EFFECT OF PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS ON ROOTING IN CUTTINGS OF FIG (FICUS CARICA) CV. DINKARL.S. Khapare, M.H. Dahale, L.S. Deshmukh and R.B. Bhusari
In order to estimate the effect of plant growth regulators on rooting in cuttings of Fig, the present investigation was conducted at Main garden of Department of Horticulture Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola during the year 2009-2010. For the investigation 14 treatment combinations comprising two type of cutting and six treatment of plant growth regulator with one control were used. The results of the investigation indicated that, among two types of cuttings, hardwood cutting recorded maximum root growth, percentage of rooted cuttings survival percentage of rooted cuttings and root dry matter In respect of plant growth regulators, cuttings treated with 2500 ppm IBA+2500 ppm NAA gave maximum root growth, percentage of rooted cuttings, survival percentage of rooted cuttings and root dry matter in both hardwood and semihardwood cuttings, thus fig can can be propagated by hardwood cuttings treated with 2500 ppm IBA +2500 ppm NAA.
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