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Research Project: Nutritional Role of Phytochemicals

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: One gallon pot six plant punch

item CHLOUBER, BRIAN - Baylor College Of Medicine
item Dzakovich, Michael

Submitted to: Government Publication/Report
Publication Type: Database / Dataset
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/11/2023
Publication Date: 7/11/2023
Citation: Chlouber, B.D., Dzakovich, M.P. 2023. One gallon pot six plant punch. Government Publication/Report.

Interpretive Summary: Quickly and reproducibly sowing seeds in soil or greenhouse media is difficult to achieve by hand. Inconsistencies in planting depth/spacing can result in poor germination and development. This 3D printed device reproducibly punches 6 1/4" holes in a circular pattern while tamping down soil or greenhouse media. This tool simplifies planting workflows for researchers and could even be used by home growers.

Technical Abstract: This device presses 6 evenly spaced holes into a soil filled 1 gallon nursery pot 1/4" deep. This print was created for reproducible planting for plant biology research. Pieces are printed separately and super glued to avoid the need for supports. Material: PLA Supports: N/A Resolution: 0.3 mm Infill: 15%