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Effect of Various Potting Media on Growth of Rooted Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Cuttings

Effect of Various Potting Media on Growth of Rooted Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Cuttings,MUHAMMAD AZHAR BASHIR,MUSHTAQ AHMAD,MUHAMMAD AKBAR ANJUM

Effect of Various Potting Media on Growth of Rooted Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Cuttings   (Citations: 2)
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Growth response of rooted cuttings from six promising strains of jojoba to eight different potting media was studied from April to September of year 2003 and 2004. The potting media consist of field soil (control) and its combinations with either each of FYM, leaf mold and sewage sludge (1:1 by weight) or with the combination of two of these three except the last that consisted of the combination of these three only excluding field soil (1:1:1 by weight). The pooled analysis of two years data revealed that the growth of rooted cuttings was affected significantly by potting media and the strains, but the interaction between potting media and the strains for all the parameters studied was found statistically non-significant. The combination of field soil + FYM + leaf mold gave the maximum survival percentage (76.80), maximum number of shoots (3.72), the highest shoot length (7.70 cm) and the maximum number of leaves per shoot (12.60). The minimum values of these parameters were recorded when the cuttings were planted in field soil (control). The combinations consisting of field soil and the material having organic matter in form of leaf mold or FYM are better for good survival and growth of rooted cuttings than the media consisting of field soil alone or the media containing only organic matter. Regarding the strains, the cuttings of PKJ- 3 survived the best (77.08%), produced maximum number of shoots (3.61), attained the longest shoot length (8.38 cm) and carried the maximum number of leaves per shoot (12.99). The cuttings of PKJ-2 got the minimum values for the same growth parameters.
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    • ...of jojoba has been accomplished by layering (Reddy, 2003; Bashir et al., 2005), grafting (Bashir et al., 2006), cuttings (Singh et al., 2003; Bashir et al., 2007a) or tissue culture techniques (Tyagi and Prakash, 2004; Bashir et al., 2007b,c,d) with limited success...
    • ...Six promising female jojoba genotypes PKJ-1, PKJ-2, PKJ-3, PKJ- 4, PKJ-5 and PKJ-6 (propagated through cuttings) as characterized by Bashir et al. (2007a) were used in the present study...

    Muhammad Azhar Bashiret al. In vitro propagation of some promising genotypes of jojoba (Simmondsia...

    • ...Vegetative propagation by layering (Alcaraz and Ayla-Rocha 1982; Reddy 2003; Bashir et al. 2005), grafting (Bashir et al. 2006), and cuttings (Hogan et al. 1978; Feldman et al. 1980; Lee and Palzkill 1984, Benzioni 1995; Singh et al. 2003; Cao and Gao 2003; Bashir et al. 2007a) have established with satisfactory results using elite genotypes...

    Muppala P. Reddyet al. Biotechnology Advances in Jojoba ( Simmondsia chinensis )

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