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Table 3 Interaction of two factors (Plant*Treatment) with respect to the adult predators’ abundance

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

Plant*TreatmentPost treatment intervals (hours)
0 h2 h12 h24 h48 h72 h168 h
Mean number of predators ± SE
OkraControl7.08 ± 1.25a5.83 ± 0.77c12.08 ± 2.39c11.08 ± 2.49c10.92 ± 2.02b10.67 ± 1.76b11.17 ± 1.73a
Sulphur treated8.67 ± 1.48a1.58 ± 0.72d3.08 ± 1.19f3.58 ± 0.86e5.67 ± 0.99c6.25 ± 1.29c8.00 ± 1.73a
Untreated second area5.60 ± 0.94a5.00 ± 0.68c7.58 ± 0.76d7.33 ± 0.80d9.83 ± 0.99b8.83 ± 0.71b9.92 ± 0.91a
MarrowControl13.17 ± 1.82a12.33 ± 2.21b17.25 ± 2.58b18.00 ± 2.92b16.83 ± 2.77a15.83 ± 2.41a16.92 ± 3.02a
Sulphur treated13.58 ± 1.91a5.33 ± 1.13c4.75 ± 1.07e6.50 ± 1.55d9.25 ± 1.72b9.25 ± 1.59b9.75 ± 1.73a
Untreated second area13.33 ± 1.92a19.83 ± 3.47a21.67 ± 3.34a22.42 ± 0.80a18.42 ± 3.99a15.25 ± 2.02a13.83 ± 2.32a
F value0.654NS34.784**62.643**31.383**3.525*3.421*2.754NS
LSD at 5 %1.9851.6412.2452.7021.895
P value0.00000.00000.00000.04000.0436
  1. Means in a column followed with the same letter(s) are not significantly different (P at 5%)
  2. *Significant
  3. **Highly significant
  4. NSInsignificant