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Table 6 Univariate test of class means.

From: Discriminant analysis of farmers adoption of improved maize varieties in Wa Municipality, Upper West Region of Ghana

Variables Total SD R-square Adjusted R-square F-value P value
Age of farmer’s 9.7611 0.0064 0.0064 1.89 0.1705
Total farm labour* 2.5576 0.0147 0.0149 4.48 0.0367
Maize experience** 3.4623 0.1663 0.0195 59.04 0.0001
High yield 0.8418 0.0070 0.0070 2.06 0.1502
Availability** 1.2566 0.0334 0.0346 10.23 0.0015
Storage/streek resistance 1.0111 0.0001 0.0001 0.02 0.8791
Re-propagation 0.9376 0.0000 0.0000 0.000 0.9630
Late maturity** 1.2979 0.0224 0.0230 6.80 0.0096
Weed resistance** 0.7878 0.0350 0.0362 10.72 0.0012
Grain quality 1.1945 0.0053 0.0054 1.59 0.2089
Low yield** 1.5180 0.0839 0.0916 27.12 0.0001
Water stress resistance 1.2045 0.0008 0.0008 0.24 0.6277
Nutritional value 1.2492 0.0000 0.0000 0.01 0.9183
Early maturity* 1.1876 0.0203 0.0207 6.13 0.0138
Fertilizer requirement** 1.3025 0.0464 0.0487 14.41 0.0002
Information availability** 1.1023 0.0619 0.0717 21.24 0.0001
Disease/pest resistance* 1.0839 0.0141 0.0143 4.24 0.0404
Soil fertility requirement 0.9901 0.0011 0.0011 0.32 0.5735
Cost of variety** 1.0399 0.0770 0.0835 24.71 0.0001
  1. ** Significant at 1 %; * significant at 5 % level