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Evaluation of the performance of three varieties of upland rice in degraded acid soil in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
The performances of three different varieties of improved upland rice (ITA 257; EX-CHINA; ITA 315) were evaluated in a 2 year study under Abakaliki environmental condition. The design of the experiment was a randomized complete Block Design with 3 replications. ITA 315 and EX-China, on the average, had greater number of tillers than ITA 257. It was similarly observed that the yield was higher in ITA 315 and Ex-china than ITA 257 indicating that both ITA 315 and Ex-china perform better on the soil environment studied. It is recommended that the resource poor farmers adopt the production of ITA 315.
Keywords: upland rice, degraded acid soil, Abakaliki
Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria Vol. 9(2) 2004: 1-7