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Table 1 Cowpea variety and phosphate fertilizer dose (kg P2O5/ha) effects on crude protein (CP), neutral detergent fibre (NDF), acid detergent fibre (ADF) concentrations (g/kg) and In vitro gas production characteristics of haulms (g/kg)

From: Variety and phosphate fertilizer dose effect on nutrient composition, in vitro digestibility and feeding value of cowpea haulm

Item Za So He IT AS SED P -value
30 60 90 30 60 90 30 60 90 30 60 90 30 60 90 V P rate V x P rate
CP 153 166 149 138 129 133 146 140 143 145 126 126 145 150 145 6.3 0.001 0.119 0.044
NDF 478 481 462 489 545 554 503 508 460 491 512 507 480 518 533 20.3 0.001 0.032 0.020
ADF 293 282 290 320 348 352 350 341 302 317 306 303 308 310 322 15.4 0.001 0.031 0.038
DOM 436 442 425 416 430 416 419 438 420 443 433 426 418 404 411 5.0 0.001 0.087 0.290
B 192 174 191 188 193 172 188 195 193 191 194 189 184 173 177 6.0 0.217 0.405 0.310
C 0.07 0.07 0.06 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.07 1.0 0.855 0.410 0.740
IVGP 48 h (ml/g DM) 18.4 16.8 18.3 16.4 18.8 16.8 16.6 18.8 17.7 17.3 15.6 17.1 17.4 15.6 17.2 7.0 0.241 0.849 0.209
  1. CP Crude protein, NDF Neutral detergent fiber, ADF Acid detergent fiber, V Variety, P Phosphate fertilizer dose, Za Zaayura-SARC 4-75, So Songotra-IT97K-499-35, He Hewale-IT93K-192-4, IT IT99K 573-1-1, As Asomdwe-IT94K-410-2), DOM Digestible organic matter, b Potential degradability, c Rate of degradation, IVGP In vitro gas production, SED standard error of difference, P probability