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
Mean10.713.2832.0
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
Mean9.612.8734.0
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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