- Indole butyric acid is a plant hormone that stimulates root growth. It is present in high concentrations at the growing tips of willow branches. Using the actively growing parts of a willow branch, cut and soaked in water, significant amounts of hormones can be obtained for our cuttings.
- On the other hand, salicylic acid is a plant hormone that intervenes in the plant’s defenses. It can also trigger a defense response in nearby plants by converting salicylic acid to a volatile chemical form.
- Salicylic acid helps plants fight infection and therefore can give cuttings a better chance of survival. One of the biggest threats to newly spread cuts is infection by bacteria and fungi.
- Plants, attacked by infectious agents, often do not produce salicylic acid fast enough to defend themselves, so providing the acid in water can be particularly beneficial.
DOSAGE AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
- For reproduction of cuttings
- For direct use in drip irrigation:
20 L / Ha in the first application.