Production trial facilitate propagation and nursery stock health
Seedling variation is commonly observed in commercial protea plantings throughout California. To select desirable characteristics and improve field stock, propagation by cuttings is be coming a necessity. This trial was established to facilitate the production of healthy nursery stock from cuttings for field transplanting. Death of container stock in the nursery has been a frequent problem, and growers are frustrated by the loss of young plants in the field. Loss of plants can usually be traced to three main problems: poor container media, pathogens (poor sanitation), and managerial problems related to irrigation and fertilization.
Source: • UC Cooperative Extension
Keywords: Irrigation Fertilizers Containers Container Media Pathogens