Pure rooting hormones: IAA, IBA, NAA

Keesje

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I use IBA only. 10-30 second soak, directly into moist peat pellets. 6-10 days roots on every strain 100% success rate. Been doing this combo for over 7 years now. Have done every other in the past and found this the cleanest, fastest, & most successful across all strains.
In what way does the IBA come?
I have seen powder that is about 99% IBA.
You mix it with water so you get a certain ppm of IBA.
What do you do?
 

rob333

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i have had mega results with honey/Vegemite 4-7 days rooted 15 watt cfl as the clone light
 

xtsho

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honey should be ur best friend ;)
I've had just as good of results using honey as I have with rooting compounds. I always have organic honey in the cupboard so rooting products are just another thing I won't be buying.
 

konsciousklout

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honey should be ur best friend ;)
Can any kind of honey be used, or does it have to be raw and unfiltered honey? What is the process, do you dip directly or dilute? I use a dwc cloner, would I just dip the tip into honey and then put directly in the cloner?
I got these instructions with measurements for specific ppm's using 99% IBA when I bought some years ago from an outfit called Plants and Such. They might come in handy for someone.





Thanks!
 

rob333

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Can any kind of honey be used, or does it have to be raw and unfiltered honey? What is the process, do you dip directly or dilute? I use a dwc cloner, would I just dip the tip into honey and then put directly in the cloner?

Thanks!
not sure with a cloner prob work the same way but just natural honey organic is best Vegemite works well with the honey straight honey aswell
 

linuxman

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iba makes callus...cannabis doesn't require callus to root, it will root via direct exogenesis
iaa is better for cannabis. and GA3 is bad for rooting...Bap is like plant steroids, but a little goes a long way
I also highly advice not to use GA3 for rooting for cannabis plants.

GA3 will also cause cannabis plant to go hermie or be a male in a non stress manner if applied to the roots.

This is because GA3 is the "male" inducing hormone for the cannabis plant. GA3 will signal the plant to be male like.
Never use GA3 on cannabis plants unless you want males or hermies for breeding/testing purposes.

Quality female/feminized strains/seeds should refrain the GA3 male hormone signaling.
GA3 is however good for stem growth and provides high success rates in germination but it is counterintuitive for cannabis plants because we all want the female plant.

If interested, read the attached of two different research papers done on cannabis plants using different kinds of hormones to induce certain genders.
Here are some quotes, one from each paper:

"Treatment with gibberellic acid (25 mg/L) resulted in more than 80% of the plants being male"

"Gibberellic acid promoted masculinization"
 

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GanjaJack

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I just rooted 2 clones in nothing but Black Gold seedling mix and a 6 oz cup. 10 days.

I use 3 platic cups, one 6oz for the soil and clone, with a hole in the bottom, then I set that inside of a larger 8 oz cup that acts as my water rez...

Then set another 6oz cup on top to act as my dome.

The fastest way I have ever cloned though, was Ez Cloner, 16 site, follow their exact instructions and I end up with clones that are showing roots in about 4 days.
 
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