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Propagation of Castor Genetic Stocks by Stem Cuttings1


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  1. Vol. 11 No. 1, p. 127-128
    Received: Jan 21, 1970

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  1. R. E. Stafford2



Stem cuttings are a satisfactory method for propagating castor genetic stocks (Ricinus communis L.). Prolific root systems developed on cuttings treated with a commercial root-promoting preparation and set in either sand or perlite. Cuttings with one or two nodes below the media surface and three or four nodes above the surface rooted best.

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