Pre-Treatment Effects on the Germination of Dacryodes klianeana (Pierre) H.J.Lam., Seed Kernel

L.O. Akhideno, R.O. Ogboru, N. Clement
2019 Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences  
This study examined the pre-treatment effects on the germination of Dacryodes klaineana. The study was conducted in the nursery of Moist Forestry Research, Station, Okhuesan-Ubiaja, Edo State. The seed kernels were subjected to four (4) different pre-treatment methods and a control with each treatment replicated five times. However, 16 weeks after planting, seeds roasted in fire for 5 minutes had the highest germination percentage of 86% followed by those soaked with H 2 S0 4 (60%) and
more » ... (60%) and scarification (50%) by filling respectively. Dacryodes klaineana seeds kernel roasted in fire will yield desirably despite the hard seed coat and also saves cost and time. It is however recommended for seedling propagation.
doi:10.15580/gjas.2019.1.012119023 fatcat:n4rg4jdrfrb7rcrayoewgwafa4