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To make KIBA Rooting Solutions and IBA Rooting Solutions (alcohol free) use Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts
ON-LINE Calculator to find the Weight of Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts for any Rate and Liquid Volume:
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Calculate the Weight of Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts
to make any ppm IBA Rate & Liquid Volume
For basic rates see the charts:
Basal Long Soak Method, Basal Quick Dip Method, Foliar- Spray Drip Down® & Total Immerse Methods.
See PREPARATION notes below.
Each line in the calculator below has it's own calculation.
RE-CALCULATE: If you change the "ppm IBA" or "number of unit volumes" on a line > always CLICK the block in front of the "grams" or "ounces" to re-calculate the result.
Calculated Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salt weights (grams and ounces) are shown with two decimal places. Such close weights may only be needed when making very small unit volumes. FOR LARGE VOLUMES ignore the digits after the decimal and round to the nearest whole number.
PREPARING A HORTUS IBA WATER SOLUBLE SALTS®
(20%) SOLUTION USING WATER
1) Weigh the required amount of Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts.
Measure by weight not volume.
2) Use tap water at about 65-90F; measure less then the final
3) Mix: dissolve Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts in the water.
• If precipitation occurs with tap water then dissolve in distilled,
demineralized, or filtered water.
• Do not dissolve Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts in solvents
other than water.
4) Add water to the mixing container to bring the solution to the
5) Apply the solution by the selected method.
6) After use, dispose of the solution as described in the ‘Storage
and Disposal’ statements on the label.
• For the Total Immerse and basal methods, dispose of solutions
between plant lots to avoid cross contamination.
• Stock solutions can be made in any concentration, to over
100,000 ppm IBA, using Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts mixed in
water. At concentrations above 80,000 ppm IBA keep the solution above 75F to avoid having precipitation. If precipitation accors simply increase the temperature up to about 100F, then, the particles will stay in solution
Liquid units are in metric liters and milliters, US gallon, quarts and fluid ounces
[1 gallon (gal) = 3.78litres = 4 quart(qt) = 128 fluid ounces(fl oz).]
Dry units are in metric grams,
[1 ounce (oz av)= 28.34 grams (gm)= 2834 milligram (mg). In US and many other countries, the avoirdupois ounce is used]