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Table 1 Effects of altitude, harvesting stages and their interactions on plant morphological characteristics of brizantha grass ecotypes

From: Evaluation of morphological characteristics, yield and nutritive value of Brachiaria grass ecotypes in northwestern Ethiopia

Factors Parameters
Cultivars PH (cm) NTPP (counts) NLPP (counts) LLPP (cm)
Eth. 13726
 Altitude
  Low 59.39a 24.71ab 4.64b 18.61ab
  Mid 56.97a 33.67a 5.51a 19.38a
  High 36.86b 20.67b 4.08b 13.89b
  Sig ** * ** *
 Harvesting stages
  60 26.69b 17.89b 3.97b 14.29b
  90 56.83a 25.07ab 4.58b 17.23ab
  120 69.69a 36.09a 5.69a 20.36a
  Mean 51.07 26.35 4.74 17.29
  SE 7.39 3.40 0.33 1.29
  Sig *** * ** *
Eth. 13809
 Altitude
  Low 56.40 35.77a 4.77a 20.17b
  Mid 52.99 35.07a 4.52a 23.89a
  High 45.03 29.72b 3.78b 16.27c
  Sig NS * * **
 Harvesting stages
  60 33.14b 25.13b 3.62b 17.52b
  90 53.01a 29.86b 4.29b 19.84ab
  120 68.27a 45.56a 5.16a 22.97b
  Mean 51.47 33.52 4.36 20.11
  SE 5.52 3.26 0.27 1.38
  Sig ** *** ** *
Eth. 1377
 Altitude
  Low 65.72a 25.09b 5.48 18.01a
  Mid 62.91a 32.14a 5.07 17.39a
  High 47.57b 30.93a 4.48 13.25b
  Sig ** ** NS **
 Harvesting stages
  60 47.89c 18.54c 3.80b 12.97c
  90 58.75b 26.36b 4.84ab 16.72b
  120 69.56a 43.25a 6.39a 18.96a
  Mean 58.73 29.38 5.01 16.22
  SE 4.29 3.83 0.44 1.16
  Sig ** *** * ***
  1. Treatments means with different letters in a column are significantly different (P < 0.05) for altitudes and harvesting stages. NS for non-significant, *for P < 0.05 (5%), **for P < 0.01 (1%) and ***for P < 0.001 (0.1%); SE standard error, PH plant height, NTPP number of tillers per plant, LLPP leaf length per plant