AuthorsD. Edward Smith
Robert L. Nelson
Authors AffiliationsD. Edward Smith is Associate Specialist, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of California, Davis; Robert L. Nelson is Laboratory Technician, Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 21(12):7-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n12p7. December 1967.
Two questions yet to be fully answered in the development of the colorful Gerbera as a major cut flower in California include consumer acceptance and economy of production. The wide range of colors, both pastel and fluorescent, and of flower types including singles, doubles, quilled and frilled, would seem to promise a definite consumer demand. To date, insufficient production of quality flowers precludes an adequate test of the market potential. One of several production trials made at commercial nurseries throughout the state is described here.
Also in this issue:Christmas tree quality of white fir understory in a giant sequoia forest
Nitrogen fertilization for Bartlett pears
Growth retardant tests on potted poinsettias
Weed control studies in strawberries
New pepper varieties
Bacterial blight eliminated from California cotton gins
Pea gravel envelopes for tile drains in Coachella Valley
Steam pressure processing of milo for growing-finishing pigs
The phloem of the sweet orange tree trunk and the seasonal production of xylem and phloem