Group Title: CFREC-A research report
Title: Artificial plugging of the stipe base and its effects on fresh weight change, water uptake and vase life of detached leatherleaf fern fronds
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Title: Artificial plugging of the stipe base and its effects on fresh weight change, water uptake and vase life of detached leatherleaf fern fronds
Series Title: CFREC-A research report
Physical Description: 5 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. 3-4).
Statement of Responsibility: R.J. Henny and W.C. Fooshee.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00065289
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 70003291

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Artificial Plugging of the Sti
Uptake and Vas


Central Floric

Postharvest wilt of leather
exceeds uptake by the stipe. W:
from reaching pinnae; a failure
from the pinnae, or, a combinat

In the three experiments
leaving stipes suspended in cont
The object was to determine ho\
also to see if this stress could bc

Experiment 1: In this exp
plugged by dipping the basal 1 cm
control, untreated fronds with stipE
no water (i.e. stipe suspended in a
frond enclosed in plastic bag with
plug, Cloud Cover dip, no water;
plug, Pixie Sparkle dip, no water.
average vase life of this fern samp
maintaining 100% relative humidity
antitranspirants (treatment 4); or le

Experiment 2: This expert
1 in that treatments to induce and/(
1) control, untreated fronds with ,
lanolin, no water (i.e. stipe suspen
water; 4) lanolin plug, no water;
lanolin plug, no water, bagged; 7)
plug, Pixie Sparkle dip, in water.

Experiment 3: In this expl
1) control frond, untreated fronds i

Experiment 3: As in th
survived almost 10 days before
did not increase vase life of froi
and all survived longer than tho
water (82.9 ml) compared to Pi
no difference in fresh weight ch
change in fresh weight in any ti
water lost between 41 and 44%

The survival of detached
wilting is an indication that they
experiments reported here, the I
the 'wilt' season may mean fror
Repeating these tests in August
that fronds emerging during Jun
water (2).

In these three experiment
differentiated from those in wati
color that was an early sign of c
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4. Stamps. R.H. and C.R. Johns<
and fertilizer level affect y
vase life of leatherleaf fern

5. Stamps, R.H. and T.A. Nell.
solution pH affect solution
fronds. Proc. Fla. State H

6. Van Doom, W.G., D. Zagory
vascular blockage of cut fr
Horticulturae 46:161-169.

Table 1. Effects of intentional plu;
antitranspirants or leaf p
leatherleaf fern fronds.

Table 2. Effects of artificially pit
100% relative humidity,
weight, total water uptal

control, water
lanolin, bag, water
lanolin, bag, air
lanolin, water
lanolin, Pixie
Sparkle, air
lanolin, Pixie
Sparkle, water
lanolin, air
check, air

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