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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 34

Title:
QUALITY PLANTS START WITH PROPAGATION AND THE MEDIUM

Author:
Paul T. Greever

pp: 173-176

Abstract:
Production material for a wholesale nursery generally comes from two different propagation sources. One you have control over more directly than the other; in-house production plants provide you with cuttings. But when you are buying seed or cuttings from out-of-house sources, on a regular or as-needed basis, then your control is to continue to buy, or to stop buying from them. Our plant material at Nurserymen's Exchange comes from both of these sources. The production quantities that we work with demand that both sources be used. The cost in maintaining the extra square footage necessary for in-house stock plants, and their maintenance cost, may be a factor in it. The real advantage in the use of both sources is that often an increased demand for the plants in production or an error in stock plant production makes outside sources a good back-up program. An example is when our poinsettia stock program was set back some weeks in an error in the soil mix so that the plants had to

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