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Table 7 Ranking of farmer preferred cassava traits

From: Farmers’ knowledge and perception of postharvest physiological deterioration in cassava storage roots in Ghana

Desirable trait Coastal Forest Semi-deciduous Transition Overall
Mean rank Rank Mean rank Rank Mean rank Rank Mean rank Rank Mean rank Rank
High yield 1.64 1 1.53 1 1.52 1 1.5 1 1.52 1
Early maturity 3 2 2.71 2 2.77 2 2.64 2 2.7 2
High dry matter 4.36 5 4.47 5 4.65 5 4.43 5 3.59 3
Delayed PPD 3.82 4 4 4 3.4 3 3.91 4 3.76 4
Poundability 3.27 3 3.41 3 3.6 4 3.64 3 4.5 5
Larger roots 5.98 6 5.98 7 6.2 7 5.76 6 5.97 6
Resistance to pests and diseases 6 7 5.91 6 5.98 6 6.02 7 6.72 7
Peel colour 7.27 8 7.26 8 7.29 8 7.18 8 7.25 8
Kendal’s W, p < 0.000 0.641 0.666 0.694 0.663 0.671