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Abstract            Volume:10  Issue-8  Year-2022         Original Research Articles

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Adaptability Study of Desho Grass (Pennisetum glaucifolium) Varieties in West and Kellem Wollega Zones of Oromia, Ethiopia
Yerosan Wekgari*, Negasu Gamachu and Fikre Dereba
Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Haro Sabu Agricultural Research Center, Haro sabu, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author

The study was conducted with the objectives to identify and select better adaptable, higher herbage yielding forage variety. Four desho grass varieties (Kindu kosha1-DZF-589, Areka-DZF-590, Kindu kosha2-DZF-591, and Kulumsa -DZF-592) were arranged in randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications. All agronomic parameters and biomass yield of forage samples were determined and collected data were exam­ined using statistical analysis. The results indicated that plant height was not showed statistically significant variation (P>0.05) among Desho grass varieties. However, number of tiller per plant, number of node per plant, length between node per plant, total green fresh yield, and dry matter yield were significantly difference (P<0.05) among desho grass varieties. The heighest herbage dry matter yield was recorded from Kulumsa-DZF-592, Kindu kosha2-DZF-591 and Areka-DZF-590 desho grass varieties. These varieties are well adapted and suitable for use as animal feeds under the study areas. As a result, these three desho grass varieties were recommended for livestock producers as feed resources to enhance animal production and productivity in the study sitses and other areas with similar agro-ecologies.

Keywords: Desho grass, herbage yield, variety, economy, poor health care.
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Yerosan Wekgari, Negasu Gamachu and Fikre Dereba. 2022. Adaptability Study of Desho Grass (Pennisetum glaucifolium) Varieties in West and Kellem Wollega Zones of Oromia, EthiopiaInt.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 10(8): 151-157
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2022.1008.012
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