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