International Journal of Agronomy / 2019 / Article / Tab 6

Research Article

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

Table 6

Percentage of infected, mouldy, and dead seeds in farm-saved and market-sourced seeds in different agroecological zones in Makueni and Taita Taveta.

Agroecological zoneInfected seedlingsMouldy seedsDead seeds

Farm saved
LM5 (Mwatate)19.0a6.4a4.4a
LM4 (Wote)12.7b11.6a17.9a
LM 5 (Makindu)12.7b10.8a17.8a
Mean14.49.913.4
LSD ()10.38.814.9
CV (%)91.7112.6143.6

Market sourced
LM5 (Mwatate)12.4a5.6c6.6a
LM4 (Wote)13.3a13.8b10.3a
LM 5 (Makindu)3.0b25.3a6.0a
Mean10.611.77.3
LSD ()9.58.010.0
CV (%)102.278.3155.5

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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