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Abstract

Propagation of Prosopis juliflora from rooted stem cuttings.

Abstract

Rooting response of stem cuttings from 1-yr-old coppice shoots and 2-, 4- and 8-yr-old trees of Prosopis juliflora at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, was investigated in different seasons, and with various planting media and auxin treatments. Best results were achieved with the rooting of 'juvenile' cuttings (coppice shoots and cuttings from 2-yr-old trees); 'mature cuttings (from 4- and 8-yr-old trees) were hard to root irrespective of planting medium and season. The best period for rooting cuttings was February-March, using sand as potting media. Thin cuttings of diameter <0.70 cm performed poorly. Exogenous application of auxins (NAA, IBA, but particularly NAA) and commercial rooting powder improved rooting.