Sky Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 6(3), pp. 057-061, April, 2017. Available online
ISSN 2315-8751 ©2017 Sky Journals


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Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) varieties evaluation for yield and yield components at Tanqua-Abergelle district, Northern Ethiopia


Berhane Sibhatu1*, Melesse Harfe1 and Guesh Tekle2

1Department of Agronomy, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Mehoni Agricultural Research Center, P.O. Box, 71 Maichew, Ethiopia.
2Depatment of Horticulture, Axum Agricultural Research Center, P.O. Box, 230 Axum, Ethiopia.


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Accepted 1 May, 2017




In the study area, farmers are becoming interested in growing groundnut because of its high price as compared to other cereal and pulse crops. However, its productivity is limited due to lack of improved varieties. Thus, an experiment was conducted at Abergelle Agricultural Research Centre in 2013 and 2014 cropping seasons to evaluate for best performing groundnut variety as varieties play a vital role in the success of groundnut crop. Treatments consisted of six groundnut varieties (Werer-961, Werer-963, Werer-964, Lote-05, Sedi and Mangifer), carried out in randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications. The analyzed result showed that yield and yield related parameters were significantly affected by varietal effect. According to the current results, Sedi variety was early matured and produced the highest pods plant-1 and hundred seed weight. Similarly, it produced the highest seed yield (1776.65 to 2336.7 kg ha-1) and dry biomass yield (3347.19 to 4032.75 kg ha-1) as compared to the other varieties. It is, therefore, concluded that Sedi variety well performed and can be recommended for the growers in the study area to improve groundnut productivity. 

Key words:
Groundnut, variety, yield, yield component.


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