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Develop principles for optimising HNS propagation by investigating the interaction of stockplant ... - HH1201SHN

Description
Develop principles for optimising HNS propagation by investigating the interaction of stockplant preconditioning and enviroments for cuttings, and the physiology of union formation and scion growth in bud-grafts.
Objective
UK nurserymen supply about 85% of the home market for ornamental shrubs and trees, mainly with plants raised by propagating 200 million cuttings a year. To protect this situation and to expand their markets, they need to increase efficiency at the initial propagation stage and produce a greater range of less usual plants.
The objective of this work is to provide nurserymen with the necessary understanding of how to manage stockplants so as to raise the rooting potential in shoots to give high yields of free-rooting cuttings. Complementary to this is the need to maximise rooting expression by understanding better the environmental requirements of cuttings post-excision, and how to relate to cutting rooting potential. HDC funds projects aimed at translating the science into practice.
This programme provides a structured experimental base to understand adventitious rooting at the molecular level also, with the longer-term objective of improving the genetic capability of recalcitrant species to root.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 1997

Cost: £459,040
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Horticulture Research International
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Fields of Study
Horticulture
Horticulture