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Table 4 Effect of N rates and Rhizobial inoculation on yield components and seed yield of soybean for 2016/17 and 2017/18 cropping seasons

From: Response of soybean to Rhizobial inoculation and starter N fertilizer on Nitisols of Assosa and Begi areas, Western Ethiopia

Treatment 2016/17 cropping season 2017/18 cropping season
PPP SPP SY PPP SPP SY
Location  
 Assosa 29.80 2.50 2173.2b 17.23 2.12 1292.2b
 Begi 31.62 2.03 2823.7a 19.54 2.10 2534.4a
 LSD NS 0.16 144.6 NS NS 112.53
N rates (N)
 0 28.42bc 2.21 2192.8c 17.51 2.08b 1434.9c
 9 31.47abc 2.31 2519.6a 19.53 2.10b 1891.6b
 18 34.03a 2.27 2781.7a 17.56 2.05b 1922.1b
 27 29.86bc 2.31 2402.3b 19.35 2.11b 2210.3a
 36 28.21c 2.26 2348.3bc 17.40 2.10b 2087.1a
 54 32.29ab 2.24 2746.3a 18.97 2.21a 1933.7b
 LSD 4.00 NS 204.15 NS 0.099 134.81
Inoculation level
 Uninoculated (0) 28.35 2.29 2218.3b 18.65 2.12 1689.1b
 Inoculated (1) 33.07 2.24 2778.6a 18.12 2.09 2137.5a
 LSD NS NS 73.88 NS NS 137.4
F-test value
 Loc 0.42NS 65.80** 155.95*** 3.34NS 0.52NS 939***
 Inoculation level (I) 5.57NS 0.84NS 443.1*** 0.34NS 1.24* 82.04***
 Loc × I 2.06NS 0.06NS 102.7*** 1.40NS 0.14NS 15.91*
 N rate (N) 2.68* 0.81NS 10.48*** 0.64NS 2.61* 31.30***
 Loc × N 1.50NS 0.59NS 6.98*** 0.47NS 0.06NS 30.93***
 I × N 6.16*** 3.70** 14.08*** 0.95NS 4.09** 51.27***
 CV (%) 15.81 6.53 9.90 23.60 5.73 8.53
  1. Mean values followed by different letters in a row show statistically significant difference
  2. NS, non-significant (p > 0.05)
  3. *significant (p < 0.05), **highly significant (p < 0.001), ***extremly significant (p < 0.0001)