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Re: Hormones

    Yes, send it.
    What would you do to an endangered animal if it ate only endangered
Preston Littleton < plittleton@ce.net >
Seaford DE
zone 7
-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Hawes <hawesj@gcnet.net>
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Cc: hawesj@gcnet.net <hawesj@gcnet.net>
Date: Tuesday, February 02, 1999 9:35 PM
Subject: Re: Hormones

>I must back up a bit and explain that my discussion with Bill was about
>the possibilities of using some substances on the roots of tiny
>propagules coming out of tissue culture in Canada. I attempted to
>explain that the use of indolebutyric acid or any other similar
>synthetic hormone would inhibit growth of existing roots, not encourage
>their more rapid growth.
>The part of the discussion you read touched on the importance of the
>inter-relations of the top of the plant and the bottom of the
>plant...that they are interdependent. I don't believe anyone
>knowledgable in plant physiology would disagree with that premise. The
>point I was trying to make was that all factors which may become
>limiting  could affect growth of roots. And Barbara is right,  magic
>potions can not eliminate the need to address limiting factors
>determining growth.
>Since Plant Hormones seem to be a subject of interest, I wish to advise
>that a short discussion paper which I wrote on this subject in Oct 1997
>is still in my computer. If anyone wishes me to send it, I could do so.
>It is somewhat technical but was written to try to cover the role of the
>natural hormones affecting the numerous physiological phenomena observed
>in plants in general. The generalizations apply to the Genus Hosta also,
>in my opinion. It's old stuff and several subscribers may have already
>seen it.Should I send it a second time? It comes in two parts.
>Jim Hawes
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