Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2020, Page: 43-46
Evaluation of Released Taro (Colocasia esculenta L.) Varieties at Assosa District, Western Ethiopia
Desta Bekele, Department of Horticulture, Assosa Agricultural Research Centre, Assosa, Ethiopia
Merga Boru, Department of Agronomy, Assosa Agricultural Research Centre, Assosa, Ethiopia
Received: Sep. 1, 2020;       Accepted: Oct. 19, 2020;       Published: Oct. 27, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.eeb.20200503.12      View  55      Downloads  33
Abstract
Taro (Colocasia esculenta L.) is a herbaceous, monocotyledonous, perennial stem root crop that is widely cultivated in tropical and sub tropical regions of the world. In Ethiopia taro is cultivated in southern, south western and western of part of the country. The title of experiment was evaluation of released taro (Colocasia esculenta L.) varieties at Assosa, Western Ethiopia. The objective was to identify adaptable, high yielding with good quality taro variety for Benishangul Gumuz region. The experiment was carried out in RCBD with three replications at Assosa Agricultural Research Center in 2016/17 cropping season. The crop was planted on a plot size of 5mx3m (15m2) with inter and intra raw spacing of 75cm and 50cm, respectively. Data of growth performance, yield and yield components were recorded. Some parameters showed that no significance difference (P>0.05) among varieties in terms of corm diameter, plant height, corm length, number of corm per plant, number of corm per ha, number of cormel per ha, yield of cormel tone per ha whereas leaf number, number of suckers, weight of corm per plant, total number of yield per ha, total yield tone per hectare, corm yield per ha revealed that significance difference among varieties. The highest total yield (16.75 t/ha) per hectare was recorded in Boloso-1 variety while the lowest total yield of taro (8.07 t/ha) per hectare was obtained from Kiyaq variety. Boloso-1 variety was best when compared to others varieties. So, Boloso-1 variety was recommended for Assosa area followed by local variety.
Keywords
Evaluation, Taro, Varieties
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Desta Bekele, Merga Boru, Evaluation of Released Taro (Colocasia esculenta L.) Varieties at Assosa District, Western Ethiopia, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2020, pp. 43-46. doi: 10.11648/j.eeb.20200503.12
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