NY516/NY95016 - A Non-vented Culture System to Reduce Orchid Production costs

Orchid cultures in vitro need ventilated containers. Provision of vents is time consuming and increases the risk of contamination and desiccation of long term cultures. The need for venting orchid cultures and means of avoiding this need, are being investigated. While plant die back in non vented containers was demonstrated under controlled conditions, apparently subtle changes in culture conditions affect the occurrence of the symptoms.