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|Title: ||Effect of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Seed Size and Variety on Flowering Behavior and Berry Production|
|Authors: ||Deshi, K. E.|
Abugah, M. M.
Nanbol, K. K.
|Keywords: ||berry formation|
|Issue Date: ||2018|
|Publisher: ||Direct Research Journal of Agriculture and Food Science|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 6;No.10; Pp 287-292|
|Abstract: ||The present study was aimed to elucidate the effect of 3 seed sizes
(< 40 mm, 40 mm and > 40 mm) and 2 varieties (Bertita and
Diamant) on flowering behavior and berry production of potato
(Solanum tuberosum L.) in Jos Plateau State of Nigeria. The
treatments were arranged in a completely randomized design
(CRD) with 3 replications. The result showed that seed size and
variety had significant effect on some of the parameters assessed.
Variety Diamant was the earliest to form flower buds in 34.10
days and it also resulted in higher number of inflorescence at 7
weeks after planting (WAP) and flower buds at 7 and 8 WAP than
variety Bertita. Berry formation was similar between varieties.
Medium sized seed tubers (40 mm) took significantly longer mean
number of days to form first flower buds while small sized seed
tubers was the earliest (34.00 days). Number of inflorescence
formed was similar with all the seed sizes and number of flower
buds formed was higher in larger seed tubers than the medium
and smaller seed tubers at 7 WAP. Larger and medium seed tubers
resulted in similar mean number of berries, while the smaller seed
tubers did not form berries.|
|Appears in Collections:||Plant Science and Biotechnology|
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