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Participatory Variety Selection of Fababean (Vicia faba L.) for Yield and Yield Components in Gunabegemidir District, North Western Ethiopia

Present studies were executed in Gunabegemidir districts in North Western Ethiopia to assess the performance of Fababean varieties and evaluate farmers' selection criteria for Fababean variety choice, and classify the principal farmers’ criteria in the study area. Seven Fababean varieties were evaluated in randomized complete block design with three replications in the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 main rainy seasons. Farmers' evaluation of Fababean was made at different stages of the crop, at flowering, at maturity, and at harvest. Farmers’ confirmed Plant establishment, Overall performance, Stem strength, Number of branches, Seed size, and plant height were identified as the most important farmer's selection criteria. Statistical analysis showed that Fababeans varieties were significantly (P<0.05) different by grain yield at Ata Kebele in the 2021 cropping seasons. The highest grain yield was obtained from Hachalu (3516 kg ha-1) variety at Ata Kebele. Hence, including farmers’ preferences in a variety selection process is a paramount important. Therefore, based on considerately measured parameters, farmers’ preferences the Fababean varieties Gora (4901 kg ha-1), Numan (4279 kg ha-1), and Ashebeka (4364 kg ha-1) were selected for the study area. Among the seven tested Fababean varieties, those varieties were found sound adapted at Gunabegemidir district in the farmer's selection criteria. Therefore, farmers are recommended to use those varieties for production and expand in the next season for similar agroecology of the South Gonder zone.

Fababean, Participatory Variety Selection, Gunabegemidir, Grain Yield

APA Style

Ayenew, A., Bikis, D., Sharie, S., Taye, Y., Addisu, Z. (2023). Participatory Variety Selection of Fababean (Vicia faba L.) for Yield and Yield Components in Gunabegemidir District, North Western Ethiopia. Science Development, 4(4), 63-70.

ACS Style

Ayenew, A.; Bikis, D.; Sharie, S.; Taye, Y.; Addisu, Z. Participatory Variety Selection of Fababean (Vicia faba L.) for Yield and Yield Components in Gunabegemidir District, North Western Ethiopia. Sci. Dev. 2023, 4(4), 63-70. doi: 10.11648/j.scidev.20230404.11

AMA Style

Ayenew A, Bikis D, Sharie S, Taye Y, Addisu Z. Participatory Variety Selection of Fababean (Vicia faba L.) for Yield and Yield Components in Gunabegemidir District, North Western Ethiopia. Sci Dev. 2023;4(4):63-70. doi: 10.11648/j.scidev.20230404.11

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