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How Using the Correct Soilless Media Will Help Your Success with Tissue Culture Propagation

Tissue culture (also called “in vitro culture” or “micro-propagation”) is one method of cloning plants that is becoming more and more common. In many ways, it is similar to clonal propagation by cuttings; in each method, part of the plant is removed from a stock plant and after a multiplication stage (in an enclosed, sterile environment in the case of tissue culture) is placed in a rooting environment and then acclimated to the real world. Choosing the correct soilless medium for the rooting and acclimation process, ex vitro, can help reduce losses with tissue culture propagated plants.
Read More in The Sun Gro’er Issue 3/2 (2005)

Using Multicote® to Supplement a Standard Fertilizer Program

Most greenhouse crops can effectively be grown with either a water soluble fertilizer regimen or through the use of controlled release fertilizers. In general, growers tend to use a water soluble program because they feel they have better control over fertilizer needs of the crop. (They can easily reduce or increase fertilizer as needed.) For many crops, such as bedding plants in standard flats, the water soluble regimen is the better way to go because small cells do not readily lend themselves to even distribution of a controlled release fertilizer. However, with the advent of the larger cell packs, such as Jumbo Packs and the 2¼ “ liners, controlled release fertilizers can be successfully used for general bedding plant production. –Daniel Jacques
Read More in The Sun Gro’er Issue 3/2 (2005)

The Storage and Handling of Sun Gro Products

It has always been Sun Gro’s policy, as the makers of Fafard, Sunshine Mixes, Metro Mixes, Peat Moss and Technigro, to produce and ship these products in an environment that is free of toxic contaminants. To that end, we do not keep herbicides or other harmful chemicals in or near our manufacturing facilities and make every effort to select trucks that have not carried any potential toxins, requiring them to be cleaned prior to loading. The same safety measures are also practiced at our distributor and customer facilities. To that end, we offer these storage and handling guidelines and ask for your cooperation to maintain the quality of the Sun Gro products you receive.
Read More in The Sun Gro’er Issue 3/1 (2005)