Forage yield stability analysis of some Lubia (lab lab purpureus L.) genotypes under irrigated condition of Sudan

  • sara AbdElraheem Babiker ARC
  • Moataz Ali Elbasheir
  • Mozzamil ahmed Eltalib
  • Mohammed Ahmed Khair
  • Ali Zakaria Babiker


Lablab (Lablab purpureus L.) is one of the most popular leguminous forage species in the world.  It is commonly used as fodder crop in the tropical countries and it is a legume which produces high quality conserved feed. On the other hand, its palatability and nutritive value to livestock have also been reported. Despite its importance, however, lubia received extremely little attention in genetic enhancement. Hence, comprehensive germplasm collection, evaluation and identification of suitable genotypes for pure crop are essential. Therefore, the objective of this study is to evaluate the forage yielding ability of four genotypes in comparison with a local check. The study was carried out at Shambat Research Station Farm during 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 seasons, at Hudeiba Research Station Farm during 2012/2013 season and at the Gezira Research Station Farm during 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 seasons. The treatments comprised five lubia genotypes i.e. 147 T, 11609 T, 7403 T, 11640T and the local check. The genotypes were arranged in a randomized complete block design with four replications. The parameters measured were number of days to 50% flowering, plant height (cm) and fresh forage yield (t/ha).The results revealed that, highly significant differences were found among the fresh forage yield of lubia genotypes in all sites except at Gezira site in season 2016/2017. The genotypes lab lab 11609T and 7403T out-yielded the check by 7% and 2%, respectively in season 2016/2017 at Gezira and by 9% and 12%, respectively in season 2013/2014 at Shambat site. A cross the environments, the fresh forage yield of genotype lab lab 7403T (24.57 t/ha) was comparable to the check (26 t/ha). According to AMMI Stability Value (ASV) of the fresh forage yield, lab lab 7403T and the check were the most stable genotype among lubia genotypes (2.4). Therefore, the genotype lab lab 7403T could provide a good option for lubia forage yield under irrigated conditions of Sudan.


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BABIKER, sara AbdElraheem et al. Forage yield stability analysis of some Lubia (lab lab purpureus L.) genotypes under irrigated condition of Sudan. Gezira Journal of Agricultural Science, [S.l.], v. 19, n. 1, p. 21-30, june 2022. ISSN 1728-9556. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 04 dec. 2022.