Sesame agronomy in south-east tanzania. i. plant population and sowing method

B. R. Taylor*, J. Y. Chambi

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Abstract

Field trials are described in which the seed yield response of row-sown sesame to increasing plant population was examined, and in which row-sowing was compared with broadcasting at different seed rates. Maximum yields were obtained at an intended 200 to 250 × 103 plants ha−1 but yields were not greatly affected by a wider range of populations. Broadcasting, the normal local practice, gave yields slightly higher than those from rows 50 cm apart, the un-thinned rate of 800 × 103 viable seeds sown ha−1 yielded as well as treatments thinned to the optimum population, and double this seed rate, unthinned, gave the lowest yields, especially in rows.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-251
Number of pages9
JournalExperimental Agriculture
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - Jul 1986

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