Journal of Horticulture

Journal of Horticulture
Open Access

ISSN: 2376-0354


MA Elhaak

MA Elhaak
Faculty of Science,

  • Research Article
    Propagation Principles in Using Indole-3-Butyric Acid for Rooting Rosemary Stem Cuttings
    Author(s): MA Elhaak, MZ Matter, MA Zayed and DA GadMA Elhaak, MZ Matter, MA Zayed and DA Gad

    Indol-3-butyric acid (IBA) was applied in 0-100 ppm concentrations as a soaking medium of rosemary cuttings for one, three and six hrs or in low (0-20 ppm) concentrations continuously for cuttings rooting. Cuttings number of induced roots and root length and rosmarinic acid, phenolic and alkaloids contents, giving rosemary plant its edible and pharmaceutical importance, were studied. Results revealed that rooting ability of cuttings was improved as a number of induced roots andby time of cutting soaking in the different concentrations of IBA. Optimal root number, which was five times the control value was achieved by soaking cuttings for three hours in 60 ppm IBA. Length and weight of induced roots were significantly varied by both time of soaking and concentration of IBA. Rosemary cuttings length slightly increased (4%) by six hours of soaking in 40 ppm IBA while their leaves areas i.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2376-0354.1000121

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