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Coloured Shade Cloth and Plant Growth

Stephens, W. International Plant Propagators' Society, combined proceedings 2007, 57:212-217. 2008.

At last year’s conference in Brisbane, coloured shade cloth was mentioned and discussed. I thought that this needed looking into with more depth. A Google Internet search for more information did not result in anything that was relevant. So I decided to do a trial of my own, seeing if coloured shade cloth affects plant growth. At Advantage Plant Production, we prefer not to use chemicals to control growth and also try to minimize labour costs as much as possible. On top of this we are always looking for ways to produce better plants for our clients. So the option of using coloured shade cloth to regulate plant growth would be very beneficial.


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Author(s): Wayne Stephens

Section: Container Production