Jemal Et Al

Jemal et al

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 9(4), pp. 432-435, 2019

ISSN: 2276-7770

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DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.4.101419185

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Determination of Optimal Soil Moisture Depletion Level for Groundnut at
Amibara, Middle Awash, Ethiopia

  

*Jemal M.
Hassen; Wondimu T. Adugna; Nigusie A. Sori; Fikadu R. Borena; Kebede N.
Tufa

  

Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural
Research/Werer Agricultural Research Center, P.O. Box 2003, Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia

  

ARTICLE INFO

ABSTRACT

 

Article No.: 101419185

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.4.101419185

 

 

The experiment was conducted to evaluate the
response of Groundnut to different allowable soil moisture depletion levels.
From the three consecutive years of combined data analyses, the effect of
different allowable soil moisture depletion level on the yield of groundnut
and other yield components was not significantly different. However, there
was a statistically significance difference on crop water productivity.
Among the five treatments, SMD3, which is had 50% allowable soil moisture
depletion level gave the highest mean unshelled yield. Whereas, SMD4, which
is had 60% allowable soil moisture depletion level, gave the lowest
unshelled yield. 30% allowable soil moisture depletion level gave the
highest crop water productivity. Even if the different allowable soil
moisture depletion level didn’t did not show a significant difference on
yield of Groundnut, 50% allowable soil moisture depletion level gave
relatively the highest yield and optimum crop water productivity. Therefore,
for Amibara and other similar agroecological areas irrigating Groundnut at
50% allowable soil moisture depletion level will provide an optimum yield.

 

Submitted: 14/10/2019

Accepted:  26/10/2019

Published: 01/11/2019

 

*Corresponding Author

Jemal Mohammed Hassen

E-mail: jemsmoha@
gmail. com

Phone: +251979770222

 

Keywords:

Soil moisture depletion; unshelled yield; Groundnut; crop
water productivity

 

 

 

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Cite this Article: Jemal, MH; Wondimu, TA; Nigusie, AS; Fikadu,
RB; Kebede, NT (2019). Determination of Optimal Soil Moisture Depletion Level
for Groundnut at Amibara, Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9(4): 432-435,
https://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.4.101419185

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