Prof. Dr. ISMAIL YILDIRIM
The study entitled “Effect of IBA, PHB and time of planting on rooting of pomegranate (PunicagranatumL.) cuttings cv. Ganesh’’ was undertaken at the nursery of Department of Horticulture during 2015-2016. The objective of the study was to determine rooting ability of cuttings of pomegranate in response to (a) Effect of IBA, PHB and their combination (b) The time of planting (August and January). To achieve the objectives the same experiment was carried out in the both months. Uniform sized cuttings of pencil thickness, 20 cm long taken from healthy pomegranate in August and January. The growth regulators (IBA and PHB) was applied by adopting quick dip method (for 1 min.) technique. Results of the study showed that the maximum percentage of sprouted cuttings (85.45%), survival percentage (85.88%), maximum number of roots (18.58), maximum root length (11.13cm) and maximum root weight (1.80 g) were recorded in T6 (IBA 1000 ppm + PHB 750 ppm). The month of August proved to be the best time of planting for success of cuttings.