Open Access Research Article

A Review on the Effect of Rooting Media on Rooting and Growth of Cutting Propagated Grape (Vitis vinifera L)

Abera Jaleta* and Mahbuba Sulaiman

Department of Horticulture, Bedele College of Agriculture and Forestry, Mettu University, Ethiopia

Corresponding Author

Received Date: October 18, 2019;  Published Date: October 29, 2019


The objective of the current review is to review and identify the research gap on the effect of different growth media on rooting percentage, roots and shoot growth performance of grape cutting. Factors affecting rooting of grape cuttings can be internal or external factors. Internal factors affecting rooting of cuttings include the amount of stored food in cuttings, the age and maturity of tissue, the formation of callus and adventitious roots and the presence of leaves and buds on cuttings. The external factors include rooting media, chemical and hormone treatments, light, temperature, mechanical treatment and mist spray. Rooting media is one of the most important factors for rooted cutting production especially in grape. It is one of the factors affecting rooting and growth of grape cuttings. Types of media have significantly influenced the rooting and vegetative growth of cuttings. Different planting media have significantly influenced the vegetative growth of cuttings; due to the level of organic matter content, water holding difference. The suitability of the rooting medium depends on the species, type of cuttings, growing conditions, season of the year and the cost effectiveness of the medium components. A media which is light, rich, porous, well drained and free from pathogens is considered ideal for growing of grape. A good potting medium must be easy to supply, process and a cheap source. Choosing the most suitable growing media for the achievement of a successful plant production is very important.

Keywords: Rooting media; Grape; Growth; Cutting; Rooting; Rooting substrates

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