Preliminary Studies on Some Local Materials for Propagation Media

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1978
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Chweya J. A.
Gurnah A. M.
Fisher N. M.
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In Kenya the traditional way of propagating vegetable and fruit tree seedlings is by raising them on a raised seedbed and then transplanting them. Commercial nurseries, which mainly raise ornamental plants and cut flowers, are the only places where containers, such as pots and seed flats, are intensively used. However, containers are also being used nowadays in raising tea and coffee selings. The need for intensive vegetable seedling production has not been realized in this country except in a few large scale farms near Naivasha. The intensification of seedling production is of importance in helping to maintain a continuous production of these vegetables in the use of containers and good propagation media.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 43 (No. 4), p. 334-342
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