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Research Journal of Seed Science
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 26-30
DOI: 10.3923/rjss.2014.26.30
 
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Effect of Seed Size and Position in Pod on the Early Seedling Growth of Fluted Pumpkin (Telfaria occidentalis) in Southwestern Nigeria

T.O. Modupeola, J.O. Olaniyi, A.M. Abdul-Rafiu, E.T. Akinyode, O.O. Taylor, F.A. Bidmos and A.D. Oyewusi

Abstract:
Telfairia occidentalis is a vegetable crop that is widely cultivated in Nigeria diet for its nutritious and palatable leaves. This study was carried out between the period of 2011 and 2012 cropping season to investigated effect of seed size and seed position in pod on the early seedling growth of Telfaria occidentalis in South-western Nigeria. The pods were purchased from the market and were divided into three based on how the seed is being position in the pod (Top, Middle and Base). Seeds extracted from the pod were examined based on the physical properties. The seeds sizes were grouped into three sizes 9-14, 15-20 and 21-25 g. The results obtained show that using big size seeds and seeds positioned at top within the pod during the early seedling growth could enhance the proportion of seedling production in the early seedling production of Telfairia occidentalis.
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T.O. Modupeola, J.O. Olaniyi, A.M. Abdul-Rafiu, E.T. Akinyode, O.O. Taylor, F.A. Bidmos and A.D. Oyewusi, 2014. Effect of Seed Size and Position in Pod on the Early Seedling Growth of Fluted Pumpkin (Telfaria occidentalis) in Southwestern Nigeria. Research Journal of Seed Science, 7: 26-30.

DOI: 10.3923/rjss.2014.26.30

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjss.2014.26.30

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