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Evaluation of Desi Type Chickpea (Cicer artinum L.) Genotypes for Yield and Yield Components in Eastern Amhara, Ethiopia

DOI: 10.18805/ag.D-275    | Article Id: D-275 | Page : 8-13
Citation :- Evaluation of Desi Type Chickpea (Cicer artinum L.) Genotypes for Yield and Yield Components in Eastern Amhara, Ethiopia.Agricultural Science Digest.2022.(42):8-13
Awol Mohammed, Mengstu Tefera, Yirga Kindie, Sisay Bisetegn, Eshete Wudu, Fentaw Asres, Seyoum Assefie, Wondesen Dagnachew, Ambachew Tefera mawol50@yahoo.com
Address : Highland Pulse Crop researcher at Srinka Agricultural Research Center, P. O. Box 74, Woldia, Ethiopia.
Submitted Date : 4-05-2020
Accepted Date : 14-05-2021

Abstract

Background: Chickpea is the second most important legumes next to faba bean in Ethiopia. The productivity of chickpea in the country is below 2 t/ha but its yield potential reaches 5-6 t/ha. The major reasons attributed to non-availability of widely adaptable and high yielding varieties. Therefore; the objective of this experiment was to identify and recommend a widely adaptable and high yielding variety. 
Methods: Forty genotypes with checks were evaluated in RCB design with three replications at four locations for two years. Phenological and Agronomical data collected and analyzed by using SAS software 9.0 version.
Result: The combined analysis of variance revealed significant differences among the genotypes. Based on ANOVA and GEI analysis result three promising genotypes namely ICCV-93954, DO47 and ICC-07108 with average seed yield of 2931.5kg/ha, 2731.6kg/ha and 2335.4kg/ha respectively, were selected and verified. Among the verified genotypes ICCV- 93954 has been officially released and recommended in the name of Mitik, for production in the tested and similar areas of chickpea growing in the region.

Keywords

Chickpea Genotypes Genotype-environment interaction Seed yield

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