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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 12, Issue:2, February, 2023

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2023.12(2): 111-124

Effect of Sowing Date and Harvesting Time on Seed Yield of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) in Mokwa Agro-Ecological Zone
P. Z. Yisa1*, P. E. Ogbonna1, B. C. Echezonna1 and M. N. Tswanya2
1Department of Crop Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
2Sheda Science and Technology Complex, Biotechnology Advanced Research Centre, Garki-Abuja, Nigeria
*Corresponding author

To improve the productivity of sesame in Mokwa agro ecological zone of Nigeria the effect of sowing date and harvesting time on seed yield of sesame was studied using a 2 x 3 x 3 factorial in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with these replications. Factor A was sowing dates of June 15th, July 15th and August 15th, while factor B was harvesting intervals of 40 Days after flowering (DAF), 45 DAF and 50 DAF and factor C was sesame accessions of NCRIBEN 01M and Kenana 4, Growth and other yield parameters were significantly (p<0.05) affected by the sowing dates where sesame crops sown in June performed better than those planted in July and August in 2013 and 2014. Harvesting of fruits 50 Days after flowering (DAF) proved superior as 1000-seed weight was highest (4.05 g, 3.93 g) when compared with 3.14 g and 3.04 g for 45Days after flowering (DAF) across accessions for 2013 and 2014 respectively. It also produced higher number of pods, fresh weight and dry weight of pods. Planting of Sesame as early as June provided the all-time best yield in the study area and is considered the ideal planting period in the study area. Harvesting of sesame pods at 50 DAF proved ideal.

Keywords: Sowing dates, harvesting time and seed yield, beniseed, Sesamum indicum L

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Yisa, P. Z., P. E. Ogbonna, B. C. Echezonna and Tswanya, M. N. 2023. Effect of Sowing Date and Harvesting Time on Seed Yield of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) in Mokwa Agro-Ecological Zone.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 12(2): 111-124. doi:
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