Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages: 296-299
Received: Jul. 1, 2015;
Accepted: Jul. 16, 2015;
Published: Oct. 30, 2015
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Alamu Lateef Oyewole, Department of Crop and Environmental Protection, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
Alabi Adedamola, Department of Forestry Technology, Oyo State College of Agriculture, Igboora, Nigeria
This experiment was conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm of Oyo State College of Agriculture, Igboora to assess the influence of temperature differential on germination and early growth of Terminalia ivorensis. The Terminalia ivorensis seeds that were used were procured from Centre for Environmental Renewable Natural Resources Management Research and Development (CENRAD, Ibadan). A total of nine buckets were arranged in 3 treatments with 3 replicates and watering was done. Five kilogramme soils were poured in each perforated bowl of 7kg capacity. One seed of Terminalia ivorensis was planted in each bowl. Weeding was done on each bucket manually by handpicking. The parameters assessed were number of germinated plant, number of leaves, height of plant, length of internode. Data collected were subjected to analysis of variance and significant means were separated using Duncan Multiple Range Test at 5% probability level. Terminalia ivorensis seed treated with T3 (98.40C) at boiling point has the highest effect on the seeds, followed by T2 (250C) lukewarm water, the seeds planted with cold water did not germinate at all, that is the control T1. In conclusion, Terminalia ivorensis seeds need to be in boiling water before planting. This will help in further propagation of this threatened tree species.
Alamu Lateef Oyewole,
Influence of Temperature Differentials on Germination and Growth of Terminalia ivorensis (A. Chev), Science Research.
Vol. 3, No. 6,
2015, pp. 296-299.
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