Investigating the Interaction of IAA and NaCl on the Early Growth of Acacia senegal (L.) Willd and Balanites aegyptiaca (Linn) Del. in Semi-arid Area of Sokoto, Nigeria

Acacia senegal and Balanites aegyptiaca are two major forest tree species adapted to the semi-arid environment of Sokoto, Nigeria. This experiment was designed to see how these species reacted to hormones (Indole-3-acetic acid IAA) and salt (NaCl). The plants were grown in soil from two locations in Usmanu Danfodiyo University’s Dabagi research farm in Sokoto, with salt levels (2.0 and 3.0dS/m), and hormone was applied during the germination and early growth stages. According to the findings, the interaction impact increased leaf and relative growth rates in both plants. This method could be used to aid the growth and establishment of some tree species in semi-arid environments. The species created using this technology could possibly be used in land reclamation initiatives, based on the promising results of this study.

Author (S) Details

G. O. Igbokwe

Department of Forestry and Environment, Usmanu Danfidiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria

A. G. Bello

Department of Forestry and Environment, Usmanu Danfidiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria.

A. D. Isah

Department of Forestry and Environment, Usmanu Danfidiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria.

M. Audu

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.

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