African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12278

Article in Press

Multi-locations evaluation of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) genotypes for grain yield and yield related traits at western Oromia, Ethiopia

Biru Alemu1*, Geleta Negash1, Wekgari Raga1, Dereje Abera1

  •  Received: 13 February 2019
  •  Accepted: 29 March 2019
A field experiment was conducted on twelve sorghum genotypes against standard checks at Haro Sabu Agricultural Research Center (HSARC) sub sites for three consecutive years (2016-2018) to evaluate high yielding, insect pest tolerant genotypes and to assess the impact of genotype by environmental interaction on grain yield and yield components across diverse growing environments of western Oromia. Eight agronomic traits and three economically important disease reaction were collected depending on the crop descriptor. Pooled over locations analysis of variance detected significance difference among tested genotypes for all collected traits. Genotype by environment interactions (GxE) significantly affected all recorded traits excluding days to heading and thousand seed weight. Genotype and genotype by environment interaction ( GGE ) bi-plot analysis revealed that G3,G11 and G12 as ideal genotypes in terms of yielding ability and stability and were promoted to next breeding stage for advancement, release and use as parents in future breeding programs.

Keywords: words:Sorghum bicolor L., GxE interaction, GGE biplot, stability.