Describe five factors that effect the rooting of sugarcane cuttings


  • Temperature; should be between 15-27oC;warm temp. Required for root zone & cool temperature required for aerial shoots.
  • Relative humidity; – Requires high humidity which lower transpiration rate.
  • Light intensity; requires high light intensity for root production
  • Oxygen supply; Plenty of O 2 required for root formation.
  • Chemical treatment; rooting hormones e.g. auxins promote production of the roots
  • Leaf area; Soft words required a lot of leaves for photosynthesis, hardwood cuttings produce roots better within leaves;
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