Sprouting and yield of yam (Dioscorea spp.) minisetts in relation to sett size, soil moisture and agro-ecology
Version of Record online: 9 JAN 2006
Copyright © 2005 Whurr Publishers Ltd.
Volume 45, Issue 1, pages 23–27, March 2005
How to Cite
Ayankanmi, T., Shiwachi, H. and Asiedu, R. (2005), Sprouting and yield of yam (Dioscorea spp.) minisetts in relation to sett size, soil moisture and agro-ecology. Trop. Sci., 45: 23–27. doi: 10.1002/ts.41
- Issue online: 9 JAN 2006
- Version of Record online: 9 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 SEP 2004
- Dioscorea rotundata;
- D. alata;
- soil moisture;
Seed tuber production of Dioscorea rotundata using the minisett technique was tested on-farm and on-station in different agro-ecological zones in Nigeria. A lower sprouting rate of minisetts was observed in the southern Guinea savanna than in the tropical forest zone. Sprouting and tuber yield in direct field planting of minisetts was strongly influenced by variety of D. rotundata, but D. alata was less affected by sett size. An increase in minisett size in some varieties of D. rotundata would enhance their sprouting potential. Copyright © 2005 Whurr Publishers Ltd.