Evaluation of surfactants on ornamental roses
This is a senior California Polytechnic State University
project. The complete pdf report is available for downloading at the link above.
Rosa x hybrida (rose) is very popular, is a very valuable crop, and requires a great deal of moisture, nutrients, and disease/pest controls. To conserve water resources, the use of surfactants may be an effective method of wetting the growing media. In this study, four varieties of ornamental roses Ã¢ÂÂAll American MagicÃ¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂ¢, Ã¢ÂÂPassionate KissesÃ¢ÂÂ, Ã¢ÂÂEyeconicÃ¢ÂÂÃÂ® Lychee Lemonade, and Ã¢ÂÂRed DriftÃ¢ÂÂÃÂ® were evaluated for the use of surfactants to enhance post-harvest plant quality. After months of evaluation, it was determined that Ã¢ÂÂAll American MagicÃ¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂ¢ and Ã¢ÂÂRed DriftÃ¢ÂÂÃÂ® had very favorable responses to the use of the liquid surfactant, whereas Ã¢ÂÂPassionate KissesÃ¢ÂÂ and Ã¢ÂÂEyeconicÃ¢ÂÂÃÂ® Lychee Lemonade were unaffected by the use of the liquid surfactant."
Here is a link that might be useful: link for above
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