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Evaluation of carrot (Daucus Carota L.) Genotypes for morphological yield and quality under Hadiya zone, Southern Ethiopia

Miressa Regasa Turi, Bereket Tagesse Shamebo

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Int. J. Biosci.21(1), 126-130, July 2022

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/21.1.126-130

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An experiment was conducted at Wachemo University College of Agricultural Science Lambuda research site to evaluate Carrot (Daucus carota L) genotypes for root yield and quality under irrigation condition. The experiment was set using Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications whereas four carrot varieties (Zorzi, Royal seed, Nantes 2 and Haramaya I) were used. Data was collected on leaf length, leaf width, Root diameter, Root length and Root weight. The results revealed that variety had significantly (p≤0.01) affected the yield and yield component parameters. Significantly the highest root yields and total marketable root yield mean (46.70 t ha-1 and 41.23 t ha-1) were obtained in ‘‘Haramaya I’’ respectively whereas the lowest total yield and marketable mean root yields was obtained from Nantes 2 (14.51 t ha-1 and 12.81 t ha-1) respectively. Among the study varieties, ‘‘Haramaya I’’ was only flowering and produce seed in study area (SNNPR). Moreover, ‘‘Haramaya I’’ root yield was found to be stable over seasons and locations. Therefore, it could be cultivated sustainably by smallholder farmers in the highlands of Hadiya Zone and in other places with similar agro-ecology.

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