Awoke Tadesse and Yimegnushal Bekele
J. Agri. Res. Adv., 04 (04):27-31
Awoke Tadesse: Southern Agricultural Research Center
Yimegnushal Bekele: Plant breeder
Article History: Received on: 19-Jul-22, Accepted on: 20-Dec-22, Published on: 25-Dec-22
Corresponding Author: Awoke Tadesse
Citation: Tadesse A and Bekele Y (2022). Evaluation of improved onion (Allium Cepa L.) varieties for growth and bulb yield under irrigated condition in lowland area of South Omo Zone, Southern Ethiopia. J. Agri. Res. Adv., 04 (04):27-31
Aim: The main objective of the study was to identify high-yielding improved variety/ies for bulb production.
Materials and Methods: Six varieties namely Local, Nafis, DZSHT-91-2B, DZSHT-157-1B, Adama and Nasick Red were laid down in randomized complete block design with three replications. Data were collected on number of leaves per plant, plant height, bulb diameter and bulb yieldand subjected to analysis of variance using SAS software program.
Results: The result of the study revealed that there was significant difference among varieties in all traits except number leaves per plant and plant height at Omorate while plant height at Weyito. The highest (27.2t ha-1) and (23.7t ha-1) bulb yields were recorded fromDZSHT-91-2B variety at Weyito and Omorate, respectively.
Conclusion: It was concluded that use of DZSHT- 91-2B variety can be recommended for onion producing
farmers/agro-pictorial at Weyito, Omorate and its vicinity.