Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2018)
Standardization of Spacing Treatments in Bare Root Seedling Nursery for Raising Qualitative and Quantitative Growth Stock of “Honey locust” (Gleditsia SPP.)
Author(s): Shah Asif, KN Qaisar and MA Rather
Abstract: Honey locust an important fast growing introduced multipurpose tree species of Kashmir. The tree can be adapted to environmental extremes such as drought, air pollutants and high light intensities. The propagation of this species not only ensure availability of fuelwood, fodder and timber supply but at the same time results in optimum use of degraded sites. Since under valley conditions, there was no documented information with respect to its status and propagation despite its immense potential for which the species is reputed throughout the temperate world. The investigations conducted on “Honey locust (Gleditsia spp.) : its distribution, nursery raising and uses in Kashmir” were carried out in the Faculty of Forestry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar, Srinagar during the year 2009 and 2010. The present study was carried out for the consecutive years 2009 and 2010 in order to examining the same growth parameters under the multi spacing treatments Viz; T0 (control), T1 (5cmx5cm), T2 (10cmx10cm) and T3 (15cmx15cm) raising nursery in open beds. Under the spacing treatments in the open beds T3 (15cmx15cm) emerged out the best treatment with respect to gain maximum mean values of growth parameters Viz; collar diameter, shoot weight and root weight in the nursery stage. Seeds sown in open beds at different spacings revealed that 15 cm x 15 cm spacing is ideal for raising better plantable seedlings as most of the parameters showed higher values at this spacing
How to cite this article:
Shah Asif, KN Qaisar, MA Rather. Standardization of Spacing Treatments in Bare Root Seedling Nursery for Raising Qualitative and Quantitative Growth Stock of “Honey locust” (Gleditsia SPP.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3):972-975.