Journal of Plant Sciences
Volume 8, Issue 3, June 2020, Pages: 67-70
Received: Jun. 2, 2020;
Accepted: Jun. 24, 2020;
Published: Jul. 28, 2020
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Mohammed Awel, Jinka Agricultural Research Center Department of Crop Science Research Case Team, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Jinka, Ethiopia
A field experiment involving four improved cassava (manihot esculanta, crantz) varieties and one local check was carried out at four different locations of South Omo zone (Kurea, Jinka on station, Geza and Shepi Kebelles) during the 2018 to 2019 cropping seasons under rain fed conditions to identify the best performing variety/ies to the target areas of South Omo zone. The cassava varieties included in the field experiment were four improved (Kelo, Qulle, Hawassa-04, Chancho) and a local check. The experimental design was a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications. Growth, yield and yield components were studied. The result showed that plant height was significantly affected by variety while number of primary and secondary branch was not significantly influenced by variety. Total root number per plant, tuber weight and total yield per hectare also showed a significance difference among varieties. The highest total root yield per hectare (24.77 t/ha) was recorded from Hawassa-04 where as Chancho, Kelo, Qule and local check show no significance difference among each other. Therefore, it can be concluded that use of the improved cassava varieties such as Hawassa-04 is advisable and could be appropriate for cassava production in the test area even though further testing is required to put the recommendation on a strong basis.
Performance of Cassava (Manihot esculanta. Crantz) Varieties at Different Areas of South Omo, Southern Ethiopia, Journal of Plant Sciences.
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2020, pp. 67-70.
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