Demonstration of Faba Bean( Viciafaba L.) Varities, in Some Selected Woreda’s of Sidama Zone SNNPR

Tasew Derese


Faba bean is major grain legumes cultivated in Ethiopia with the altitudes ranging from 1800-3000 m above sea level.The yield  of faba bean is strongly influenced by several factors such farmer management. Therefore it requires demonstration of the suitability of available varieties to certain physical conditions and management practices. Thus, the recently released varieties of faba bean were on-farm demonstrated in three districts of Sidama zone, SNNPR, with the objective of obtaining high yielding faba bean variety (ies). Three faba bean varieties (Tumsa, Walki and local check) were demonstrated (from July to December, 2017) on selected farmers’ fields. Yield data as well as farmers’ preference was assessed during grain filling period. Variety Walki gave highest yield (35 qt) at Hula whereas variety Tumsa gave highest yield in Melga (28.4) and Dara (12 qt). The highest yield gap against local check was obtained for variety Tumsa at Melga (17.0) and Dara (11.18) whereas variety Walki gave the highest yield gap at Hula (33). Similarly, variety Tumsa received the highest farmer's ranking (2.67) mainly for its high pod load and seed size.  However, in terms of lodging resistance local check was preferable. In general variety Tumsa is preferable at all locations.

Keywords: Demonstration, Faba bea, Farmer preference, variety, vicia faba

DOI: 10.7176/JBAH/13-15-02

Publication date:September 30th 2023

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