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Abstract            Volume:11  Issue-7  Year-2023         Original Research Articles

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Assessment of Potato Production Constraints on Yield of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in North Shewa Central Ethiopia
Bacha Tamiru Ababa1, Girma Megersa2 and Daniel Wondimu2
1Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute P.O.Box 30726, Addis, Ethiopia
2School of plant science, Salale University P.O.Box 245, Fitche, Ethiopia
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Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) serves as a food security crop in Ethiopia. However, its yield is constrained by a number of factors. Lack of quality seed, disease prevalence, unaffordable price of fertilizer, and use of slapdash seed tuber size by farmers are among the contributors to the low yield of the crop in the study area. The objective of this study was, to assess the constraints of potato production on yield. Accordingly, household survey was carried out in three districts of north Shewa zone namely Degem, Girar Jarso and Debrelibanos and nine total kebeles. The SPSS version 20 was used to analyze survey data. Regression analysis indicated that potato production was positively and significantly affected by family size, selection of tuber size, inflorescence removal, education level and production experience whereas land hold size have a negative and significant effect on potato production. The results of this study showed that potato production is constrained by a number of factors namely Insufficient high-quality seed, disease prevalence, a lack of inflorescence removal, a lack of fertilizer, and a lack of knowledge about potato production systems were the five major constraints challenging potato production in the study area, according to the index ranking method.

Keywords: Challenges, identification, Survey, productivity, Solanum tuberosum L.
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Bacha Tamiru Ababa, Girma Megersa and Daniel Wondimu. 2023. Assessment of Potato Production Constraints on Yield of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in North Shewa Central Ethiopia.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 11(7): 18-26
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2023.1107.003
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