Registration of Early Maturing “Erer” Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) Variety

Legesse, Zeleke and Gudeta, Jifara and Tadesse, Fikadu and Biri, Alemayehu and Diribsa, Birhanu (2023) Registration of Early Maturing “Erer” Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) Variety. Journal of Basic and Applied Research International, 29 (6). pp. 50-53. ISSN 2395-3446

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“Erer” with pedigree designation of 3443-2- OP X P9403 is sorghum variety was released in 2021 for Eastern part of Oromia specifically, Fadis and Babile districts and other similar agro-ecologies of Ethiopia. The variety was developed and released by Oromia Agricultural Research institute, Fadis Agricultural Research Center. Originally it was obtained from Melkasa Agricultural Research Center of Sorghum Research Program which was crossed material followed by screening method. The regional variety trial was done at two locations of Fadis research station and Erer sub-station for three years (2016-2019). From the genotypes evaluated Erer variety recorded high grain yield, large biomass and stay green traits than the standard check Dekeba and other genotypes. Mean grain yield of Erer ranged from 49 to 51 Qt ha-1 on research field, and 34 to 40 Qt ha-1 on farmers’ field. Finally, ‘Erer’ released as superior sorghum variety East Hararghe low lands and similar agro ecologies in 2021.

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Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2024 13:12
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