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Matt Bennett Reference 1: Commercial Application of Adventitious Rooting to Forestry Seeds have always been the basis for forestry propagation; but now vegetative propagation techniques through adventitious roots are growing more and more due to seed orchards producing “cream of the crop” seeds, which are expensive. This is causing an increased need to capture the high genetic potential of these seeds through propagation based on adventitious roots. Methods such as bulking or cloning are the basis for adventitious rooting systems. Bulking is when a few copies of many genotypes are made. This is the opposite of cloning where is a many copies of only a few genotypes are made. There are advantages and some disadvantages of each method. The cloning method results in better genetic gains because the clones are made from the most elite members of the family. The problem with cloning is the cost of testing. Since the clone is generated from an untested individual it must be tested in a wide range of field sites. Testing one individual tree can
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2008 for the course HORT 2984 taught by Professor Jrharris during the Fall '05 term at Virginia Tech.

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