Thursday, June 13, 2024

Propagation

Colour, floral form and size are common breeding traits focused on by cyclamen breeders (Image: John Fitzsimmons)
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Why innovation takes time

By John Fitzsimmons

Next time you see, seek or get offered a new greenlife development, spare a thought for the time, expertise and effort that went into delivering that innovation. It could have been up to a decade or more!

At this point in time many people in our world anticipate rapid, even instant, responses to needs and wants.… Continue reading

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The system allows ingress of irrigation water to growing media and includes a clip system to prevent wind dislodgement and loss (Image: DeeWeed)
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Pot developments top and bottom

By John Fitzsimmons

Advances in tools and processes don’t always have to be as radical as reinventing the wheel. Sometimes just building a better mousetrap serves us well. In our production nurseries the plastic pot is ubiquitous, but some simple smart thinking, especially in the detail, is also delivering benefits.Continue reading

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Multiple stem sections used in rose propagation
Propagation

Propagation, so much more than putting a seed in a pot

By Dan Austin

In simple terms, propagation is the multiplication of plants, but just like the vocation of horticulture itself, the subject offers a field of lifelong learning and a range of niche opportunities.

To be a good propagator, a person not only needs to develop a knowledge base of plant physiology and science, but also to hone a range of physical techniques used in the art of plant multiplication.… Continue reading

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Propagation systems should ideally provide growers with desirable traits such as colour and form (Image: John Fitzsimmons)
Propagation

Propagation – always the start of something better

By John Fitzsimmons

In the greenlife industry, propagation is thought of in many ways. It is an industry segment largely dominated by learned and/or practised people often specialising in particular plant categories or families. It is also an activity carried out by many production nurseries generally.Continue reading

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