Bhattacharya, A., Jaiswal, A.K., Mishra, Y.D., & Choudhary, S.G. 1999 A method for estimating shoot length of Schleichera oleosa (Lour) Oken for lac crop inoculation.. Journal of Applied Zoological Research 10(1): 62-63.

Notes: A methodology, based on data of pruned points quantified from 30 trees of S. oleosa (a tree host species of Kerria lacca), was developed for easy and quick estimation of inoculable shoot length for raising the lac culture on S. oleosa. The number of pruned points was an important parameter for estimation of total shoot length for determining actual broodlac requirement even before crop inoculation. The regression equation showed that one unit increase in number of pruned points resulted in a 1.13 meter increase in shoot length.