Production of Tamarind seedlings treated with auxins
Cristiano Pereira da Silva, Edilene Guimarães Lacerda, Layssa Ferreira de Jesus Sanches, Júlia Oliveira Queiroz
Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal
The objective of this study was to evaluate the viability of the cutting method in the tamarind tree, using apical and basal hardwood cuttings, with two types of auxins, indolebutyric acid (AIB) and naphthaleneacetic acid (ANA) at concentrations of 0, 1000, 3000, 5000 and 7000mg.L-1. The cuttings were with fungicide for 5 mm and received leaf fertilizer containing NPK and Boron every 15 days. As substrate, a mixture of medium vermiculite, fine sand and rice straw was used, conditioned for 90 days in the rooting bed with intermittent misting. Among the results obtained at the best concentration for rooting percentage, survival percentage, mean number of roots and mean root length was 5000 mg.L-1for AIB and ANA. The method of propagation of the tamarind seed by the cutting method is not feasible.