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Title: Landscape plant propagation information retrieval system
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Title: Landscape plant propagation information retrieval system
Physical Description: 5, 2 leaves : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Ingram, Dewayne L. ( Dewayne Lebron ), 1952-
Florida Cooperative Extension Service
Publisher: Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1987
Copyright Date: 1987
Subject: Landscape plants -- Propagation -- Computer programs   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Statement of Responsibility: Dewayne L. Ingram.
General Note: Cover title.
General Note: "February 1987."
General Note: Florida Cooperative Extension Service circular 760
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February 1987

Landscape Plant Propagation

Information Retrieval System


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JUN 30 1987

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Dewayne L. Ingram

Florida Cooperativ Extnion Service / Institue of Food and Agricultural Sciene / Univerity of Florida / John T. W st, Dean

Circular 760


Landscape Plant Propagation Information Retrieval System'

Dewayne L. Ingram
Extension Woody Ornamentalist
IFAS, University of Florida

A limiting factor to expansion of Florida's plant propagation industry is ready access
to known propagation techniques for less common or difficult-to-propagate plants.
Landscape Plant Propagation Information (LPPI) is an interactive computer application
developed for retrieval of propagation information on several hundred landscape plants.
LPPI has been written in S1032, a database manager that can be accessed through the
Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS) Computer Network. The user can list
plants in the database and retrieve information on individual plants by entering all or part
of the scientific or common name.

Propagation information has been collected from scientific publications, plant
propagation publications and communication with experienced nursery operators. A sample
data collection form is in the Appendix. The database contains general descriptive
information on each plant, the primary and secondary means of propagating the plant and
important techniques to consider in each suggested propagation method. Possible
propagation methods include cuttings, seed, layering, grafting and budding, and division.
The information on each plant may not be complete but reflects information collected to
date. The database will be continually updated as additional information is obtained.

LPPI can be accessed from the Ornamental Horticulture Sub-menu of the IFAS-VAX
MENU. The program has been written to take advantage of the features of a DEC
VT-100 terminal and if accessed by another terminal the presentation may be incorrectly
formatted. A brief abstract is presented each time a user calls the program and the
program is menu-driven.

The user may retrieve information by specifying the scientific name of a plant if the
correct spelling is known. Otherwise, the user may elect to search for a plant in the
database by entering a portion of the scientific or common name. A list of plant names
with the sequence of letters entered will be displayed and the user may then enter the
complete scientific name of the desired plant to obtain available propagation information.


The user must first logon the IFAS Computer Network. Type "menu" at the $
prompt and the submenu of available programs will be displayed. Select and enter the
number associated with the Ornamental Horticulture submenu. The Ornamental
Horticulture submenu will contain several programs pertaining to this subject matter. The
user should enter the number corresponding to the LPPI program and press RETURN.

tThe author is grateful to Greg O'Rear, student programmer, for his assistance in
writing LPPI in the S1032 Database language and to the student assistants, Yiwen Chow,
Jane Foster, Mohommad Hamdan and Valorie Smith for helping collect and input data.

Once the user has accessed LPPI, a brief description of the program and a request
for additional plant propagation information will be presented. The sharing of propagation
information with the system will enable a more rapid expansion of the database and may
result in the inclusion of information otherwise not available.

The user presses RETURN to begin the program. A menu is presented as follows:

Search for (1) Scientific Name, (2) Common Name or (3) Both;
(4) Retrieve information on a specific plant; (5) Exit LPPI;
(6) Help

Enter choice:

Options "1", "2", and "3" allow the user to search for a plant by entering only a
portion of the scientific name, common name or either the scientific name or common
name. Option "5" returns the user to the VAX system and "6" displays detailed
instructions. If the complete scientific name of the plant in question is known, the user
would enter "4" and press RETURN. The following statement would be displayed.

Enter complete scientific name:

In this example the user would enter "Ilex opaca" and press RETURN. The case of
letters in the scientific name is not important in this program, but a cultivar name should
be placed in single quotes. The user is given an opportunity to proof the name just
entered when the question is presented.

Ilex opaca
Is this correct? [(Y)es, (N)o, (Q)uitl

The user would press "Y" and RETURN to indicate the spelling is correct. In all
cases in this program when the user is given the option of selecting a yes or no, yes can
be indicated by pressing RETURN.

After the user has indicated the spelling is correct, the following information about
Ilex opaca would be presented in sections.

Propagation Information for Ilex opaca
Common Name: American Holly
Plant type: evergreen medium tree
Primary means of propagation: cutting
Other means of propagation: seed, grafting/budding

Press RETURN for Cutting Information:

The user would press RETURN and the cutting section of information would be
presented and the previous information would scroll off the top of the screen.

Cutting Information

Cutting type(s): stem tip
Cutting maturity: semi-hardwood
Best time of the year to take the cutting: Summer
Hormone suggestion: IBA TALC 8000 PPM
Rooting environment for cuttings: intermittent mist
The optimum rooting air temperature for the cuttings is 75-80" F
The optimum rooting soil temperature for the cuttings is 75-80 F
The cuttings require about 6-8 weeks to root

Press RETURN for Seeding Information:

The user would press RETURN and the seeding section of information would be
presented and the previous information would scroll off the top of the screen.

Seeding Information

Best time of year to sow the seeds: Autumn
Best time of year to collect the seeds: Autumn
Best seeding environment: outdoor protected bed
Seed handling procedure: clean seed
Seed preconditioning treatment: none
Germination environment:
Optimum amount of moisture: outdoors
Optimum temperature: natural degrees F
Optimum amount of light: natural
The seeds require about 8-16 weeks to germinate
Comments: An alternative seeding environment is greenhouse beds.

Press RETURN for Grafting/Budding Information

The user would press RETURN and the grafting/budding section of information would
be presented and the previous information would scroll off the top of the screen.

Grafting/Budding Information

Grafting/Budding types: "T", whip
Grafting stock preference: no information
Best time for grafting/budding: late summer

Press RETURN to continue:

Once all the available information on Ilex ooaca has been displayed, the user must
press RETURN to continue the program. The menu is again presented.

Search for (1) Scientific Name, (2) Common Name or (3) Both;
(4) Retrieve information about a specific plant; (5) Exit LPPI;
(6) Help

Enter choice:

If the name has been properly entered the user would enter "Y" and press RETURN
or simply press RETURN. The information available on the plant specified would then be
presented on the screen in sections. The display in this example would be as follows.

Propagation Information on Juniperus horizontalis 'Bar Harbor'

Common Name: Bar Harbor juniper

Plant type: evergreen ground cover

Primary means of propagation: cutting

Press RETURN for Cutting Information:

The user would press RETURN and the next section of information would be
presented and the previous information would scroll off the top of the screen.

Cutting Information

Cutting type(s): secondary
Cutting maturity: semihardwood
Best time of year to take cutting: late summer
Hormone suggestion: no information
Rooting environment for cuttings: intermittent mist
The cuttings require about 4 8 weeks to root
Comments: May root any time the wood is right; light brown
changing to dark.

Press RETURN to continue:

If more information is available, this above information would scroll from the screen
as a new section is presented. If there is no additional sections to be presented, the main
menu will be displayed so the user can choose to search for another plant, call the help
menu or exit LPPI. After exiting LPPI the following message is displayed and the user is
returned to the Ornamental Horticulture Sub-Menu of the VAX-Menu system.

End of LPPI Retrieval Program

Ornamental Horticulture Sub-Menu


Please make copies of the Propagation Data Collection Form in the Appendix and
contribute information you have for plants not in the database or plants for which current
information is incomplete or inaccurate. Send completed forms to Dr. Dewayne Ingram,
Ornamental Horticulture Department, 2523 Fifield Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville,
FL 32611. Your contributions are appreciated.



Scientific Name

Common Name(s)

Plant Type 1
(1) Large tree
(2) Medium tree
(3) Small tree

Plant Type 2
(1) Evergreen

(4) Large shrul
(5) Medium sh
(6) Small shrul

(2) Deciduous

b (7) Ground cover
rub (8) Foliage plant
(9) Bedding plant

(3) Semi-evergreen

(10) Vine
(11) Cut flowers
(12) No information

(4) No information

Means of Propagation
(1) Cutting
(4) Grafting/budding
(7) No Information

(2) Seed

(3) Layering
(6)Tissue culture

Primary Means of Propagation



Type of Cutting
(1) Stem tip (2) Secondary

(3) Leaf (4) Root (5) Leaf-bud (6) No information

Maturity of Wood
(1) Softwood

Time of Year
(1) Early Spring
(2) Spring
(3) Late Spring

(2) Semi-hardwood

(4) Early Summer
(5) Summer
(6) Late Summer

(3) Hardwood

(7) Early Autumn
(8) Autumn
(9) Late Autumn

(4) No information

(10) Early Winter
(11) Winter
(12) Late Winter
(13) No information

Best time of year to take cutting_

Hormone Suggestion
IBA TALC (PPM): (1) 3000 (2) 8000
IBA Quick Dip (PPM): (4) 1000 (5) 2000

(6) 5000 (7) 8000 (8) 12000 (9) No information

Rooting Environment
(1) Intermittent mist (2) Humid chamber

(3) Outdoor beds

(4) No information

Optimum Rooting Temperature (Degrees F) Air Soil

Time Required to Root (Weeks)



Collection Time

Best Seeding Environment
(1) Outdoor protected bed

Seed Handling Procedure _

Seed Sowing Time _

(2) Outdoor bed

(1) Clean Seed

(3) Greenhouse bed

(2) None

(4) No information

(3) No information

Preconditioning Treatment _
(1) Stratification (5) Pretreat 40*F for 2 mo
(2) Scarification (6) Stratify 40*F for 2-3 mo
(3) Both (7) Stratify 40*F for 4-5 mo
(4)Cold-warm-cold (8) Stratify 50F for 4-5 mo

(9) Stratify 40*F in sand for 3 mo
(10) Soak in warm water overnight
(11) None
(12) No information

Germination Environment
Moisture Temperature ('F).__Light Time Required to Germinate (wks)_


Type of Layering
(1) Air (2) Tip (3) Trench (4) Serpentine (5) Mound (6) No information

Time of Year

Recommended Wounding Type
(1) Remove a ring of bark (2) One slanting cut 1/4 to 1/2 way through stem
(3) Two shallow slanting cuts on opposite side of stem (4) No information


Type of Grafting or Budding
(1) Cleft (4) "T" (7) Patch (10) Top
(2) Whip (5) Chip (8) Side Graft (11) Tongue
(3) Bark (6) Ring (9) Side veneer (12) No Information

Grafting Stock Preferences (1) Rootstock (2) No information

Best Time for Grafting or Budding


Type of Division
(1) Clump (2) Aerial Plantlet (3) Sucker (4) Rhizome (5) Stolon (6) Off-shoot
(7) No information

Best Time of Year to Take Division


This publication was produced at a cost of $493.95, or $1.10 per copy, in order to provide county extension faculty
access to landscape plant propagation information database. 2-450-87

director, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, publishes this information to further the purpose of the May 8 and
June 30, 1914 Acts of Congress; and is authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institu-
tions that function without regard to race, color, sex or national origin. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and Youth publica-
tions) are available free to Florida residents from County Extension Offices. Information on bulk rates or copies for out-of-state purchasers is
available from C.M. Hinton, Publications Distribution Center, IFAS Building 664, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611. Before publicizing this publication.
editors should contact this address to determine availability.

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