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Effect of pruning on growth, leaf yield and pod yields of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench)

Olasantan, F. o.; Salau, A. w.

The Journal of Agricultural Science 146(1)

2008


DOI: 10.1017/s0021859607007290
Accession: 018806017

Young leaves and pods of okra (Abehmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench) are edible, and so a crop management strategy for removing edible leaves while sustaining good pod yields is required. Pruning treatments were imposed on apically debudded okra plants for 3 years to assess effects of removing a quarter, half or three-quarters of the primary branches on growth and fresh leaf and pod yields.

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