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Effects of seedbed types on yield of White Guinea Yam (Dioscorea rotundata) minisetts in Makurdi, Nigeria

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M. O. Ijoyah

University of Agriculture, P.M.B.2373, Makurdi, NG
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Abstract

The effect of seedbed types on yield of yam-minisetts was studied in field trials at the University of Agriculture, Makurdi research farm in 2000 and 2001 cropping seasons. The results indicated that the raised flattened top beds improved yam-minisett emergence count by 22%, establishment by 23%, total tuber number by 24% and yield of minisetts by 21% over the ridge system. Generally, higher number of ware yams (401-3000g) were obtained from ridges. On technical grounds, the raised flattened top bed was superior to the ridge system.
How to Cite: Ijoyah, M.O., 2010. Effects of seedbed types on yield of White Guinea Yam (Dioscorea rotundata) minisetts in Makurdi, Nigeria. Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension, 7, pp.155–160.
Published on 29 Dec 2010.
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