Agronomic characterisation of farmer preferred pigeon pea landraces in Uganda

The study to evaluate and compare the agronomic performance of a collection of pigeon pea landraces from Malawi and Uganda was conducted at two sites in Uganda. Three experiments were laid out in a partial lattice design with two replications per location. High significant differences (P<0.001) were detected on yield and its components such as 100 seed weight (g), pods per plant and so were flowering and maturity periods for both within and across sites and seasons. Cross site yield analysis was done on 54 pigeon pea land races. Landraces 2256, 2306 and AP 02 outyielded the local check 20 L by 20% (1233 kg/ha versus 1145 kg/ha) and doubled yield under farmers’ management (450 kg/ha). Therefore, further screening and selection of these landraces provide a potential source of parental breeding lines.
L’étude pour évaluer et comparer la performance agronomique d’une collection de variétés de pigeon pea en provenance du Malawi et de l’Ouganda a été menée sur deux sites en Ouganda. Trois expériences ont été énoncées dans un modèle en treillis partiel avec deux répétitions par site. Hautes différences significatives (P <0,001) ont été détectées sur le rendement et ses composantes telles que poids de 100 graines (g), des gousses par plante et étaient donc en périodes de floraison et de maturité à la fois au sein et à travers les sites et les saisons. L’analyse du rendement du site en travers a été effectuée sur 54 races locales de pigeon pea. Les variétés locales 2256, 2306 et AP 02 ont donné un rendement supérieur dans la vérification locale de 20 L en 20% (1233 kg / ha contre 1145 kg / ha) et ont doublé le rendement en vertu de la gestion des agriculteurs (450 kg / ha). Par conséquent, le dépistage supplémentaire et la sélectionde ces variétés locales fournissent une source potentielle de lignées parentales de reproduction.
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