Registration of "Tola" Sweet Potato [Ipomoea batatas(L.) Lam.] Variety

  • Tilahun Wendimu
  • Girma Chemeda
  • Lelise Ararsa
  • Abrham Negara
  • Bikila Akasa
  • Negash Teshome
  • Meseret Negash
  • Daniel Mekonin


Abstract: The name Tola was given to a sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas(L.) Lam.] variety with the pedigree of TIS 884-40, which was developed by Bako Agricultural Research Center between 2007 and 2010. The Tola variety and the other pipeline sweet potato genotypes were evaluated against the standard check (Balo) across three locations; Bako, Gute and BilloBoshe for two consecutive years (2009 and 2010) under regional variety trial. The variety Tola out-yielded the standard check (Balo ) by about 80.378%. The variety also showed resistance to major disease and insects and it was found to be stable over the tested locations.


Keywords: Genotypes; Ipomoea batatas; Pedigree

Author Biographies

Tilahun Wendimu
Bako Agricultural Research Center
Girma Chemeda
Bako Agricultural Research Center
Lelise Ararsa
Bako Agricultural Research Center
Abrham Negara
Bako Agricultural Research Center
Bikila Akasa
Bako Agricultural Research Center
Negash Teshome
Bako Agricultural Research Center
Meseret Negash
Bako Agricultural Research Center
Daniel Mekonin
Bako Agricultural Research Center


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