International Journal of Chemical Science

E-ISSN: 2523-2843
P-ISSN: 2523-6075

Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2018)

Postharvest management and Antibacterial effect of essential oils and sliver based biocides on vase life of cut carnation “Dark Dona”

Author(s): Irfan Gani, Dar QAH, Shayan S, Abass M, Bhat ZA
Abstract: This experiment was carried out to investigate the effect of different essential oils used for pulsing on vase life senescence of cut carnation spikes. Uniform spikes of cut carnation at paint brush stage were brought to the laboratory and kept in 15 different pulsing solutions consisted of lavender oil, rosemary oil, sage oil each at (100 & 200 ppm), Sucrose (5%) and silver thiosulphate (0.5mM) alone or in combination. Distilled water without any chemical served as control. Among the individual treatments lavender (200ppm) + Sucrose (5%) + STS (0.5mM) maintained better water relations i.e. water uptake, water loss, water balance, water loss/ water uptake ratio, fresh weight changes, vase life and lavender oil showed highest antimicrobial effect ascompared to others
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