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Table 4 Overall morphological characteristics of three Brachiaria brizantha ecotypes on the effects of altitude and harvesting dates and their interactions

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

Factor Parameters
PH (cm) NTPP (counts) NLPP (counts) LLPP (cm)
Ecotypes
 Eth. 13726 51.07b 26.35b 4.74 17.29b
 Eth. 13809 51.47b 33.52a 4.36 20.10a
 Eth. 1377) 58.73a 29.38b 5.01 16.22b
 Overall mean 53.76 29.75 4.70 17.87
 Overall SE 3.33 2.03 0.20 0.78
 CV (%) 8.65 8.15 11.44 5.25
 Sig * *** NS ***
Altitudes
 Low 60.50a 28.52b 4.96a 18.93b
 Mid 57.62a 33.62a 5.04a 20.22a
 High 43.15b 27.12b 4.11b 14.47c
 Sig *** ** * ***
Harvesting dates
 60 35.91c 20.52c 3.80c 14.93c
 90 56.20b 27.09b 4.57b 17.93b
 120 69.17a 41.63a 5.74a 20.76a
 Sig *** *** *** ***
P value
 cul*al NS ** NS *
 cul*hd 0.0263 NS NS NS
 al*hd NS NS NS NS
 Interaction *** *** * ***
  1. SE standard error, CV coefficient of variation, PH plant height, NTPP number of tillers per plant, LLPP leaf length per plant
  2. Treatments means with different letters in a column are significantly different (P < 0.05) for altitudes and cutting age. NS for non-significant, * for P < 0.05 (5%), ** for P < 0.01 (1%) and *** for P < 0.001 (0.1%)