Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is among the major grain legumes cultivated and used extensively as a break crop in the highlands. However, production is insufficient because crop yields are low. After all, lack of improved and farmers preferred varieties. Therefore, it is a vital issue to identify and select the best performing varieties to enhance faba bean yield. The study was conducted with aim of identifying and selecting the best yielding varieties with good adaptability and major relevant agronomic characteristics. Thirteen improved Faba bean varieties were evaluated for their adaptation and yield in Bule, Dara, and Hula districts under rain-fed conditions during the 2016 and 2017 main cropping season. The varieties were planted in four replications using the RCBD design. Combined Analysis of variance result showed that there were significant differences observed in all parameters. In the present study, the highest seed yield (kg/ha) was observed from variety Gora (3983.42kg/ha) and Dosha (3943.0kg/ha), followed by shallo (3786.0kg/ha) and the lowest seed yield was observed from variety Moti (3307.1kg/ha). Therefore in the future, it is essential to demonstrate high yielding varieties to the farmer for production through extension and demonstrations. In general the present study identified Gora, Dosha and Shallo was high yielding varieties in study area.
Keywords: Analysis Of Variance, Evaluation, Varieties, Vicia Faba, Yield