Screening the Rooting Ability by Leafy Cuttings of Some Olive Varieties (OleaeuropaeaL.)

International Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Science
© 2020 by SSRG - IJAES Journal
Volume 7 Issue 4
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Yamen Mahfoud, FaisalDoai, WafaaChoumane
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Yamen Mahfoud, FaisalDoai, WafaaChoumane, "Screening the Rooting Ability by Leafy Cuttings of Some Olive Varieties (OleaeuropaeaL.)," SSRG International Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Science, vol. 7,  no. 4, pp. 42-47, 2020. Crossref,


This research was carried out during the years 2016 and 2017 on 23 varieties of olives (Oleaeuropaea L.) planted in the orchard in Bouka Center for Research and Plant Production, Lattakia, Syria. In order to investigate their rooting ability by leafy cuttings treated with Indole butyric acid under glasshouse conditions. Varieties were classified according to their rooting ability depending on the International Olive Council method.
Varieties included 10 introduced (Chemlal, Chemlaly, Tanche, Picholine, Frantoio, Coratina, Gordal, Zorzalino, Trilia, and Conservolia) and 13 local ones (Khdairi, Hmaisi, Mhati, Dermlali, Sorani, Doaibli, Klkali, Mnaikiri, Abo-Satl, Dan, Qaisi, Jlot, Mosaabi), with three trees of each variety, which were already evaluated in terms of productive aspects and characterized morphologically and genetically.
The rooting possibility ranged between varieties. Some local varieties (Khdairi, Dermlali, Sorani, Doaible, Mnaikiri, Abo satl, and Dan) were characterized by medium rooting ability, whereas all of the introduced varieties had the medium rooting ability, except for Gordal, Tanche, and Conservolia that showed difficult rooting ability.
Rooting percentage ranged between (0.62%) in Mosaabi variety as an average of two seasons and (58.75%) in Zorzalino variety which achieved the best results in both seasons.


Olive, varieties, leafy cuttings, IBA, rooting media, perlite, glasshouse.


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