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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Results of seed germination of Aspilia africana grown in soils of the different commercial soil categories as per the germination parameters measured

Soil category Germination parameters

FGP (%) MGT (Days) MGR GI T50 (Days)
PPS 15.67 ± 1.202a 7.64 ± 0.085a 0.131 ± 0.0015a 4.61 ± 0.332a 6.19 ± 0.050a
HS 14.00 ± 0.557a 8.92 ± 0.421a 0.113 ± 0.0057a 3.09 ± 0.219a 7.64 ± 0.721a
HS:PPS 15.33 ± 0.882a 8.22 ± 0.360a 0.122 ± 0.0056a 4.21 ± 0.250ab 6.84 ± 0.274a
HS:CPS 13.33 ± 0.882a 7.95 ± 0.452a 0.127 ± 0.0069a 3.33 ± 0.250b 6.59 ± 0.369a

Means (± standard error) within a column followed by same letter are not significantly different using Tukey’s test and p = 0.05. Note: PPS is peat pellet soil, HS is horticulture soil with perlite, HS:PPS is a mixture of horticulture soil containing perlite with peat pellet soil, HS:CPS is a mixture of horticulture soil containing perlite with coco peat soil, FGP is final germination percentage, MGT is mean germination time, MGR is mean germination rate, GI is germination index, and T50 is time to 50% germination

J Plant Biotechnol 2021;48:115-22 https://doi.org/10.5010/JPB.2021.48.2.115
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