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Table 6 Effect of the seven biocontrol bacteria on yield performance of pigeonpea under field conditions—at harvest

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

Isolate Pod weight (g plant−1) Pod number (plant−1) Seed weight (g `plant−1) Seed number (plant−1) Grain yield (t ha−1) Stover yield (t ha−1)
SRI-156 17.50NS 50* 12.60NS 164NS 1.76NS 1.89*
SRI-158 19.33* 52* 14.43* 186* 2.01* 1.37NS
SRI-178 18.93* 54* 14.13* 190* 1.99* 1.44NS
SRI-211 18.67* 50* 13.20NS 177* 1.80NS 1.50NS
SRI-229 19.13* 55* 14.00* 184* 1.93* 1.91*
SRI-305 18.83* 53* 13.70* 188* 1.80NS 1.45NS
SRI-360 18.90* 47NS 12.63NS 166NS 1.82NS 1.67NS
Control 16.93 45 11.47 147 1.43 1.31
Mean 18.53 51 13.27 175 1.82 1.57
SE± 0.36 1.2 0.59 8.7 0.09 0.13
LSD (5%) 1.08 3.6 1.79 26.3 0.26 0.40
CV % 3 4 8 9 8 14
  1. SE standard error, CV coefficients of variation, NS non-significant
  2. * Indicates significance over the control at p < 0.05