EFFECTS OF WEATHER ON YIELD COMPONENTS OF THE OIL PALM IN A FOREST LOCATION IN NIGERIA
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Fakorede, M. A. B.
Journal of Oil Palm Research
Simple linear correlations, stepwise multiple regressions and path coefficient analysis were used to determine the relationship between climatic variables and yield components in the oil palm; i.e. number of bunches (CNB), fresh fruit bunch yield (FFB) and mean bunch weight (MBW) over a 13-and 20-year period. Yield could be reliably predicted from minimum relative humidity and sunshine hours 18-24 months prior to harvest.
Elaeis guineensis Jacq., climatic variables, path coefficient analysis
Oboh, B. O., & Fakorede, M. A. B. (1999). Effects of weather on yield components of the oil palm in a forest location in Nigeria. Journal of Oil Palm Research, 11(1), 79-89.