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A Laboratory Chamber for Rooting Cuttings

Edwin A. Davis
Botanical Gazette
Vol. 129, No. 1 (Mar., 1968), pp. 86-89
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Subjects: Biological Sciences Environmental Science Botany & Plant Sciences
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A laboratory chamber was constructed for rooting investigations and for small-scale propagation of plants. Features of the rooting chamber include: small size (it is designed for a laboratory bench); a plastic-covered inclosure; an intermittent mist system; incandescent illumination; a running-water-bath filter for absorbing infrared radiation emitted by the lamps; daylength control; air-temperature control; and rooting-medium temperature control. Venturi-type atomizers draw distilled water from a reservoir to which nutrients, growth substances, vitamins, antibiotics, etc., can be added. The equipment was used successfully to root softwood cuttings of shrub live oak (Quer cus turbinella Greene).