Factors Influencing Market Participation among Food Crop farmers in Oyo State: A Double Hurdle Approach

Oladiran JO, Ogunniyi LT, Fanifosi GE
2020 South Asian Research Journal of Agriculture and Fisheries  
Effect of seed priming methods on germination of Indian Jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana. LAM) In Northern Guinea Savanna Ecological Zone of Nigeria was studied at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka-Kaduna Nursery. The treatments consisted of Boiled water (100ºC) for 10 minutes, 15 minutes and 20 minutes; diluted sulphuric acid (H 2 S0 4 ) soaking time for 10minutes, 15 minutes and 20 minutes; Seed scarification (sand papering and cracking) and control. Ten (10) seeds from each of
more » ... he treatments were sown in germination box containing sterilized river bank sand and replicated three (3) Times. The experimental design adopted was a Completely Randomized Design (CRD). Data from germination were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) at 0.05 level of probability. Results revealed that the seed of Indian jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana) seeds scarified showed a significant germination percentage (95.20±7.34) than any other methods, followed by soaking in sulphuric acid (H 2 S0 4 ) for 20minutes (77.60±7.34) then, soaking in hot water for 20 minutes which gave (47.67±14.68). However, the seeds in the control were significant (P>0.05) lower in germination percentage (3.20±7.34) than any other methods applied. Therefore, it is concluded that for effective, sustainable and fast multiplication of germination of Indian jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana) seeds in the tree nursery scarification methods should be adopted.
doi:10.36346/sarjaf.2020.v02i04.007 fatcat:pd5rtgi6bvcr5n22nqjvazzfj4