African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of soybean (Glycine max L.) varieties for yield performance and adaptability over different growing seasons at Tselemti District, Northern Ethiopia

Tesfahun Mekuanint
  • Tesfahun Mekuanint
  • Shire-Maytsebri Agricultural Research Center, Shire-Endasilase, Tigray, Ethiopia
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Abadi Girmay
  • Abadi Girmay
  • Shire-Maytsebri Agricultural Research Center, Shire-Endasilase, Tigray, Ethiopia
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  •  Received: 09 September 2019
  •  Accepted: 23 October 2019
  •  Published: 30 April 2024

Abstract

A field experiment was carried out in 2015 and 2016 cropping season on ten soybean varieties using randomized complete block design. The aim is to evaluate soybean varieties for yield performance and adaptability considering number of days to 50% flowering, days to 95% maturity, plant height, pods per plant, plant height biomass and grain yield. Those varieties were superior overall the testing varieties such as Afgat and Gishama which produced 3010 and 2006 kgha-1 of grain yield respectively. Hence, on station trials revealed Afgat had higher yielding over other varieties which were also ranked the most preferred varieties. Therefore, improved variety of Afgat should be promoted for cultivation to farmers in northern western Tigray zone of districts and similar environments in Ethiopia.

Key words: Adaptation, soybean varieties, evaluation, yield performance.