Registration of Ilani and Oda Durum Wheat Varieties for Highlands of Bale

  • Tesfaye Letta Sinana Agricultural Research Center
  • Feyisa Taddese Sinana Agricultural Research Center
  • Desalegn Lemma Sinana Agricultural Research Center


Two durum wheat (Triticum durum desf.) varieties: Ilani (DZ 2234) and Oda (DZ 2227) developed by Sinana Agricultural Research Centers were released for production in highlands of Bale similar agro ecologies. These varieties were selected and evaluated at Sinana on-station and three on-farms in highlands of Bale for three consecutive years and they were proved to have stable, high yield and superior industrial qualities. They were also proved to have resistance to stem, yellow and leaf rusts. Multilocation testing in the regional variety trial confirmed their productivity with above-average yield performance in all environments and demonstrated their yield stability compared to the commercial durum wheat cultivars Foka, Cocorit-71 and Ingiliz.
Crop Variety Registration

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