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    Naturevolume 150page743 (1942) | Download Citation



    WHAT has come to be known as stump planting' that is, the use of root and shoot cuttings, has been long known in India, some of the earliest experiments made in this direction having been successfully attempted with the sissu (Dalburgia Sissoo) in the irrigated plantations in the Punjab. In Indian Forest Records, 4, No. 5, 1941 (Manager, Government of India Press, New Delhi, 1942), A. L. Griffith says that the planting of stumps in Madras displaced direct dibbling of seed and transplanting, as had been done up to that time. In the early days of stump planting in the presidency a number of experimental investigations were undertaken and continued over some years. Mr. Griffiths summarizes the results in the following tentative conclusions for work in a general West coasts type of climate:

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