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Stephanie E. Burnett, Bryan J. Peterson, and Marjorie Peronto

Stem cuttings are traditionally propagated using overhead mist systems. Recent work has explored the use of a different approach: submist propagation ( Peterson et al., 2018a , 2018b ; Sanchez et al., 2020 ). Submist propagation systems apply

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Bryan J. Peterson, Stephanie E. Burnett, and Olivia Sanchez

-free environment. A potential alternative to overhead mist is submist aeroponics, which relies on the application of mist from below the cutting, to the base of the stem inserted into an enclosed chamber. Several systems are available on the consumer market for use

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Olivia Sanchez, Stephanie E. Burnett, and Bryan J. Peterson

collected in early August and provided with overhead mist while inserted into a submist chamber, with roots on many cuttings evident within the first week. Among cuttings collected in September, Coston et al. (1983) reported rooting of 65% and 27% when

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Bryan J. Peterson, Olivia Sanchez, Stephanie E. Burnett, and Darren J. Hayes

systems ( Fig. 1 ). Fig. 1. Representative cuttings of coleus after 3 weeks in each of the four propagation systems: overhead mist (OM), submist (SM), subirrigation (SI), and subfog (SF). Cuttings in the SM systems produced longer, thinner roots than

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potential to improve irrigation management for growers in southern Georgia. Propagating Nursery Crops with Submist Aeroponics Submist aeroponic systems have been largely unexplored for the propagation of woody nursery crops, which are generally rooted using

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. Half of the plants from each rate received an application of a PGR, paclobutrazol. Fertigation with 3–5 ppm P and no PGR application provided similar height control to that of 20 ppm P and a standard PGR application. Submist Aeroponics: An Alternative