Effect of stumping height on regeneration potential of Quillou coffee (Coffea canephora var. canephora Haarer)
Keywords:coffee, correlation, lateral branches, stumping height, sucker height
Old non-productive coffee groves were stumped at l, 15, 30 and 45cm heights at both Gambari Experimental Station, Ibadan, and Kotopo, Abeokuta. At both stations, there was a significant positive correlation between the stumping height and the sucker height as well as number of lateral branches produced by the suckers. It is concluded that stumped coffee trees can regenerate new suckers that could be used to establish new stands within two to three years.