Crop Protection Research Directorate, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author: Addis Shiferaw, Crop Protection Research Directorate, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopia.
Received: January 24, 2020; Published: February 13, 2020
Crops can be grown in different agro-ecology depending on their ability to adapt to their specific area. So, it is essential to conduct location specific adaptation trial to identify suitable variety/varieties. Accordingly, an adaptation trial of onion (Allium cepa) varieties was conducted in Miyo district to identify onion varieties that are better in adaptation, yield and other agronomic characteristics, as well aspects and disease tolerance. Four released varieties, viz., Adama red, Melkam, Bombay red and Nasik red were brought from a public research center, Worer Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia. The four treatments (varieties) were laid out in RCBD with three replications in 2017/2018. The results indicated significant variations between the varieties for the bulb weight and unmarketable yield. However, there was no significant variation among the varieties for all the other parameters. Adama red variety surpassed the other varieties except Nasic red in average bulb weight. Therefore, Adama red can be recommended for the farmers in the area to improve their onion production and productivity.
Keywords: Adaptation; Evaluation; Onion; Variety
Citation: Addis Shiferaw. “Onion (Allium cepa) Varieties Evaluation at Miyo District of Borana Lowland". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.3 (2020): 01-03.
Copyright: © 2020 Addis Shiferaw. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.