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Table 2 Descriptions of morpho-agronomic traits of vetch species and their accessions

From: Morpho-agronomic performance of vetch species and their accessions grown under nitosol and vertisol conditions in the central highlands of Ethiopia

SN Traits Descriptions
1 Days to forage harvesting (days) Counted from days to emergence to days of half (50%) of the plot/plants set flower
2 Days to seed harvesting (days) Counted from days to emergence to days to seed maturity
3 Un-stretched plant height (cm) Measured from the ground to the tip of plant at forage harvesting stage
4 Stretched plant height (cm) Measured from the ground to the stretched tip of the plant at forage harvesting stage
5 Biomass production rate (kg ha−1 day−1) Computed by dividing the above ground biomass yield to the number of days to forage harvesting
6 Forage dry matter yield (t/ha) Determined by converting the harvested fresh biomass yield into dry matter yield after oven-drying for 24 h at a temperature of 105 °C
7 Grain filling period (days) Counted from days to flower initiation to days to physiological maturity
8 Grain sink filling rate (kg ha−1 day−1) Computed as the ratio of grain yield to number of days from flower initiation to physiological maturity
9 Number of pods per plant (number) Counted by uprooting six plants from each experimental plot
10 Pod length (cm) Measured the length by taking six pods per plant
11 Number of seeds per pod (number) Counted the seeds by taking six pods per plant from each plot
12 Grain yield (t/ha) The plants harvested from ground level at the optimum seed harvesting time and oven-dried at 100 °C for 48 h to adjust the moisture content to the level of 10%
13 Thousand seed weight (gm) Thousand seeds counted and oven-dried at 100 °C for 48 h to determine the weight