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  1. Vol. 82 No. 6, p. 1169-1170
     
    Received: Feb 21, 1990


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doi:10.2134/agronj1990.00021962008200060029x

Identifying Individual Plants or Plants Parts during Shoot and Root Evaluations

  1. C. L. Douglas Jr. ,
  2. T. R. Toll,
  3. B. L. Klepper and
  4. D. E. Wilkins
  1. Columbia Plateau Conserv. Center, Pendleton, OR 97801

Abstract

Abstract

Identity of individual plants or plant parts is often required when making shoot and root measurements. Normally parts from each plant are coded with colored paper clips or put in individually labelled paper or plastic sacks. Both procedures are time consuming and costly. The objective of this project was to develop a method of individual plant or plant part identification that is simple, accurate, economical, and efficient. Materials used are tape and waterproof marker. Individual plants or plant parts are placed on a strip of tape in the order in which they are analyzed. They can then be passed on to another evaluator for further analyses, retaining individual plant identity. This method doubles the number of plants processed/hour and reduces materials cost from approximately $0.13 to less than $0.01/plant.

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