Since 1992, a major research thrust in the Department of Horticulture at Auburn University has been the development of a non-invasive, system for the accelerated clonal propagation of hosta. This research has and continues to employ cytokinins or compounds with cytokinin-like properties to stimulate axillary and rhizomic budbreak and subsequent shoot or offset formation.
The following articles have been published in scientific journals and represent the cumulative effort of numerous individuals. Questions or comments related to this project may be sent to Gary J. Keever (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BA-Induced Offset Formation in Hosta
Offset Stage of Development Affects Hosta Propagation by Stem Cuttings
Presence of Offsets Reduces Hosta's Response to Benzyladenine
BA-Induced Offset Formation in Hosta Dependent on Cultivar
BA Application Promotes Offset Formation in Hosta Cultivars
Sequential BA Applications Enhance Offset Formation in Hosta
Root Mass and BA Affect Offset Formation in Hosta
BA Application Timing Following Division Affects Offset Formation in Hosta
Benzyladenine Improves Summer Quality of Hosta
Chilling Effects on Shoot Emergence and Subsequent Growth in Hosta
BA Does Not Reduce Detrimental Effects of High Nighttime Temperature on Offset Formation in Hosta
Effect of Chilling Duration on Shoot Emergence and Subsequent Growth of Hosta