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HORTICULTURE; CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, RICE, FRUIT, VINES, HOPS OR SEAWEED; FORESTRY; WATERING (picking of fruits, vegetables, hops, or the like A01D 46/00; plant reproduction by tissue culture techniques A01H 4/00; devices for topping or skinning onions or flower bulbs A23N 15/08; propagating unicellular algae C12N 1/12; plant cell culture C12N 5/00)
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picking of fruits, vegetables, hops, or the like

plant reproduction by tissue culture techniques

plant varieties

devices for topping or skinning onions or flower bulbs

propagating unicellular algae

plant cell culture

Horticulture; Cultivation of vegetables (labels or name-plates G09F 3/00, G09F 7/00)
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Labels or name-plates for plants

Cutting implements specially adapted for horticultural purposes; Delimbing standing trees (felling trees A01G 23/08; hand-held cutting tools suitable for other use B26B)
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Tools and machines for cutting plants with the purpose of pruning, trimming, shaping, etc.

Also shredders for plant waste.

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Harvesting and mowing

Forestry delimbers

Delimbing felling trees

hand-held cutting tools suitable for other use

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Cutting tools in general

Floral handling
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Handling and processing of cut flowers, tools and machines for making bouquets and wreaths, devices and methods for preserving cut flowers

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Chemical substances for preserving flowers

Flower vases

Botany in general (cultivation without soil A01G 31/00)
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Hydroponics

Cultivation of flowers, vegetables or rice in receptacles, forcing-frames, or greenhouses (cultivation without soil A01G 31/00; {turfing of roofs E04D 11/002})
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Hydroponics

Trays or containers for grass cultivation, e.g. on roofs

Constructional aspect of greening roofs

Sterilising soil by steam (soil-conditioning or soil-stabilising materials C09K 17/00)
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Soil-conditioning or soil-stabilising materials

Protecting plants (apparatus for the destruction of vermin or noxious animals A01M; use of chemical materials therefor, composition of protective materials, e.g. grafting wax, A01N; {coverings around trees forming part of a road E01C 9/005})
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Destruction of pests and weeds

Phytosanitary compositions

Devices or methods for influencing weather conditions (dispersing fog in general E01H 13/00)
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Dispersing fog in general

Protecting plants against frost

Cultivation of rice (A01G 9/00 takes precedence)
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In receptacles

Cultivation of hops, vines, fruit trees, or like trees
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Forestry

Forestry
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Cultivation of fruit trees or the like

Watering gardens, fields, sports grounds, or the like (special apparatus or adaptations for fertilising-liquids A01C 23/00; nozzles or outlets, spraying apparatus B05B; gravity flow, open channel irrigation ditch systems E02B 13/00)
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Spraying

Adding fertilizers in irrigation

Irrigation channels

Self-acting watering devices, e.g. for flower-pots
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In addition to self-acting watering devices also plant containers having a water reservoir.

Root feeders; Injecting fertilisers into the roots
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In addition to root feeders and injecting fertilisers into the roots also irrigating or fertilising very close to the roots.

Hydroponics; Cultivation without soil (A01G 33/00 takes precedence)
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Cultivation of algae

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