05327679 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 8 patents.

A plant root growth training device in the form of a plant pot, particularly suited to the early development of juvenile trees or shrubs. The pot is designed so as to have four hollow legs 11, 12, 13 and 14 which define generally pyramid shaped root growth passages to confine lower root growth to four separate regions of the pot. The pot includes upstanding root growth training means in the form of ridges 15 disposed inside the pot about midposition so that a plant planted generally centrally within the pot will have its root growth influenced to form a root structure having clumps of roots. These clumps are confined to the legs 11, 12, 13 and 14 so that on removal of the juvenile plant from the pot 10, the root structure of the plant will have a divergent root pattern.

Title
Plant root growth training device
Application Number
7/953116
Publication Number
5327679
Application Date
September 29, 1992
Publication Date
July 12, 1994
Inventor
David V Hawthorne
Winston Road, Palmwoods, Queensland, 4555
AU
Agent
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
IPC
A01G 23/02
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