[Plant-education] "Expert Says Hard Liquor Helps Houseplants"

David R. Hershey dh321 at excite.com
Wed Apr 5 18:30:49 EST 2006


Major news websites rarely have stories about plant research so thought
this story might be of interest to the group.

Expert Says Hard Liquor Helps Houseplants
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=1810155

This type of research might make a good student project or lab
exercise. Students often have an interest in irrigating plants with
human beverages.

Here's the research article the story was based on:

Miller, W.B. and Finan, E. 2006. Root-zone Alcohol Is an Effective
Growth Retardant for Paperwhite Narcissus. HortTechnology 16: 294-296.
http://www.electronicipc.com/JournalEZ/detail.cfm?code=04200030160217&CFID=531741&CFTOKEN=893CB62B-19B8-4F94-BBDF6BC5B241E11C



David R. Hershey



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