Greener Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science Vol. 2 (4), pp. 082-087, July 2014.
ISSN: 2354-2292 © 2013 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 011514036
The Response of Haricot Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Varieties to Phosphorus Levels on Nitosols at Wolaita Zone, Ethiopia
*Mesfin Kassa, Belay Yebo and Abera Habte
Wolaita Sodo University, College of Agriculture, P.O.BOX 138, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia.
*Corresponding Author’s Email: mesfine2004 @gmail .com
experiment was conducted at two locations (Bolosso Sore and Damot Sore) in
Wolaita Zone of Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s Regional State (SNNPRS)
to evaluate the response of two varieties of haricot bean (Phaseolus
vulgaris L.) to phosphorus fertilizer
rates on acidic soils. Combinations of four levels of P (0, 10, 20 and 30 kg ha-1)
were used on two varieties. The treatments were arranged in factorial RCBD with three replications. Analysis
result of soil samples showed that OC,
Av.P, TN and soil pH values were very low. Application of lime with P results
significant changes on these chemical properties of the soils in the two
locations. The maximum values of these
parameters were recorded at 30 kg Pha-1. Growth parameters, yield
and yield components were significantly increased with increasing rates of P at
the two locations (year1&2).
Maximum grain yields (1488.40 and 1523.7 kgha-1 for Hawasa Dume
Keywords: Hawasa Dume, Omo-95, soil acidity and yield.