Neim Et Al


Neim et al

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 9(4), pp. 405-409, 2019

ISSN: 2276-7770

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and yield performance evaluation of onion (Allium
L.) varieties in Jimma zone, Southwestern Ethiopia.



Neim Semman;
Getachew Etana; Tewodros Mulualem (PhD)


Ethiopian Institute
of Agricultural research, Jimma Agricultural Research Center






Article No.: 090919169

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.4.090919169



Onions (Allium cepa L.)  are the crucial vegetable crop used in
treating number of diseases. The adaptation trial of three improved onion
varieties (Nanthus, Adama red and Bombe red) with one local check was done in
Jimma zone at Agaro Agricultural Research Sub-center which is trial site of
Jimma Agricultural Research Center for two consecutive cropping seasons of
2016 and 2017 budget year using RCBD design with three replications. The
analysis of different quantitative collected data, especially, marketable
fruit numbers and marketable fruit weight detected significant differences
among varieties with Bombe red performing well adapted and provided highest
yield in both cropping seasons with the overall result yield performance of
71.51 tons/ha next to local varieties which provided 64.34 tons/ha of
revealing well adapted and superiority of all marketable yield and inferior
unmarketable yield. So, this variety recommended enhancing the production and
productivities thereby boosting income generation of farmers and stabilizing
market inflation is possible using this improved variety


Submitted: 09/09/2019

Accepted:  23/10/2019

Published: 01/11/2019


*Corresponding Author

Neim Semman

E-mail: neim2005eiar@



Adaptation; yield parameters; Onion




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Cite this Article: Neim, S; Getachew, E; Tewodros, M (2019). Adaptability and yield
performance evaluation of onion (Allium
L.) varieties in Jimma zone, Southwestern Ethiopia. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences
9(4): 405-409,



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