Project

Atmo-Flor – Preservation technologies to maintain quality throughout the floriculture chain

Acronym
Atmo-Flor
Duration
01 January 2019 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant protection
Keywords
modified atmosphere ornamental cultivation
 
Project description

The project aims to develop new preservation technologies to maintain the visual and physiological quality throughout the floriculture chain, going from cuttings or plantlets to the marketable plants. This should allow the Flemish floriculture companies to minimize quality problems (such as botrytis, abortion of flowers or leaves, chlorosis, bad rooting, regrowth and flowering) due to transport and storage. This should also lead to the possibility of prolonging the transport time.