Plant Propagation using an Aero-hydroponics System

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Hillel SofferDepartment of Environmental Horticulture9 University of California, Davis, CA 95616

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David W. BurgerDepartment of Environmental Horticulture9 University of California, Davis, CA 95616

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Abstract

Hydroponic and aeroponic methods have been used to study the propagation and growth of plants (1, 2, 4). A combination of these two methods of liquid culture, aero-hydroponics, has been developed (3). Known as the Ein Gedi System (EGS), this aerohydroponics method incorporates the advantages (buffered nutrient capacity of hydroponics and water oxygenation of aeroponics) of both types of liquid culture. The objective of this study was to compare aero-hydroponics (EGS) and solid media for cutting propagation with and without overhead mist.

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Visiting Horticulturist. Permanent address: Institute of Field and Garden Crops, Agriculture Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel.

Received for publication 1 July 1987. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. Under postal regulations, this paper therefore must be hereby marked advertisement solely to indicate this fact.

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