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Rooting Cuttings of Tropical Trees

Handbook / Manual

Series: Tropical Trees: Propagation and Planting Manuals Volume: 1

By: A Longman and RHF Wilson

138 pages, 66 line illus

Commonwealth Secretariat

Spiralbound | Dec 1993 | #45467 | ISBN: 0850923948
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NHBS Price: £19.50 $24/€22 approx

About this book

Illustrations by Wilson,(RHF). Handbook for the successful replanting of trees. Chapters include: genetic selection; stockplant management; propagation; taking cuttings; care of cuttings; making checklists and records.


Introduction; Why grow tropical trees?; Overcoming the problems of growing good plants; Vegetative propagation; Leafless and leafy cuttings; What makes a good cutting?; Genetic selection; Introduction; Clones; Choosing good trees; Tests for small trees; Stockplant management; Introduction to vegetative multiplication; Managing coppice stumps; Planting stockplants; Potted stockplants; Shade for stockplants; Stockplant pruning; Watering stockplants; Stockplant nutrition; Propagating conditions; Introduction; Building a poly-propagator; Mist propagation; Maintain high air humidity; The rooting medium; Rooting in containers; Taking the cuttings; Auxins and rooting; Trimming the leaves; Taking leafy shoots; Preparing leafy cuttings; Setting leafy cuttings; Rooting experiments; Care of cuttings; Checking the conditions; Watering cuttings; Diseases and pests; Potting up; Weaning and hardening; Check-lists, sources and records; Some key requirements for tree-planting projects; Check-list of problems in growing good trees; Information on vegetative propagation; Sources of chemicals and materials; Record-keeping and labelling; Record sheet for selecting trees; Record sheet for clone numbers; Record sheet for cuttings set; Record sheet for propagation checks

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