AshEse Journal of Agricultural Science
Vol. 1(3), pp. 020-027, March, 2015
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Full Length Research
L. Gobeze and H. Legese*
Awassa Agricultural Research Center, P.O. Box 06, Awassa, Ethiopia.
Received 30 January, 2015; Accepted 23 March, 2015
Field trials were conducted for two consecutive years from 2012 to 2013 at Amaro and Inseno testing sites of Awassa Agricultural Research Center to investigate the performance of common bean varieties under P deficit and sufficient conditions. Treatments consisted of P fertilizer (P0 = without P fertilizer and P1= 30 kg/ha P2O5) and 10 released haricot varieties (Tabor, AFR-702, Awash-1, Nasir, Awash melkasa, SARI-1, Omo-95, Dimtu, Awassa dume and Ibado). The treatments were arranged in a split plot design where P levels as main plot and haricot bean varieties as sub plots replicated three times. P fertilizer, common bean varieties and their interactions influenced yield and yield components of the common bean. Nasir produced the highest number of pods per plant at Amaro while Awash-1 yielded the greatest number of pods per plant at Inseno. The greatest TSW was recorded for Ibado which was followed by AFR-702 at both locations. Awassa dume gave the highest yield at both locations followed by Omo-95 at Amaro and Nasir at Inseno. Base on this finding, Awassa dume and Omo-95 for Amaro and Awassa dume and Nasir for Inseno could be best choice for respective locations.
Key words: Common bean varieties, P fertilizer, treatments.