International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2022, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A
Performance evaluation of improved hybrid and open pollinated maize varieties in potential maize producing area of Benishangul Gumuz region
Megersa Mengesha, Adise dinberu, Desta Bekele and Beyene Abebe
During the main rainy season, seven maize genotypes were planted in RCBD with three replications each in a 5 meter by. 25 meter (row) plot to evaluate adaptation performance and identify high yielding and moisture stress tolerant genotypes adapted to Kumruk district in order to increase net national crop production in general and product diversification in maize benshangul gumuz in particular. The analysis of variance revealed that genotypes in the test differed significantly at the (p=0.05) probability level for all traits, and the maize grain yield mean value comparison or mean separation result revealed that genotype BH-549 is superior to others with 87.4qt/ha quintals grain yield per hectare value, followed by MHQ-138 and MH-140 genotypes with 70.1 and 62.7 quintals grain yield per hectare value. The superior genotype BH-549 outperformed the other genotypes by 142.78 percent and 74.8 percent, respectively, according to the productivity criterion.
Megersa Mengesha, Adise dinberu, Desta Bekele, Beyene Abebe. Performance evaluation of improved hybrid and open pollinated maize varieties in potential maize producing area of Benishangul Gumuz region. Int J Agric Extension Social Dev 2022;5(1):07-09.