African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6848

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Pre-extension Demonstration of Newly Released Soy bean (Glycine max) Varieties with its Production Technologies in Karat Zuria District, Konso Zone, Southern Ethiopia

Melese Ejamo, Abebaw Bargena, Gemechis Yohannes, Anteneh Bulke and Lakamo Liben

  •  Received: 19 February 2024
  •  Accepted: 14 May 2024
Pre-extension demonstration of soy bean technologies was conducted, Karat Zuria district of Konso Zone in Southern Ethiopia in 2022/23 cropping season with the objectives of the socio-economic profitability, farmers’ preference and acceptability under farmers’ conditions. Therefore, this study aims to demonstrate newly released soybean with production technologies at the district was purposively selected based on potentiality for Soybean production. 2 kebeles, namely Gocha and Sorobo, were also selected purposively based on potential of the crop. It was implemented on 20 farmer’s field and 2 FTCs at 200m2 areas of adjacent fields with 40cm*5cm spacing b/n row and plant respectively and 60 Kgha-1 seed rate and 100 Kgha-1 NPS. All recommended agronomic practices were applied equally to all fields and the fields were closely supervised and properly managed. The highest (1,858.5 kg ha-1) and (1,862.5kg ha-1) grain yield were recorded from Nyala variety at farmers field and FTC respectively. The cost benefit analysis results also showed that using Gazale (37,873.75ETB ha-1) can make farmers’ more profitable than Nyala (35,455ETB ha-1). On both locations, even if Nyala performed better yield, farmers preferred Gazale variety in some important attributes, mainly in the attributes of seed size, seed color and marketability. Therefore, the seed multiplication centers should multiply and distribute the Gazale variety widely and the extension.

Keywords: Gazale, Konso, newly released, Nyala, production technologies, soybean