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Table 4 Effects of rhizobium, organic and inorganic amendments on growth parameters

From: Yield of faba bean (Vicia faba L.) as affected by lime, mineral P, farmyard manure, compost and rhizobium in acid soil of Lay Gayint District, northwestern highlands of Ethiopia

Treatments Plant height (cm) Number of branches plant−1 Number of leaves plant−1 Pod length (cm)
Control 44.2ij 8.1f 24.8f 3.1 m
8 t compost ha−1 44.2ij 10.6ef 51.0e 4.2j
8 t FYM ha−1 75.7cdef 13.5cde 62.5bcde 4.2j
30 kg P ha−1 33.7j 7.3f 18.5f 3.5 l
7.2 t lime ha−1 41.6fgh 12.7de 59.5de 3.8 k
30 kg P ha−1 + 7.2 t lime ha−1 59.9fgh 15.2bcd 66.4abcde 5.5 g
8 t compost ha−1 + 3.6 t lime ha−1 74.3cdef 15.5abcd 69.1abcd 5.0i
8 t FYM ha−1 + 3.6 t lime ha−1 80.8 cd 16.8abc 78.5abc 6.4c
30 kg P ha−1 + 3.6 t lime ha−1 64.5defgh 15.8abcd 71.5abcd 5.6f
8 t compost ha−1 + 30 kg P ha−1 + 3.6 t lime ha−1 77.4cde 17.6abc 77.0abcd 5.6f
8 t FYM ha−1 + 30 kg P ha−1 + 3.6 t lime ha−1 99.8a 19.5a 84.6a 7.0a
4 t compost ha−1 + 15 kg P ha−1 + 7.2 t lime ha−1 72.8cdefg 15.2bcd 70.5abcd 5.6f
4 t FYM ha−1 + 15 kg P ha−1 + 7.2 t lime ha−1 70.5cdefg 17.9ab 73.2abcd 6.0e
4 t FYM ha−1 + 15 kg P ha−1 + 3.6 t lime ha 74.8cdef 16.3abcd 75.0abcd 6.2d
4 t compost ha−1 +15 kg P ha−1 + 3.6 t lime ha−1 84.0bc 17.1abc 78.7abc 6.6b
30 kg P ha−1 + 7.2 t ha−1 lime + rhizobium 79.0cde 17.0abc 75.9abcd 6.0e
8 t ha−1 compost + 30 kg ha−1 P + 3.6 t ha−1 lime + rhizobium 75.1cdef 17.9ab 80.4ab 5.4 h
8 t ha−1 FYM + 30 kg P ha−1 + 3.6 t ha−1 lime + rhizobium 96.0ab 17.4abc 79.7abc 6.6b
15 kg ha−1 P + 4 t FYM ha−1 + 3.6 t lime ha−1 + rhizobium 57.5 ghi 16.0abcd 70.5abcd 5.4 h
Rhizobium only 54.1hi 14.6bcd 61.8cde 3.1 m
CV (%) 12.7 13.5 13.8 0.9
  1. Means within a column followed by the same letter are not significantly different at P ≥ 0.05
  2. CV Coefficient of variation