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Stop the Rot in Flower Shipments


Stop the Rot in Flower Shipments


Rot in flower shipments can be prevent ed by the use of brominated activated char coal suspended over the flowers. Flowers packed in tight enclosures for ease and cheapness of handling develop a high humidity which favors rot. It is usually impossible to low er the temperature of flowers sufficiently to overcome rot in shipment. This combination of high humidity and favorable temperature provides ideal conditions for the growth of fungi and the subsequent damage to flowers.

Source: • New York State Flower Growers Incorporated, Bulletin #65

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