Bonsai tree: Larch Roots & TMS

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bonsai tree: Larch Roots & TMS

Larch bonsai in full fall display. By Larch Master Nick Lenz.
I know the topic in this post is a bit arcane, but I’d like to know if anyone out there has any more info on TMS.
cover-mediumThe research quoted below is from this journal.
“The roots of 200 one-year-old Changbai Larch (Larix olgensis) seedlings were soaked for 6 hours at the TMS concentrations of 2000, 1000, 500, 250, 125, and 62 ?L·L?1. Mean seedling height, root collar diameter, main root length and number of lateral roots were measured every 15 days during growing season from May 30 to Oct. 20. Experimental results showed that TMS treatments greatly promoted seedling growth and improved seedling quality. The treatment by 500 ?L·L?1 TMS produced the best result, for which the mean height, root collar diameter, main root length, and the number of lateral roots of seedlings were increased by 42.5%, 30.7%, 14.0%, and 31.6%, respectively, compared to that of the control seedlings. As to seedling quality, grade-I seedling and grade-II seedlings were fifty-fifty, and no grade-III seedlings was found. The treatment by 500 ?L·L?1 TMS resulted in the highest chlorophyll concentration.”

Source: Bonsai Bark


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