Garden Strawberry Plants: From Test-Tubes to Plantations


The article discusses the role of strawberry in providing people with vitamin products. It emphasizes the direct dependence of productivity of strawberry plants on the quality of the original planting material. A crucial role of clonal micro-propagation was justified. Features of the in vitro propagation stages were identified and new technical solutions for improving production efficiency were offered. The efficiency of auxin-containing paste for adaptation to the peat-based soil substrate was proved. The use of a 2 % Diazinon solution killed sciaride larvae damaging the roots. Development of an alternative method for adapting microplants to hydroponics made it possible to abandon the use of any substrate and ensure the viability of plants at the level of 95–100 %.

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