International Journal of Agronomy / 2019 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Production Practices, Postharvest Handling, and Quality of Cowpea Seed Used by Farmers in Makueni and Taita Taveta Counties in Kenya

Table 5

Percentage viability of farm-saved and market-sourced seeds from different agro ecological zones in Makueni and Taita Taveta.

Agroecological zoneGermination (%)Germination rateNormal seedlingsAbnormal seedlingsHard seeds

Farm saved
LM5 (Mwatate)86.6a38.1a16.2a52.3a3.1a
LM4 (Wote)61.2b25.7b15.1a33.7b1.3b
LM 5 (Makindu)61.1b25.6b15.2a33.7b1.3b
Mean68.029.015.538.81.7
LSD ()20.18.210.713.72.7
CV (%)37.636.288.044.9196.7

Market sourced
LM5 (Mwatate)80.5a35.6a18.1a35.5b1.3b
LM4 (Wote)73.7b29.4b9.8b50.8a2.4a
LM 5 (Makindu)67.1b26.6b10.4b54.0a1.6b
Mean76.032.314.543.01.6
LSD ()14.06.714.819.42.4
CV (%)21.023.8116.151.5170.2

Means with different letters are significantly different () with Fisher’s multiple range tests; LSD = least significant difference; CV = coefficient of variance.

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