Woods Rooting Hormone, 1 Pint
Price is for 1 Pint Bottle
Wood's Rooting Compound provides a safe, effective,and inexpensive way for the professional and home grower to take advantage of rooting stimulants for plant propagation. The basic formula consists of approximately 10,000 parts per million of indole-3butyric acid, (IBA) and 5,000 parts per million of Napthalene acetic acid (NAA).
Because alcohol is used as the solvent for the active ingredients, Wood's Rooting Compound is self-sanitizing, so cross contamination problems are eliminated.
There are several advantages of using concentrated liquid dips over the leading powders. One of the foremost is to let the propagator easily select the exact concentration for each type of cutting. In current research the liquid concentrate was as good or better than the powder at promoting root growth. Reasons for the difference between the two may be the uniformity of coverage, and the more rapid absorption of IBA that the liquid allows.
Wood's Rooting Compound is safe to use on ornamental trees and fruit trees that have not yet produced fruit. The active ingredient, IBA is rated a biochemical pesticide by 40 CFR180 of the EPA. This category means that it has a NON TOXIC mode of action because it is used in low volumes and is target specific, (only used on the tip of the cutting) and duplicates a naturally occurring process in plants. Wood's Rooting Compound is currently registered with the EPA (#43905-1) and has complied with all EPA regulations for the continued use of IBA in the product.
The shelf life, if stored in its original container at room temperature, is up to two years. Limiting exposure to intense heat and cold will help prolong the shelf life.
Wood's Rooting Compound has a tendency to darken over time without losing its effectiveness. Once diluted in water it should be used right away. To avoid contamination of the product never return the mixture to the concentrate, and never stick cuttings in the original container. Wood's Rooting Compound has passed many rooting effectiveness tests as well as many other environmental tests to provide as safe a product as possible.