Influence of natural leaf drop and nutritional status of the stock plant on rooting of peach cuttings

https://doi.org/10.17221/3870-HORTSCICitation:Tsipouridis C.G., Thomidis T. (2003): Influence of natural leaf drop and nutritional status of the stock plant on rooting of peach cuttings. Hort. Sci. (Prague), 30: 108-111.
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This study showed that rooting is strongly affected by natural leaf drop occurring during cutting collection. Observations carried out during sampling showed that cultivars with more than 80% leaf drop had lower rooting percentages than cuttings from cultivars with leaf drop between 44 to 75%, and that generally, the peaks of leaf drop coincide very closely with low rooting. Besides, it was found that there is a relation between Fe and N content in the bark of cuttings and their rooting. The peaks of Fe content coincide with the peaks of rooting. In contrast, the peaks of N content coincide with the lowest percentage of rooting. Overall, there seems to be no clear-cut relation between rooting and contents of P, K, Ca, Mg, Mn and Zn.  

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