CUT FLOWERS QUALITY POLICY IN FRANCE
Quality research appears necessary in a more and more competitive market. The aim of such a policy must be the delivery to the buyer of a product with reliable qualities. Quality resulting from a sequence of different actors along the line, CNIH has written down Specifications comprising what is advisable to maintain the quality of the product. To be efficient, a quality policy must come with controls. To this effect, CNIH, together with its scientific partners, has studied controls of silver-salts pre-treatment by atomic absorption spectrophotometrics and microbiology analysis of stem bases. This last test was carried out on rose production by a group of growers. These tests results are being discussed, particularly as regards selectivity.
URBAN, I. and LEMATTRE, M. (1991). CUT FLOWERS QUALITY POLICY IN FRANCE. Acta Hortic. 298, 37-46