Table 6: Predicted least squares means and for yield components including t cane ha−1 (TCH) and kg sucrose cane (KST) for the first ratoon crop at Site 2. Also included are significant contrasts.

TreatmentaTCHKSTStalk Wt (kg)Stalks m−1

(1) Control92.6135.11.0613.3
(2) MM (28 m3 ha−1)108.3134.91.1514.5
(3) MM (56 m3 ha−1)112.2129.81.1315.2
(4) CP (28 m3 ha−1)104.5132.71.1214.3
(5) CP (56 m3 ha−1)89.6137.21.0213.4

<0.0010.154<0.0010.029
Contrastsb
 T1 versus T2 and T3***NS****
 T2 versus T3NSNSNS
 T4 versus T5**NS**NS

Significant differences between specified treatments at , 0.01, or 0.001, respectively.
NS: no significant difference at for the specified contrast.
aMM: mill mud; CP: yard waste compost. All mill mud and compost treatments were applied in the furrow prior to planting.
bThe T1 versus T4 and T5 contrast was nonsignificant for yield parameters presented here.