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Participatory Demonstration and Evaluation of Oat Forage Technologies in Potential Districts of West Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia

The study was conducted at Habro, Chiro and Tullo districts of West Hararghe zone in 2020/2021 cropping season with the objectives to evaluate the performance of Oat forage under farmer’s condition, to create awareness and linkage among different stake holders and to collect farmers’ feedback on its production and management. From each location; four farmers and one FTC; totally twelve farmers and three FTCs were selected. Bareda oat variety was evaluated with Bate (standard check) on 5m*5m side by side simple plots. Training was given prior to activity implementation for twelve farmers, five DAs and nine SMSs. On the other hand, Three DAs, six SMS and eight three farmers were participated on mini field day organized at Gara kufa kebele. Training and field day participants, grain yield and farmers preference data were collected by using checklist, data record sheet and field observation. The result of farmers’ preferences showed that, Bareda variety was selected by plant Height, plot cover, lodging tolerance, stand vigor, disease tolerance, early flowering, early maturity, Biomass and palatability. The result of grain yield was also revealed that, 30.19 Qtha-1 and 25.6 Qtha-1 were recorded by Bareda and Bate respectively with 17.79% yield advantage over Bate under the same management. Based on yield, yield advantage and farmers’ preferences result, Bareda variety was recommended for pre-scaling up program in West Hararghe zone and similar agro-ecologies to improve production and productivity of oat forage and to solve problem of animal feed.

Bareda, Bate, Grain Yield, Oat, Yield Advantage

APA Style

Hirpo, A., Terefe, G., Gemechu, F., Sime, N., Dinkale, T. (2024). Participatory Demonstration and Evaluation of Oat Forage Technologies in Potential Districts of West Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia. Advances in Applied Sciences, 9(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.aas.20240901.11

ACS Style

Hirpo, A.; Terefe, G.; Gemechu, F.; Sime, N.; Dinkale, T. Participatory Demonstration and Evaluation of Oat Forage Technologies in Potential Districts of West Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia. Adv. Appl. Sci. 2024, 9(1), 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.aas.20240901.11

AMA Style

Hirpo A, Terefe G, Gemechu F, Sime N, Dinkale T. Participatory Demonstration and Evaluation of Oat Forage Technologies in Potential Districts of West Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia. Adv Appl Sci. 2024;9(1):1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.aas.20240901.11

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