Journal of Oil Palm Research Vol. 11 No. 1  1999 June p.  79-89

Effects of weather on yield components of the oil palm in a forest location in Nigeria

Author(s): OBOB B O*; FAKOREDE M A B+

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 (NB), 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.

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* Biology Unit, Dept. of Biol. Science, University of Lagos. Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

+ Dept. of Plant Science, Obafemi Aolowo University, Ile-ife. Nigeria

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