Registration of ‘Gudatu’ Finger millet (Eleusine coracana sub spp. coracana) Variety

  • Kebede Dessalegn Bako Agricultural Research, Researcher
  • Dagnachew Lule Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Researcher
  • Girma Mengistu Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Researcher
  • Kassa Mamo Bako Agricultural Research, Researcher
  • Geleta Geremew Bako Agricultural Research, Researcher
  • Chemeda Birhanu Bako Agricultural Research, Researcher
  • Hailu Feyisa Bako Agricultural Research, Researcher
  • Girma Chemeda Bako Agricultural Research, Researcher
  • Gudeta Bedada Bako Agricultural Research, Researcher

Abstract

 

Abstract: ‘Gudatu’, finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn) variety, with the pedigree of Acc. 215990 was developed and released by Bako Agricultural Research center for western Oromia and similar agro-ecological areas of Ethiopia. This variety was evaluated against two standard checks (Boneya and Wama) for grain yield, disease reaction and other agronomic traits across three locations (Bako, Gute, and Diga) during the 2010, 2011 and 2012 main cropping seasons. Genotype and genotype by environment interaction (GGE) analysis revealed that Gudatu was stable and high yielder with yield advantage of 10.56 % over the standard check, Wama. Consequently, Gudatu was released in 2014 for its high grain yield potential and moderately resistant against blast disease, the major constraint of finger millet production in western Ethiopia. 

Keyword: Genotypes; Finger millet (Eleusine coracana); Magnaporthe oryze

Author Biographies

Kebede Dessalegn, Bako Agricultural Research, Researcher

Bako Agricultural Research Center,  Bako, West Shoa, Ethiopia

Dagnachew Lule, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Researcher

Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Girma Mengistu, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Researcher
Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Kassa Mamo, Bako Agricultural Research, Researcher
Bako Agricultural Research Center,  Bako, West Shoa, Ethiopia
Geleta Geremew, Bako Agricultural Research, Researcher
Bako Agricultural Research Center,  Bako, West Shoa, Ethiopia
Chemeda Birhanu, Bako Agricultural Research, Researcher
Bako Agricultural Research Center,  Bako, West Shoa, Ethiopia
Hailu Feyisa, Bako Agricultural Research, Researcher
Bako Agricultural Research Center,  Bako, West Shoa, Ethiopia
Girma Chemeda, Bako Agricultural Research, Researcher
Bako Agricultural Research Center,  Bako, West Shoa, Ethiopia
Gudeta Bedada, Bako Agricultural Research, Researcher
Bako Agricultural Research Center,  Bako, West Shoa, Ethiopia

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Section
Crop Variety Registration

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