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  Planting seedlings-superthrive
From: mburack at mindspring.com on 2001.05.10 at 08:09:18(6411)
Believe it or not, although I use it with some frequency, I have read that superthrive is basically emulsified and crystaline fish oil.

aroid-l@mobot.org wrote:
> The formula of SuperThrive is a secret... but... it is a formulation of

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From: "Cooper, Susan L." SLCooper at scj.com> on 2001.05.10 at 14:15:13(6413)
The teeny tiny print on the label says 0.09% vitamin B1, 0.48% 1-Naphthyl
acetic acid.
I looked up the acetic acid, another trade name for it is rootone!

Susan

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From: mburack at mindspring.com on 2001.05.10 at 21:55:43(6417)
Of course, the same chemicals always seem to be present in rooting compounds and growth stimulators.

Many times they are either/or/both: Indole butyric acid (IBA) and naphthalene acetic acid (NAA)

I am not saying that superthrive is anything special or not.. I am only thinking that IBA and NAA are "known"? to stimulate root growth. In the case of tuberous plants...things that stimulate root growth, would also stimulate tuber growth..... doesnt that seem right?

As far as Lesters comments on his friend stating that the effect would only be possibly realized on young, "not-yet" fully developed plants... I am not sure I understand..... I would think that if the chemical had any effect.... it would exhibit that effect regardless....?

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.05.10 at 22:00:14(6419)
>>Believe it or not, although I use it with some frequency, I have read that
superthrive is basically emulsified and crystaline fish oil.<<

That (above) may or may NOT be so, but all I know is that it has worked

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