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Table 4 Average crop productivity on locally classified soils in studied districts of Wolaita zone, southern Ethiopia

From: Farmers’ soil knowledge, fertility management logic and its linkage with scientifically analyzed soil properties in southern Ethiopia

Parameters Farmers soil types
Arrada bita Kereta bita Chere bita Talla bita Gobo bita Zo’o bita Lada bita F value Sig.
Maize (W/O) (t ha−1) 0.66 0.42 0.10 0.56 0.46 0.34 0.55 5.7 0.000
Maize (with) (t ha−1) 2.28 1.88 1.33 2.02 1.91 1.82 1.99 2.2 0.040
Haricot bean (W/O) (t ha−1) 0.42 0.34 0.30 0.29 0.36 0.24 0.28 10.2 0.000
Haricot bean (with) (t ha−1) 1.28 1.15 1.10 0.97 1.21 0.98 1.02 7.4 0.000
Tef (W/O) (t ha−1) 0.19 0.23 0.13 0.15 0.16 0.13 0.13 1.2 0.320
Tef (with) (t ha−1) 0.73 0.65 0.70 0.66 0.74 0.63 0.70 0.8 0.56
Sweet potato (W/O) (t ha−1) 4.9 5.5 4.5 4.5 4.0 0.32 0.90
Sweet potato (with) (t ha−1) 11.1 15.5 10.1 9.3 10.1 3.0 0.03
  1. W/O = without fertilizer application; with = with fertilizer application