Root Growth of Morus Alba as Affected by Cutting Size and Low Polythene Tunnel

Authors

1 Department of Forestry, Range Management and Wildlife, University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan

2 Departrment of Math and Statistics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan

3 Department of Agricultural extension, University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan

Abstract

An effort carried out to find out the smaller size of cuttings for propagation ofMorus alba in Experimental area, Department of Forestry, Range Management and Wildlife, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, 2005. Different size of cuttings i.e.5 cm, 10 cm, 15 cm and 20 cm were planted in polythene tubes of 9 cm x 18 cm. The attempt was also made to compare the performance of cuttings outdoor and indoor at polythene low tunnel.
Root length, number of root branches, root diameter and root fresh and dry weight were found maximum in 5 cm cuttings while minimum in 10 cm cuttings. Root growth was found maximum in outdoor as compared to under polythene sheet.

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