INFLUENCE OF TAPPING DATES ON THE YIELD OF ACACIA SENEGAL (L) WILD AT TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS IN JIGAWA STATE, NIGERIA
Knowledge of tapping date is inevitable and it assists foresters and farmers (tappers) to know yield dates of tree resources. This enables tappers to have better plan and spend less during harvesting period. This study examined the influence of tapping date on the yield of gum Arabic (Acacia senegal) in Jigawa State, Nigeria. Experimental sites which were (Kadoma and Kwanar-duhuwam plantation) were selected for this study. Complete Randomized Design (CRD) was employed with three (3) samples, examined at six (6) levels in six different tapping periods. Data were subjected to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) at 0.05 probability level and Duncan Multiple Range Test was used to separate the mean yields of gum Arabic gram per tree. From the results, it was revealed that gum Arabic tapping at the three weeks of rain stoppage gave higher yield (172.25 and 163.9). Therefore, it is concluded that gum Arabic trees at three (3) weeks after rain stoppage for maximum gum yield
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