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Table 5 Ranking of some bread wheat variety traits as perceived by the farmers in the study areas

From: Farmers’ preferred traits and perceived production constraints of bread wheat under drought-prone agro-ecologies of Ethiopia

Traits Districts
Sire Dodota Hetosa Across
Mean rank Rank Mean rank Rank Mean rank Rank Mean rank Rank
High yielding 3.80 1 2.84 1 3.26 1 3.29 1
Early maturing 3.96 2 5.32 5 5.08 5 4.80 3
Tillering capacity 5.44 6 5.47 7 5.55 7 5.49 6
Plant height (tall) 5.68 8 5.40 6 5.00 4 5.36 5
Grain weight 5.35 5 5.86 8 5.71 8 5.65 7
Resistance to disease (rust) 5.03 4 4.16 2 5.16 6 4.77 2
Resistance to shattering 5.60 7 6.02 9 5.79 9 5.81 8
Baking quality 5.44 6 5.24 4 4.53 2 5.06 4
Adaptation (drought, heat stresses) 4.70 3 4.70 3 4.92 3 4.77 2
Kendall's W (significance) 0.160 (0.000) 0.250 (0.000) 0.181 (0.000) 0.165 (0.000)
  1. Source: Farm household survey, 2018