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Table 1 Comparative analysis of monthly rainfall (R), air temperature (AT), soil temperature (ST) and relative humidity (RH) measurements made from January to August for 2013, 2014 and 2015 at the field site in Oak Park, Carlow, Ireland

From: A temporal assessment of nematode community structure and diversity in the rhizosphere of cisgenic Phytophthora infestans-resistant potatoes

Month Rainfall Air temperature Soil temperature Relative humidity
F value P value Yeara F value P value Yeara F value P value Yeara F value P value Yeara
January 3.09 <0.051 2014b 0 1   1.07 0.348   0 1  
February 16.9 <0.001 2014b 0.28 0.759   4.12 <0.02 2014 4.59 <0.013 2014b
March 0.09 0.912 2014 3.41 <0.038 2013b, 2014 29.85 <0.001 2014b, 2015 5.87 <0.004 2014b
April 0.85 0.429 2014 17.52 <0.001 2014b, 2015 30.69 <0.001 2014b, 2015 8.88 <0.001 2014b
May 2.21 0.115 2015 5.44 <0.006 2014b, 2015 4.95 <0.009 2014b 6.86 <0.002 2014b
June 0.83 0.439 2014 65.25 <0.001 2013b, 2015 4.5 <0.014 2014b 9.74 <0.001 2014b, 2015
July 3.12 <0.049 2015b 2.42 0.095 2013 45.07 <0.001 2013b, 2014 5.86 <0.004 2014b
August 0.30 0.742 2014 28.23 <0.001 2013b 22.03 <0.001 2013b 5.25 <0.007 2015b
  1. aYears with the highest mean monthly value for the respective month and metric
  2. bRespective year in which recorded month differed significantly (P < 0.05) from same month in other 2 years