Durum wheat, Grain yield, Kadawa, Sudan savanna, Nigeria.
A two-year trial was conducted during the 2001/02 and 2002/03 dry seasons at Kadawa (lat. 110 39'N, long. 080 27'E and 500 m above sea level) to evaluate the performance of twelve durum wheat varieties. The varieties were laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications. The results revealed that plant height of wheat was influenced by variety in 2002/03 season only while number of tillers/plant, number of grains/spike, grain weight/spike/ 1000-grain weight and grain yield were significantly affected in both seasons. Variety Tody-6 and Anser-8 outyielded the other varieties in 2001/02 and 2002/03, respectively. Thus, the two varieties could be selected for higher yields of durum wheat in the study area.
Keywords: Durum wheat, Grain yield, Kadawa, Sudan savanna, Nigeria.