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Re: News article


You are right, they are still cutting plants in a laminar flow hood.  They
do produce a neat little plant in, of all things, a cigarette filter.  They
are easy to handle and very light to ship, but I find that very few
customers want plants that are not in cell packs (We can produce them if the
customer so desires).  The thing I like best about Chas's setup is his
ability to produce rooted plants in full sunlight.  Our production goes down
in the summer due to the heat in Georgia, something Chas would not

Chas, by the way produces other crops besides Hosta.

Jim Anderson

----- Original Message -----
From: Stacy Holtzman <sholtzma@sunflower.bio.indiana.edu>
To: <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 1999 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: News article

> In agreement, Jim, most growers are definitely NOT interested in making
> tens of thousands, or millions, of one type of hosta or ornamental.  This
> goes beyond the scope of what most growers want anyway.  This sterile
> hydroponics, which is a really neat idea, is definitely for the mass
> market, and could have very good results when trying to, say, propagate
> certain disease resistant tree stocks, medicinal plants, or crop plants.
> But folks, this sterile hydroponics is, so to speak, a rose by another
> name.  You can do non-sterile hydroponics with good results too, and also
> tissue culture with agar with good results, etc...etc...the thing to
> Southern Sun's advantage is the facility setup.  Nothing else.  But very
> interesting anyway!!!
> Stacy
> Stacy Holtzman
> Howard Hughes Medical Institute
> Bloomington, Indiana Z5b
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