Effect of IBA concentrations on vegetative parameters of pomegranate cuttings under temperate conditions of Kashmir
G Siva Koteswara Rao, Irfan Ahmad Bisati, Umar Iqbal, Amit Kumar and Sajad Ahmad Bhat
Present investigation was carried out at experimental field of Division of Fruit Science, SKUAST-Kashmir, Shalimar campus, Srinagar (J & K) to study vegetative growth habit of different pomegranate cultivars treated with different concentrations of IBA. Cuttings of about 20 cm long, 0.8-1.2 cm diameter and having four or five buds obtained from the properly matured one year old shoots in the month of March were procured. Before planting, the cuttings were treated with four levels i.e. 2000, 3000, 4000 and 5000 ppm of IBA using quick dip technique (for 30 seconds) along with control i.e., without IBA treatment and planted in soil. The results revealed that cv. Chawla (9.65) was earliest in sprouting whereas cv. Kandhari Kabuli (2.88) has maximum number of shoots along with maximum number of leaves/cuttings (30.30), leaf area (25.56 cm2) and chlorophyll content (30.16). Maximum length of the longest shoot (26.70 cm), fresh weight of shoots (7.65 g) and dry weight of shoots (5.03 g) was recorded in cv. Nabha. The interaction between cultivars and IBA concentrations showed significantly results on vegetative growth parameters. From the present investigation it is clear that cvs. Chawla, Kandhari Kabuli and Nabha treated with IBA @ 5000 ppm were found to be superior in vegetative growth parameters.
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G Siva Koteswara Rao, Irfan Ahmad Bisati, Umar Iqbal, Amit Kumar and Sajad Ahmad Bhat. Effect of IBA concentrations on vegetative parameters of pomegranate cuttings under temperate conditions of Kashmir. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 177-182.