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Table 6 Correlation matrix of climate parameters and the maize yields in Machakos, Mwingi, Makueni, and Kitui districts of lower eastern Kenya

From: Effects of climate variability on maize yield in the arid and semi arid lands of lower eastern Kenya

  MCK_MAMJ MCK_ONDJ MCK_ANN MAK_MAMJ MAK_ONDJ MAK_ANN MTO_MAMJ MTO_ONDJ MTO_ANNL KBZ_MAMJ KBZ_ONDJ KBZ_ANN MWG_MAMJ MWG_ONDJ MWG_ANN KITUI_MAMJ KITUI_ONDJ KITUI_ANN MCK_MT MCK_XT MAK PET MAK_MT MAK-XT
MACK_MY −0.15 0.75a 0.22 0.04 0.013 0.33 0.03 0.50a 0.30 −0.25 0.20 0.24 −0.12 −0.05 0.22 0.11 0.12 0.60a 0.16 0.22 −0.30 0.12 −0.74a
MAK_MY 0.45a 0.70a 0.11 0.10 0.65a 0.30 0.03 0.41 0.12 0.50a 0.20 0.32 −0.050 0.20 0.31 −0.10 0.53a 0.18 0.30 0.04 −0.20 0.21 −0.78a
MW_MY 0.15 0.02 0.09 0.31 0.18 0.14 0.58 0.22 0.38 0.18 −0.10 0.24 0.66a 0.15 0.09 0.56a 0.26 0.44 −0.12 −0.03 −0.10 −0.32 −0.53a
KIT_MY 0.12 0.19 0.04 0.27 0.16 0.27 0.08 0.13 0.25 0.14 0.18 0.07 0.21 0.06 0.07 0.36 0.35 0.30 −0.04 −0.28 −0.44 −0.10 −0.60a
  1. MACK _MY Machakos Maize yields, MAK_MY Makueni Maize Yield, MW_MY Mwingi County maize yield, KIT_MY Kitui County maize yield, MCK_MAMJ Machakos March-July rainfall, MCK_ODNJ Machakos October-January rainfall, MCK_ANN Machakos annual, MCK_MT Machakos is minimum temperature, MCK_XT Machakos maximum temperature. The other subsequent acronyms follow same interpretation
  2. aIndicates significant at 0.05 level