Determination of soybean (Glycine max L., production yield and yield components under metekel pawe at lowland western Ethiopia
Yalew Teshome and Zewedeneh Melkie
Soybean is an important an oil seed and pulse in Ethiopia. However, the yield of this crop is limited mainly due to shortage of improved varieties suited to specific area. This field experiment was conducted during 2018/2019 cropping season to evaluate soybean varieties for yield production at Omorate and Weyito in South Omo Zone, Southern Ethiopia. The experiment contains five varieties namely Pawe-1, Pawe-2, Belesa, GTX-2644-133 and Nyala. The experiment was conducted using randomized complete block design with three replications. Data were collected on days to maturity, plant height, branch number, pods per plant and grain yield and subjected to analysis of variance using SAS software program. The result of this study revealed that, there was significant difference (p>0.05 or p>0.01) among varieties in all traits. The highest (2248.0 kg ha-1) and (2147.9 kg ha-1) grain yield were recorded from Parwe-2 and Pawe-1 variety, respectively among tested treatments. Therefore, it can be concluded that variety Pawe-2 or Pawe-1 well performed and can be recommended for the growers in the study area and its vicinity.