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Takashi Adachi, Takafumi Ishii, Hidemasa Hidaka: Plant cultivation method. Meiji Seika Kaisha, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, December 31, 1996: US05588254 (17 worldwide citation)

A method for cultivating plants comprises using a plant growth accelerating oligosaccharide obtained by decomposing a polysaccharide.


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Tadashi Takakura, Eiji Goto, Seiji Takishima, Hiromitsu Takada, Einosuke Mifune, Yoshio Takahashi, Fumito Takagi, Yuji Hirosawa: Plant cultivation method and apparatus therefor. Tadashi Takakura, Shimizu Construction, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, April 5, 1994: US05299383 (15 worldwide citation)

In a plant cultivation method, in cultivation of a plurality of plants within a cultivation bed which includes nutritive elements required for growth of the plants, a location adjacent a growing point of the plants is selected to supply gas to the growing point. In a plant cultivation apparatus, a c ...


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Shizuka Akagi: Hydroponic culture system. Q P Corporation, Rosen Dainow & Jacobs, October 30, 1990: US04965962 (15 worldwide citation)

A hydroponic culture system comprising an angle panel having a plurality of holes for supporting plants with roots projecting through the holes, and a hydroponic solution feeding means comprising a hydroponic solution spraying means for supplying a hydroponic solution onto the roots of the plants an ...


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Hanging plant device. Howgill L, Howgill M, September 9, 1981: GB2070403-A (14 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a hanging plant cultivation container comprising a vertical backsheet 11 supporting a vertical series of pockets thereon to contain plants and means 17, 34 for irrigating the plants in the pockets.


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Blake Whisenant: Plant cultivation apparatus and method. Cushman Darby & Cushman, June 11, 1996: US05524387 (13 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for conserving water and reducing labor in growing plants, particularly commercially grown tomatoes and cucumbers. The invention includes a reservoir container assembly and an arch support structure. The reservoir container assembly comprises a reservoir container capable of ...


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Minoru Yoshida, Kazuo Kumura, Takaharu Yoshioka, Shinji Uchida: Water-storing tray for plant cultivation mat and arrangement thereof. Kyodo Ky Tec, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, July 3, 2001: US06253487 (13 worldwide citation)

The present invention aims at providing the water-storing tray for the plant cultivation mat, with the concomittant objects of ameliorating the water irrigation function in the plant cultivation mat as well as of facilitating control of the water content in the soil. An additional object is to much ...


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Leonard Edward Kosinski: Method of supporting plant growth using polymer fibers as a soil substitute. E I du Pont de Nemours and Company, April 29, 2003: US06555219 (13 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a soil substitute useful in supporting plant growth. More particularly, the present invention relates to biodegradable and non-biodegradable polymer fibers for use in plant cultivation.


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Chao Chang Shih, Shu Yen Peng Shih: Plant cultivation device. Charles E Baxley, June 25, 2002: US06408570 (13 worldwide citation)

A plant cultivation device includes a plate having a top edge, a lower edge and two ends, wherein the two ends are connected with each other so as to form a tubular object in which medium is filled. A plurality of holes are defined therethrough and young plants are planted in the medium via the hole ...


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Jacques Duchateau, Christien Van den Bossche: Vitreous fertilizer compositions. BFG Glassgroup, Spencer & Kaye, June 15, 1982: US04334908 (11 worldwide citation)

A composition of matter for use as a vitreous fertilizer comprising a soluble vitreous constituent comprising the following ingredients: 35 to 55 moles %, P.sub.2 O.sub.5 ; less than 10 moles %, K.sub.2 O; and the balance to 100 moles %, CaO and/or MgO. The balance of the composition, if any, is con ...


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Bent Vestergaard: Cultivation block and a method for the manufacturing of same. Kosan, Kenyon & Kenyon, November 22, 1977: US04058931 (11 worldwide citation)

A plant cultivation and support structure in the form of a strongly hygroscopic block having a flat base, an indentation located in the top large enough to hold a seed or a seed pellet, an open bore leading from the bottom of the indentation to the base, and at least one transverse channel extending ...



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