Journal of
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Ext. Rural Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2170
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAERD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 366

Full Length Research Paper

Participatory on farm evaluation of improved mungbean technologies in the low land areas of North Shewa Zone Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Yehuala Kassa
  • Yehuala Kassa
  • Amhara Agricultural Research Institute Debre Birhan Research Center Ethiopia.
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Daneil Admasu
  • Daneil Admasu
  • Amhara Agricultural Research Institute Debre Birhan Research Center Ethiopia.
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Abiro Tigabe
  • Abiro Tigabe
  • Amhara Agricultural Research Institute Debre Birhan Research Center Ethiopia.
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Amsalu Abie
  • Amsalu Abie
  • Amhara Agricultural Research Institute Debre Birhan Research Center Ethiopia.
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Dejene Mamo
  • Dejene Mamo
  • Amhara Agricultural Research Institute Debre Birhan Research Center Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 07 May 2018
  •  Accepted: 25 June 2018
  •  Published: 31 August 2018

Abstract

The study was conducted in four selected potential areas of North Shewa zone namely; Kewot, Efratana gidim, Ensaro and Merhabete district. The main objective of the study was to evaluate, select the best performing mungbean varieties and to assess farmer’s technology preference. The experiment was done using three improved varieties namely; Rasa (N-26), NLV-1, and Arkebe improved varieties and local variety as a check. The analytical result showed that Rasa (N-26) variety was preferred by the farmers followed by NLV-1. The result gotten from the analysis of variance indicated that the difference among the means of the mungbean varieties for grain yield, pod length and hundred seed weight are significant at 5% probability level for both locations. The highest yield (1541.3 kg/ha) was recorded from Rasa (N-26) variety at Jema valley followed by the local variety (1243.3 kg/ha), while the lowest yield (735.7 and 676.3 kg/ha) was obtained from the varieties NLV-1 and Arkebe, respectively. The partial budget analysis result also revealed that only Rasa (N-26) had the highest net benefit return compared to the local variety. The marginal rate of return for changing from using local variety to improved Rasa (N-26) variety was 1074%. Therefore pre-scaling up of Rasa (N-26) variety with its improved management practice should be done.

Key words: Mungbean, farmer preference, participation, rasa variety.