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Hormone Sprays for Fruit

Nature volume 150, page 19 (04 July 1942) | Download Citation



THE recent rapid developments in the investigation of growth-promoting substances have been closely followed by widespread attempts to apply the so-called plant hormones in horticultural practice. The use of synthetic growth substances to facilitate the rooting of cuttings became a craze almost overnight, and there is no doubt that remarkable results were achieved in many cases. There are still, however, species which resist all attempts to make them produce roots readily enough to make this method of propagation practicable on a commercial scale.

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