Coffee Board of Kenya Monthly Bulletins November 1976

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1976
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Van der Vossen, H. A. M.
Op de Laak, J.
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Various aspects of vegetative propagation by means of softwood cuttings of COffea Arabica have been re-investigated through a number of rooting trials carried out since 1972.As a result efficient and inexpensive methods have been developed leading to over 90% well-rooted cuttings within 12 weeks. The best rooting compost consists of equal parts of loamy soil,coarse sand and acid swamp soil.A fairly low pH (5-6) is essential for good rooting. Split single-node cuttings root almost equally well as whole single-node cuttings.Trimming of the leaves should be avoided.A correct light intensity is essential for quick rooting and the shade netting held over the Lyamungu type propagator should allow about 20-30% of the total photosynthetically active radiation to reach the cuttings.
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Monthly Bulletin, 41 (488)
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