Adaptability Study of Improved Irish Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Varieties at South Ari Woreda, Ethiopia
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015, Pages: 106-108
Received: Mar. 3, 2015;
Accepted: Apr. 22, 2015;
Published: May 6, 2015
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Misgana Mitiku, Jinka Agricultural Research Centre, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Jinka, Ethiopia
Wondwesen Shiferaw, Jinka Agricultural Research Centre, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Jinka, Ethiopia
Awoke Tadesse, Jinka Agricultural Research Centre, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Jinka, Ethiopia
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Three improved Irish potato varieties and one local check were evaluated with the objective of selecting adaptable best performing Irish potato varieties and tolerant to late blight for Irish potato production areas of South Omo zone. The trial was conducted at Senmamer kebele of Debub Ari district, Ethiopia during 2013 cropping seasons using randomized complete block design under rain faid condition. Tuber yield, plant height, number of stem, crop reaction to late blight, average number of tuber per plant, average weight of tuber per plant, average tuber diameter, small size tuber, medium size tuber and large size tuber ranged from 2.5 to 12.6, 30.3 to 58.9, 2.2 to 4.5, 5 to 47.8, 8.2 to 10.7, 0.14 to 0.78, 8.1 to 11.2, 0.04 to 0.2, 0.04 to 0.3, 0.05 to 0.3, respectively. This experiment suggests that the variety Belete was gave high yield and resistant to late blight compare to the other tested varieties.
Improved Irish Potato Varieties, Adaptability, Tuber Yield
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Adaptability Study of Improved Irish Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Varieties at South Ari Woreda, Ethiopia, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Vol. 4, No. 3,
2015, pp. 106-108.
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