Survivability of three bamboo species (Giant bamboo-Dendrocalamus giganteus, Machiku bamboo- Dendrocalamus latiflorus and Spiny bamboo- Bambusa blumeana) as influence by the number of nodes

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Survivability of three bamboo species (Giant bamboo-Dendrocalamus giganteus, Machiku bamboo- Dendrocalamus latiflorus and Spiny bamboo- Bambusa blumeana) as influence by the number of nodes

Gerlie Bayani-Hardy, Mylene Reondres-Ermitanio
J. Bio. Env. Sci.21( 6), 112-117, December 2022.
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The study was conducted under the protective environment of bamboo nurseries at Cagayan State University Gonzaga Campus from August 2021 until December 2021. The study was conducted to determine the percentage of survival of three species of bamboo (Giant bamboo- Dendrocalamus giganteus, Machiku bamboo- Dendrocalamus latiflorus, and Spiny bamboo– Bambusa blumeana) as influenced by the number of nodes. It aimed to determine the following parameters after three (3) months: average number of shoots, average length (cm) of shoots, the average number of roots, average length (cm) of roots, and the percentage (%) of survival. The study used a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with a single-factor experiment. There are three treatments in the study which are: T1– one-node branch cutting; T2- two-node branch cutting; and T3- three-node branch cutting. All species observed were significantly affected by T3, three-node branch cutting in the average number of shoots. It is concluded that three-node cutting leads in all the parameters gathered in giant bamboo while one-node and three-node cutting leads in machiku bamboo. It can be concluded that any of the treatments can be used as planting material. The result may be because node cuttings have a very nil effect in propagating bamboo. Based upon the findings and conclusion of the study, T3-three node cutting is recommended to use in propagating the spiny bamboo while T2-two node cutting is recommended in propagating because of its capability to improve survival rate.


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