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Adaptation study of improved mung bean (Vigna radiate) varieties at Alduba, south Omo, Ethiopia

Wedajo Gebre*

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted at Alduba Sub Research Station in Bena Tsemay Woreda, South Omo Zone of Southern Ethiopia using three improved mung bean varieties under rain fed condition during 2013 and 2014 cropping season. The study was envisaged to assess the adaptability of three improved mung bean varieties (MH-97-6(Boreda), N-26, and Shawarobit) at Alduba sub-station in Bentsemy woreda. The field experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications for two years (2013 and 2014) in six rows per plot with 1.8m wide and 4m long, and with spacing of 30cm between rows and 10cm between plants. Results revealed that MH-97-6 (Boreda) (2.57qt/ha) showed to be best performer variety followed by N-26(2.10qt/ha) and shewarobit (2.07qt/ha). Since the yield obtained in this study is very low as compared to the potential of varieties. Even the variety Boreda (MH-97-6) (2.57qt/ha) gave below its potential which is 8.6qt/ha. Another study with including of new variety is mandatory. Until another study result come, if the above mentioned variety MH-97-6 is demonstrated and popularized to the small scale holder farmers, it can boost the income of poor farmer.

Key words: Mung bean, Vigna radiate, Alduba, adaptation.

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