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Effect of seed size upon germination and early stages of plant growth of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.)

Singh, S.P.; Rai, P.N.

Acta Horticulturae 218: 71-76

1988


ISSN/ISBN: 0567-7572
Accession: 001813326

Processed seed of cowpeas Pusa-Do-Fasli was manually separated into large, medium large, medium and small size seeds, having 1000-seed wt of 89, 75, 64 and 49 g, resp. 1000-seed wt of the processed bulk seed was 70 g. Less time was required for germination initiation of medium seeds and small seeds (21 h in each case) than of large seeds (28 h), medium large seeds (27 h) and bulk seed (25 h).

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