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Propagation of Scaevola (Scaevola aemula) Vegetative Cuttings in Terra Plugs

Vijay Rapaka, Ph.D. Corporate Grower Research & Technical Support Manager Smithers-Oasis Company, Kent, Ohio, USA Brenton Williams Greenhouse Research Technician Smithers-Oasis Company, Kent, Ohio, USA The following is the general procedure for Propagation of Scaevola in Terra Plugs: Saturate the Terra Plugs and place them in a disinfected propagation area Insert the cuttings on the …

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Hydroponic kale production in OASIS® Horticubes® XL or Horticubes® Growing Medium

Top dressing with vermiculite significantly improves seedling growth. Vijay Rapaka, Ph.D. Corporate Grower Research & Technical Support Manager Smithers-Oasis Company, Kent, Ohio USA Brenton Williams Greenhouse Research Technician Smithers-Oasis Company, Kent, Ohio, USA Introduction In recent years, kale has become extremely popular due to its nutritional value and incredible health benefits. Kale is an excellent source of …

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Propagation of Difficult to Root Semi-Hardwood Shrubs and Hardwood Trees in Oasis® Rootcubes® Wedge® Medium

Vijay Rapaka, Ph.D. Manager, Corporate Grower Research & Technical Support Smithers-Oasis Company, Kent, OH USA   Introduction Propagation medium plays a vital role in the rooting of cuttings, and has three basic functions: (i) to support or hold the cutting in place, (ii) to supply water and nutrients during rooting and subsequent growth, and (iii) …

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Propagation of Zonal Geranium Vegetative Cuttings in Terra Plugs

Vijay Rapaka, Ph.D. Corporate Grower Research & Technical Support Manager Smithers-Oasis Company, Kent, Ohio, USA Brenton Williams Greenhouse Research Technician Smithers-Oasis Company, Kent, Ohio, USA The following is the general procedure for the Propagation of Geraniums in Terra Plugs: Saturate the Terra Plugs and place them in a disinfected propagation area Insert the cuttings on …

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Propagation of Bracteantha bracteatum (Strawflower) Vegetative Cuttings in Terra Plugs

Vijay Rapaka, Ph.D. Corporate Grower Research & Technical Support Manager Smithers-Oasis Company, Kent, Ohio, USA Brenton Williams Greenhouse Research Technician Smithers-Oasis Company, Kent, Ohio, USA The following is the general procedure for Propagation of Bracteantha in Terra Plugs: Saturate the Terra Plugs and place them in a disinfected propagation area Insert the cuttings on the …

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Determining the rooting performance and plug extractability of Begonia

Determining the rooting performance and plug extractability of Begonia (Begonia x hybrid) Vegetative Cuttings as affected by loose filling and Terra Plug bonded media made with two different types of mixes with varying physical properties. Vijay Rapaka, Ph.D. Corporate Grower Research & Technical Support Manager Smithers-Oasis Company, Kent, OH, USA Brenton Williams Greenhouse Research Technician Smithers-Oasis …

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Propagating carnations in Growing Media

Propagating carnations in Rootcubes® / Horticubes® Growing Medium ensures successful and clean young plant production Miriam Ndalila, Technical Consultant Africa, OASIS® Grower Solutions Africa, Nairobi, Kenya John Kihia, Technical Manager Africa, OASIS® Grower Solutions Afria, Nairobi, Kenya Vijay Rapaka, Ph.D., Manager, Corporate Grower, Research & Technical Support, Smithers-Oasis Company, Kent, OH USA Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) are one of the most popular cut flowers sold worldwide. …

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Propagating chrysanthemum in Growing Medium

Propagating chrysanthemum in Rootcubes® / Horticubes® Growing Medium ensures clean and disease-free young plant production Miriam Ndalila, Technical Consultant Africa, OASIS® Grower Solutions Africa, Nairobi, Kenya John Kihia, Technical Manager Africa, OASIS® Grower Solutions Africa, Nairobi, Kenya Vijay Rapaka, Ph.D., Manager, Corporate Grower, Research & Technical Support, Smithers-Oasis Company, Kent, OH USA The name chrysanthemum is derived from Greek and means “golden flower.” Chrysanthemum belong to the …

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Propagating Hibiscus vegetative cuttings in Rootcubes® Growing Medium

Propagating Hibiscus vegetative cuttings in Rootcubes® Growing Medium ensures successful and uniform rooting Brenton Williams, Greenhouse Research Technician, Smithers-Oasis Company, Kent, OH USA Vijay Rapaka, Ph.D., Manager, Corporate Grower Research & Technical Support, Smithers-Oasis Company, Kent, OH USA The ornamental Hibiscus plants are extremely popular for their large and showy colorful flowers. Hibiscus belong to Malvaceae family and the two groups of …

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