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Agronomic Efficiency of Biosolid as Source of Nitrogen to Banana Plants

Table 3

Leaf endurance index, N/K relationship in the shoots, plant height, and banana stem diameter due to biosolid or mineral fertilizer application.

TreatmentLEI, %Foliar N/KPlant height, mStem diameter, m

2002
Control39 ab0.95 b2.21 abc0.19 ab
33 bc1.14 a2.29 a0.21 a
32 cd1.20 a2.26 ab0.20 a
26 d1.29 a2.26 ab0.21 ab
39 ab1.20 a2.16 bc0.19 b
40 a1.28 a2.10 c0.19 b
<0.0001<0.0001 <0.0001<0.0001

2003
Control49 a0.74 b2.42 b0.23 ab
37 b0.91 a2.60 ab0.23 ab
34 bc0.95 a2.63 ab0.23 ab
28 c1.02 a2.71 a0.23 a
39 b0.96 a2.48 ab0.21 b
38 b1.03 a2.59 ab0.21 ab
<0.0001<0.00010.0230.012

2004
Control630.74 c2.740.25
610.92 b2.960.26
591.05 ab2.950.26
651.12 a2.920.26
671.07 ab2.830.24
621.10 a2.890.25
0.105<0.00010.440.092

LEI: leaf endurance index; : significance of test for treatment effects at 5 degrees of freedom (df) for treatments and 4 df for error; averages followed by same letters within crop cycles on columns do not differ to Tukey HSD test at .

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