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  1. Vol. 62 No. 3, p. 432-433
    Received: Oct 3, 1969

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An Improved Method for Growing Mature Corn (Zea Mays L.) by Solution Culture1

  1. C. A. Osmond and
  2. R. B. Clark2



A method for growing corn (Zea mays L.) plants to maturity in nutrient solutions is described. Plants were grown in 18-liter polyethylene containers, and held upright by wires extending from a center dowel which was securely fastened to the tight-fitting container lid. Ease, simplicity, and flexibility made it convenient to use. No special equipment was required. The method overcame many of the problems inherent with sand and gravel cultures.

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