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Development of scion roots on old home pear trunks


R. L. Rackham
G. W. Morehead

Authors Affiliations

Robert L. Rackham was Extension Technologist (Pear Decline), Agricultural Extension Service, University of California, Davis, and is now Farm Advisor, Sun Bernardino County; Cordon W. Morehead is Farm Advisor, Sacramento County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 18(7):6-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v018n07p6. July 1964.

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Application of a rooting hormone to encourage early scion root initiation may eventually result in elimination of a need for the bud union between the Old Home pear trunk and the original rootstock and will establish the trees on a more vigorous root system, according to tests detailed in this progress report of field research by Extension Service staff members.

Rackham R, Morehead G. 1964. Development of scion roots on old home pear trunks. Hilgardia 18(7):6-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v018n07p6
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