Biotech Studies 1994, Vol 3, Num, 3-4     (Pages: 159-172)

DETERMINATION OF A SUITABLE METHOD IN FAST PROPAGATION OF ALFALFA CLONES

Cafer S. SEVİMAY 1 , Hayrettin KENDİR 2 , Cengiz SANCAK 3

1 Yard. Doç. Dr. A.Ü. Ziraat Fak. Tarla Bitkileri Bl. Dışkapı/ANKARA
2 Araş. Gör. A.Ü. Ziraat Fak. Tarla Bitkileri Bl. Dışkapı/ANKARA
3 Araş. Gör. A.Ü. Ziraat Fakültesi Tarla Bitkileri Bl. Dışkapı/ANKARA
Viewed : 208 - Downloaded : 137 In this research, a quick and effective method in the propagation of alfalfa clones was tried to find out for the researchers working on alfalfa breeding and propagation of single parent plants of alfalfa. Clones cut from first or second node of alfalfa shoot were planted in three different media-wet sand, running water and stockosorb. Clones were tried to root at certain temparature w/o using any chemical and hormon effective on rooting. All material was watered and cared regularly. Rooting periods of clones were find out differently. Rootings were observed on the 9th day in wet sand medium whileon 11thand 15th days in running water and stockosorb media repectively. The percentages of rooting in running water, wet sand and stockosorb were %94.2, %85.8 and %69.2 respectively. Keywords : Alfalfa; clones; stockosorb; roting