A Note on the Cost of Rooting Cuttings of Coffea Arabica

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1944/1945
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The plant at this station comprises six batteries containing forty-six compartments each capable of dealing with about 200 cuttings. Cuttings take on an average eighteen weeks to root. Thus in anyone year about 18,000 can be set out. Allowing for minor catastrophes such as "damping-off", leaf-fall, cuttings which do not root within six months, and deaths from other causes, about 10,000 cuttings should root each year. That our results do not reach this number is so far due to lack of ample suitable material for cuttings. For "hardening-off" after potting up there are twenty-four large single-row frames built against the walls of three potting sheds. No special provision is made for further "hardening- off" outside the frames except that artificial shade is provided. The potted cuttings stand on the ground and are subsequently planted in beds until required in the field.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 10, p. 109-110
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