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Participatory evaluation and selection of faba bean (Vicia faba L.) varieties for yield and yield related traits at three locations of Hadiya Zone, Southern Ethiopia

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Wondimu Tamrat, Melaku Bonkola, Melese Gogo

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Int. J. Biosci.21( 2), 464-475, August 2022

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/21.2.464-475


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Field experiment was conducted during 2021 main cropping season at three locations of Hadiya Zone (Wachemo, lambuda, and sanfa wasala kebele) with the objective of evaluating and selecting faba bean varieties for high yield and other agronomic traits through involvement of farmer’s participation. Ten nationally released and one local check faba bean varieties were laid out in Randomized complete block design with three replications at each location. Yield, yield related traits and farmers’ evaluation data were collected and analyzed. The results of this experiment showed that there were a significant (p<0.05) difference in all measured parameters except number of seeds per pod which was not statistically significant at each location. The highest grain yield (4.09 t ha-1), and (4.03 t ha-1), was recorded from varieties Tumisa and Hachalu respectively at Wachemo University main campus research site. Whereas the maximum grain yield was recorded for faba bean variety Tumisa (3.98 t ha -1) followed by Dosha (3.6 t ha -1) and Hachalu (3.58 t ha -1) at lambuda research site. Similarly, the maximum grain yield was obtained from faba bean variety Dosha (3.98 t ha -1) and Tumisa (3.87 t ha -1) at Sanfe wasala kebele. Thus, faba bean varieties like Tumisa, Dosha and Hchalu showed a stable yield performance across all location which put them in prior rank. According to the farmers’ preference, varieties Tumisa, Dosha and Numan were best performing with yield and yield related traits at each location. Therefore, based on both researchers and farmer’s evaluation, varieties Tumisa, Dosha, Hachalu and Numan were recommended for further popularization and wider production by farmers of the study areas.


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