Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Chemically controlling root growth in containers

Authors

Tok Furuta
Clay W. Jones
W. Humphrey
Tom Mock

Authors Affiliations

Tok Furuta is Environmental Horticulturist, Agricultural Extension Service, University of California, Riverside; W. Clay Jones is Staff Research Associate, Agricultural Extension Service, University of California, Riverside; W. Humphrey is Farm Advisor, Orange County; Tom Mock is Staff Research Associate, South Coast Field Station, Santa Ana.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 26(12):10-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v026n12p10. December 1972.

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Abstract

Copper naphthenate, or copper sulfate, in a suitable carrier appears useful to eliminate growth of roots on the surface of the root ball of nursery plants in containers. Neither chemical presented a problem with soil ball integrity when transplanting, nor did they inhibit root growth following transplanting. While uptake was not determined, phytotoxicity due to excess copper uptake was not observed.

Furuta T, Jones C, Humphrey W, Mock T. 1972. Chemically controlling root growth in containers. Hilgardia 26(12):10-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v026n12p10
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