Fenugreek Varieties Adaptation Trail

Publication Date : 28/01/2022

Author(s) :

Kassa Melese, Harnet Abrha, Yibrah G/Medhin.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 1
(01 - 2022)

Abstract :

This research was conducted in 2014 cropping season both in rain feed and irrigation in Northern Ethiopia of Ofla Woreda. Two fenugreek varieties (challa and Hunda-01) and one local cultivar were tested in the specific site of Fala and Awuliga kebeles under irrigation and rain feed. It was undertaken to evaluate the performance of improved fenugreek varieties in the study area. The trial was laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications with a net plot size of 2mx1m. Though the phenology (flowering and maturity days) and growth performance showed significant variation for both rain feed and irrigation seasons, seed yield/ha was significantly influenced only by the irrigation season. However, the two improved fenugreek varieties were not significantly influenced with regard to seed yield in both production seasons except Hunda-01 matured earlier than compared to challa. The improved varieties Hunda-01 and challa provided significantly superior seed yield of 41.91qt/ha and 37.11 qt/ha respectively for irrigation production. All the three varieties did not show seed yield variation in the rain feed fenugreek production. Therefore, fenugreek producing farmers of the study area could use the improved variety Hunda-01 for irrigation fenugreek production since it matures earlier with maximum seed yield as well as they could use local fenugreek cultivar for rain feed fenugreek production as it is characterized with early maturation and maximum seed yield and is well adapted to the study area.

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