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Current Research in Agricultural Sciences

December 2017, Volume 4, 4, pp 91-95

Adaptation Study of Mung Bean (Vigna Radiate) Varieties in Raya Valley, Northern Ethiopia

Teame Gereziher


Ephrem Seid


Lemma Diriba


Getachew Bisrat

Teame Gereziher 1 Ephrem Seid 1 Lemma Diriba 1 Getachew Bisrat 4

  1. Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural research: Mehoni Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia 1

  2. International Livestock Research Institute: Africa RISING Project, Ethiopia 4

Pages: 91-95

DOI: 10.18488/journal.68.2017.44.91.95

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Article History:

Received: 27 March, 2017
Revised: 25 August, 2017
Accepted: 06 September, 2017
Published: 19 September, 2017


In order to investigate the adaptability of mung bean varities; a study was carried out at the research field of Mehoni Agricultural Research Center in 2014/15 cropping season. Nine varities were arranged in 3*3 lattice design with three replications in six rows per plot with 2.4 m wide and 4 m long, and with spacing of 40 cm between rows and 10 cm between plants. Days to flowering, Days to maturity, Plant height, number of pods per plant, number of seeds per pod, hundred seed weight and grain yield per hectare was significantly influenced by variety. The highest grain yield (1362.50 kg ha-1) was obtained from Black bean variety; followed by Shewa robit (1225.00 kg ha-1). On the contrary, the lowest grain yield value (242.60 kg ha-1) was obtained at MH BR-1 variety. Thus, both black bean and Shewa robit varities were best adapted in Raya valley.

Contribution/ Originality
This research finding contributes concrete information and attends the issues of best adaptable varieties to the specific agro-ecology (Raya valley) for mung bean producers.


Mung bean, Variety, Vigna radiates, Yield, Yield components, Adaptation, Raya valley, Lattice design



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This study received no specific financial support.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study. We are greatly thanks Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Mehoni Agricultural Research Center and the national pulses, oil and fiber crops case team for providing all necessary facilities and support during the entire experiment.

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