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Original research (Published On: 23-Jun-2022)

Evaluation and adaptability study of improved bread wheat varieties to irrigated areas of Chiro Districts of West Harerghe Zone, Eastern Ethiopia

Abdulfeta Tariku, Temesgen Begna and Zewdu Asrat

J. Agri. Res. Adv., 04 (02):18-21

Abdulfeta Tariku: Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ethiopia

Temesgen Begna: Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ethiopia

Zewdu Asrat: Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Ethiopia

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Article History: Received on: 30-Jan-22, Accepted on: 19-Jun-22, Published on: 23-Jun-22

Corresponding Author: Abdulfeta Tariku

Email: tabdulfeta@gmail.com

Citation: Tariku A, Begna T and Asrat Z (2022). Evaluation and adaptability study of improved bread wheat varieties to irrigated areas of Chiro Districts of West Harerghe Zone, Eastern Ethiopia. J. Agri. Res. Adv., 04 (02):18-21


Abstract

Aim: The main aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of improved bread wheat varieties to irrigation.

Materials and Methods: Twelve improved bread wheat varieties were evaluated in randomized complete block design in 2020 offseason cropping to identify and recommend the best fit varities to irrigation farming. Data were recorded on days to maturity, plant height, spike length, hundred seed weight, rust disease and grain yield.

Results: The analysis showed significant differences among varieties for grain yield and some of traits, implying that there was best fit variety for the studied location. ETBW9554, Wane, Shorima and Dendea were top four varieties with high yield scorers, disease tolerance and early mature varieties.

Conclusion: It was concluded that improved bread wheat varieties can be promoted for multiplication and distribution to farmers for  irrigation farming system for chiro and its similar agro ecological zones of the West Harerghea of Eastern Ethiopia.


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