EFFECT OF PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS ON ROOT DEVELOPMENT OF DRAGON FRUIT CUTTINGS [HYLOCEREUSUNDATUS L. (HAWORTH)]RAVIKANT, R.S. VERMA, VIPNESH SINGH, RUBEE LATA AND DHARMRAJ MEENA
An experiment was to conducted to know the influence of growth regulators NAA and their combination on rooting of stem cuttings in Dragon fruit [Hylocereus undatus (Haworth)] which was conducted during 2020-21 at Horticulture Research Farm, Department of Horticulture, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow (226025). The experiment was laid out by following Complete Randomized Design with twelve treatments replicated thrice. The stem cuttings of Dragon fruit were treated with different doses of plant growth regulator NAA. The result reveals that longest length of roots per cutting, average number of roots per cutting, diameter of root per cutting, fresh weight of root per cutting and dry weight of root per cutting was recorded significantly in cuttings treated with NAA @ 200 ppm and NAA @ 175 ppm, respectively.