Table 3: Farmers’ knowledge of Mexican bean weevil in Loma and Mareka districts in southern Ethiopia.

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

Knowledge of storage pest (%)0.002
 No6.37.36.8
 Yes93.792.793.2
Knowledge of Mexican bean weevil (%)0.001
 No12.414.413.4
 Yes87.684.285.9
Symptoms of Mexican bean weevil (%)1.559
 Never seen2.51.52.0
 Presence of the eggs0.70.70.7
 Circular ‘windows’ on the seed21.518.520.0
 ‘Holes’ on the seed74.470.272.3
The extent of the Mexican bean weevil problem (%)0.083
 Severe76.271.073.6
 Moderate23.726.325.0
 Minor1.31.41.4

Note: ns = not significant