Houseplants can positively impact your mental health, according to researchers

Fickle as they can be, houseplants have a lot to offer. They bring a touch of nature into homes, brighten up spaces, and can even make for chic home decor. But even as artificial plants grow in popularity, science suggests that sticking to the real thing has serious benefits, especially when it comes to…

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Controlling stem length and time to flowering of chrysanthemums with far-red light

In recent years, interest in LED lighting among chrysanthemum growers has increased considerably. Initially, they were interested in hybrid lighting systems, where LED supplements the existing HPS lighting, but now they are also interested in full LED. In the choice of the LED lighting system, growers…

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Evaluation of gladiolus genotypes in Nepal

Promising selected gladiolus genotypes were evaluated at farmer's field, Malepatan, Pokhara of Nepal in the first week of March 2020 and the last week of February 2021. The experiments were laid out in a Randomized completely block design with three replications. The crop geometry was maintained at 50 cm…

Optimism prevails at sunny edition FlowerTrials

The exact number of visitors has not been counted yet, but the first in-person FlowerTrials after the pandemic-caused hiatus was very busy indeed. Visitors from all over the world (minus Russia and some east-Asian countries) made their rounds to see what's blooming at the 60+ breeders organizing trials,…

Expression of ethylene biosynthesis genes during senescence in Delphinium grandiflorum

Delphinium flowers are highly sensitive to ethylene and its sepals abscise during senescence in association with an increase in 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) synthase (ACS) and ACC oxidase (ACO) activities and ethylene production in gynoecium and receptacle. Three ACS genes (DgACS1, DgACS2,…

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Performance of dahlia, genotypes for floral and yield attributes

The experiment on “Performance of dahlia (Dahlia variabilis L.) genotypes for floral and yield attributes” was carried out at the Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, College of Horticulture, Sirsi, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Karnataka with a view to find out the…

GreenTech making a comeback

In Amsterdam, the GreenTech took off yesterday for its first "real" edition since summer 2019. Allegedly, the organization set the bar at 13.000 visitors. Halfway through there is no way of saying these numbers will be reached, but after only the first day many companies already report seeing and meeting many customers and…

'Sea freight replacing air freight is just a matter of time'

Shipping flowers by boat from Africa to Europe is not only possible, it is the future alternative to air freight. By 2030, 50% of all products will come by sea. However, optimal logistics from the moment of harvest onwards is an absolute prerequisite. In other words, a little botrytis or a small delay,…


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