Rooting ability of Leucaena leucocephala stem cuttings
Source: Agroforestry Systems, Volume 42, Number 2, 1 February 1998 , pp. 149-157(9)
Abstract:Single-node leafy and leafless cuttings harvested from one- year-old, 1.3 to 1.5 m tall Leucaena leucocephala seedlings were successfully rooted in a non-mist propagator which is suitable for use in the rural tropics. Cuttings with a leaf attached rooted more successfully than those without a leaf (71% and 39% respectively) and clones differed significantly (43% to 71%). There was also a clear pattern in rooting ability of cuttings collected sequentially down the main stem. Cuttings rooted most successfully when taken from node five to 13, counting from the apex; this was the region where internodes were longest (64 to 109 mm) of moderate diameter (2.9 to 5.5 mm) and all cuttings had a leaf attached.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Publication date: 1 February 1998