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Article Number - 9E36D5966935


Vol.12(1), pp. 1-6 , January 2018
DOI: 10.5897/AJPS2017.1601
ISSN: 1996-0824



Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of varietal responses for growth, yield and yield components of haricot bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in two districts at Bench- Maji Zone, Southwest Ethiopia



Wondwosen Wondimu
  • Wondwosen Wondimu
  • Department of Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mizan-Tepi University Ethiopia.
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Abebe Bogale
  • Abebe Bogale
  • Department of Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mizan-Tepi University Ethiopia.
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Tsegaye Babege
  • Tsegaye Babege
  • Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ethiopia.
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 Received: 01 September 2017  Accepted: 31 October 2017  Published: 31 January 2018

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Variety trials with haricot bean have long been studied; varietal response for maximum yielding ability, however, depends on agro-ecological conditions of a particular growing environment. Therefore, the current study evaluates the performance of varieties on growth, yield and yield components of Haricot bean at two locations of Bench-Maji Zone. The treatment consists of eight nationally released varieties and one local check. The experiments were conducted during 2015 and 2016 main cropping seasons at South Bench and Menit Shasha districts, respectively. It was laid out in a randomized complete block design with three replications. Data on growth yield and yield related parameters were collected and analyzed using SAS software. The results showed that varieties had a significant effect on plant height, primary branches, number of pods per plant, and number of seeds per pod, stand count at harvest, total biomass, harvesting index, 100 seed weight, and grain yield. Four nationally released varieties, namely Nasir, Roba, Awash-Melka and Red Wolayita were found to be the top performing and best-adapted varieties under the agro-ecological conditions of the studied areas. On the other hand, variety Nasir outperformed over the local checks, at both locations. The yield advantage of this variety over the local checks at Menit Shasha and South Bench districts was 23 and 37%, respectively. Therefore, variety Nasir is recommended for cultivation in the studied areas and other locations with similar agro-ecological conditions. If need arises for additional confirmation; further adaptation trials across more locations and years are of paramount importance. 
 
Key words: Haricot bean, variety, evaluation, growth, yield, yield component.

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APA Wondimu, W., Bogale, A., & Babege, T. (2018). Evaluation of varietal responses for growth, yield and yield components of haricot bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in two districts at Bench- Maji Zone, Southwest Ethiopia. African Journal of Plant Science, 12(1), 1-6.
Chicago Wondwosen Wondimu, Abebe Bogale and Tsegaye Babege. "Evaluation of varietal responses for growth, yield and yield components of haricot bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in two districts at Bench- Maji Zone, Southwest Ethiopia." African Journal of Plant Science 12, no. 1 (2018): 1-6.
MLA Wondwosen Wondimu, Abebe Bogale and Tsegaye Babege. "Evaluation of varietal responses for growth, yield and yield components of haricot bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in two districts at Bench- Maji Zone, Southwest Ethiopia." African Journal of Plant Science 12.1 (2018): 1-6.
   
DOI 10.5897/AJPS2017.1601
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/AJPS/article-abstract/9E36D5966935

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