Evaluation of Improved Banana (Musa spp.) Varieties in Bale: The Case of Ginnir Districts, South Eastern Ethiopia
International Journal of Applied Agricultural Sciences
Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2020, Pages: 72-75
Received: Mar. 9, 2020; Accepted: Jun. 12, 2020; Published: Jun. 28, 2020
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Getachew Aseffa, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Sinana Agricultural Research Center, Bale-Robe, Ethiopia
Mohammed Beriso Mohammed Beriso, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Sinana Agricultural Research Center, Bale-Robe, Ethiopia
Guta Eshetu, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Sinana Agricultural Research Center, Bale-Robe, Ethiopia
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Abstract
Adaptation trial of desert type banana varieties was conducted at Ginnir districts of Bale zone south eastern Ethiopia. Seven desert types of improved banana varieties and one local variety were planted at three PA’s of Ginnir districts. Analysis of variance revealed that there is significant variation among the varieties. Accordingly, Jiant Cavendish recorded the highest number of finger per bunch (90.33) followed by Dwarf Cavendish (90), the longest and the heaviest finger while the lowest number of finger per bunch recorded from Poyo as well as lower yield comparative with local variety. On the other hand, Dwarf Cavendish and Jiant Cavendish gives higher yield than others and recorded 67.47%, 22.04% yield advantages over local varieties, whereas, Jiant Cavendish recorded 64.48%, 14.87% yield advantage over local variety and national average productivity of the crop. Additionally, Grand Nain recorded 60.82%, 6.09% yield advantage over local variety and national average productivity of the crop. Therefore, these three varieties (Dwarf Cavendish, Jiant Cavendish and Grand Nain), well adapted and recorded maximum yield advantage over local and national average productivity of banana and thus recommended for banana producing community at study area.
Keywords
Banana, Sucker, Finger, Bunch
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Getachew Aseffa, Mohammed Beriso Mohammed Beriso, Guta Eshetu, Evaluation of Improved Banana (Musa spp.) Varieties in Bale: The Case of Ginnir Districts, South Eastern Ethiopia, International Journal of Applied Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 6, No. 4, 2020, pp. 72-75. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaas.20200604.13
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