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Table 4 Use, types, and application rates of fertilizers

From: Assessment of production practices of smallholder potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) farmers in Wolaita zone, southern Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percent
Use of fertilizers
 Yes 391 97.7
 No 9 2.3
  Frequency Percent Mean ± SD Minimum Maximum
Application rate of urea (kg ha−1)
 Sodo-Zuria 167 41.7 141.1 ± 61.8 25.00 275.00
 Damot-Gale 130 32.5 146.6 ± 64.6 25.00 325.00
 Damot-Pulasa 103 25.7 143.1 ± 62.6 25.00 275.00
 Total 400 100.0 145.6 ± 61.0 25.00 200.00
Application rate of DAP (kg ha−1)
 Sodo-Zuria 167 41.7 135.9 ± 52.1 50.00 300.00
 Damot-Gale 130 32.5 132.5 ± 51.4 50.00 350.00
 Damot-Pulasa 103 25.7 135.9 ± 52.1 50.00 300.00
 Total 400 100.0 134.9 ± 51.2 50.00 350.00
Application rate of FYM (t ha−1)
 Sodo-Zuria 167 41.7 0.7 ± 0.6 0.00 2.00
 Damot-Gale 130 32.5 1.2 ± 0.9 0.00 10.00
 Damot-Pulasa 103 25.7 0.7 ± 0.6 0.00 2.00
 Total 400 100.0 1.1 ± 0.8 0.00 10.00
Application rate of compost (t ha−1)
 Sodo-Zuria 167 41.7 1.8 ± 1.3 0.00 6.00
 Damot-Gale 130 32.5 2.1 ± 1.1 0.00 6.50
 Damot-Pulasa 103 25.7 1.8 ± 1.4 0.00 6.00
 Total 400 100.0 2.1 ± 1.1 0.00 6.50
  1. SD standard deviation, FYM farmyard manure, DAP diammonium phosphate