EVALUATION OF SILVER NANO PARTICLES (SNP) AND BORIC ACID ON LONGEVITY AND QUALITY OF CUT ROSE 'YELLOW ISLAND'

D. Hashemabadi, M. Hossainzade Liyavali, D. Bakhshi, B. Kaviani
Effect of pulse treatment of silver nano particles (SNP) (0, 5, 10, and 15 mg/L) and boric acid (0, 100, 200 and 300 mg/L) were evaluated in a factorial experiment based on RBD in 3 replications. In this study, vase life, ethylene production, chlorophyll index, amount of β-carotene in petals and number of bacterial colonies in stem end were measured. Effect of boric acid, nano-silver and interaction effect of them on vase life, ethylene production and amount of β-carotene in petals were significant (p≤0.01). Nano-silver had significant effect on the number of bacterial colonies in stem end (p≤0.01), but had no significant effect on chlorophyll index. The most vase life was observed in 100 mg/L boric acid (9.69 days), the least ethylene production (0.59 nl/L/h/g) was obtained in 100 mg/L boric acid and 5 mg/L nano-silver, while ethylene production in the control plants was 2.42 nl/L/h/g. All concentrations of SNP decreased microbial load of stem end compared to the control flowers. Boric acid diminished the amount of β-carotene in petals but SNP had positive effect on this trait.
Hashemabadi, D., Hossainzade Liyavali, M., Bakhshi, D. and Kaviani, B. (2013). EVALUATION OF SILVER NANO PARTICLES (SNP) AND BORIC ACID ON LONGEVITY AND QUALITY OF CUT ROSE 'YELLOW ISLAND'. Acta Hortic. 1012, 391-397
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2013.1012.49
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2013.1012.49
vase life, ethylene production, nano-silver, β-carotene
English
1012_49
391-397

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