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Table 5 Effect of the seven biocontrol potential bacteria on agronomic performance of pigeonpea 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 (g plant−1) Branches number (plant−1) Leaf weight (g plant−1) Leaf area (m−2) Stem weight (g plant−1) Root weight (g plant−1)
SRI-156 5.1NS 1.3NS 10.3NS 8.96NS 1883NS 10.07NS 3.09NS
SRI-158 6.1* 2.0NS 11.7* 11.06* 2424* 11.45* 3.54NS
SRI-178 6.7* 2.0NS 9.3NS 9.08NS 1821NS 9.49NS 3.15NS
SRI-211 5.7* 1.7NS 10.3NS 8.92NS 2583* 10.34NS 3.14NS
SRI-229 6.5* 2.3* 10.7* 10.76* 2108* 11.43* 3.53NS
SRI-305 4.2NS 1.3NS 12.0* 11.77* 2711* 12.38* 4.18*
SRI-360 6.5* 1.8NS 11.0* 8.77NS 1731NS 9.17NS 3.35NS
Control 4.1 1.3 9.0 8.73 1576 9.10 2.98
Mean 5.6 1.7 10.5 9.76 2105 10.43 3.47
SE± 0.44 0.26 0.48 0.64 146.4 0.66 0.19
LSD (5%) 1.33 0.78 1.46 1.95 444.2 2.00 0.59
CV % 14 27 8 11 12 11 10
  1. SE standard error, CV coefficients of variation, NS non-significant
  2. * Indicates significance over the control at p < 0.05