Bahir Dar October 31/2013 The Adet Agricultural Research Center said it is introducing two improved varieties of bread wheat, which provide high yield to farmers in Amhara State.
Director of the Center Dr. Tesfaye Feyesa said the Center is introducing for farmers at the trial site in Gozamina Woreda in East Gojjam Zone.
The new varieties, namely Tay and Gasay, provide over 40 quintals yield per hectare in average.
The new varieties are resistant to draught and diseases, in particular the yellow wheat rust, the main wheat disease in the country causes production loss, and provide high yield.
Farmers in Farta and Debre-Elias woredas in South Gondar and East Gojjam Zones respectively are started to grow these varieties.
The Adet Agricultural Research Center was established in March 1986 in accordance with the agreement between Institute of Agricultural Research and European Economic commission.
With its main research station and office based at Adet, the center has two sub centers in Debre-tabore and Finote-selam and seven trial sites in Woramit, Woreta, Motta, Bichena, Anjenj, Geray and Chagnie.
So far the center has released 40 improved varieties of field pea, bread wheat, durum wheat, barley, triticale, rice, faba bean, teff, linseed, finger millet, potato and sweet potato, among others.