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Table 5 Land size and navy bean cropping system in across four villages

From: Farmers’ perceptions of navy bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) production constraints, preferred traits and farming systems and their implications on bean breeding: a case study from South East Lowveld region of Zimbabwe

  Average land size Farming system (%) Estimated yield (t ha-1)
Average land size (ha) per household Average land size (ha) allocated to navy bean (ha) per household SCa ICb MCc MOCd  
Village
 Tonhorai 0.77 0.27 100 0 0 0 2.45bc
 Gudyanga 0.69 0.23 100 0 0 0 2.76d
 Nenhowe 0.79 0.32 100 0 0 0 2.19a
 Maunganidze 0.76 0.26 100 0 0 0 2.42b
Mean 0.75 0.27 100     2.45
LSDe 0.11 0.05 NS - - - 0.26
F prf 0.076NS 0.092NS NS - - - 0.035*
  1. The % indicates the percentage of respondents who are using the respective farming system
  2. Means followed by the same letter are not significantly different
  3. NS non-significant
  4. *P < 0.05
  5. aSC sole cropping
  6. bIC inter cropping
  7. cMC mixed cropping
  8. dMOC mono cropping
  9. eLSD least significant differences of means (5% level)
  10. fF pr probability value (5% level)