Influence of Seed Rate and Row Spacing on Growth and Yield of Tef (Eragrostis tef) Production at Assosa, Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State, Western Ethiopia
Received Date: Jan 11, 2018 / Accepted Date: Jan 19, 2018 / Published Date: Jan 29, 2018
The effects of seed rate and row spacing on yield and yield components of tef (Eragrostis tef) were studied on the Nitisols of Assosa, Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State. Three levels of seed rate (5, 10 and 15 kg ha-1) factorially combined with three rows spaces (15, 20, 25 cm) and an additional plot of broadcast of tef seed at 25 kg ha-1 as a standard check making a total of 10 treatments. They were laid out in a factorial RCBD with three replications. Significant influence on the grain yield of tef due to treatment application was recorded on trial locations. The maximum grain yield (1216.8 kg ha-1) was obtained from application of 10 kg seed per hectare and 25 cm spacing between rows. Grain yield highly significantly increased from 973.8 to 1216.8 kg ha-1 with decrease in the seed rate from the broadcast 25 to 10 kg ha-1 due to the fact that tef tillers, as there is enough space. 10 kg seed ha-1 with 25 cm spacing would be more suitable practices for attaining optimum grain yield for tef at the study area.
Keywords: Tef (Eragrostis tef); Seed rate; Row spacing; Grain yield
Citation: Dereje G, Adisu T, Dimberu A (2018) Influence of Seed Rate and Row Spacing on Growth and Yield of Tef (Eragrostis tef) Production at Assosa, Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State, Western Ethiopia. Adv Crop Sci Tech 6: 335. Doi: 10.4172/2329-8863.1000335
Copyright: © 2018 Dereje G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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