Table 3: Effect of osmopriming duration on the height and dry matter accumulation of cowpea seedling at 3 weeks after sowing.

Priming treatment Priming duration (hrs)Seedling height at 3 WAS (cm)Dry matter accumulation at 3 WAS (g)

Unprimed(0)11.98c0.50b
Hydropriming10 16.23b2.06a
Osmopriming6 21.48a2.81a
Osmopriming8 21.60a2.25a
Osmopriming1020.65a2.73a
SE1.0740.284
Significance**

Means in a column followed same letter are not significantly different using LSD. *Significant at 5% level; WAS: week(s) after sowing.