Levels of concentration of alpha naphthalene acetic acid (ANAA) root hormone on the rooting performance of palisan (Aquilaria cumingiana Decne Ridl.) serial cutting

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Levels of concentration of alpha naphthalene acetic acid (ANAA) root hormone on the rooting performance of palisan (Aquilaria cumingiana Decne Ridl.) serial cutting

Marilyn P. Lunzaga
J. Bio. Env. Sci.24( 4), 1-8, April 2024.
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This original study addresses the persistent issue of indiscriminate cutting of Aquilaria trees by examining the effects of different concentrations of ANAA root hormone on Palisan rooting performance at the DENR Clonal Facility in Upper Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga Del Sur. The research employed a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) over a two-month period, with four concentration levels (0ppm, 1000ppm, 2000ppm, and 3000ppm). Each block consisted of ten cuttings, replicated three times, totalling to 120 cuttings for the entire setup. The study’s results indicate that, concerning the number of roots, T2 (1000ppm) produced the highest mean (4.4), while the lowest mean (1.8) was observed in the same concentration. Regarding the length of roots, T3 (2000 ppm) exhibited the highest mean (2.21), with T1 (0ppm) showing the lowest mean (0.73). In terms of the number of leaves, T3 (2000ppm) yielded the highest mean (1), while T4 (3000ppm) produced the lowest mean (0.2). However, the study found that the different levels of ANAA root hormone did not significantly impact the rooting performance of Palisan serial cutting. Statistical analysis revealed p-values greater than the 5% significance level for number of roots (0.9336), length of roots (0.8575), and number of leaves (0.2561). Therefore, further studies concentrating on vegetative propagation, specifically serial cutting under both misting and non-misting propagation systems, using ANAA rooting hormones at various levels, is recommended to enhance rooting.


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