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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 53

Ten Easy Time and Money Savers Used For Propagation in the U.S. Southwest

George Hull

pp: 317-320


The climate in the Southwestern U.S.A. is extremely variable. We can have low temperatures down to —7 °C (20 °F), but more importantly, our highs in June can reach 49 °C (120 °F) with a relative humidity of less than 10%. We rely on some very simple techniques to work in our environment as well as to accomplish some of the unique tasks that we have to do. We grow nearly all of our 8 million liners, collect nearly all of our seed, and grow our own cutting stock. This also raises some unique challenges.

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