Plant Propagation from Cuttings using Rooting Hormones by HortusUSA
Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts ,You Make Rooting Solutions. Rhizopon AA dry powder Rooting Hormones

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Common Questions on Rooting Products

How much Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts do I need?
• To make a Rooting Solution, for one gallon at1000 ppm you need 19 grams of Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts.
• By the Basal Long Soak and Basal Quick Dip Methods one gallon of Rooting Solution can treat many thousand cuttings.
• By the Spray Drip Down Method one gallon of Rooting Solution can treat 175-225 square feet of propagation trays.
• Annual cuttings require 100 ppm or less. You need 1.9 grams of Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts per gallon.
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Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts

Can I make a concentrated stock mix?
• Rooting Solutions made with Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts can be made to 100,000 ppm IBA using ordinary water.
• Growers can make up concentrated Rooting Solutions in the production office. The concentrated Rooting Solution can be added to the production tank in the work area then add water to bring the solution to full rate.
MAKING SOLUTIONS
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What is the keeping life of a Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts Rooting Solution?
• An un-used Rooting Solution can be used for several days after make-up if you store it at normal room temperature and light.
• Solutions made for the Spray Drip Down Method are un-used until sprayed.
• The Total Immerse, Basal Long Soak and Basal Quick Dip Methods use the Rooting Solution on each treated plant lot.
• Dispose used Rooting Solutions between production lots to avoid cross contamination.
STORAGE
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What is the keeping life of dry Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts, and un-used Rhizopon AA dry powder rooting hormones?
• Un-used, dry, in the original container, sealed, and at room temperature, the products will retain close to their full potency for many years.
• Refrigeration is not required.
• Do allow them to become damp or wet.
STORAGE
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Rhizopon AA dry powder rooting hormones

What is the cost of Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts compared with so called ‘pre-mix’ rooting products? How is Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts different from a pre-mix?
• Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts cost about 1/3 to 1/5 the price of ‘pre-mix’ rooting solutions.
• A gallon of Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts Rooting Solution, at 100 ppm IBA, costs about 65¢; a gallon at 10,000 ppm IBA cost about $65. (The same ‘premix’ IBA rate costs over $210!)
• Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts can be shipped by ordinary means. ‘Pre-mix’ rooting solutions can incur ‘hazardous shipping charges’.
• Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts Rooting Solutions are made by the grower using ordinary water; the Rooting Solutions can never cause solvent toxicity. Alcohol based ‘pre-mix’ rooting solutions may cause alcohol toxicity to the cuttings especially at high concentrations.
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What is the difference between Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts and technical IBA/KIBA?
• Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts are both registered by the US EPA for ‘sale and use’ by plant growers.
• Technical IBA/K-IBA are not US EPA registered for use by plant growers.
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Rhizopon AA Water Soluble Tablets

Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts replace technical IBA/K-IBA for use in plant growing!
• Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts are soluble in ordinary water. Technical IBA is only soluble in active solvents that can cause plant fatality and ‘burns’.
• Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts can be dissolved in water to over 100,000 ppm IBA Technical K-IKA can only be dissolved in water to about 10,000 ppm IBA and drops out of solution.
• Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts have US EPA labels for foliar and basal methods:  they are specially formulated for these methods.
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What is the WPS re-entry interval (REI) for Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts and Rhizopon AA products?
• Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts and all Rhizopon AA products have US EPA labels with ZERO hour REI.
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Introduction to Plant Propagation from Cuttings:
Site_Map   Introduction   DISTRIBUTORS 
Products:  Hortus_IBA_WaterSolubleSalts(20%)    RhizoponAA_DryPowder_RootingHormones   
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Methods:  Foliar_Methods-Overview    Total_Immerse_Method    Spray_DripDown_Method   
Basal_Methods-Overview    Basal_QuickDip_Method    Basal_Long_Soak_Method  
Dry_Dip_Method
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Rates:  Rates-Foliar    Rates-Basal_QuickDip    Rates-Dry_Dip    Rates-LongSoak
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