International Journal of Agronomy / 2019 / Article / Tab 7

Research Article

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

Table 7

Vigour of farm-saved and market-sourced seeds from different agroecological zones in Makueni and Taita Taveta.

Agroecological zoneSeedling length (cm)Seedling dry weight (g)Vigour index

Farm saved
LM5 (Mwatate)12.4a14.5a1076.3a
LM5 (Makindu)10.6ab14.0a763.0b
LM4 (Wote)9.5b12.0b722.8b
LSD ()3.72.6362.5
CV (%)44.321.855.5

Market sourced
LM5 (Mwatate)9.9a13.4a811.0a
LM5 (Makindu)7.4b9.9b504.6b
LM4 (Wote)10.4a14.0a746.6a
LSD ()3.22.3298.6
CV (%)37.820.146.5

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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