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Table 4 Effect of nitrogen, phosphorus and Bradyrhizobium application on grain yield, plant tissue N accumulation and shelling percentage of peanut at Babile and Fedis experimental sites

From: Integrating inorganic NP application and Bradyrhizobium inoculation to minimize production cost of peanut (Arachis hypogea L.) in eastern Ethiopia

Treatment Grain yield Plant N Shelling %
Babile Fedis Babile Fedis Babile Fedis
Nitrogen (kg N/ha)
 0 1148.14ab 2242.87a 2.7817b 2.7128a 67.31a 75.02a
 20 1222.12a 2351.68a 2.7694b 2.6433b 74.54a 76.94a
 40 1088.71b 2318.00a 2.9700a 2.5750c 70.08a 74.77a
 LSD (P < 0.05) 80.67 146.76 0.0738 0.0559 9.14 6.29
 P value ** ns *** ** ns ns
Phosphorus (kg P2O5/ha)
 0 1116.64b 2245.88b 2.7933b 2.6617a 71.57a 72.11a
 30 1107.83b 2446.05a 2.8378ab 2.6640a 71.37a 77.16a
 60 1234.50a 2220.62b 2.8900a 2.6056b 68.98a 77.45a
 LSD (P < 0.05) 80.67 146.76 0.0738 0.0559 9.14 6.29
 P value *** ** * * ns ns
Bradyrhizobium inoculation
 Inoculated 1161.41a 2293.71a 2.8844a 2.6133b 75.06a 73.96a
 Uninoculated 1144.57a 2314.65a 2.7963b 2.6741a 66.22b 77.20a
 LSD (P < 0.05) 54.65 99.43 0.05 0.0379 6.19 4.26
 P value ns ns ** *** ** ns
 Mean 1152.99 2304.18 2.8404 2.6437 70.64 75.58
 CV (%) 8.59 7.82 3.19 2.60 15.88 10.21
  1. Means in the same column followed by the same letter are not significantly different at the 5% probability level by Tukey’s test
  2. ns nonsignificant, GY grain yield (kg/ha), Plant N plant tissue N accumulation at late flowering stage (%)
  3. * Significant at 0.05; ** significant at 0.01; *** significant at 0.001