Plant Propagation from Cuttings using Rooting Hormones by HortusUSA
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The Spray Drip Down Method

Using the Spray Drip Down Method you can propagate plants using leafy plant cuttings in the growing season. It is used on easier and hard to root cuttings. Both hard to woody plant cuttings and herbaceous cuttings benefit.
•   You dip the basal end of the cuttings into the Rooting Solution for about five seconds then stick. Using the Spray Drip Down Method you stick the cuttings into trays or any other way into media.
•   You dip the basal end of the cuttings into the Rooting Solution for about five seconds then stick. You spray the Rooting Solution onto the leaves of the cuttings until there is a drip down. You wait about 45 minutes or until the solution dries on the leaves, then turn on your misters

•  Use on any lot size
•  The solution is used one time. there can be no cross contamination of the Rooting Solution between plant lots.
•  Low labor cost; workers who do sticking do not apply rooting products and do not need PPE.
•  Spraying, performed by a trained operator, assures that the plant cuttings receive a uniform application of the Rooting Solutions. The time for spraying is only a few minutes.
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ROOTING PRODUCTS TO USE
Use Rooting Solutions made with
•  Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts®
•  Rhizopon® AA Water Soluble Tablets
For foliar methods, these aqueous rooting solutions are specially formulated to allow entry into the plant’s vascular system.

USE ON MANY TYPES OF PLANT CUTTINGS
•   Cutting Types
•   Cutting Selection
In the growing season

•   Leafy cuttings: annuals, perennials, ornamental and forestry plants.
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EQUIPMENT
•  Use a hand, backpack or power sprayer. These sprayers give uniform flow over a directed area.
•  Overhead boom sprayers may be used however setup time may not be cost effective.
•  Do not use proportional solution mixers; they might not give uniform Rooting Solution quality and distribution.

HOW TO USE
STICKING & SEPARATION OF LOTS BY RATE
•   Stick the un-treated cuttings in the media.
•   Keep the cuttings hydrated by keeping misters on.
•   It is useful to separate the plants into rooting solution rate groups. Plants with the same solution rate can be treated at the same time.
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HOW TO USE THE SPRAY DRIP DOWN METHOD
•   Spraying should be done the same day of sticking or soon after.
•   Spraying should be done when the stomata in the leaves are open. If the propagation area is hot, do spraying at cool times, such as early mornings.
•   Turn off the misters.
•   Spray the Rooting Solution onto leaves until the liquid drips down. If the leaves are wet from misters at the time of spraying, use an excess of Rooting Solution to overcome dilution of the solution.
•   To assure adequate treatment, apply enough solution to both the top and bottom of the leaves.
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SPRAY RATE
•   Use about one gallon of rooting solution per 175 to 225 square foot of cuttings.

MISTERS
•   After application of the Rooting Solution wait at until the solution dries, about 3/4 hour, before turning misters on.

UN-USED ROOTING SOLUTIONS
•   Un-used Rooting Solutions in the production tank or concentrate container can be stored at room temperature for several days without losing potency.
•   For safety, label the Rooting Solution container.

CUTTING CARE
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