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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 14


Edwin S. Kubo

pp: 332

Collection of Cuttings

  1. Use sharp shears
  2. Use clean polythylene sheets to collect cutting material.
  3. Protect the cutting wood against direct sunlight when working in the open.
  4. Take cutting wood to propagation shed as often as necessary to prevent desiccation.
Cutting Procedures
  1. Wash cutting wood on rack as soon as it is brought in from the field.
  2. Keep cutting wood moist with mist until time of use.
  3. Use sharp shears or knife to make the cuttings.
  4. Length of cuttings are 3–4 inches long.
  5. Dip finished cuttings for 10 minutes with Morton's Soil Drench C at the rate of 1 tsp. per 5 gallons of water.
  6. Cuttings are placed in a wire bottom box after treated and drained.
  7. Cuttings are treated with Hormodin powder 1, 2, 3, or the quick dip method using I.B.A. crystal with 50% alcohol.
  8. Sterlilized rooting medium is used for sticking cuttings.
  9. Types of rooting media:
    1. Perlite 100%
    2. Perlite 75%

    3. Peat Moss 25%
    4. Propagation grade sand 100%
  10. All tools are disinfected twice daily with 1 quart of 37% commercial

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