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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (849) Last page : (855)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6184

Standardization of Different Chemicals on the Vase Life of Cut Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii) cv. Julia

Kantharaj, Y.1, Hemla Naik B.2, Prashanth S. J.3, Sreenivas, K. N.4,
Seetharamu, G. K.5,6 Sangama6 and Shivashankar, K. S.7
1Assist. Prof., Dept. of Postharvest Technology, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, Chikkamagaluru-577 132
2Prof and Head, Dept. of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Shivamogga
3Asst. Prof., Dept. of Vegetable Science, College of Horticulture, Bengaluru-560 065
4Professor, Dept. of Postharvest Technology, GKVK, Bengaluru -560 065
5Prof and Head, Dept. of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, KRC College of Horticulture, Arabhavi
6Principal Scientist, Division of Postharvest Technology and Agricultural Engineering, IIHR, Bengaluru
7Principal Scientist and Head, Division of Crop Physiology and Biochemistry, IIHR, Bengaluru
*Corresponding Author E-mail: kanthraz@gmail.com
Received: 23.01.2018  |  Revised: 18.02.2018   |  Accepted: 21.02.2018  


Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii) is an important commercial cut flower to a prominent position amongst the elite group of top ten cut flower of the international flower market. The experiment was carried out to standardization of different chemicals on the vase life of cut gerbera cv. Julia. Flower placed in 15 different combinations vase solution containing sucrose @ 1.0  and 1.5 per cent with sodium hypochlorite  (0.3%)  and Benzyl adenine  (20 ppm ) has recorded significantly longest vase life (14.11 and 13.64 days) with higher value in cumulative water uptake (52.57 and 51.92 g/ cut flower), transpiration loss of water (61.59 and 61.88 g/ cut flower), relative fresh weight (98.14 and 94.25b %) and membrane stability index (64.98 and 61.96% ) and also recorded minimum cumulative water balance (-8.72 and     -10.22 g / cut flower), ion leakage (35.02 & 38.04 % ), pH (3.45 and 3.4) and bacterial count (8.83  and 9.81 CFU x 104 m-1) respectively. Which have contributed to increased vase life if cut gerbera flower.

Key words: Gerbera flowers, Sucrose, Benzyl adenine, Sodium Hypochlorite, Vase life.

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Cite this article: Kantharaj, Y., Naik, B.H., Prashanth, S.J., Sreenivas, K.N., Seetharamu, G.K., Sangama and Shivashankar, K.S., Standardization of Different Chemicals on the Vase Life of Cut Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii) cv. Julia, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 849-855 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6184