Table 1: Effect of osmopriming duration on germination of cowpea seeds.

Priming treatmentPriming duration (hrs)Number of seeds germinatedTotal %
1 DAS2 DAS 3 DAS4 DAS5 DAS

Unprimed(0)0.00b10.75c13.0020.5010.0053.00d
Hydropriming10 2.00b21.25ab11.5019.5011.5066.00c
Osmopriming6 11.25a21.00ab16.5018.0012.5079.00ab
Osmopriming8 11.50a18.50b13.2519.7512.0075.00b
Osmopriming1010.75a24.00a15.2518.5012.5081.00a
SE0.9871.4401.4340.8341.0251.524
Significance**nsnsns*

Means in a column followed by same letters are not significance different using LSD test. *Significant at 5% level; ns: not significant; DAS: day(s) after sowing.