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JOP. 2011; 1(1): 35-41


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

Irfan Ahmad, Muhammad Tahir Siddiqui, Rashid Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Kashif and Tahir Munir Butt.

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.

Key words: Cutting Sizes, Morus Alba, Root Growth



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