Study of influence of different growth hormones on stem cutting propagation of Guggul [Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhan.]
AS Sure, SM Khachane and AU Nimkar
An experiment on vegetative propagation through semi-hardwood stem cuttings of Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhan. Using different growth hormone at different concentration and their combination treatments was carried out under green shade house in the nursery of Department of Forestry, Dr. PDKV, Akola. Results showed that maximum sprouting percentage, rooting percentage, number of roots and root length were observed in IBA 500 ppm (85.00%, 76.67%, 7.36 and 13.87 cm, respectively). Number of sprouts and leaves and length of shoot were increased with concentration of 500 ppm for NAA auxin (7.17, 25.17 and 12.58 cm, respectively). This experiment showed that Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari can be propagated by semi-hardwood cuttings at 250 and 500 ppm concentration as a best source of planting materials for domestication and conservation purposes.