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Vol. 7, Special Issue 2, Part D (2023)

Survival, growth, and leaf area index of annual Moringa cuttings (Moringa oleifera) in different diameter classes

Author(s): Murali M, Antony Joseph Raj and Afaq Majid Wani
Abstract:
Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing tree known for its nutritional and medicinal value. The successful establishment and growth of Moringa cuttings are crucial for its cultivation and utilization. The diameter of the cuttings can potentially influence their survival, growth, and leaf area index. Understanding the relationship between diameter classes and plant performance can aid in optimizing cultivation practices and improving productivity. This research paper investigates the survival percentage, growth (shoot length and plant height), and leaf area index of annual Moringa cuttings (Moringa oleifera) in different diameter classes. The study aims to provide insights into the performance and development of Moringa cuttings based on their diameter size. The data collected over a period of six months (from 1 month after planting to 6 months after planting) were analysed and compared across the different diameter classes. The highest survival percentage of Annual Moringa Cuttings was observed in the 30-35 mm diameter class at 70.83%, while the lowest survival percentage was found in the 55-60 mm diameter class at 48.61%. In terms of the number of leaves, the highest count was recorded in the 30-35 mm diameter class at 37.915, while the lowest count was in the 55-60 mm diameter class at 4.33. The highest shoot length and plant height were observed in the 30-35 mm diameter class at 6MAP, measuring 59.65 cm and 68.750 cm, respectively. Conversely, the lowest shoot length and plant height were found in the 55-60 mm diameter class at 3MAP and 2MAP, measuring 9.89 cm and 19.165 cm, respectively. Lastly, the highest leaf area index was recorded in the 30-35 mm diameter class at 6MAS, measuring 14.27, while the lowest leaf area index was observed in the 55-60 mm diameter class at 2MAS, measuring 2.98. These findings offer valuable insights into the performance of Annual Moringa Cuttings across different diameter classes and various parameters.
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How to cite this article:
Murali M, Antony Joseph Raj, Afaq Majid Wani. Survival, growth, and leaf area index of annual Moringa cuttings (Moringa oleifera) in different diameter classes. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2023;7(2S):259-264. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2023.v7.i2Sd.220
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