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Table 1 Mean numbers of the abundance of the tested adult predators related to three examined factors

From: Do the diversity of plants and sulphur application influence the population fluctuation of insect predator?

 Post treatment intervals (hours)
0 h2 h12 h24 h48 h72 h168 h
Mean number of predators ± SE
Plant
 Okra7.42 ± 0.73b4.14 ± 0.53b7.58 ± 1.16b7.33 ± 1.09b8.81 ± 1.02b8.58 ± 0.94b9.69 ± 0.93b
 Marrow13.36 ± 1.06a12.50 ± 1.71a14.56 ± 1.86a15.64 ± 2.03a14.83 ± 1.57a13.44 ± 1.25a13.50 ± 1.44a
F value141.346**338.484**77.619**2506.570**29.315**18.161*45.593**
P value0.00130.00040.00310.00000.01240.02370.0066
Predators (B)
Coccinella13.58 ± 0.95a10.29 ± 1.59a15.46 ± 1.72a15.79 ± 1.83a16.25 ± 1.63a15.63 ± 1.03a16.46 ± 1.17a
Chrysoperla11.46 ± 1.55b11.38 ± 2.26a12.71 ± 2.53b14.38 ± 2.64a13.25 ± 1.89b12.04 ± 1.57b12.58 ± 1.70b
Stethorus6.13 ± 0.59 c3.29 ± 0.49b5.04 ± 0.82c4.29 ± 0.79b5.96 ± 0.70c5.38 ± 0.66c5.75 ± 0.62c
F value24.899**100.812**52.092**180.713**48.931**132.578**61.030**
 LSD at 5%2.3731.3462.3051.4372.3321.3922.138
P value0.00010.00000.00000.00000.00000.00000.0000
Treatments
 Control10.13 ± 1.25a9.08 ± 1.33b14.67 ± 1.80a14.54 ± 2.01a13.88 ± 1.79a13.25 ± 1.56a14.04 ± 1.81a
 Sulphur treated11.13 ± 1.29a3.46 ± 0.76c3.92 ± 0.80b5.04 ± 0.92b7.46 ± 1.04b7.75 ± 1.05b8.88 ± 1.21c
 Untreated second area9.92 ± 1.29a12.42 ± 2.33a14.63 ± 2.31a14.88 ± 2.60a14.13 ± 1.91a12.04 ± 1.44a11.88 ± 1.37b
F value1.169NS85.637**234.577**101.773**32.172**38.261**18.493**
 LSD at 5%1.4031.1601.5871.9111.3401.730
P value0.32210.00000.00000.00000.00000.00000.0000
  1. Means in a column followed with the same letter(s) are not significantly different (P at 5%)
  2. **Highly significant
  3. NSInsignificant