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Advisor: Desai, Dr. U.T
Keskar, Prof. B.G
Choudhari, Dr. S.M
Deore, Prof. B.P
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Agrotags: null
Abstract: The present investigation was carried out in the nursery of the Department of Horticulture, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, during July to October 1994, to standardize the propagation of Ganesh pomegranate by cutting. Hardwood and semi-hardwood cuttings of pomegranate, 20 to 25 cm long with 4 to 5 nodes, were prepared. These cuttings were pre-treated with the mechanical treatment 'wounding', by giving four vertical cuts on four sides at the basal end of the cutting just enough to penetrate the bark. Then the cuttings were dipped in the solution of respective plant growth regulator viz., 1500, 3000 and 4500 ppm IBA and 150, 200 and 250 ppm IAA for three minutes. Thus, there were 28 (2x2x7) treatments replicated thrice in factorial CRD. The cuttings were planted in polyethylene bags of 25 x 12.5 cm size of 200 mm gauge, containing soil + FYM (50:50). It was observed that, wounding was superior over non-wounding. Hardwood cuttings were better over the semi-hardwood cuttings. In respect of plant growth regulators, 3000 and 4500 ppm IBA was superior over other growth regulator treatments. Amongst the treatment combinations, 'wounded hardwood cuttings with 3000 ppm IBA', was the best in respect of number of sprouted cuttings, number of cutting rooted, percentage success, survival percentage, number of nodes on new sprouts, number of primary and secondary roots, total fresh weight of roots and number of saleable plants. Wounded hardwood cuttings with 4500 ppm IBA were also best in respect of number of new sprouts, diameter of new sprouts, internodal length of new sprouts and length of primary and secondary roots. Overall results indicated that hardwood cuttings of pomegranate respond well to mechanical treatment of wounding followed by three minutes dip in 3000 ppm IBA, giving 88.33% success and saleable plants, against the control where success was 5% and no plant was saleable.
Subject: Horticulture
Theme: Horticulture
These Type: M.Sc
Issue Date: 1996-02-23
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