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Table 3 List of modern teff varieties developed and released in Ethiopia by national and regional Agricultural Research Center until 2019 (Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources 2019)

From: Value of teff (Eragrostis tef) genetic resources to support breeding for conventional and smallholder farming: a review

Variety name Pedigree Seed color Days to maturity Grain yield (t/ha) Method Center Recommended production areas Release year
Research field Farmer field
Asgori DZ-01-99 Brown 80–130 2.2–2.8 1.8–2.2 Selection DZARC High potential 1970
Enatite DZ-01-354 Pale white 85–100 2.4–3.2 2–2.4 Selection DZARC High potential 1970
Magna DZ-01-196 Very white 80–113 1.8–2.4 1.6–2 Selection DZARC High potential 1978
Wellenkomi DZ-01-787 Pale white 90–130 2.4–3 2–2.4 Selection DZARC High potential 1978
Menagesha DZ-Cr-44 White 95–140 1.8–2.4 1.8–2.2 Hybridization DZARC High potential 1982
Melko DZ-Cr-82 White 112–120 1.8–2.4 1.6–2 Hybridization DZARC High potential 1982
Tsedey DZ-Cr-37 White 82–90 1.8–2.5 1.4–2.2 Hybridization DZARC Moisture deficit 1984
Gibe DZ-Cr-255 White 114–126 2–2.6 1.6–2.2 Hybridization DZARC High potential 1993
Ziquala DZ-Cr-358 White 76–138 2.4–3.4 2–2.7 Hybridization DZARC High potential 1995
Dukem DZ-01-974 White 75–137 2.4–3.4 2–2.7 Selection DZARC High potential 1995
Holetta Key DZ-01-2053 Brown 84–112 1.7–2.4 1.5–2.2 Selection HARC High potential 1998
Ambo Toke DZ-01-1278 White 75–112 1.7–2.4 1.5–2.2 Selection HARC High potential 1999
Key Tena DZ-01-1681 Brown 84–93 1.7–2.4 1.6–2.2 Selection DZARC Moisture deficit 2002
Gerado DZ-01-1281 White 73–95 1.7–2.4 1.6–2.2 Selection DZARC Moisture deficit 2002
Koye DZ-01-1285 White 104–118 1.7–2.4 1.6–2.2 Selection DZARC High potential 2002
Gola DZ-01-2054 Pale white 82–90 1.4–1.9 1.2–1.6 Selection SARC Moisture deficit 2003
Ajora PGRC/E205396 Pale white 89–96 1.4–2 1.6–1.8 Selection ARARC Moisture deficit 2004
Dega Tef DZ-01-2675 Pale white 112–123 1.5–2.4 1.4–2.2 Selection DZARC Highland 2005
Dima DZ-01-2423 Brown 92–106 1.7–2.3 1.6–2.1 Selection AARC High potential 2005
Genete DZ-01-146 Pale white 75–87 1.4–2 1.2–1.6 Selection SARC High potential 2005
Gimbichu DZ-01-899 Pale white 118–137 1.5–2.2 1.6–2 Selection DZARC Highland 2005
Yilmana DZ-01-1868 Pale white 98–110 1.8–2.4 1.7–2 Selection AARC High potential 2005
Zobel DZ-01-1821 White 72–87 1.4–2 1.3–1.8 Selection SARC Moisture deficit 2005
Quncho DZ-Cr-387RIL355 Very white 86–151 2–3.2 1.8–2.6 Hybridization DZARC High potential 2006
Amarach HO-Cr-136 Pale white 63–87 1.8–2.5 1.4–2.2 Hybridization DZARC Moisture deficit 2006
Guduru DZ-01-1880 White 95–120 1.8–2.2 1.6–2 Selection BARC High potential 2006
Gemechis DZ-Cr-387/RIL127 Very white 72–95 1.5–2 1.6–1.8 Hybridization MARC Moisture deficit 2007
Mechare Acc. 205953 Pale white 78–85 1.5–2.1 1.4–1.8 Selection SARC Moisture deficit 2007
Etsub DZ-01-3186 White 95–105 1.9–2.4 1.9–2.4 Selection AARC High potential 2008
Kena 23-Tafi-Adi-72 White 98–124 1.8–2.4 1.7–2.2 Selection BARC High potential 2008
Laketch RIL273 Very white 87–92 1.7–2.2 1.8–2 Hybridization SARC Moisture deficit 2009
Simada DZ-Cr-385/ RIL 295 White 75–87 22–2.8 1.6–2.4 Hybridization DZARC Moisture deficit 2009
Boset DZ-Cr-409/RIL50d Very white 75–86 1.9–2.6 1.8–2.4 Hybridization DZARC Moisture deficit 2012
Kora DZ-Cr-438/RIL133B White 113 2.5–3.2 2–2.8 Hybridization DZARC High potential 2014
Werekiyu Acc.214746 White 90–94 2.2 1.6 Selection SARC Moisture deficit 2014
Abola Quncho*Key muri White 110–118 2.1–2.8 1.5–1.7 Hybridization AARC High potential 2015
Dagem DZ-Cr-438 /RIL91A White 114 2.5 NA Hybridization DZARC High potential 2016
Tesfa DZ-Cr-457(RIL.181) Very white 103 2.5 2–2.4 Hybridization DZARC High potential 2017
Hiber-1 DZ-01-974*P1222988 Very white 112–124 2.2–2.7 NA Hybridization AARC High potential 2017
Areka-1 Dz-01-974*DZ-01-2788 White 112–119 2–2.6 NA Hybridization ARARC High potential 2017
Felagot DZ-Cr-442 (RIL.77C) Brown 126 2.5 NA Hybridization DZARC High potential 2017
Niguse DZ-Cr-429(RIL.125) Very white 112–116 2–2.6 NA Hybridization DZARC High potential 2017
Abay Acc ≠ 225931 White 95–132 25–35 18–22 Selection AARC High potential 2018
DURSI Acc ≠ 236952 Cream white 132 20–24 18–22 Selection BARC High potential 2018
Washera 353*Key muri (RIL29) Very white 108–125 23–32 19.8–24.7 Hybridization AARC High potential 2019
Jitu DZ-01-256 Pale white 120 21.3–25.3 19.6–23 Hybridization BARC High potential 2019
Bora DZ-Cr-387(Quncho) × 3774-13(RIL No. 12B) Very white 90 2.7 NA Hybridization DZARC Moisture Deficit 2019
Mena DZ-01-354xDZ-CR-37-131 Yellowish white 80–86 24–30 20–25 Hybridization SARC Moisture deficit 2019
Ebba Key muri × 3773-13 (RIL No. 18) Very white 98–110 20–26 19–23 Hybridization DZARC High potential 2019
  1. Acc: Accession; AARC: Adet Agricultural Research Center; ARARC: Areka Agricultural Research Center; BARC: Bako Agricultural Research Center; DZ-Cr: Debre Zeit Cross; DZARC: DebreZeit Agricultural Research Center; HARC: Holleta Agricultural Research Center; MARC: Melkassa Agricultural Research Center; SARC: Sirinka Agricultural Research Center