Effect of stratification and dipping with different concentrations of gibberellic acid in the vegetative and root growth characteristics of Pi-nus eldarica Medw.

Authors

  • Shahla Abdulrazzaq Basheer College of Agriculture and Forestry, Mosul University, Mosul, Iraq
  • Sumood Hussain Ali orestry Department, College of Agriculture and Forestry, Mosul University, Mosul, Iraq

Keywords:

Pinus eldarica, vegetative growth, root growth

Abstract

This study was conducted on the seeds of Pinus eldarica during the period from February 2020 to September 2021 to find out the effect of cold stratification at (⁰4C) for (60 days) and different concentrations of gibberellic acid (0, 200,400 mg. L-1) in the traits of the vegetative and root growing seedlings. The results showed the superiority of the stratified seeds for the characteristics (seedling height, stem diameter, number of branches, number of leaves, root length, dry weight of the vegetative growth, dry weight of the root system). The results of dipping in gibberellic acid showed a superior concentration (400 mg.L-1) for traits (seedlings  height, leaves number, length of the main root, dry weight of the shoot, dry weight of the root system). The concentration of 200 mg.L-1 for the two traits (stem diametet, branches number) was superior. The results of the binary interaction of stratification and gibberellic acid showed superiority of the stratified seeds with two concentrations (400 mg.L-1 and 200 mg.L-1) for traits (seedling height, eaves number, length of main root, dry weight of shoot, dry weight of root) and (Stems diameter Branches number) respectively.

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Published

2021-12-15