Yield Evaluation of Different Varieties of Potato in Bajhang District of Nepal

Kritim Shrestha, Kapil Simkhada, Aashish Karki

Doi: 10.26480/sfna.01.2023.01.05

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A field experiment was carried out in Bithadchir rural municipality of Bajhang district, Nepal in 2021 in the title “Yield evaluation of different varieties of potato in Bajhang district”. The experiment was carried out to find out the best varieties for the hills and high-hills of Nepal based on their availability, suitability and previous record of performance and to assist the farmers to increase the potato production and ensure their food security. One factorial RCBD experimental design was used to evaluate the yield of different varieties. The varieties used as a treatments are Cardinal, Desire, Axona, Blue Danube and Bajhang Local. The results from our experiment shows that cardinal had maximum tuber weight per plant (515.75 gm), highest large grade tuber percentage (37.95%) and also the highest productivity (29.47 t/ha). Moreover, highest number of tubers (14.55) with maximum medium grade tuber percentage (34.71%) was found in Bajhang local. Similarly, being a native variety of the region, the growth parameters (number of main stems per hill, leaves and leaflet numbers, and canopy diameter) and also some yield parameters (number of tubers per plant, tuber size grade) of Bajhang local were also impressive. Therefore, the findings of our research conclude that Cardinal is the best variety under study in terms of yield and variety Bajhang local cultivation should also be promoted due to its wide adaptability in the existing local microclimate.

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