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Current Research in Agricultural Sciences

March 2018, Volume 5, 1, pp 1-5

Performance Evaluation of Onion (Allium Cepa L.) Varieties at Benatsemay Woreda of South Omo Zone, Ethiopia

Misgana Mitiku

,

Awoke Tadesse

Misgana Mitiku 1

Awoke Tadesse 2

  1. Department of plant pathology, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Jinka Agricultural Research Center, Jinka, Ethiopia 1

  2. Department of Agronomy, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Jinka Agricultural Research Center, Jinka, Ethiopia 2

Pages: 1-5

DOI: 10.18488/journal.68.2018.51.1.5

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Article History:

Received: 15 August, 2017
Revised: 16 November, 2017
Accepted: 30 November, 2017
Published: 13 December, 2017


Abstract:

Onion varieties were evaluated for adaptability to the climatic conditions in Benatsemay woreda. Three varieties of onion were planted under a complete randomized block design experiment with three replications at farmer’s field at Benatsemay woreda. Yield and yield component data like; plant height, number of leaves, bulb size and bulb yield of each varieties were collected. Bulb of all onion varieties were harvested at their maturity stage (90% tops down) and then weighted. SAS were used for data analysis. The result indicated that, the three varieties namely; Adama red, Nasick red and local contribute similarly to total yield, plant height, number of leaves and bulb size. The variety local was the best variety as it produced the highest bulb yield of 7.0033kg/plot numerically. Based on the result, we advise farmers to use local variety followed by Nasick red and Adama red therefore, government should promote these onion varieties for cultivation in Benatsemay woreda especially for Beneta kebele and its vicinity. Concerning body has to work together to ensure the availability of the seed of Local and Nasick red varieties. So that, onion producer can be interested for accepting these varieties for large scale production. The effects of different agricultural practices on yield of onion have to be considered for future investigation.
Contribution/ Originality
This study is one of very few studies which have investigated the potential of different onion varieties to increase the productivity and income of onion producer in the studied area and its vicinity.

Keywords:

Onion, Onion productivity, Onion varieties, Research field evaluation, Adaptation, Yield performance, Benatsemay woreda.

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Funding:

The authors would like to thank SARI (Southern Agricultural Research Institute) for financial support.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Acknowledgement:

Both authors would like to thank SARI and JARC for their contribution for the success of this work.

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( 277 ) Investigating Constraints to Poultry Management Practices among Smallholder Farmers in Benue State, Nigeria
( 278 ) Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies: Farmers Perception in Oyo State, Nigeria
( 279 ) Climate Variability, Incidences and Mitigation Strategies among Poultry Farmers in Abia State, Nigeria
( 280 ) Edible Films and Coatings: A Good Idea From Past to Future Technology
( 281 ) The Potential Effect of Zinc Deficiency on Reproductive Profile of Male Rat and its Possible Consequences
( 282 ) Pulsing Preservatives to Prolong Vase Life of Cut Rose Flowers in Bahir Dar, Northwestern Ethiopia
( 283 ) Study of Factors Linked to the Variation in Rentability in the Farming of Broiler Chickens in Northeast Algeria
( 284 ) Report of an Outbreak of Peste Des Petits Ruminants in Iran, Clinical, Epidemiological and Pathological Study
( 285 ) The Impact of Intensive Utilization of Cultivated Land on Grain Yields: A Case Study of Shandong Province in China
( 286 ) A Pictorial Guidebook on Poultry Diseases; Diagnostic Techniques and their Effective Treatment
( 287 ) Gender Differentials in Labour Market Participation of Rural Households in Non-Farm Activities in Oyo State, Nigeria
( 288 ) Effects of Community Financing Institutions on Cassava Farmers Income in Oyo State, Nigeria
( 289 ) Influense of Indole Butyric Acid (IBA) for Stenting Propagation of Cut Rose
( 290 ) Tabu-Genetic Algorithm-Based Model for Poultry Feed Formulation
( 291 ) Pepper Disease Assessment and Identification in Major Growing Districts of West Gojam Zone in Northwestern Ethiopia
( 292 ) Patterns of Plant Community Formation and Vegetation Structure in the Afro- Alpine Vegetation of Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
( 293 ) Contextual Estimation of Marketable and Marketed Surplus of Selected Seasonal Fruits: A Study Based on Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh
( 294 ) Attitude of Youth to Agriculture as Career in Iwo and Aiyedire Local Government Areas of Osun State, Nigeria
( 295 ) Genotype-Environment Interactions and Yield Stability of Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata L. Walp) in Lomami Province, Central Part of Democratic Republic of Congo
( 296 ) Estimation of Suspended Sediment Load in the Ressoul Watershed, Algeria
( 297 ) Agronomic Practices of Maize and Farm Nutrient Status in Bako Tibe District, West Shoa Zone, Ethiopia: Lesson from Agronomic Panel Survey
( 298 ) Influence of Biochar and Poultry Manure on Weed Infestation and Growth of Arabica Coffee (Coffea Arabica) Seedlings
( 300 ) Attitude of Youths to Agriculture as Career in Iwo and Aiyedire Local Government Areas of Osun State, Nigeria
( 301 ) Importance of Arginine as Immune Regulator in Animal Nutrition
( 302 ) Effect of Blended Fertilizer and Lime Application on Yield of Finger Millet, and Soil Properties of Acidic Soils in Western Ethiopia
( 303 ) Insecticide Spraying Regime to Control Insect Pest of Cowpea: Management and Monitored Application of Cypermethrin in Lomami Province, DR Congo