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By Prof. Dr. Dattajirao K. Salunkhe, Dr. Narayana R. Bhat, Dr. Babasaheb B. Desai (auth.)

The floricultural has been present process an unheard of revolu­ tion when it comes to the kind of commodity produced and the construction and advertising expertise in either constructed and constructing international locations. because of this revolution, as we all know this present day, there's a flower for each function and for everyone on the planet, as is obvious from the slogan of the Society for American Florists: "say it with flowers". In re­ cent years, the Latin American and eu international locations became giant rivals for the North American clean flower markets and the fad keeps transforming into. like every different crop construction, floricultural creation might be divided into 3 uncomplicated components: (1) construction expenditures (2) caliber (3) transportation bills. most of these has to be optimal for this quarter or to be secure from pageant. With expanding shopper information and the present recession, the strain from the factitious floral items in­ dustry and likewise of neighbouring nations at the American clean flower undefined, and endured pageant even among the growers, entire­ salers and shops, caliber in floricultural is turning into increas­ ingly very important to all these focused on dealing with those items. The visible caliber features of the product are the only real determiner of buyer acceptability during this and, in contrast to fruit and veggies, vegetation can't be advertised through simply discarding the broken portion.

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Based on a literature survey, Mayak and Halevy [5] proposed a hypothetical scheme summarizing some tentative generalizations concerning the processes and interactions with phytohormones (Fig. 3). 4 Shedding of Flowers and Ornamentals (Foliage) Abscission or shedding of flowers and other ornamentals is the final phase of senescence, which may involve shedding of flowers, parts of flowers or the whole inflorescence. Much research work has been carried out on the abscission of leaves and fruits [94-95].

2. D. 05 o CO 2 PROD Expt. 5 ~ -0 I I I 320 ~ Expt. 2 280 30 1\ I I \ C2 H4 PROD 360~\ _____ 0 SENESCENT 'FLOWERS 0_ - Expt. 0 o U '" 120 I (f) ,::;; 0 ;:;: I,' I I 80 ,/ : I ,; I 40 /0 /' \ ~ z :t. \ \ \ 5 0 ' / Om~~~~~~='~'~~--~-~~8'-~--~~J90~'-_--~-9~-_-_-~q"__7-~__~O 23456789 TIME IN DAYS Fig. 1. Rates of respiration, ethylene production and senescence of flower of Improved White Sim carnation at 20°C [78] Maxie et al. [78] reported that the time course of ethylene production followed a typical profile composed of three distinct phases: (a) a low steady rate of ethylene production, (b) an accelerated rise of ethylene production to a peak, and (c) a decline in the ethylene production (Fig.

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