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Table 9 Evaluation of pests and diseases impact in pigeonpea production

From: On-farm management and participatory evaluation of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan [L.] Millspaugh) diversity across the agro-ecological zones of the Republic of Benin

Evaluation (% of responses) Variables Overall
(n = 500)
GZ
(n = 190)
SGZ
(n = 200)
SZ
(n = 110)
Diff
Impact on pigeonpea yield None 12.8 18.4b 28.5a 2.7c ***
Low 51.3 52.6a 42.5b 1.8c ***
Average 32.1 29a 29a 9.1b ***
High 2.6 81.8 ***
Very high 1.3 4.6 ***
Control of pests and diseases Absence of control   36.3 ***
Use of cotton pesticides   63.7 ***
  1. GZ Guinean zone, SGZ Sudano-Guinean zone, SZ Sudanian zone, n number of respondents; Diff: difference; for the same variable, means or percentages that have no common letters are statistically different (p < 0.05), ns non-significant difference at the 5% level
  2. ***p < 0.001