S. K. Verma, H. Krishna, S. K. Singh
Viticulture in North India is suffering from different problems, of which termite and salinity are the major causes for decline of vineyards. This is mainly due to extensive use of the self-rooted plant materials. Therefore, it is now felt that viticulture in the region should include rootstock based composite plants so that the vineyard life is more and the plants can endure biotic and abiotic stresses more efficiently. Keeping this point in view, an experiment was conducted to evaluate the different grape rootstock genotypes for their suitability as potential rootstocks for the different scion cultivars. The performance of ten rootstocks viz., Dogridge A, Dogridge B, Salt Creek, 1613, 1616, St. George, SO4, 1103 P, Teleki 5A and H-144 were evaluated on the basis of different vegetative growth parameters such as total shoot length, shoot growth rate, total number of leaves/sprout, leaf characters and root characters. The rootstocks, Dogridge A, Salt Creek and 1613 performed better in comparison to others tried for different parameters.. The final survival of different grape rootstocks under nursery conditions was the maximum in Salt Creek followed by 1613 and Dogridge A.
Evaluation, grape, rootstocks
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S. K. Verma, H. Krishna, S. K. Singh. (2023) Evaluation of Different Grape (Vitis sp.) Rootstocks for North Indian Conditions. International Journal of Agricultural Science, 8, 314-324