Substitution of silver-thiosulfate (STS) with some essential oils on vase- life of cut carnation Cv. Liberty

A. Ebrahimzadeh, M. Hassanpouraghdam, F. Hajikandi, M. Mavaloo, L. Mehrabani
2017 Trakia Journal of Sciences  
Due to the huge side-effects of chemicals; essential oils have been considered as suitable alternatives for keeping the vase-life of cut flowers mainly owing to the availability and environment-friend nature of these bio-chemicals. In the present experiment, 50% substitution of STS was achieved and tested on cut carnation flowers cv. Liberty by using the essential oils from four plants; Satureja sahendica Bornm., Echinophora platyloba DC., Tanacetum balsamita L. and Cupressus arizonica Greene.,
more » ... as CRD with five treatments and 3 replications. Vase-life and flower diameter were affected with 50% substitution of STS by essential oils from C. arizonica and T. balsamita. Membrane stability index, Malondialdehyde (MDA) content and Hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2 ) amounts were affected by the substitution treatments as well. The main preservative effect belonged to the substitution with C. arizonica. So that, 50% STS substitution with Cupressus oil holds the highest membrane integrity and the least data for MDA and H 2 O 2 content.
doi:10.15547/tjs.2017.01.004 fatcat:xgiuhgow2bfvdgouhye6fotw6e