Growth and Yield Response of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas L. Lam) Varieties to Lowland Agro-Ecology of Raya Azebo, Ethiopia


Haileslassie Gebremeskel, Kedir Jaleto, Wakuma Biratu, Haile Abebe

Abstract


Evaluation activity was conducted using four sweet potato varieties (Awassa-83, Kabode, Kulfo and Tulla) at Mehoni Agricultural Research Center (MeARC) during 2015 and 2016 testing years. The treatments were arranged in randomized complete block design with three replications. The analysis of variance table indicated the existence of significant variation among sweet potato varieties for all the characters considered in this study in both 2015 and 2016 testing years except number of nodes/plant and tuber diameter during 2016 cropping year. From this investigation, significantly higher marketable yield (29.20 t ha-1) and total yield (33.42 t ha-1) were obtained from Kulfo variety. Overall, Kulfo was found well adapted and produced higher yield in the testing location. Hence, it is possible to use Kulfo variety for the production of marketable and total tuber yield by farmers and investors in Raya Azebo, Ethiopia.

Keywords


Sweet potato, Growth, Tuber diameter, Marketable yield, Total yield.

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Title

Growth and Yield Response of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas L. Lam) Varieties to Lowland Agro-Ecology of Raya Azebo, Ethiopia

Keywords

Sweet potato, Growth, Tuber diameter, Marketable yield, Total yield.

DOI

10.20448/journal.512.2018.52.52.56

Date

2018-04-12

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Agriculture and Food Sciences Research
Vol 5, No 2 (2018) Page: 52-56

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2411-6653

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2411-6653

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Authors & Affiliations

Haileslassie Gebremeskel
Department of Horticulture, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Mehoni Agricultural Research Center, Maichew
Ethiopia

Kedir Jaleto
Department of Horticulture, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Mehoni Agricultural Research Center, Maichew
Ethiopia

Wakuma Biratu
Department of Horticulture, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Mehoni Agricultural Research Center, Maichew
Ethiopia

Haile Abebe
Department of Horticulture, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Mehoni Agricultural Research Center, Maichew
Ethiopia


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