Table 6: (a) Farmers’ preference ranking and (b) farmers’ criteria for selection of pigeonpea varieties for planting.

(a) VarietyGrowth and yield characteristicsRanking and reasons for the rank
Flowering patternMaturity period (days)100 grains weight (g)Yield
(tons ha−1)
Seed colourRankingReasons for the rank

ICPL 88039Determinate12510.11.6Brownish red1Early maturing, short plant height, could be planted twice in a year
ICPL 88034Determinate12510.21.8Brownish red2Early maturing, short plant height, could be planted twice in a year
ICPL 87091Determinate12512.11.1white3Early maturing, short plant height, could be planted twice in a year
MarutiIndeterminate19010.0NABrownish red4Medium maturity, high litter fall
LakshmiIndeterminate19610.2NABrownish red4High litter fall
ICPL 96053Indeterminate19510.1NABrownish red4High litter fall

(b) CriteriaRanking

Maturity1
Number of plantings in a year2
Easy of harvesting (plant height)3
Easy of intercropping with yams4
Seed size5

NA: not available.
Source: Adjei-Nsiah (unpublished results).