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Abstract            Volume:12  Issue-1  Year-2024         Original Research Articles

Online ISSN : 2347 - 3215
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Performance Evaluation of Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] Varieties for Grain Yield in Buno Bedele, South West Oromia, Ethiopia
Gebeyehu Chala* and Gemechu Deso
Oromia Agricultural Research Institute (IQQO), Bedele Agricultural Research Center (BeARC), Bedele, P.O. Box, 167, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author

Sorghum plays an important role as a staple food as well as source of feed for livestock in Ethiopia. Its production in Ethiopia is found to be constrained by several biotic and abiotic factors. To this end, this study was conducted with the objective of identifying high yielding, biotic and abiotic stresses resistance or tolerance varieties adaptable to Buno Bedele Zone of Western Oromia. A total of nine sorghum varieties were evaluated in RCBD. AMMI analysis showed that environments, varieties and their interaction effects were significantly different. The stability and high yielding ability of the varieties have been graphically depicted by the AMMI bi-plot. The variation for seed yield among the varieties for each variety was significant at different environments. Varieties such as G3 (Dano) and G4 (Lalo) were widely adapted to high yielding environments. In GGE bi-plot analysis; IPCA1 and IPCA2 explained 69.89% and 30.11% of variation, respectively, of sorghum variety by environment interaction and made a total of 100% of variation. Therefore, Dano (27.73 qtha-1) and Lalo (26.06qt ha-1) were identified as most stable and thus recommended for production in the study area and similar agro-ecologies and Dabo Hana is identified as the ideal environment for sorghum production.

Keywords: Adaptation, AMMI, G x E interaction, Sorghum.
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Gebeyehu Chala and Gemechu Deso. 2024. Performance Evaluation of Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] Varieties for Grain Yield in Buno Bedele, South West Oromia, Ethiopia.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 12(1): 61-69
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2024.1201.007
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