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STUDIES ON SPROUTING AND ROOTING OF SINGLE BUDDED SUGARCANE SETTS IN SEEDBED

Article Id: ARCC4479
Citation :- STUDIES ON SPROUTING AND ROOTING OF SINGLE BUDDED SUGARCANE SETTS IN SEEDBED.Agricultural Science Digest.2007.(27)
S. Tudu, D. Mandal1 and G.C. De
Address : Palli Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Agriculture), Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan - 731 236, India

Abstract

Field experiments were conducted during spring of the year 2003 and 2004 at the Agricultural Farm of Palli Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Agriculture), Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan to study incubation of sugarcane setts with various treating materials and their effect on bud sprouting, shoot length, root number and branching. Per cent bud sprouting was significantly better in setts treated with 0.01% bavistin (97%) and cowdung slurry (96%) only. Urea solution suppressed bud sprouting (85%). Shoot length at 30 days after treatment (DAT) was significantly better (18.2 cm) in setts treated with cowdung slurry (cowdung : water = 1: 5) and 0.01% bavistin (17.4 cm). 1.0% DAP, 1.0% urea, 0.25% lime solution, IBA at 500 ppm and water soaking could not bring about any significant change in shoot length over control. Among all treatments, only IBA at 500 ppm resulted in thicker roots with least branching which is conducive for establishment of the setts in the main field.

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