air layering


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air layering

[′er ‚lā·ər·iŋ]
(botany)
A method of vegetative propagation, usually of a wounded part, in which the branch or shoot is enclosed in a moist medium until roots develop, and then it is severed and cultivated as an independent plant.
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Air layering is a propagation technique in which the branch stays connected to the mother plant until the rooting.
TABLE 1: Results of the analysis of variance for the percentage of air layering with callus, living air layering and air layering dead Campomanesia xanthocarpa.
In the case of air layering, the substrate heating is more difficult than in cuttings, where they normally use heated water to increase the substrate temperature, being important the test of materials to increase and maintain the substrate temperature that wi cover the layering or reduces the exchange with the medium.
laticuspis air layering resulted such a successful technique to initiate adventitious roots stem, so that root production was better than cutting, as it occurs in vegetative propagation of Cecropia obtusifolia (LaPierre, 2001).
Keywords: Olive, air layering, propagation, time factor
The air-conditioning is equipped with an air re-circulation filter, fogging and solar sensors, thereby regulating temperature, air flow, air distribution and air layering, separately to four zones.
The Galion is providing essential data on WTG wakes, park wakes and wind profiles, which are dependent on water temperature and air layering.
A third method is air layering, ideal for plants which often lack low-growing shoots suitable for conventional layering, such as magnolia, hazel, cotinus and flowering cornus species.
Describe and discuss air layering. What plants can be propagated this way?
Air layering Amateur horticulturists frequently use this technique on interior plants.
Air Layering: It is a method largely practised in most countries, including India.