Table 2: Storage types, forms of storage, and storage duration of common bean in Loma and Mareka districts in southern Ethiopia.

Variables DistrictsMean  
N=148
χ2
LomaMareka
N=75N=73

Storage type (%)
 Polypropylene bags80.070.075.02.321
 Jute/hessian sacks16.514.515.5
 ‘Diya’/Traditional storage7.66.06.8
Forms of common bean storage (%)
 Pod (unthreshed)14.516.515.52.321
 Seed (threshed)55.666.060.8
 Both (threshed and unthreshed)20.027.223.6
Storage period (%)
 1 to 2 Months34.232.033.1
 3 to 5 Months67.060.063.55.630
 6 to 8 Months4.42.43.4

Note: ns = not significant.