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dc.contributor.authorMason, Michael R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, William B.en_US
dc.contributor.editorKopec, David M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-19T18:00:25Z
dc.date.available2012-03-19T18:00:25Z
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/216059
dc.description.abstractFlower bud abortion, or "blasting" was shown to be at least partially caused by treating plants with ethephon, a chemical that releases ethylene. In floricultural greenhouses, ethylene could accumulate to levels that could induce commercially significant levels of flower bud injury. Silver thiosulfate (STS) was shown to be a potent inhibitor of ethephon injury. STS at (1 to 2 mM) could be applied as early as the visible bud stage (approximately 5 to 6 weeks before flowering) without phytotoxic effects. Using current silver prices, the material cost for our treatment is less than 0.4 cents per plant. Based on these results, a preventative STS application could potentially reduce much of the flower bud abortion seen in commercial greenhouses.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-80en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries370080en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectTurfgrasses -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectTurf management -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectPlants, ornamental -- Arizonaen_US
dc.titleEthylene-Induced Flower Bud Abortion in Easter Lily is Inhibited by Silver Thiosulfateen_US
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dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalTurfgrass and Ornamentals Research Summaryen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-21T09:53:01Z
html.description.abstractFlower bud abortion, or "blasting" was shown to be at least partially caused by treating plants with ethephon, a chemical that releases ethylene. In floricultural greenhouses, ethylene could accumulate to levels that could induce commercially significant levels of flower bud injury. Silver thiosulfate (STS) was shown to be a potent inhibitor of ethephon injury. STS at (1 to 2 mM) could be applied as early as the visible bud stage (approximately 5 to 6 weeks before flowering) without phytotoxic effects. Using current silver prices, the material cost for our treatment is less than 0.4 cents per plant. Based on these results, a preventative STS application could potentially reduce much of the flower bud abortion seen in commercial greenhouses.


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