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Grow light has been widely used for propagating vegetable plants for many years. The tried-and-trusted fluorescent lights in climate cells and SON-T lights in greenhouses are now being joined by LED lights. Several nurseries are already using this method on a small scale. The Greek company Agris in Thessaloniki probably has the most experience in this field, it was revealed at an international seminar for plant breeders.

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Propagation by means of cuttings and grafting has a dramatic impact on the plant. Cuttings need to form new roots and vascular bundles have to fit together properly when grafting. These processes are controlled by hormones. This is perfected in tissue culture. However, the ‘usual’ cuttings and grafting methods remain very important to the horticultural sector.

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