The Use of Ethylene as a Chemical Pinching Agent on Floricultural Crops

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1995: $3,750.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1995
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $5,000.00
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Project Leader:


  • Additional Plants: ornamentals


  • Pest Management: general pest management

    Proposal summary:

    Peter Konjoian will test the use of ethylene, a naturally occurring plant hormone, to stimulate branching and control flowering of floricultural greenhouse crops. A goal is to find alternatives to synthetic chemical growth regulators and to reduce labor costs.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.