Cut lilies, bucket water

April 2017 issue of the Cornell Flower Bulb Research Program Research Newsletter:

The question of “how does dirty bucket water affect lily flower life” was brought up in 2015 during a presentation I gave at Dutch Lily Days. The question was asked by a group of large North American lily growers who attended the lecture. They were very interested in this question, as they all agreed their bucket washing operations are expensive, in several cases costing $10-20,000 annually.

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