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Current Research in Agricultural Sciences

June 2020, Volume 7, 1, pp 1-5

Phenotypic Performance Evaluation of Improved Tef (Eragrostis tef L) Genotypes in North Gondar

Melle Tilahun Tagele


Tesfaye Jorgi

Melle Tilahun Tagele 1

Tesfaye Jorgi 2

  1. Adet Agricultural Research Center/ Amhara Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia. 1

  2. Gondar Agricultural Research Center/ Amhara Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia. 2

Pages: 1-5

DOI: 10.18488/journal.68.2020.71.1.5

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Article History:

Received: 20 November, 2019
Revised: 30 December, 2019
Accepted: 04 February, 2020
Published: 09 March, 2020


Ten improved tef varieties including the local check were evaluated with the objective of selecting adaptable and best performing tef varieties in North Gondar. The trial was conducted at Takusa and Gondar Zuria woredas of north Gondar zone of Amhara region during 2017 cropping season. The design was randomized complete block design with three replications. In Takusa, the mean grain yield of some improved varieties was higher than the local check. Varieties Dz-01-974 and Quncho gave the highest yield, (3226kg/ha) and (2944.3kg/ha) respectively. Similarly in Gondar Zuria woreda, some improved varieties were relatively better than the local check and variety Dz-01-974 and Quncho gave the highest yield (2449.3kg/ha) and (2084kg/ha) respectively. The yield in Gondar Zuria was relatively lower than Takusa woreda. This may be due to the fact that Gondar Zuria woreda is characterized by terminal moisture stress. Generally the combined analysis over location revealed that varieties Dz-01-974 and Quncho gave the highest yield and no significant difference observed among varieties in their maturity period and relatively higher yield. Therefore Dz-01-974 and Quncho were recommended for their high yielding potential and farmer’s preference with their production packages. These two varieties were recommended for production in Gondar Zuria, Takusa and similar agro ecologies.
Contribution/ Originality
This work investigates the impact of genotype choice for climate change adaptation and for farmers resilient to climate variability.


Tef, Variety, Grain yield, Adaptation, Farmers preference, Farmers participation.



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Authors like to thank Gondar Agricultural Research Center for logistic support and also Amhara Agricultural Research Institute (ARARI) for financial support for this work.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


Both authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

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