Group Title: CFREC-A research report
Title: Effect of clorox in the holding solution or clorox pulses on water uptake and vase life of detached fronds of leatherleaf fern
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Title: Effect of clorox in the holding solution or clorox pulses on water uptake and vase life of detached fronds of leatherleaf fern
Series Title: CFREC-A research report
Physical Description: 4 p. : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Henny, R. J
Fooshee, W. C ( William C. ), 1951-
Central Florida Research and Education Center--Apopka
Publisher: University of Florida, Central Florida Research and Education Center-Apopka
Place of Publication: Apopka FL
Publication Date: 1992
Subject: Leatherleaf fern -- Postharvest technology -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Cut foliage -- Postharvest technology -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Plant-water relationships -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 2-3).
Statement of Responsibility: R.J. Henny and W.C. Fooshee.
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Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 70002972

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Effect of Clorox in the Holdi!
Life of D


Central Florid;

Postharvest wilt of detach
either excessive water loss from
combination of both. Considerate
normal and has made study diffi
environmental, cultural and post-I
piece of data resulting from posth
curve. Water uptake declines ii
postharvest (4,5). Daily recuttinl
uptake, although the curve shape

Mature, dark green
ide at this research center
2F and with a light
urs per day. Stipes were
ina. They were then pl
ionized water mixed with
!5 ml/liter. The test was
al of sixty fronds in this <
* 14 days. Phytotoxicity
ual scale of 0 to 4 where

The second experime
therleaf fronds. It was I
nptoms. Fronds were ha
Editions the same as expe:
nute pulse in solutions of
rile 100 ml graduated cy
;e life were monitored 1

3. Nell, T.A., C.A. Conover, J.E. Barrett and R.T. Poole. 1985. Effects of pre- and post-
harvest anti-transpirant applications on vase life of leatherleaf fern. Scientia Horticulturae

4. Stamps, R.H. 1984. Production temperature effects on anatomy, morphology, physiology
and postharvest longevity of leatherleaf fern (Rumohra adiantiformis Forst. Ching). PhD
Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville. 122 pp.
5. Stamps, R.H., T.A. Nell and D.J. Cantliffe. 1989. Production temperature affects
leatherleaf fern postharvest desiccation. HortScience 24(2):325-327.

6. Van Doom, W.G., D. Zagory and M.S. Reid. 1991. Role of ethylene and bacteria in
vascular blockage of cut fronds from the fern Adiantum raddianum. Scientia
Horticulturae 46:161-169.

7. Van Doom, W.G., H.C.E.M. Buis and Y. de Witte. 1986. Effect of exogenous bacterial
concentrations on water relations of cut rose flowers II. Bacteria in the vase solution.
Acta Horticulturae 181:463-465.

Table 1. Effect of six different levels of clorox in the holding solution on cumulative water
uptake and wilt and phytotoxicity symptoms of detached fronds of leatherleaf fern
14 days postharvest.

l ausiV rating where 0 = no discoloration, 1 =
"Significance where = 0.05 and ns = nonsignificant.

= moderate and 3 = severe.

Total water
Clorox cone uptake Percent Phytotoxicity
(ml/liter) (ml) Wilt Ratingz

0.00 79.3 0 0.0

0.05 193.1 0 2.0
0.10 169.3 0 2.0
0.15 154.8 0 2.1
0.20 155.9 0 2.6
0.25 171.0 0 2.4
significancey ns *
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Table 2. Effect of a 60-minute clorn
uptake and wilt and
during 11 days posth

Treatment Total
Clorox cone upt
(ml/liter) (n

0.0 91
2.0 10(
20.0 11l
200.0 24(

Visual rating where 0 = no discoli
YSignificance where = 0.05 and i

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