African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6691

Full Length Research Paper

Initial growth of eucalyptus plants treated with gibberellin

Vinicius de AraUjo Lopes
  • Vinicius de AraUjo Lopes
  • Laboratory of Plant Production, State University of Goias, Ipameri University Unit, Brazil.
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Brenda Rodrigues Souza
  • Brenda Rodrigues Souza
  • Laboratory of Plant Production, State University of Goias, Ipameri University Unit, Brazil.
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Dahis Ramalho Moura
  • Dahis Ramalho Moura
  • Laboratory of Plant Production, State University of Goias, Ipameri University Unit, Brazil.
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Debora Zacarias da Silva
  • Debora Zacarias da Silva
  • Laboratory of Plant Production, State University of Goias, Ipameri University Unit, Brazil.
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Patricia Souza da Silveira
  • Patricia Souza da Silveira
  • Laboratory of Plant Production, State University of Goias, Ipameri University Unit, Brazil.
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Fabio Santos Matos
  • Fabio Santos Matos
  • Teacher PhD, State University of Goias, Laboratory of Plant Production, Ipameri University Unit, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 20 January 2015
  •  Accepted: 11 March 2015
  •  Published: 12 March 2015

Abstract

This study was aimed at studying the effect of gibberellin (GA3) on the growth of Eucalyptus plants. The experiment was conducted with 90-day-old seedlings on full sun bench at Goiás State University, Brazil, following the completely randomized design in a 5 × 2 factorial arrangement (five eucalyptus samples and two treatments with gibberellins). The application of gibberellin to eucalyptus is a promising practice, as it significantly affects the vegetative growth and increases the stem biomass accumulation.

 

Key words: Hormone, silviculture, early growth.