytunnel covered in 2009)
  • Luminance (polytunnel)
  • Lumisol (Keder House)
  • Untreated glass

Trial species
  • Bellis ‘Medicis’ Mixed
  • Cheiranthus ‘Sugar Rush’ Mixed
  • Cineraria ‘Silver Dust’
  • Cyclamen ‘Metis Decora’ Mixed
  • Pansy ‘Matrix’ Autumn Select Mixed
  • Polyanthus ‘Piano’ Mixed
  • Primrose ‘Bonneli’ Mixed
  • Viola ‘Sorbet XP’ Autumn Select Mixed
Source: Bedding and Pot Plant Centre

Publication date:

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here

Other news in this sector:

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

You are using software which is blocking our advertisements (adblocker).

As we provide the news for free, we are relying on revenues from our banners. So please disable your adblocker and reload the page to continue using this site.

Click here for a guide on disabling your adblocker.