Project

Regulation and quality of flowering of florist azalea: interaction between genetic, physiological and cultural factors

Duration
01 September 2008 → 30 September 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
gene expression flowering azalea cultural technique plant physiology
 
Project description

The quality of flowering is essential for the good image of Belgian florist azalea. The objectives of this project are to identify influential factors related to flowering quality. An integrated approach is followed whereby depending on the stage of development of the plant focus will be on the induction of gene expression, on plant physiological responses and on experimental variation in culture conditions.