New Ethylene Action Inhibitor Now Available to Greenhouse Growers
Oasis Grower Solutions, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company, is now offering EthylBloc Sachets, a patented, EPA approved ethylene action inhibitor designed to keep flowers and plants fresh during transport and storage.
EthylBloc sachets inhibit the negative effects of ethylene (the natural gas produced by plants, flowers, fruits, and vegetables) including premature wilting, leaf yellowing, premature opening, and premature death.
EthylBloc technology is a powder that, when dampened, releases a gas that helps extend the life of fresh cut flowers, potted plants, bedding plants, and foliage plants.
“The negative effects of ethylene have been estimated to cause up to 30% of floriculture crop losses due to dull colors, leaf abscission, petal drop, and aging,” says Jeff Naymik, Global Marketing Manager of Oasis Grower Solutions. “The EthylBloc technology works naturally to counteract ethylene damage and to keep cut flowers and plants fresh throughout the supply chain.”
EthylBloc works by blocking the negative effects of ethylene by binding to the ethylene receptors in the flower or plant. EthylBloc sachets leave no trace or residue.