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Agricultural Journal
Year: 2019 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 30-34
DOI: 10.36478/aj.2019.30.34  
Evaluation of Released Improved Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) Varieties for Growth and Yield Performance in the Mid Altitude of Assosa, Western Ethiopia
Nimona Fufa Hunde
 
Abstract: With an assumption of identifying adaptable coffee varieties that could exhibit higher yield to maximize coffee production and productivity to the environments of Assosa zone Western Ethiopia, the study was initiated at Assosa agricultural research center using seven released coffee varieties. The varieties which were used for the current study were transplanted in 2013 to the field in randomized block design to select and recommend better types which could exhibit relatively better performance at the area. The varieties were planted at a spacing of 2 by 2 m between plants and rows, respectively and they were grown with shade of Acesian spps and Sesbania sesban (temporary shade) were planted to provide regular shade over the plot. The data for plant height, number of primary branch per plant, stem diameter, leaf diameter and clean coffee yield was taken as parameters of the evaluation. From the evaluated varieties it was noted that the highest clean coffee yield (1011.5, 806.6, 775.5 kg/ha) was scored by the 7440, F59 and 74110 varieties, respectively. On the contrary 74158, 74140, 7454 and 75227 exhibited least mean yields ranges from 603-701 kg of clean coffee per hectare. With the current results selections 7440 and F59 showed high results of clean coffee.
 
How to cite this article:
Nimona Fufa Hunde , 2019. Evaluation of Released Improved Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) Varieties for Growth and Yield Performance in the Mid Altitude of Assosa, Western Ethiopia. Agricultural Journal, 14: 30-34.
DOI: 10.36478/aj.2019.30.34
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=aj.2019.30.34