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  6-benzylamino purine (question)
From: mburack at mindspring.com on 2001.05.22 at 12:57:50(6532)
Has anyone ever used 6-BA to stimulate seed germination?

If so, please let me some details. It can be purchased in a powder form, so info on dilution, frequency, use etc.. would be very helpful..

(someone on the list-serv must be familiar with this??)

Thanks in advance

Marc Burack

From: StroWi at t-online.de (StroWi) on 2001.05.22 at 15:00:47(6534)
mburack@mindspring.com schrieb:
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> Has anyone ever used 6-BA to stimulate seed germination?
>
> If so, please let me some details. It can be purchased in a powder form, so
> info on dilution, frequency, use etc.. would be very helpful..
>
> (someone on the list-serv must be familiar with this??)
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Marc Burack

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From: StroWi at t-online.de (StroWi) on 2001.05.22 at 22:41:26(6540)
mburack@mindspring.com schrieb:
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> Has anyone ever used 6-BA to stimulate seed germination?
>
> If so, please let me some details. It can be purchased in a powder form, so
> info on dilution, frequency, use etc.. would be very helpful..
>
> (someone on the list-serv must be familiar with this??)
>

Marc,

See also at http://www.aroid.org/

Aroid Horticultural Links

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From: Scott Hyndman hyndman at aroid.org> on 2001.05.23 at 08:13:49(6541)
Marc,

In addition to the good information that Bernhard Strolka gave us on BA use,
especially the in vitro application, BA was used commercially by aroid
foliage plant liner producers back in the early 90s to promote axillary
shoot (sucker) growth to get a more full liner. The hormone was very
inexpensive then and gave fairly good results. Jake Henny of the University
of Florida, Mid Florida Research and Education Center, did much of the
research on this application.

If you are specifically interested in stimulating seed germination, you will
want to investigate the use of gibberellic acid (GA). GA3 is usually
commercially available, and it is usually inexpensive. There is some
information on the Web at
http://koning.ecsu.ctstateu.edu/Plants_human/seedgerm.html and at
http://www.crfg.org/tidbits/gibberellic.html.

Another research area that Jake Henny has worked on is the use of GA in
stimulating the flowering of aroids, an important technique useful in
hybridizing.

Regards, Scott

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From: mburack at mindspring.com on 2001.05.23 at 08:17:45(6545)
Dear Bernhard,

Many thanks for the reply, but I think I should ask my question a little easier, so that I may understand your answer (smile). (I am definately looking for the less technical kind of info :-)

I was told there was a way to make a solution with this chemical, and it could be sprayed onto "ungerminated" seed. The story was that the reaction would cause seed to germinate very quickly.

Does this sound right to you?

If so how would you do it?

Thanks again in advance.

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From: mburack at mindspring.com on 2001.05.24 at 07:23:55(6552)
Dear Scott,

Based on the info you sent, I think that GA is really more in line what I am looking for....

I purchased some yesterday although it seemed more expensive than I thought... I paid $25 for 1 gram. I really dont know if that is expensive or not, but obviously since I am going to use small amounts per application, 1 gram should be good for anywhere from 5-8 uses.

I am hoping the results are worth it....I will keep you informed.

Thanks again!

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From: StroWi at t-online.de (StroWi) on 2001.05.27 at 19:45:58(6585)
Scott,

thanks for your information!

Scott Hyndman schrieb:

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