Abuja Journal of Agriculture and Environment (AJAE)

EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT PRE-SOWING TREATMENTS ON THE GERMINATION OF FAIDHERBIA ALBIDA
Author(s): Dahunsi, O. M., Sennuga, S. O., Erhabor, T. A. & Majolagbe, M. O.
Volume/Issue: Volume 3 , Issue 1 (2023)

ABSTRACT:

The study investigated the effects of five pre-treatment techniques on the germination of Faldabiaalbida seeds. The study was carried out at the nursery site of the Federal college of Forestry Jos, Plateau State. The seeds of Faldabia albida were immersed in concentrated tetraoxosulphate (vi)acid, hot water, cold water, coconut water and control. The treated and the untreated seeds (control)were sown in a bowl previously filled with top soil and watered for germination to take place. Number of seeds germinated per day was monitored and recorded for each treatment till no further germination is observed. The result shows that seeds treated with concentration tetraoxosulphate vi acid for 3 minutes had the lowest mean germination time (MGT) of 9.0 day, while seed soaked in cold water had the highest MGT value (13.4 days). The result on first day of germination (FDG)shows that all the seeds treated germinated on the six days after sowing while the control treatment germinated on tent day. Thus, concentration acid soaked 3mins was recommended for pretreatment of Faldabia albida seeds prior to planting to improve germination performance.

KEYWORDS:

Germination, sowing, faidherbia albida, treatment