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Table 6 Farmers perceptions on the susceptibility of enset plant, EXW progression on plants and seasonality of EXW

From: Farmers’ knowledge and perception of enset Xanthomonas wilt in southern Ethiopia

Variables Hadiya (%) Kembata-Tembaro (%) Wolaita (%) Total (%) Chi-square test Chi-square P value
Age of enset
< 6 months 20.1 22.5 16.2 19.6 24.58 0.017
7–12 months 0 7.5 10 5.8   
1–2 years old 1.2 2.5 8.8 4.2   
2–4 years old 52.5 32.5 37.5 40.8   
Mature 1.2 3.8 2.5 2.5   
Al l stage 7.5 5 1.2 4.6   
No idea 17.5 26.2 23.8 22.5   
First symptom of EXW
Shoot tip 31.2 58.8 55 48.3 26.89 2.10E−05
Leaf 68.8 33.8 43.8 48.8   
Leaf and corm 0 7.5 1.2 2.9   
Seasonality of EXW
Yes 48.8 42.5 65 52.1 8.65 0.013
No 51.2 57.5 35 47.9   
Favorable season for EXW
Wet season 11.2 6.2 14.3 9.2 2.058 0.725
Dry season 37.5 35 35.7 36.2   
Both 51.2 58.8 50 54.6