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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 163-167
DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2007.163.167
Evaluation of Advanced Lines of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) for Agronomic Traits and Grain Yield in the Transition Zone of Nigeria
A.A. Oyekanmi and O.S. Sangodoyin

Abstract:
A field experiment was conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in 2001 and 2002 cropping seasons to evaluate 25 advanced medium erect cowpea lines for agronomic traits and grain yield using a Randomized Complete Block Design with three replicates. Significant difference was recorded on most of the parameters measured. The average number of days to 50% flowering ranged from 52 DAP TO 56 DAP in IT98K-131-2 and IT95K-207-22, respectively. Most of the lines attained physiological maturity about the same time. IT98K-131-2 recorded the highest average number of pods per plant and also recorded the highest grain yield of 1392 kg ha-1. It is concluded that most farmers should be encouraged to adopt some of the breeding lines that recorded grain yield of over 1000 kg ha-1.
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How to cite this article:

A.A. Oyekanmi and O.S. Sangodoyin, 2007. Evaluation of Advanced Lines of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) for Agronomic Traits and Grain Yield in the Transition Zone of Nigeria . Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 6: 163-167.

DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2007.163.167

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajps.2007.163.167

 
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