Table 2: Effects of varieties and nitrogen rate on mean leaf area and leaf area index of maize on farmer’s field around Bako Tibe, western Ethiopia.

VarietiesLeaf area (cm2)Leaf area index
20132014mean20132014Mean
F-1F-2F-3F-4F-5F-6F-1F-2F-3F-4F-5F-6

BH-54065135243664477466360773467073.472.803.544.133.394.133.58
BH-54370096347740268766900719369553.743.393.953.673.683.843.71
BH- 66174886489738573427969680072463.993.463.943.924.253.633.86
BH-66077935935775661716897812271124.163.174.143.293.684.333.79
BH-14072176965694461626834663067923.853.713.703.293.643.543.62
BH-54360266390665548376594431558033.213.413.552.583.522.303.09
LSD (5%)11281418.2NSNS817.97NS985.560.6020.7564NSNS0.4363NS0.5257
CV (%)12.9118.8714.5318.649.6425.6116.4812.9118.8714.5318.649.6425.6116.48
N (kg ha−1)

50% RR72346248692264867094662467683.863.333.693.463.783.533.61
100% RR71746144753072326890796871563.833.284.023.863.674.253.82
Control60266390665548376594431558033.213.413.552.583.522.303.09
LSD (5%)NSNSNSNSNSNS383.05NSNSNSNSNSNS0.2043
CV (%)12.9118.8714.5315.749.6425.6116.4812.9118.8714.5315.749.6425.6116.48

F-1–F6 = farmers’ names (Takele Uluma, Adisu Fufa, Adisu Likessa, Mulatu Shukar, Tesfaye Tsagaye, and Gutu Tolera), NS = nonsignificant difference at 5% probability level; 50% and 100% RR = half and full doses (55 and 110 kg N ha−1) recommended for maize.