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Eric Vinje

Hello Elana!

Auxin is the name for plant hormones that stimulate root production. The two most common forms used in the industry are indolebutyric acid (IBA) and napthalacetic acid (NAA) which are produced naturally in some plants. Unfortunately, isolation of these plant hormones are quite difficult and they are unavailable in an organic form currently. There are synthetically-derived IBA and NAA products on the market, however they are not approved for use in organic production. In fact, from my research there is not a single cloning solution that is certified for use in organics. The OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) approved products PDF lists root-enhancing fertilizers, but no products specifically used to induce rooting. Further researching into this and material safety data sheets for our products has brought me to the conclusion that the closest thing we have to an OMRI approved rooting product is Olivia’s Cloning Gel. It can be purchased here: https://www.planetnatural.com/product/olivias-cloning-gel/

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