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Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 9(1), pp. 1-6, 2019

ISSN: 2276-7770

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Performance and Yield Advantages of Experimental Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) Varieties over the Standard Checks in North-Western Ethiopia



Kedir Wulchafo Hussen1*, Bedada Girma2 and Gudeta Nepir3


1Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Assosa Agric. Research Center, Assosa, Ethiopia

2Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Kulumsa Agric. Research Center, Kulumsa, Ethiopia

3Ambo University, e-mail: gudetangt@ gmail.c om, P.O. Box 552; Ambo, Ethiopia






Article No.: 122718184

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.1.122718184



Twelve advanced upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) experimental lines and two check varieties were evaluated for ten phonological and agronomic traits at Kamashi, Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State during the 2017/18 main cropping season. The objective of the study was to assess performance of the experimental cotton varieties for seed cotton and lint yield. The varieties differed significantly for most of the traits with wide ranging mean values for most of the characters thus indicating the existence of variations among the tested lines and for possibility of immediate commercial utilization and for improvements in future cotton breeding programs.


Submitted: 27/12/2018

Accepted:  11/01/2019

Published: 31/01/2019


*Corresponding Author

Kebir Wulchafo

E-mail: kedir.wulchafo@

Phone: +251910716747



Variability, traits, heritability, upland cotton, Gossypium



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Cite this Article: Kedir WH; Bedada G; Gudeta N (2019). Performance and Yield Advantages of Experimental Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) Varieties over the Standard Checks in North-Western Ethiopia. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9(1): 1-6,


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