Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2018)
Effect of antitranspirants on growth and survival of epicotyl grafts of mango (Mangifera indica L.) cv. kesar
Author(s): Dipika Thorat, Tandel YN and Thakriya HR
Abstract: The present experiment entitled Effect of antitranspirants on growth and survival of epicotyl grafts of (Mangifera indica L.) cv. Kesar was conducted during 2014-2015 at Regional Horticultural Research Station, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari. The experiment was laid out in Completely Randomized Design with three replications and ten treatments viz., ABA 500 mg.l-1 (T1), ABA 1000 mg.l-1 (T2), PMA 150 mg.l-1 (T3), PMA 300 mg.l-1(T4), Salicylic acid 500 mg.l-1 (T5), Salicylic acid 1000 mg.l-1(T6), Kaolin 2.5 % (T7), Kaolin 5 % (T8) and control i.e. water spray (T9) and no water spray (T10). The experimental results revealed that the maximum growth of grafts in terms of height of grafts, relative water content minimum physiological parameters in terms of transpiration rate and photosynthesis rate were recorded in spray treatment of Kaolin (2.5 and 5 %). Consequently, the maximum survival grafts was also registered in the same treatments.