Preparing for Arrival of Forcing and Drysale Bulbs: Recognizing and avoiding ethylene problems

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

By now, most people have heard of the challenges with the current tulip crop. Many bulbs did not size up well and like last year, there has been more Fusarium than anyone would like. As customers, there are a number of steps you must take to give your incoming bulbs the best possible storage and treatment for maximizing performance. First, as always, ventilate bulbs on arrival, especially bulbs that are shipped at temperatures above 9C.

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