Guava graft and bud success as affected by different propagation methods, time and varieties
Arjoo, Sushil Sharma, Jeet Ram Sharma, Rajat, Aayush and Vikalp
The present research experiment was undertaken at experimental orchard, Department of Horticulture, CCS Haryana Agricultural University during 2021-22 to determine the effect of propagation methods, time and varieties on the success rate of guava (Psidium guajava L.). Four propagation techniques (Patch budding, Shield budding, Wedge grafting, and Inarching) were performed across six distinct propagation periods in the months of June, July, August, and September so as to determine their effectiveness on two guava varieties (L-49 and Hisar Safeda). The treatments were arranged in a factorial layout using a Randomized Complete Design with three replications. Patch budding was determined to be the most effective propagation method in every month except the second fortnight of August, in which wedge grafting demonstrated the highest success rate. Among different propagation time, the highest grafting success was observed during the 2nd fortnight of July, followed by 1st fortnight of September. Furthermore, the results revealed that L-49 exhibited superior performance for budding and grafting success as compared to Hisar Safeda. Therefore, propagation of guava using patch budding technique during the 2nd fortnight of July would be more successful for the study area and regions with similar agro-ecologies to increase the success rate of guava propagation.
How to cite this article:
Arjoo, Sushil Sharma, Jeet Ram Sharma, Rajat, Aayush and Vikalp. Guava graft and bud success as affected by different propagation methods, time and varieties. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(11S): 989-992.