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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:9, September, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(9): 454-461

Effect of Various Potting Media on Percent Survival and Growth of Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Rooted Cuttings
Ahmed M. Eed*
Ass. Prof. of Horticulture & Plant Tissue Culture., Dept. of Plant Production, College of Agriculture, Ibb University, Yemen
*Corresponding author

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) is a dioecious evergreen woody perennial shrub. The economic value of the plant lies in the seed that has a high liquid wax content constituting about 50% of the dry weight. The present study aimed to find out the effect of different potting media on percent survival and growth of rooted cuttings of jojoba plant under greenhouse and shade house conditions. The experiments were laid out in a randomized completely block design (RCBD). Different parameters studied were evaluated after one month followed by six months and then a month before transplanting to the field. The results revealed that the highest value of survival percentage, height of plant (cm) and number of shoots and leaves per plant were obtained by the use of medium containing peat moss+ vermiculite+ perlite (1:1:1) compared to the other media used either individually or in combinations. However, the medium comprising of local available media (sand and soil) additional to imported medium (peat moss) had a comparative value of studied parameters opposite the previous mentioned medium. This makes an importance of use this medium for decreasing input cost synchronizing with achieving higher value of jojoba growth parameters.

Keywords: Jojoba,peat moss,perlite, plant height,sand, soil,vermiculite.

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Ahmed M. Eed. 2016. Effect of Various Potting Media on Percent Survival and Growth of Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Rooted CuttingsInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(9): 454-461. doi:
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