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GAS: Effect of Ethylene on Plants Indoors

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin about 3 years ago.

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Gas ranges in the home may produce ethylene to injure opening buds; natural gas contains no ethylene but the burners on starting, for 17 seconds, and on stopping, for ten seconds, emit small amounts especially if they are automatically controlled. A67-901
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