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N2 Africa Research planning 2014. ARARI Team. Target legumes: Faba Bean Diagnosis Project sites (Woredas):- Y/Densa, Farta, Meket and Debark Project location (5 Kebeles): Trial Locations (famers plots) = 25 (5/Kebele).

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N2 Africa Research planning 2014

ARARI Team


Target legumes: Faba Bean DiagnosisProject sites (Woredas):- Y/Densa, Farta, Meket and DebarkProject location (5 Kebeles):Trial Locations (famers plots) = 25 (5/Kebele)


Target legumes: Chickpea DiagnosisProject sites (Woredas) : Enemay, Y/Densa, Kobo and MaksegnetProject location (5 Kebeles): 1. Agta, 2. Abika, 3.D/Mewi, 4. Kudad, 5. Geregera Trial Locations (famers plots) = 25 (5/Kebele)


Target legumes: Faba Bean Demonistration Project sites (Woredas):- Y/Densa, Farta, Meket and DebarkProject location (5 Kebeles):Trial Locations (famers plots) = 25 (5/Kebele)


Target legumes: Chickpea Demonistration Project sites (Woredas) : Enemay, Y/Densa, Kobo and MaksegnetProject location: (5 Kebeles)Trial Locations (famers plots) = 25 (5/Kebele)


Faba bean Demonistration Field planY/Densa


Target legumes: Faba Bean Adaptation Project sites (Woredas):-Y/Densa, Farta, Debark and MeketProject location (Kebele):Trial Locations (famers plots) = 100 (5/Kebele)


Target legumes: Chickpea AdaptationProject sites (Woredas) : Enemay, Y/Densa, Meket, MaksegntProject location (5 Kebeles):Trial Locations (famers plots) = 100 (5/Kebele)


N2 Africa Food Legume Research Managed Experiments


Evaluation of P rates & rhizobial inoculant strains on faba bean (Vicia fabae L.) in western Amhara


Objectives

  • to select the best performing Rhizobial strain for faba bean production in western Amhara,

  • to determine optimum rate of P fertilizer for faba bean production in western Amhara.


Materials and Methods

  • Treatments: 13 treatments (4 P rate combined with 3 Rhizobium strains with control treatment without inoculant and P)

    • 4 P rates ( 0,23, 46 & 69 kgha-1 P2O5) as TSP (0-46-0) side-banded with the seed,

    • 3 strains R. leguminosarumbv.viciae:

      • Inoculant 1

      • Inoculant 2

      • Inoculant 3

    • 18 kgha-1 N will be used as a starter for all plots,

    • Recommended lime rates for each district will be applied,

    • Source of inoculants:

      • National soil lab.,

      • Holeta ARC,

      • Menagesha Biotech PLC


M & M cont.

  • Design:

    • RCBD (factorial arrangement),

    • 3 replications

    • 2 sets of experiments (with & without lime)

  • Spacing:

    • 2m between rep. & 1m between plots,

    • 2.4m wide * 3m long plot size,

    • Inter-row 40cm * inter-plant 10cm,

    • 6 rows gross & 4 rows harvestable,

  • Seed rate (200kg/ha) & other practices as recommended


M & M cont.

  • Data to be collected

    • Stand count/plot: at ~3-4 weeks after seeding,

    • Plant height at harvest (cm),

    • Number of tillers/plant,

    • Days to 50% flowering,

    • Days to podding,

    • Nodulation scores at 50% flowering / mid podding,

      • number of nodules,

      • size of nodules,

      • position & color of nodules.


M & M cont.

  • Days to maturity,

  • Number of pods/plant,

  • Number of grains/pod,

  • 100 grains weight (g),

  • Max. biomass sample at mid podding (kg/plot),

  • Biological yield (kg/plot),

  • Economic yield (haulm & grain yields (kg/plot))


M & M cont.

  • Soil parameters:

    • Composite soil sample before planting & from each plot after harvest from depths of 0-15, 15-30 & 30-60 cm,

    • Soil analyses for N & P i.e., NO3-N on all 3 depths & for P on the 0-15 cm,

    • Texture (0-20cm),

    • pH,

    • Ec (ds/m),

    • CEC (meq/100g),

    • OM


M & M cont.

  • Meteorological data during the season:

    • air temperature (oc),

    • soil temp. at planting (oc),

    • RH (%),

    • Rainfall (mm),

  • Data for economic analysis

    • Labor cost,

    • Fertilizer cost,…

    • Budjet:- 54416.25/location


Work Plan


  • Locations: Farta, Debre-Elias, Baso-Liben, Debark, Meket & Yilmana-Densa

  • Duration: 2 years (2006-2007 EC)

  • Responsible: Kindu G. & soil fertility case team of ARARI

  • Expected output:


2. Evaluation of P rates & Rhizobial inoculant strains on chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) in Western Amhara


Objectives

  • to evaluate the response of chickpea to inoculants & to select the best performing Rhizobial strain for chickpea production,

  • to determine optimum rate of P fertilizer for chickpea production


Materials & Methods

  • Treatments: (10 treatments including control)

    • 3 P rates (0, 23, 46 kgha-1 P2O5) as TSP (0-46-0) side-banded with the seed,

    • 3 strains of Mesorhizobiumciceri:

      • Inoculant 1 (CP 41)

      • Inoculant 2 (CP EAL 004)

      • Inoculant 3

  • Source of inoculants:

    • Hawasa university,

    • Holeta ARC,

    • National soil lab.

  • 18 kgha-1 N as a starter for all plots,


  • M & M cont.

    • Design:

      • RCBD (factorial arrangement),

      • 3 replications

    • Spacing:

      • Plot size: 3.2m wide * 3m long,

      • Inter-row 40cm * inter-plant 10cm,

      • 8 rows gross & 6 rows harvestable,

      • 1.5m between rep. & 1m between plots,

    • Seed rate (110-120 kgha-1) & other practices: as recommended


    M & M cont.

    Data to be collected

    • Stand count/plot: at ~3-4 weeks after seeding,

    • Plant height at harvest (cm),

    • Number of tillers/plant,

    • Days to 50% flowering,

    • Days to podding,

    • Nodulation scores at 50% flowering / mid podding,

      • number of nodules,

      • size of nodules,

      • position & color of nodules.


    M & M cont.

    • Days to maturity,

    • Number of pods/plant,

    • Number of grains/pod,

    • 100 grains weight (g),

    • Max. biomass sample at mid podding (kg/plot),

    • Biological yield (kg/plot),

    • Economic yield (haulm & grain yields (kg/plot))


    M & M cont.

    • Soil parameters:

      • Composite soil sample before planting & from each plot after harvesting (depths of 0-15 & 15-30 cm),

      • Soil analyses for N & P i.e., NO3-N on all 2 depths & for P on the 0-15 cm,

      • Texture (0-20cm),

      • pH,

      • Ec (ds/m),

      • CEC (meq/100g),

      • OM


    M & M cont.

    • Meteorological data during the season:

      • Air temperature (oc),

      • Soil temp. at planting (oc),

      • RH (%),

      • RF (mm, if any),

    • Data for economic analysis

      • Labor cost,

      • Fertilizer cost,…

      • Budjet:- 52841.25


    Work plan


    • Locations: Yilmana-Densa, Maksegnt, Kobo & Enemay (on station and FTC)

    • Duration: 2 years (2006-2007 EC)

    • Responsible: Kindu G. & soil fertility case team of ARARI

    • Expected output:


    Gender mainstreaming


    Activity: 1. Identification, planning and implementation of gender responsive technologies

    • Value addition for food legumes through gender mainstream interventions

      • Training on recipe preparation

      • Training on farm management

      • Training on post harvest tech.

      • Participation on gender responsive technology dissemination (field day, site selection)


    Summary


    Summary of N2 Africa Food Legume DiagnosisPlanning 2014


    Summary of N2 Africa Food Legume Demonstration Planning 2014


    Summary of N2 Africa Food Legume Adaptation Planning 2014


    Summary of N2 Africa Food Legume Researcher Managed Trial 2014


    Gender Mainstreaming


    Thank you!

    Questions?Comments,…


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