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Vol. 11, Issue 1 (2022)

Studies on extending storage life of gaillardia loose flowers using different chemical sprays and packaging material

Author(s):
V Rakesh, Zehra Salma, P Prasanth, D Lakshminarayana and S Praneeth Kumar
Abstract:
The experiment entitled Studies on extending storage life of Gaillardia loose flowers using different chemical sprays and packaging material was conducted at Floricultural Research station, Rajendranagar during Rabi of 2020-21. The treatments comprised of T1 Ascorbic acid @ 200 ppm + Cloth bag, T2 CaCl2 @ 0.5% + Cloth bag, T3 Ascorbic acid @ 200 ppm + Gunny bag, T4 CaCl2 @ 0.5% + Gunny bag, T5 Ascorbic acid @ 200 ppm + Bamboo basket, T6 CaCl2 @ 0.5% + Bamboo basket, T7 Ascorbic acid @ 200 ppm + Plastic net bag, T8 CaCl2 @ 0.5% + Plastic net bag, T9 Ascorbic acid @ 200 ppm + Plastic woven bag and T10 CaCl2 @ 0.5% + Plastic woven bag. The treatment containing Ascorbic acid @ 200 ppm + Plastic woven bag recorded maximum shelf life (55.67 hrs), freshness index (55.14), minimum physiological loss in weight (5.79%), percentage spoilage (60.00%) and flower shrinkage (22.67%) when compared to other treatments. The results suggest that Ascorbic acid @ 200 ppm + Plastic woven bag can be used to enhance the storage life of Gaillardia loose flowers.
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How to cite this article:
V Rakesh, Zehra Salma, P Prasanth, D Lakshminarayana, S Praneeth Kumar. Studies on extending storage life of gaillardia loose flowers using different chemical sprays and packaging material. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(1):303-306.

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