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Table 6 Effects of rhizobium, organic and inorganic amendments on nodule characteristics of faba bean

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 Nodule dry weight (mg plant−1) Nodule number plant−1
Control 21h 34g
8 t compost ha−1 34gh 44f
8 t FYM ha−1 45fg 58e
30 kg P ha−1 20i 31g
7.2 t lime ha−1 44fg 58e
30 kg P ha−1 + 7.2 t lime ha−1 63c 81bc
8 t compost ha−1 + 3.6 t lime ha−1 47ef 64de
8 t FYM ha−1 + 3.6 t lime ha−1 58cde 73cd
30 kg P ha−1 + 3.6 t lime ha−1 49def 64de
8 t compost ha−1 + 30 kg P ha−1 + 3.6 t lime ha−1 69abc 82bc
8 t FYM ha−1 + 30 kg P ha−1 + 3.6 t lime ha−1 67bc 84bc
4 t compost ha−1 + 15 kg P ha−1 + 7.2 t lime ha−1 64c 77bc
4 t FYM ha−1 + 15 kg P ha−1 + 7.2 t lime ha−1 80a 95a
15 kg P ha−1 + 4 t FYM ha−1 + 3.6 t lime ha−1 78ab 88ab
15 kg P ha−1 + 4 t compost ha−1 + 3.6 t lime ha−1 60bcd 75c
30 kg P ha−1 + 7.2 t ha−1 lime +rhizobium 64c 78bc
8 t ha−1 compost + 30 kg ha−1 P + 3.6 t ha−1 lime + rhizobium 65c 78bc
8 t ha−1 FYM + 30 kg P ha−1 + 3.6 t ha−1 lime + rhizobium 71abc 87ab
15 kg ha−1 P + 4 t FYM ha−1 + 3.6 t lime ha−1 + rhizobium 61c 82bc
Rhizobium only 29hi 40fg
CV (%) 12.5 8.6
  1. Means within a column followed by the same letter are not significantly different at P ≥ 0.05
  2. CV Coefficient of variation