EFFECT OF DIFFERENT GROWTH REGULATORS ON ROOT INDUCTION OF LIGHT WEIGHT DATE PALM SUCKERS
Keywords:date palm, growth regulators, IBA, NAA, suckers
The present investigation was carried out at Horticultural Research Institute, Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Faisalabad during 2017-2019 to evaluate the effect of different growth regulators on root induction of Date palm suckers. There were six treatments i.e., T0 (Control), T1 (Indol butyric Acid (IBA) @2000 ppm), T2 ([email protected] ppm), T3 (Naphthalene Acetic Acid (NAA) @2000 ppm), T4 ([email protected]), T5 ([email protected] ppm + [email protected] ppm). Growth regulators significantly affected the survival percentage, number of leaves, leaf length and number of roots plant-1. Results showed that [email protected] ppm gave maximum success percentage (76.3%), highest survival percentage after 90 days (43.8%), maximum number of leaves (4.5), highest leaf length (20.6cm) and highest number of roots plant-1 (24.8). In view of these results, it is concluded that IBA can be used @ 4000 ppm for better root induction of Date palm suckers.
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