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peer-reviewed research article

Ornamental seedling treatment …influences on subsequent plant growth

authors

Tok Furuta, Agricultural Extension Service, University of California, Riverside
Tom Mock, Research Associate, South Coast Field Station, Santa Ana
W. Clay Jones, Agricultural Extension Service, U.C., Riverside

publication information

California Agriculture 26(8):10-11. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v026n08p10. August 1972.

author affiliations

Tok Furuta is Ornamental Horticulturist, Agricultural Extension Service, University of California, Riverside; Tom Mock is Staff Research Associate, South Coast Field Station, Santa Ana; W. Clay Jones is Staff Research Associate, Agricultural Extension Service, U.C., Riverside.

abstract

Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows:

Seedlings and small plants are often maintained in small pots under reduced or low nutritional levels to prevent rapid growth. The rationale for this practice is to prolong marketability of the small plants. The argument goes that too rapid growth results in the plants becoming excessively pot bound or “overgrown” quickly, thus reducing the market life of the plants. It is further argued that reduced nutrition does not influence subsequent growth rate.