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Table 2 Aboveground herbaceous biomass (kg/ha) and percent cover (%) in rehabilitated and degraded areas of Suswa catchment during wet and dry seasons

From: Effect of rangeland rehabilitation on the herbaceous species composition and diversity in Suswa catchment, Narok County, Kenya

  Wet season Dry season
Treatment Management Rehabilitated area Degraded area   Rehabilitated area Degraded area  
Slope Upper Middle Lower Upper Middle Lower LSD Upper Middle Lower Upper Middle Lower LSD
Aboveground biomass Annual grasses 0.0 0.0 0.0 16.7 22.0 56.7 49.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Perennial grasses 284.0a 701.0b 1459.0c 229.0a 453.0ab 635b 295.0 223.0c 391.0d 895.0e 114.0b 236.0c 4.2a 20.6
Forbs 4.0a 4.3a 50.7ab 50.0ab 74.0b 194.7c 57.9 2.0a 4.3a 8.0a 5.0a 14.0a 46.3b 15.1
Percent cover Annual grasses 1.6 0.0 0.0 3.3 3.0 1.9 7.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.3 1.2
Perennial grasses 42.3b 64.6d 74.7e 31.3a 45.0b 57.5c 2.8 40.0b 58.1c 68.0d 29.0a 42.0b 54.7c 2.7
Forbs 10.00c 2.67a 1.33a 19.6d 12.0c 7.0b 2.2 4.0ab 0.7ab 0.0a 6.3b 6.0b 2.3ab 3.8
  1. Means with different letters within the row are significantly different (P ≤ 0.05) > Tukey’s HSD test