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Table 8 Least square means for biomass production rate (kg ha−1 day−1) and forage dry matter yield at forage harvest of five vetch species grown at Holetta and Ginchi

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

Species Biomass production rate Forage DM yield
Holetta Ginchi Holetta Ginchi
Vicia sativa 47.3ab 63.2a 5.05a 6.79a
Vicia villosa 50.3a 50.6a 5.84a 7.62a
Vicia narbonensis 47.8ab 61.7a 1.39b 1.99b
Vicia dasycarpa 29.3bc 40.7ab 5.46a 6.89a
Vicia atropurpurea 12.8c 15.4b 5.09a 7.14a
Mean 37.5 46.3 4.56 6.09
CV (%) 16.44 15.79 21.12 21.14
R 2 0.25 0.21 0.84 0.74
  1. Means followed by a common superscript letters within a column are not significantly different from each other at P < 0.05
  2. ♦ = Log transformation