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​Regeneration of Stem Cuttings of Pomegranate cv. Bhagwa as Influenced by PGR’s and Planting Time

DOI: 10.18805/ag.D-5280    | Article Id: D-5280 | Page : 32-37
Citation :- ​Regeneration of Stem Cuttings of Pomegranate cv. Bhagwa as Influenced by PGR’s and Planting Time.Agricultural Science Digest.2022.(42):32-37
Gurpreet Kaur, Sukhdev Singh gurpreetkdeol9@gmail.com
Address : Department of Horticulture (Agriculture), Khalsa College, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143 001, Punjab, India.
Submitted Date : 30-11-2020
Accepted Date : 29-05-2021

Abstract

Background: Pomegranate is being cultivated in the tropical and sub-tropical parts of the world for its delicious fruits. It can be propagated from seeds as well as from softwood, semi-hardwood and hardwood cuttings. The application of auxins encourages rooting in stem cutting owing to their ability to active cambium regeneration, cell division and cell multiplication. To meet the demand of pomegranate in the current situation and owing to its importance, the present study was undertaken.
Methods: For regeneration of stem cuttings of pomegranate cv. Bhagwa as influenced by PGR‘s and planting time a study was conducted at the Department of Horticulture, Khalsa College, Amritsar during 2019-2020. The trial was undertaken with ten treatments comprising of IBA, PHB and NAA (500, 750 and 1000 ppm) each by quick dip method along with control planted in the first week of August and January. 
Result: The results of the study revealed that IBA 1000 ppm (T3) proved to be the best in terms of minimum days to first sprouting (11.06), maximum sprouting (91.10%), rooting (83.31%), number of roots per cutting (60.03), root length (11.55 cm), fresh weight of roots (1.08 g) and dry weight of roots (0.55 g). Among planting time the cuttings planted on first week of January  proved to be effective in terms of sprouting (87.83%), survival (84.70%), rooting (78.81%) and number of roots (52.06) respectively.

Keywords

​Cuttings Planting time Pomegranate Quick dip Rooting Sprouting Survival

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