International Journal of Innovative Agriculture & Biology Research 3(1):6-11, Jan-Mar 2015 (ISSN:2354-2934)
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EFFECT OF DIFFERENT SOIL MEDIA ON THE ROOTING AND GROWTH OF DELONIX REGIA STEM CUTTINGS IN MAIDUGURI
1Mohammed Sadisu WAZIRI*; 2Dr. Binta Aliyu KYARI; 3Musa IBRAHIM; 4Bitrus APAGU; 5Bitrus YUNANA; 6Mohammmed Nasir ASKIRA & 7Ali Babagana BENISHEIKH
1234512345Department of Biological sciences University of Maiduguri, P.M.B 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.,
6Department of Chempherm, University of Maiduguri, P.M.B 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
7Center for Biotechnology , University of Maiduguri, P.M.B 1069, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
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Reforestation in the arid zone depends on the successful propagation of trees. Vegetative propagation may serve
as a good alternative to propagation by seed. This study was carried out in a nursery in Maiduguri, Borno State,
Nigeria. The study was focused on determining the effect of different soil types on the rooting and growth of
Delonixregia stem cuttings. The treatments consisted of three different soil types (River sand, Top soil and a
mixture of River sand + Top soil + Cow dung at ratio 1:1:1). The experiment was factorially combined and laid
in a complete randomized block design with four replications. The results indicated that soil mixture gave the
higher results in all measured parameters followed by top soil, and least result was recorded in river sand.
Soil media, Delonixregia, stem cuttings, vegetative