Akhideno et al Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 9(1), pp. 110-112, 2019 ISSN: 2276-7770 Copyright ©2019, the copyright of this article is retained by the author(s) DOI Link: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.1.012119023 http://gjournals.org/GJAS Pre-Treatment Effects on the Germination of Dacryodes klianeana (Pierre) H.J.Lam., Seed Kernel *Akhideno, L. O. 1; Ogboru, R. O. 2; Clement, N. 1 1Moist Forest Zonal Research Station, Benin City, Edo State. 2Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, Oyo State ARTICLE INFO ABSTRACT Article No.: 012119023 Type: Research DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.1.012119023 This study examined the pre-treatment effects on the germination of Dacryodes klaineana. The study was conducted in the nursery of Moist Forestry Research, Station, Okhuesan-Ubiaja, Edo State. The seed kernels were subjected to four (4) different pre-treatment methods and a control with each treatment replicated five times. However, 16 weeks after planting, seeds roasted in fire for 5 minutes had the highest germination percentage of 86% followed by those soaked with H2S04(60%) and scarification (50%) by filling respectively. Dacryodes klaineana seeds kernel roasted in fire will yield desirably despite the hard seed coat and also saves cost and time. It is however recommended for seedling propagation. Submitted: 21/02/2019 Accepted: 23/02/2019 Published: 30/03/2019 *Corresponding Author Akhideno, L.O. E-mail: lawsonakhideno@ yahoo.com Phone: +2348060366046 Keywords: Dacryodes klaineana, pre-treatment, germination percentage and seedlings emergence Return to Content View [Full Article – PDF] [Full Article – HTML] [Full Article – EPUB] Post-Publication Peer-review Rundown View/get involved, click [Peer-review] REFERENCES Aigbokhan, E. I. (2014): Annotated checklist of Vascular plants of sourthern Nigeria Pp. 70. Bell, D.T. (1999). Turner Review No. 1. The process of germination in Australian species, Austrailian species, Austrialian Journal of Botany 47:475-517. Imani A.F., A.S. Sardoei and M. Shahdadnrghad. (2014). Effect of H2SO4 on seed germination and viability of Canna indica L. Ornmaental plant. International Journal of Advanced Biological and Biomedicinal Research. 2(1): 223-229. International Centre for Under-utilized Crops (ICUC, 2001): Tsamiya”. A Manual of Tamarmid, Published by International Centre for Under utilized Crops, Southampton, U.K. pp 32. Noggle, G.R. and Fritz, G.J. (1986). Intoduction to Plant Physiology, 2ND Edition, Prentice Hall of India Private Limited, New Delhi- 110001. PROTA (2008). Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 7(1): (Prota, 2008): Timbers 1 Pp 186. Remison, S. U. (1997): Basic Principles of Crop Physiology. Sadoh Press, Benin City. Sangotoyinbo, O. A. ;Alaye, M. A., Alaye, I. V.; Nola, M. O; Adeleke, T. O. and Akhideno, L. O; (2013): Effects of Pre-treatment Test on the Germination of Garcinia Kola. International journal of Applied Research and Technology vol. 2 (10): 65-69. Tabuti; J. R. S.; Lye, K. A. and Dhillion, S. S. (2003): Traditional Herbal Drugs of Bulamogi, Uganda Plants, use and administration. Journal of Ethnopharmocology 88:19-44. Tieu, A., K.W. Dixon., K.A. Meney and K. Sivasithamparam (2001). The interaction of Heat and smoke in the release of seed dormancy in seven Species from Southwestern Western Australia 88:259-265. Yakubu, F.B., Bolanle, O.T., Ogunade. O.J. and Yahaya, D.K. (2014). Effects of water soaking and light on the dormancy of Garcinia Kola (Herkel) seeds. European Journal of Agricullture and Forestry Research. 2(2): 17-26. Cite this Article: Akinbani, AS; Ayeni, LS (2019). Effect of Fertilizer Types on Nutrient Uptake and Yield of Cassava in Ondo Southwestern Nigeria Using Farmers’ Simulation Method. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9(1): 110-112, http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.1.012119023.