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Japanese Patent JP3018148
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To carry out the shape control such as dwarfing, etc., of flowering plants such as petunia, geranium and poinsettia without using an agent such as a growth retardant.
SOLUTION: This method for cultivating flowering plants selected from the genus Petunia, Pelargonium or Euphorbia, shapes related to plant length, branch length, corolla length, floral tube length, the numer of flowers, the size of fruit bunch, the number of bracts or bract length are controlled by regulating the light quality of a light period after a seedling raising period, especially from the evolution of leaf to flowering or formation of bracts. Especially, when the marginal variegation in the corolla of petunia is widened, a yellow light is used as a culture light and, when the marginal variegation is narrowed, a blue light is used as the culture light.

Toshiro Ohtani
Naoya Fukuda
Kannori Sase
Satomi Okushima
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Publication Date:
March 13, 2000
Filing Date:
March 30, 1996
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Director, National Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
International Classes:
A01G1/00; A01G7/00; (IPC1-7): A01G7/00; A01G1/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Keiko Tajime