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  1. Root Protective Slurry Root protective slurry protects sensitive seedling roots from drying during the planting operation and provides moisture to the plant until the roots initiate growth and are able to support the plant. The brand name of the product offered by the Kansas Forest Service is Stockosorb. Stockosorb Super absorbent polymers for use as a root dip for tree and shrub seedlings. Net Weight: One-half pound Active ingredient: Potassium polyacrylate/polyacrylamide copolymer. Caution: Handle as a mild irritant. Do not inhale. Inhalation may cause irritation of the upper respiratory tract. Inhalation toxicology studies on similar polyacrylates, using very small respirable particles, produced inflammatory tissue responses in the lungs. Avoid contact with the eyes. Wash thoroughly after handling. Spill: Contain all spills. Wear appropriate protective equipment. Exercise caution as product becomes slippery when wet. Collect and dispose of as a non-hazardous industrial waste. Always read follow label directions before using this product. Directions: Mix 1 teaspoon per quart of water to make a gel. Stockosorb is fully hydrated in 1 to 2 hours. Dip roots of seedlings in the gel to protect them from drying during the planting process. Stockosorb is a registered trademark of Stockhausen Inc., Greensboro, NC 27406. Kansas Forest Service Kansas State University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, disability; religion, age, sexual orientation, or other nonmerit reasons, in admissions, educational programs or activities, and employment (including employment of disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era), all as required by applicable laws and regulations. Responsibility for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries, including those concerning Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, has been delegated to Jane D. Rowlett, Ph.D., Director of Unclassified Affairs and University Compliance, 111 Anderson Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-0124 (785-532-4392).