Rooting performance of almon (Shorea almon Foxw.) serial cutting using alpha naphthalene acetic acid (ANAA) rooting hormone

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Rooting performance of almon (Shorea almon Foxw.) serial cutting using alpha naphthalene acetic acid (ANAA) rooting hormone

Marilyn P. Lunzaga, Vince G. Santiago, Lendy Mae H. Manatad
J. Bio. Env. Sci.24( 4), 48-52, April 2024.
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This study focused on conserving the declining almon species by investigating treatments for root quality and performance. The study was conducted at the Clonal Facility, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX Upper Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga Del Sur. ANAA hormone concentrations of 0ppm, 1000ppm, 2000ppm, and 3000ppm were applied to assess root quality, using a Randomized Complete Block Design. 120 serial cuttings of S. almon were distributed across 4 treatments in 3 replications (10 cuttings x 4 treatments x 3 replicates). Over a two-month monitoring period, growth parameters, including root number and length, were observed. Results indicated that treatment 0 (control) produced the highest number and length of roots with (Pr (> F) values of 0.3609 and 0.1063, respectively. The study concluded that there is no significant difference among the treatments, suggesting that the control exhibited the most favorable rooting performance in terms of root number and length. Further exploration of ANAA concentrations or alternative rooting hormones is recommended. Experimentation around the effective 1000 ppm level could help identify an optimal range for enhanced rooting.


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