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Vol. 12, Issue 3 (2023)

Effect of different potting media on branch cuttings of Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro)

Author(s):
Jayashree Chikkamath, Ramesh Rathod and KS Channabasappa
Abstract:
Dendrocalamus stocksii is a solid bamboo with high commercial value and net returns. It is widely distributed in the Western Ghats of the country and preferred by the farmers. This species is also enlisted among 20 other species in National Bamboo Mission. However, there is difficulty in its propagation due to intermittent flowering and non- availability of seeds. Thus, the present study was conducted to obtain healthy planting stocks through branch cuttings rather than culm cuttings. The branch cuttings were subjected different potting media treatments. The D. stocksii planting stocks recorded highest plant growth parameters such as shoot length (121.71 cm), root length (41.86 cm), number of roots (25.54), survival per cent (83.33%), fresh weight of the planting stock (103.56 g), and total dry weight (29.51 g) in the potting media containing soil, sand and vermicompost in the ratio of 2:1:1 while planting stocks grown in sole soil (control) recorded the least values.
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How to cite this article:
Jayashree Chikkamath, Ramesh Rathod, KS Channabasappa. Effect of different potting media on branch cuttings of Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro). Pharma Innovation 2023;12(3):3050-3053.

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