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Post Harvest Management in cut flowers

Cut flowers are used to show appreciation and affection and to express emotion on various special occasions. The international trade of cut flowers has expanded in recent years and is expected to rise with the promotion and use of horticultural plants for their therapeutic benefits. Vase life is the period during which a cut flower retains its appearance in a vase. This is a major consideration in identifying plant species suitable for use in floristry, plants with a long vase life being far more desirable than those with a short vase life. Chemical treatments that extend vase life are major components of floriculture. Adding sugars to the vase solution of cut flowers is known to delay senescence and increase vase life. Nanosensors could, therefore, also help to prolong the vase life of cut flowers, enabling monitoring of ethylene concentrations in storage rooms of large growers and wholesale. In floriculture, the nanotechnology enhanced yield to the potential value in the market, especially for the essential micronutrients necessary for host defense.

Sahu, Jitendra & Konsam, Sunaina. (2023). Post Harvest Management in cut flowers. 

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