Nursery row evaluations and variety trials of vetches (Vicia spp.) in Ethiopia


  • Astatke Haile Institute of Agricultural Research. Box 2003. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Vetch, Seeds, Yield


About 65 lines, in eight species of vetch (Vicia L.) introduced from CSIRO, Australia, were evaluated in a nursery row plot at three research centres in Ethiopia in 1975/76. Later, in 1976/77 and in 1977/78, variety trials of vetches continued in row-plots in a randomized block design with three replications, with five species of vetch. Forage and seed samples as well as observations on frost tolerance, flowering, and regeneration from self-seeding were evaluated. Visual assessments were made in 1975/76. Seed yields were recorded for the 1976/77 season only. Forage yields were evaluated for the 1976/77 and 1977/78 seasons. Analysis of data for 1976/77 was undertaken as a split-plot analysis in a multivariate analysis of variance.



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