Final AFE Research Reports on Post Production from projects funded by the Endowment.

Evaluating the Use of the Seedling Hypocotyl Elongation Assay to Predict Mature Plant Ethylene Sensitivity – Report #458 (June 2014)
Michelle L. Jones and Nichole Edelman; Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University

Use of Indicator Plants to Identify Ethylene Contamination in the Production Greenhouse – Report #457 (June 2014)
Michelle L. Jones and Nichole Edelman; Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University

Identifying Consumer Preferences for Cut Rose Fragrances – Report #456 (August 2013)
David G. Clark, Ana Maria Borda, Ria T. Leonard, Thomas A. Colquhoun; Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida

Consumer Analysis of Mixed Containers for Indoor Use – Report #455 (August 2013)
David G. Clark, Ria T. Leonard, Thomas A. Colquhoun; Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida

Reducing Scape Bending in the Gerbera Daisy – Report #454 (August 2013)
David G. Clark, Terril A. Nell, Ria T. Leonard, Thomas A. Colquhoun; Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida

Identifying Consumer Preferences for Essential Elements of a Flower Product – Report #453 (August 2013)
David G. Clark, Thomas A. Colquhoun, Ria T. Leonard, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida

Innovative Packaging Technologies to Enhance the Quality of Fresh Cut Flowers – Report #452 (February 2013)   Thomas J. Gianfagna, Kit L. Yam & George J. Wulster- Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Geranium Leaf Yellowing: Causes and Solutions – Report #451 (March 2011)
James Faust – Clemson University, Vijay Rapaka & Kelly Lewis – Smithers-Oasis

Supplementing Nutrition with Calcium and Potassium Silicate to Manage Botrytis cinerea on Poinsettia – Report #450 (March 2011)
T. Losenge – Jomo Kenyatta University A & T, Nairobi, Kenya, J.E. Faust, S.N. Jeffers – Clemson University, and J. Dole – North Carolina State University

Best Practices for Fresh Cut Flowers: A Care and Handling Checklist – Report #449 (January 2010)
T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman, R.T. Leonard and A.M. Alexander, Biological Scientists, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida, Gainesville

Chlorine Dioxide Reduces Bacteria and Increases Vase Life of Fresh Cut Flowers – Report #448 (January 2010) A.J. Macnish, Postdoctoral Researcher, T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman, R.T. Leonard, Biological Scientist, and A.M. Alexander, Biological Scientist Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida

Best Practices for Retail Display of Fresh Cut Roses and Lilies – Report #447 (January 2010)
T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman, R.T. Leonard and A.M. Alexander, Biological Scientists Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida

Best Practices: New Specialized Treatments for Fresh Cut Flowers – Report #446 (January 2010)
T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman, R.T. Leonard, and A.M. Alexander, Biological Scientists, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida

Best Practices to Reduce Bacterial Growth in Floral Solutions – Report #445 (August 2009)
T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman, R.T. Leonard, Biological Scientist, A.J. Macnish, Postdoctoral Researcher and A.M. Alexander, Biological Scientist, Department of Environmental Horticulture – University of Florida

Best Practices for Retail Display of Cut Gerbera Daisy – Report #444 (August 2009)
T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman, R.T. Leonard, and A.M. Alexander, Biological Science and Department of Environmental Horticulture – University of Florida

Best Practices that Enhance Postharvest Quality of Cut Roses – Report #443 (August 2009)
T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman, R.T. Leonard, Biological Scientist, Department of Environmental Horticulture – University of Florida

Use of Benzyladenine to Enhance Production and Postharvest Quality of Floricultural Crops – Report #442 (December 2008)  Sonali Padhye and Wook Oh, Postdoctoral Research Associates, Erik Runkle, Associate Professor

Evaluating the Vase Life of New Cut Flowers – Year 3 – Report #441 (November 2008)
E.M. Regan, J.M. Dole, E.Y. Moody, and I.F. McCall, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Evaluating the Vase Life of New Cut Flowers – Year 2 – Report #440 (November 2008)
E.M. Regan, J.M. Dole, and I.F. McCall, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Evaluating the Vase Life of New Cut Flowers – Year 1 – Report #439 (November 2008)
E.M. Regan, J.M. Dole, E.Y. Moody, and I.F. McCall, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Postharvest Handling Procedures for Stock ‘Vivas Blue’ – Report #438 (November 2008)
E.M. Regan and J.M. Dole, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Preharvest Humidity and Water Status Affects Vase Life of Lilies and Sunflowers – Report #437
E.P. Moody, J.M. Dole, and E.M. Regan, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Effects of Preharvest Temperature and Light Vaselife of Lilies and Sunflowers – Report #436 (November 2008)
E.L. Locke, J.M. Dole, and E.M. Regan, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Effectiveness of Plants on Reducing Ozone as an Indoor Air Pollutant – Report #435 (May 2010)
E. Jay Holcomb and Dennis Decoteau, Department of Horticulture, Penn State University

Modified Atmosphere Use in Extending Unrooted Cutting Quality and Viability – Report #434 (August 2007)
W. Roland Leatherwood and John Dole, Department of Horticultural Science- North Carolina State University, Jim Faust, Department of Horticulture – Clemson University

Ethylene Sensitivity of Unrooted Cuttings from 28 Genera and Effectiveness of 1- MCP to Prevent Ethylene Damage – Report #433 (August 2007)   W. R. Leatherwood and J. Dole, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University, J. Faust, Department of Horticulture – Clemson University

Package Design & Cold-Chain Management for Unrooted Cuttings – Report #432 (August 2007)
J. Faust & S. Whiteside Department of Horticulture – Clemson University, J. Dole, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Effects of Temperature on Unrooted Cutting Post-harvest Longevity – Report #431 (August 2007)
J. Faust, A. Enfield & K. Lewis Department of Horticulture – Clemson University, J. Dole, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Use of Benzyladenine to Enhance Production and Postharvest Quality of Floricultural Crops – Report #430 (December 2008)  Sonali Padhye and Wook Oh, Postdoctoral research associates, Erik Runkle, Associate Professor Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University

Ethylene Sensitivity of Flowering Potted Plants – Report #429
T.A. Nell, Professor & Chairman, R.T. Leonard, Scientific Research Manager, Dept of Environmental Horticulture – University of Florida

Optimizing Postharvest Life of Cut Zinnias – Report #428 (August 2004)
F.L. Fanelli, J.M. Dole, W.C. Fonteno, B.T. Harden and S.M. Blankenship, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Optimizing Postharvest Life of Cut Trachelium – Report #427 (August 2004)
Sonali Padhye and Wook Oh, Postdoctoral Research Associates, Erik Runkle, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University

Optimizing Postharvest Life of Cut Rudbeckia – Report #426 (August 2004)
J.M. Dole, F.L. Fanelli, W.C. Fonteno, B.T. Harden and S.M. Blankenship, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Optimizing Postharvest Life of Cut Iceland Poppy – Report #425 (August 2004)
J.M. Dole, F.L. Fanelli, W.C. Fonteno, B.T. Harden and S.M. Blankenship, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Optimizing Postharvest Life of Cut Lupine “Sunrise” – Report #424 (August 2004)
F.L. Fanelli, J.M. Dole, W.C. Fonteno, B.T. Harden and S.M. Blankenship, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Optimizing Postharvest Life of Cut Linarias – Report #423 (August 2004)
J.M. Dole, F.L. Fanelli, W.C. Fonteno, B.T. Harden and S.M. Blankenship, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Optimizing Postharvest Life of Cut Dahlias – Report #422 (August 2004)
J.M. Dole, F.L. Fanelli, W.C. Fonteno, B.T. Harden and S.M. Blankenship, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Evaluating the Vase Life of New Cut Flowers – Year 3 – Report #421 (August 2004)
F.L. Fanelli, J.M. Dole, W.C. Fonteno, B.T. Harden and S.M. Blankenship, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Evaluating the Vase Life of New Cut Flowers – Year 2 – Report #420 (August 2004)
J.M. Dole, F.L. Fanelli, W.C. Fonteno, B.T. Harden and S.M. Blankenship, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Evaluating the Vase Life of New Cut Flowers – Year 1 – Report #419 (August 2004)
J.M. Dole, F.L. Fanelli, W.C. Fonteno, B.T. Harden and S.M. Blankenship, Department Science, North Carolina State University

Specialty Cut Flower Production and Postharvest Handling – Report #418 (August 2004)
J.M. Dole, Department of Horticultural Science – North Carolina State University

Storage Temperature Effects on Cut Rose Varieties – Report #417 (January 2004)
T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman, R.T. Leonard, Biological Scientist Department of Environmental Horticulture – University of Florida

Identifying Long-Lasting Cut Rose Varieties – Report #416 (January 2004)
T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman, R.T. Leonard, Biological Scientist, Department of Environmental Horticulture – University of Florida

Preventing Leaf Yellowing of Fresh Cut Oriental Hybrid Lilies – Report #415 (January 2004)
T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman, R.T. Leonard, Biological Scientist, Department of Environmental Horticulture – University of Florida

Identifying Long-Lasting Cut Carnation Varieties – Report #414 (January 2004)
T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman, R.T. Leonard, Biological Scientist, Department of Environmental Horticulture – University of Florida

Improving Postharvest Performance of Alstroemeria – Report #413 (January 2004)
T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman, R.T. Leonard, Biological Scientist, Department of Environmental Horticulture – University of Florida

Preventing Ethylene Injury to Fresh Cut Flowers – Report #412 (January 2004)
M.S. Reid, Professor, University of California, Davis, T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman, and R.T. Leonard, University of Florida, Gainesville

The Three C’s of Success with Fresh Cut Flowers – Care – Report #411 (January 2004)
T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman – University of Florida, M.S. Reid, Professor – University of California, Davis

The Three C’s of Success with Fresh Cut Flowers – Cleanliness – Report #410 (January 2004)
T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman – University of Florida, M.S. Reid, Professor – University of California, Davis

The Three C’s of Success with Fresh Cut Flowers – Cooling – Report #409 (January 2004)
M.S. Reid, Professor – University of California, Davis, T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman – University of Florida

Improving Scent Production in Flowers – Report #408 (November 2003)
Natalia Dudareva, Associate Professor Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture – Purdue University

Postproduction Factors Influencing Quality and Longevity of Cyclamen, Gerbera, Hiemalis Begonia, Hydrangea, and Lisianthus – Report #407 (April 2001)
Terril A. Nell and Ria T. Leonard, Department of Environmental Horticulture – University of Florida

Production and Genetic Factors Influencing Flowering Potted Plant Quality and Longevity – Report #406 (April 2001)  Terril A. Nell, Professor and Chairman, and Ria T. Leonard, Biological Scientist Department of Environmental Horticulture – University of Florida

Maximizing the Postproduction Performance of Kalanchoe – Report #405 (April 2001)
Terril A. Nell and Ria T. Leonard, Department of Environmental Horticulture – University of Florida

Control of Ethylene Production in Flowers – Report #404 (December 2000)
Kathleen M. Brown, Department of Horticulture – Penn State University

Storage, Transport, and Cultivar Evaluations of Flowering Potted Asiatic and Oriental Hybrid Lilies – Report #403 (December 2000)
T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman – University of Florida, A.A. De Hertogh, Professor Emeritus – North Carolina State University, R.T. Leonard, Biological Scientist – University of Florida

Postproduction Evaluation of Non-Rooting Room Bulbs – Report #402 (February 2001)
T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman – University of Florida, A.A. De Hertogh, Professor Emeritus – North Carolina State University, R.T. Leonard, Biological Scientist – University of Florida

Postproduction Evaluation of Rooting Room Bulbs – Report #401 (February 2001)
T.A. Nell, Professor and Chairman – University of Florida, A.A. De Hertogh, Professor Emeritus – North Carolina State University, R.T. Leonard, Biological Scientist – University of Florida

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