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Table 2 Effect of the seven biocontrol potential bacteria on the agronomic performance of chickpea under field conditions—at 30 and 60 days after sowing

From: Plant growth-promotion and biofortification of chickpea and pigeonpea through inoculation of biocontrol potential bacteria, isolated from organic soils

Isolate 30 days after sowing 60 days after sowing
Nodule number (plant−1) Nodule weight (mg plant−1) Root weight (mg plant−1) Shoot weight (g plant−1) Pod number (plant−1) Pod weight (g plant−1) Leaf weight (g plant−1) Leaf area (m−2)
SRI-156 49NS 225NS 177NS 1.74NS 74NS 5.09* 4.38* 709NS
SRI-158 56NS 257* 223* 1.89NS 70NS 5.99* 4.81* 792*
SRI-178 53NS 230NS 179NS 1.75NS 97* 5.73* 4.46* 828*
SRI-211 50NS 237* 169NS 1.87NS 70NS 5.48* 3.72NS 657NS
SRI-229 65* 248* 219* 2.21* 79* 5.02* 4.85* 765*
SRI-305 59* 238* 173NS 2.09* 74NS 5.94* 4.00NS 713NS
SRI-360 55NS 239* 176NS 1.76NS 66NS 4.60NS 3.55NS 643NS
Control 49 221 168 1.72 59 4.21 3.71 632
Mean 55 237 186 1.88 74 5.26 4.19 717
SE± 2.5 4.9 7.9 0.086 6.2 0.206 0.166 41.2
LSD (5%) 7.6 14.8 24.1 0.261 18.8 0.624 0.503 125.1
CV % 8 4 7 8 15 7 7 10
  1. SE standard error, CV coefficients of variation, NS non-significant
  2. * Indicates significance over the control at p < 0.05