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Iftikhar Ahmad, Muhammad B. Rafiq, John M. Dole, Bilal Abdullah, and Kinza Habib

production and postharvest handling protocols ( Ahmad et al., 2014 ; Regan and Dole, 2010 ). Delphinium, snapdragon, and stock are well recognized in international markets as specialty cut flowers; however, they are grown only as bedding garden plants in

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Janet E.A. Seabrook and Gerald Farrell

1 To whom reprint requests should be addressed. The advice and assistance of Harold Lawrence is greatly appreciated. We thank K.L. Douglass for excellent technical assistance, D. Burnett for greenhouse stock plant

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Andrew H. Jeffers, William E. Klingeman, Charles R. Hall, Marco A. Palma, David S. Buckley, and Dean A. Kopsell

Mid-southern U.S. nursery growers may gain a competitive advantage if they can economically produce, rather than outsource, their own nursery liner stock plants. In part, these advantages accrue if growers can offer more consistent plant quality

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Catherine M. Grieve, James A. Poss, Peter J. Shouse, and Christy T. Carter

harvest dates for marketable flowers. The test species chosen for this study was stock ( Matthiola incana ) cultivar Cheerful White, a relatively salt-tolerant crop ( Grieve et al., 2006 ; Lunt et al., 1954 ). Materials and Methods The experiment

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Josiah Raymer, Mack Thetford, and Debbie L. Miller

Miller, 2002 ). Management of stock plants in a nursery setting is desirable for producing a reliable and consistent source of cuttings. However, it is not presently known if container production of stock plants for this purpose is a viable alternative or

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Sean J. Markovic, Shana G. Brown, and James E. Klett

vegetative cuttings. Stock plants grown in containers become more productive as the plants mature until plant growth declines, resulting from limited root space or shoot crowding. The duration of increased productivity can also be influenced by management

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Christina M. Twardowski, Jaime L. Crocker, John R. Freeborn, and Holly L. Scoggins

Many perennial growers maintain their own stock plants to produce cuttings for rooting as a cost-effective alternative to ordering in rooted liners. However, a number of widely grown herbaceous perennial species are difficult to propagate; stock

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B.H. Lesser, C.G. Embree, and A.D. Crowe

Abbreviations: ACL, adjusted crop load; CL, crop load; KSC, Kentville Stock Clone; TCA, trunk cross-sectional area. 1 Research Scientist, term appointment. 2 Research Scientist. 3 Research Scientist, retired. Kentville Station Publication no. 2109

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Sean J. Markovic and James E. Klett

Within stock plant production systems, herbaceous perennial crops need to produce enough vegetative material to justify the cost of the space that they occupy on the greenhouse bench. Although harvesting cuttings before bloom time is not preferred

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C.G. Embree, B.H. Lesser, and A.D. Crowe

Abbreviations: CL, crop load; KSC, Kentville Stock Clone. 1 Research Scientist. 2 Research Scientist, term appointment. 3 Research Scientist, retired. Kentville Station Publication no. 2110. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by