RESPONSE OF AUXIN ON SEMI HARDWOOD CUTTINGS OF JATROPHA CURCAS UNDER CENTRAL WESTERN HIMALAYAS, INDIA.

Article Id: ARCC291 | Page : 123-126
Citation :- RESPONSE OF AUXIN ON SEMI HARDWOOD CUTTINGS OF JATROPHA CURCAS UNDER CENTRAL WESTERN HIMALAYAS, INDIA..Agricultural Science Digest.2013.(33):123-126
Anuja Kumari, M.C. Arya, P. K. Joshi and Z. Ahmed1
Address : Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research Govt. Of India, Field Station Pithoragarh, 262 501, India

Abstract

Jatropha curcas, commercially important tree species used to produce biofuels, is known for its multipurpose benefits and its role in agro forestry. Present study examines the amenability of auxin on semi hardwood cuttings of J. curcas strain DARL-2 with Indole-3-acetic acid and Indole-3-butyric acid (100ppm, 200ppm and 300ppm).The exogenous plant hormones particularly IBA at 200ppm significantly affected the semi hardwood cuttings of Jatropha, particularly in early emergence of shoots (25.92 days), shoots (5.58), shoot length (10.57cm) and leaves(38.95) per cutting, sprouting (81.10%) and rooting 49.83 per cent recorded in the study. Thus, J. curcas semi hardwood cuttings treated with IBA 200ppm could be used for the mass propagation under central western Himalayas of Uttarakhand, India.

Keywords

Auxin IBA Jatropha curcas Semi hardwood cuttings.

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