Participatory Demonstration and Evaluation of Improved Variety of Tef in Selected Districts of West and Kellem Wollega Zones
International Journal of Education, Culture and Society
Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 143-146
Received: Nov. 28, 2016; Accepted: Feb. 9, 2017; Published: Oct. 24, 2017
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Ayalew Sida, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Haro Sebu Agricultural Research Canter, Haro Sebu, Ethiopia
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The trial was carried out during 2013 and 2014 cropping seasons in Hawa Gelan and Dale Sedi districts on 14 farmers' field by selecting two peasant associations from each district based on their tef production potentials. Accordingly, Immo and Arere Gebi kebeles were selected from D/sedi district while Arere and Hawa Moi were from Hawa Gelan district. Three varieties (Quncho, Guduru and Ziquala) including local check were evaluated with the objective of selecting adaptable and best performing tef variety under farmers management. Analysis of variance was done across location and the combined analysis of the two districts was also undergone. In Dale Sedi district, the mean grain yields of Guduru and Quncho varieties were 10.43 and 8.39 qt/ha while the yield of Ziquala (6.70 qt/ha) was less than the local variety. Similarly in Hawa Gelan district the mean yields of Guduru (8.92qt/ha) and Quncho (7.76qt/ha) remained higher than the local check (6.56qt/ha). The yield of Ziquala (6.16qt/ha) was also less than the local. The combined analysis of variance revealed the mean values of grain yield ranged from Ziquala (6.44 qt/ha) to Guduru (9.68qt/ha). Quncho and the local gave 8.07 and 7.39 qt/ha respectively. Farmers’ selection criteria were grain yield and seed color. Based on their selection criteria, farmers preferred Guduru for grain yield and Quncho for grain yield plus its very white seeded color. Since, both varieties were preferred by the target community they are recommended to be scaled up.
Farmers’ Evaluation, Grain Yield, Teff
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Ayalew Sida, Participatory Demonstration and Evaluation of Improved Variety of Tef in Selected Districts of West and Kellem Wollega Zones, International Journal of Education, Culture and Society. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2017, pp. 143-146. doi: 10.11648/j.ijecs.20170205.11
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