Effect of IBA on rooting ability in mango cuttings
C Partheeban, B Surjith, SV Saravanan, SR Nagendra, RB Kavin, T Jayasurya, S Sanjeev, VK Kishore, S Mounish, K Mugunthan, K Natarajan and S Chandraprakash
Mango is known as King of fruit and also as Food of God’s. Mostly, the propagation method followed in mango is grafting to produce true to type. Even though, this technique was commercial and also produce fruits in earlier. This technique needs skilled labours and more expenditure. So, the present investigation is focussed to develop a new methodology to produce mango plants through cuttings with less expenditure and true to type using IBA rooting hormone. Auxin is a plant growth hormone favours apical dominance and root growth promotion. IBA is a rooting hormone and induce the roots effectively within short duration.
The present experiment was conducted in in Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Education and Research Institute, Faculty Centre for Agriculture Education and Research (FAR), Periyanaickenpalayam, Coimbatore. The research area lies between the coordinates of 11°08’16.5” N to 76°56’32.5” E. The Mango variety Banganapalli was used for this study. The concentrations of IBA (0, 1000, 3000 and 5000 ppm) were taken for the treatments with ten replications. The observation was taken at 14th, 20th days to record the bud sprout, length of the bud sprout and rooting percentage. The result was showed that bud sprout was recorded in all the treatments at 14thday after planting of cuttings. After 3rd week of planting most of the vegetative buds were died. Higher rate of survival and a greater number of bud sprout was observed in 3000 ppm of IBA after 4th week after planting. The number and length of the root was very minimal at 14th and 20th day. So, the study concluded that IBA concentration at 3000 ppm shows more survivability in mango cuttings and it may be used as rooting hormone, to induce the rooting and buds in the cuttings of mango.
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C Partheeban, B Surjith, SV Saravanan, SR Nagendra, RB Kavin, T Jayasurya, S Sanjeev, VK Kishore, S Mounish, K Mugunthan, K Natarajan and S Chandraprakash. Effect of IBA on rooting ability in mango cuttings. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(8S): 35-39.