Table 2: Effect of seed osmopriming duration on emergence of cowpea seedlings.

Priming treatmentPriming duration (hrs)EmergenceTotal (%)
1 DAS2 DAS3 DAS

Unprimed(0)7.25b17.5019.5044.25c
Hydropriming10 13.50a19.5018.0051.00b
Osmopriming6 15.25a19.5018.5053.50ab
Osmopriming8 13.75a20.0019.2553.00ab
Osmopriming1014.00a20.5020.7555.25a
SE1.3370.8340.6771.281
Significance*nsns*

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