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World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2018, 6(3), 82-86
DOI: 10.12691/wjar-6-3-2
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Evaluation of Agronomic Performances of Five Cowpea Lines in the Experimental Research Station of Saria, Burkina Faso

Antoine Barro1, , Téyouré Benoit Joseph Batieno2, Jean Baptiste De La Salle Tignégré3, James Bougouma Neya2, Korotoumou Palé1, Adama Kaboré2, Mahamadi Hamed Ouédraogo4 and Mahamadou Sawadogo4

1Université de Dédougou, BP 07, Dédougou, Burkina Faso

2Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles, BP 476, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

3World Vegetable Center (AVRDC), BP 320, Bamako, Mali

4Université Ouaga I Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, 03 BP 7021, Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso

Pub. Date: May 22, 2018

Cite this paper:
Antoine Barro, Téyouré Benoit Joseph Batieno, Jean Baptiste De La Salle Tignégré, James Bougouma Neya, Korotoumou Palé, Adama Kaboré, Mahamadi Hamed Ouédraogo and Mahamadou Sawadogo. Evaluation of Agronomic Performances of Five Cowpea Lines in the Experimental Research Station of Saria, Burkina Faso. World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2018; 6(3):82-86. doi: 10.12691/wjar-6-3-2


Considered by most producers as their coffee and cocoa as it plays a role of cash crop, cowpea constitutes in Burkina Faso an important source of income to satisfy the needs of families in rural environment. It is grown in all agro-ecological area of the country. Despite this advantage, its production is held back by biotic and abiotic constraints that significantly reduce yields. Best performing varieties are therefore needed by farmers to improve productivity and their livelihoods. The present study which is an agronomic performances evaluation of five cowpea lines at Saria station was done in the field in a Fisher block with three (03) replications. The results revealed significant differences (P < 0.05) among lines for the parameters chlorophyll content, the number of days to 95% maturity, and the weight of one hundred seeds. On the other hand, no significant difference (P > 0.05) was noted among lines concerning grain and fodder yields. However, the best results have been obtained with the improved lines BC3F10P34-1 and BC3F10P34-3. These lines were better than their parent KVx745-11P and could be disseminated to rural producers to ensure food security and improve their incomes.

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