Author Archives: Ting-En Dai

About Ting-En Dai

Ting-En Dai (tedai@tari.gov.tw) is a senior researcher and head of the Department of Environmental Science at the Floriculture Research Center, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute.

How Temperature and Photoperiod Impact Orchid Spiking

Orchids are everywhere and the demand is continuing to grow as the most popular blooming potted crop in the U.S. Between 2010 and 2011, production increased by 11 percent. Yet, for such a rapidly growing crop, do we understand enough of the science behind growing the best phalaenopsis? Bougainvillea requires short photoperiod to initiate flowers