Carica papaya - International Agrophysics

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Int. Agrophysics, 2006, 20, 77-84



Seedling emergence and growth of pawpaw (Carica papaya) grown under different coloured shade polyethylene K.P. Baiyeri Department of Crop Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria Received November 27, 2005; accepted January 19, 2006

A b s t r a c t. Seven nursery shades made of blue, yellow, green, red, and colourless polyethylene, and palm frond (Elaeis guineensis Jacq) and non-shaded frame were evaluated for their effects on seedling emergence and early growth of two fruit morphotypes of ‘Sunrise Solo’ pawpaw cultivar. Seedlings grown under different polyethylene colours showed significant (P