Flowers and ornamentals
Simultaneous grafting and rooting of roses
Rose plants are routinely propagated by rooting and budding in the field. Rootstock cuttings are planted out between May and July and in late spring rooted material is budded. Plants produced in this manner are not ready for flower picking for at least one year. In a quicker technique, sometimes known as "stenting", roses are simultaneously grafted and rooted under mist in a glasshouse to produce a plant in four to six weeks. Such a plant may flower after only four months. This method can yield from 200 to 400 plants per square metre in a five-week period, and can be used throughout the year.
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Books about plant tissue culture
There is a growing interest in the use of tissue culture techniques for the micro propagation of horticultural species. Numerous books have been published on plant tissue culture. Detailed below are some that are concerned either exclusively with micro propagation, give a general introduction to plant tissue culture, or contain reviews on various relevant subjects.
Property Identification Codes
From 1 July 2012, Property Identification Codes (PICs) will be progressively introduced to plant industries in Victoria.