The rooting response of silvery (Leucophyllum frutescens) cuttings to different growing conditions and planting dates

Paper Details

Research Paper 01/02/2016
Views (232) Download (15)
current_issue_feature_image
publication_file

The rooting response of silvery (Leucophyllum frutescens) cuttings to different growing conditions and planting dates

Imtiaz Hussain, Nagina Zeb, Muhammad Sajid, Noor ul Amin, Abdul Mateen Khattak, Abrar Hussain Shah, Sayed Hussain, Aqleem Abbas
Int. J. Biosci.8( 2), 9-15, February 2016.
Certificate: IJB 2016 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

An investigation was carried out to ascertain the rooting response of various growing conditions and planting dates of Silvery cuttings at Ornamental Nursery Department of Horticulture The University of Agriculture Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan during 2011. The softwood cuttings of Silvery were planted on five different planting dates with an interval of 15 days viz. January 15th, January 31st, February 15th, March 2nd and March 17th, 2011, in two different growing conditions i.e. open field growing conditions and under plastic tunnels. The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with split plots arrangement replicated four times. The growing conditions were assigned to main plots, while the planting dates to the sub plots. Findings revealed that under plastic tunnels the planted cuttings produced excellent results in number of root cuttings-1(43.51), root length (13.34 cm), root thickness (0.08 cm2) and root weight (0.20 g). While the cuttings planted in open field showed poor results in the mentioned parameters. Among the planting dates the March 17th plantation gave the best results in all parameters followed by March 2nd plantation. On the other hand, January 31st plantation produced the poorest results in all parameters. According to the current research number of roots plant-1and root length showed comparativelythe best results under plastic tunnels as compared to the open field growing condition. Cuttings planted on March 17thshowed the best performance as compared to the other planting dates.

VIEWS 4

Asif R, Adnan Y, Taj RA, Asmat K, Usman T, Shoaib M, Sitwat R. 2013. Effect of drought stress on growth and flowering of marigold (Tageteserectal L.). Pakistan Journal of botany 45, 123-131.

Arene EF, Renoxu FJ. 2000. Vegetative propagation of platanusoccidentalis clones. From leafy stem cuttings. Springer, Agro forestry systems. 6, 7-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/b:agfo.0000049428.12140.af

Dahab MA. 1992. Production of ornamental plants. Cairo Press, 6-8.

Duever LC. 2000. Leucophyllum frutescens. http://dx.doi.org/floridata.com/ref/L/leuc fru.cfm

Elgimabi MEN. 2009. Improvement of propagation by hardwood cuttings with or without using plastic tunnel in Quisqualisindica. Advances in Biological Research 3 , 16-18.

Gustavsson BA. 1999. Effects of collection time and environment on the rooting of Lingonberry (Vaccuniumvitis-idaea L.) stem cuttings . Journal of Agriculture sciences 49, 242-247. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/090647100750001613

Hernandez S, Leal F. 1997. Rooting of cacao cuttings. Serie Production Agricola. 15, 1-12.

Isaias BR, DelRayo M, Rosales PC, Garza HGL, Nava DC. 2007. Hepatoprotctive effect of Leucophyllumfrutescens on wistar albino rats intoxicated with carbon tetrachloride. Annals Hepatology 6, 251-254.

Johnst MI. 2008. Leucophyllum frutescens (Berland.). Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. http://www.arsgrin.gov/cgibin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?1 02296

Miyajima I, Mata D, Kobayashi N, Facciuto G, Soto S, Escandon A. 2004. Practical method of propagating Jacaranda mimosifolia by cuttings, Japan society of horticultural sciences 73, 137-139. http://dx.doi.org/10.2503/jjshs.73.137

Muhabat S, Khattak AM, Amin N. 2006. Effect of different growing media on the rooting of Ficusbinnendijkii‘Amstel Queen’ cuttings. Journal of agriculture and biological sciences 1, 137-143.

Munoz G, Jesus J, Lopez U, Hernandez S, Marcos. 2009. Effect of cutting age and substrate temperature on rooting of Taxusglobosa. Journal of new forests 38, 187-196. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11056-009-9139-6

Papp D. 2007. Texas Rangers bring color to gardens and thrive in heat. http://dx.doi.org/yumasun.com/articles/leucophyllum-37224-texas-sage.html

Puri S, Verma RC. 1996. Vegetative propagation of Dalbergia sisso Roxb using softwood and hardwood stem cuttings. Journal of arid environments 34, 235-245. http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jare.1996.0105

Saranga J, Cameron R. 2007. Adventitious root formation in Anacardium occidentale L. in response to phytohormones and removal of roots. Science horticulture 111(2), 164-172. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2006.10.010

Steel RGD, Torrie JH, Dickey DA. 1997. Principles and procedures of statistics. A biometrical approach. 3rd Ed. MeGraw Hill Book co. Inc. New York. 172-177.

Sharma SD, Aier NB. 1989.Seasonal rooting behavior of cuttings of plum cultivars as influenced by IBA treatments. Science Horticulture 40, 297. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0304-4238(89)90103-9

Vines   RA. 2004.Trees, shrubs and woody vines of the south east. The Blackburn Press. ISBN-13:9781932846003. http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3895158

Whitecomb CE. 1983. Rooting of cutting under wet tent. Horticulture proceeding 32, 450-455.