Growth responses of Hippophae rhamnoides L. subsp. sinensis towards different agro-climatic conditions

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Growth responses of Hippophae rhamnoides L. subsp. sinensis towards different agro-climatic conditions

Tika Khan, Shamsher Ali, Imtiaz Ahmed Khan, Jan Alam
Int. J. Biosci.3( 9), 293-297, September 2013.
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Abstract

Seabuckthorn is an important medicinal plant. Present study investigates growth responses of Hippophae rhamnoides L. subsp. sinensis cuttings towards different agro-climatic conditions. Experiment was designed according to the Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications. Cuttings were treated with 50 ppm NAN solution for 24 hours and growth pattern was monitored closely for 12 months regularly. Results showed significant effect of different climatic conditions and planting periods on sprouting (70.74%-93.16%), plant height (21.10 cm-27.75 cm), number of branches (4.40 – 7.12 per plant), number of roots (2.00 – 3.12 per plant), roots length (7.22 – 10.90 cm), root weight (1.00 – 1.96 g), survival percentage (68.78% – 90.59%) and overall health indicator (25.22 – 33.39). Selection of appropriate species with best suited planting period and established treatment will benefit Seabuckthorn growers for better yield, increased productivity and reasonable cash returns.

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