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Morphological and Physiological Factors Affecting Formation of Adventitious Roots on Sugar Maple Stem CuttingsAuthor(s): John R. Donnelly
Source: Res. Pap. NE-365. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionSugar maple cuttings were collected twice a week throughout June from four mature trees. Some of the cuttings were analyzed for carbohydrate (starch and sugars) and nitrogen content; the others were stuck in rooting beds. Rooting response showed significant daily and clonal variations. Cuttings rooted best when their terminal leaves were mature, as judged by size and color. Daily changes in rooting response were only weakly correlated with sugar and nitrogen concentrations, but rooting response peaked soon after a marked rise in starch.
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CitationDonnelly, John R. 1977. Morphological and Physiological Factors Affecting Formation of Adventitious Roots on Sugar Maple Stem Cuttings. Res. Pap. NE-365. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5p.
KeywordsRooting, vegetative propagation
- Seasonal patterns of reserve and soluble carbohydrates in mature sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
- Effects of defoliation and drought on root food reserves in sugar maple seedlings
- Effects of Watering and Fertilization on Carbohydrate Reserves in Sugar Maple Seedlings
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