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Anthony L. Witcher, Eugene K. Blythe, Glenn B. Fain, and Kenneth J. Curry

as a rooting substrate for stem cutting propagation of ornamental crops. Materials and methods Root development of stem cuttings in four substrates was evaluated in two experiments conducted in 2008 and 2009 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Thad

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Jacob A. Griffith Gardner, Jessica D. Lubell, and Mark H. Brand

acerifolium , and Viburnum lantanoides, increasing hormone concentration improved rooting success of softwood stem cuttings ( Cartabiano and Lubell, 2013 ; Lubell and Griffith Gardner, 2017 ). C. peregrina can be propagated at nearly 100% rooting when

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Desmond G. Mortley, Conrad K. Bonsi, Walter A. Hill, Carlton E. Morris, Carol S. Williams, Ceyla F. Davis, John W. Williams, Lanfang H. Levine, Barbara V. Petersen, and Raymond M. Wheeler

Sweetpotato is being studied at Tuskegee University as a potential crop for use in the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Advanced Life Support program to provide food for long-term space exploration missions. Stem cuttings are

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Eugene K. Blythe and Jeff L. Sibley

bright red berries in the fall and winter ( Gilman, 1999 ), they are grown primarily for their form and foliage ( Berry, 1994 ). ‘Dwarf Burford’ holly can be propagated by stem cuttings at multiple times during the year. Newly matured or semimature wood

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Eugene K. Blythe and Jeff L. Sibley

A variety of methods may be used for applying auxin to stem cuttings with the basal quick-dip and the powder application methods being the most common in commercial propagation as a result of their speed and ease of practice ( Blythe et al., 2007

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Daniel Struve, Francesco Ferrini, Chandra Bellasio, and Alessio Fini

. Successful oak stem cutting propagation protocols use softwood and semihardwood stem cuttings collected from juvenile stock plants, basal dips in relatively high indole butyric acid (IBA) concentrations in combination with various stock plant manipulations

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Warren E. Copes and Eugene K. Blythe

, ornamental plants (bulbs, corms, stem cuttings), seeds, and vegetables ( du Toit and Hernandez-Perez, 2005 ; Johnson et al., 2006 ; Keck et al., 1995 ; Lurie, 2006 ; Mannini, 2007 ; Mari et al., 2007 ; Porat et al., 2002 ; Sharma and Tripathi, 2008

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

Overhead mist revolutionized the propagation industry by providing reliable means to manage transpirational water losses by leafy stem cuttings. This system slows transpiration of cuttings primarily by decreasing leaf temperatures through

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Zhaohui Li, Yan Ma, Wanyuan Yin, Dekui Zang, and Xianfeng Guo

reports of cutting propagation of P. tatarinowii have been published. The present study was performed to explore stem cutting techniques for P. tatarinowii . The specific objectives were, first, to screen the appropriate exogenous auxin treatment and

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Christopher L. Rosier, John Frampton, Barry Goldfarb, Farrell C. Wise, and Frank A. Blazich

assistance in establishing and maintaining the research trial from which the stem cuttings were collected. From a thesis submitted by C.L.R. in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the MS degree.