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Participatory Varietal Selection of Released Hybrid Maize (Zea mays L.) Varieties for Yield at Homosha District Western Ethiopia

In order to assess farmers' selection criteria for maize varieties for future maize improvement, participatory variety selection (PVS) trial was carried out in the Homosha district of Western Ethiopia in 2020. The trial was designed to select well performed of improved maize (Zea mayz L.) varieties. The activity was conducted at kubur 50 Homosha District with plot size of 10m*10m, which included three improved varieties with check. The outcomes showed that in certain instances, farmers' choices and the researchers' choice were similar. Farmers have, nonetheless, generally demonstrated their unique method of choosing a variety for their locales. These characteristics include Grain Yield, Maturity, Stalk and Root Lodging Tolerant, Ear aspect, Striaga Weed Tolerant, Number of ears per plant, bare tip problem, Disease Tolerant or Resistance, Plant and ear height. Therefore, it is crucial to consider farmers' preferences while choosing varieties. Therefore, the BH-549 and BH-546 are suggested for the study region based on scientifically determined features, farmers' preferences, and the site's agroecologies. The responsible body should pay close attention to the variety BH-549 since it has a high yielder for the study region. Preferences identified in the participatory activities could inform further development of maize breeding strategies for Western regions of Ethiopia.

Maize, Variety, Pairwise Comparison Yield, Participatory Selection

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Megersa Mengesha, Desta Bekele, Woldegebriel Tesfamariam. (2022). Participatory Varietal Selection of Released Hybrid Maize (Zea mays L.) Varieties for Yield at Homosha District Western Ethiopia. International Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, 6(1), 6-10. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijpp.20220601.12

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Megersa Mengesha; Desta Bekele; Woldegebriel Tesfamariam. Participatory Varietal Selection of Released Hybrid Maize (Zea mays L.) Varieties for Yield at Homosha District Western Ethiopia. Int. J. Photochem. Photobiol. 2022, 6(1), 6-10. doi: 10.11648/j.ijpp.20220601.12

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Megersa Mengesha, Desta Bekele, Woldegebriel Tesfamariam. Participatory Varietal Selection of Released Hybrid Maize (Zea mays L.) Varieties for Yield at Homosha District Western Ethiopia. Int J Photochem Photobiol. 2022;6(1):6-10. doi: 10.11648/j.ijpp.20220601.12

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