Practical Woody Plant Propagation for Nursery Growers, Volume 1

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Timber Press, 1986 - Gardening - 669 pages
Propagation from seed - principles and open-ground production. Propagation from seed - greenhouse production. Protected propagation facilities. Tools and materials for the propagator. Unit containers. Principles of vegetative propagation, clonal selection and stock (mother) plants. Factors affecting the rooting of cuttings. Softwood, semi-ripe wood and evergreen hardwood cuttings. Deciduous (leafless) hardwood cuttings. Rooting hormones. Rooting media (rooting composts). Disease prevention and control for cuttings. Direct sticking. Root cuttings and division. Layering. Principles grafting. Open-ground budding. Open-ground grafting. Bench grafting and top-orking. Micropropagation.

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Bruce Macdonald is an award-winning author and historian and a school teacher, public speaker, community activist, cartographer, graphical designer, and researcher. He has been involved in a number of curriculum reform projects.

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