African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007

AJPS Articles in press

Genetic Diversity in Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) Germplasms from Drought-prone Areas of Ethiopia Based on Qualitative Morphological Traits

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The development of high yielding and stable varieties for the drought prone area requires a continuous supply of new germplasm as a source of desirable genes. However, in Ethiopia the extent of genetic diversity among sorghum germplasms has not been systematically quantified. A total of 275 sorghum accessions collected from the major drought prone areas of Ethiopia were evaluated for genetic diversity at two representative...

Author(s):Dagnachew Bekele

Natural Rubber (Hevea Brasiliensis Müell.-Arg.) Production, Processing, and Rubber Wastes utilization: Challenges and Prospects for Economic Diversification and Sustainable Development of Nigeria

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Over 80% of Nigeria’s foreign exchange earnings come from the sales of crude petroleum. Nigeria has a landmass coverage of 910,768 km2 with 38.97% arable, while 3.46% is suitable for the cultivation of permanent cash crops such as rubber, cocoa and palm trees. High-latex yields (3,000–3,500 kg dry NR/ha/year) of Nigeria’s hybrid rubber seedlings is a preferred choice to most foreign species (900–1,600 kg dry NR/ha/year)...

Author(s):Samuel E. Onoji, , Sunny E. Iyuke, , Anselm I. Igbafe, and Michael O. Daramola,

Variation of Parkia biglobosa morphological traits according to land use and agro-climatic zones in Southern Mali

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A study was conducted in southern Mali to contribute to the domestication of Parkia biglobosa. Three agro climatic zones (North Sudanian “NS”, South Sudanian “SS” and North Guinean “NG”) and two stands (field and fallow) were concerned. Three plots of 0.25 ha each, were installed in each stand. Diameter at Breast Height (DBH), Total Height (TH) and Crown Diameter (CD) of adult trees were measured. The effect of...

Author(s):Bokary Allaye Kelly, Amadou Malé Kouyaté and Sidiki Gabriel Dembélé

Genetic Characterization of Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana L.) Accessions in Selected Counties in Kenya using SSR Markers.

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Cape gooseberry (Physalis peruviana L.) is a neglected high potential crop but knowledge on genetic diversity of the genotypes in Kenya is limited. To understand the genetic diversity and structure within and between cape gooseberry germplasm, 70 accessions from six selected counties were analyzed using 15 pairs of highly polymorphic SSR primers. In this research, a total of 61 polymorphic SSR alleles were identified with...

Author(s):Pauline W. Muraguri, Robert M. Gesimba, Joseph N. Wolukau and Manfred Miheso

Solving the mystery of the construction and elucidating the structural and functionality attributes of dichotomous key, a widely used tool for plant identification

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The significance of correct identification of plants is acknowledged in many human endeavours such as health care, food production, sustainable housing, forest resources management and environmental protection. Plant identification is usually carried out by means of descriptions and keys, which are available in floras, manuals or other taxonomic publications, the most widely used tool being the dichotomous key. However,...

Author(s):A.T.J. Ogunkunle

Genetic relationship and the occurrence of multiple gene resistance to Coffee Berry Disease (Colletotrichumkahawae, Waller&Brige) within selected Coffea arabica varieties in Kenya

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The Coffee Berry Disease (CBD) epidemics destroy up to 100% of the crop on a susceptible variety. Resistance to CBD is conferred by the T-gene in Hibrido De Timor (HDT), R-gene in Rume Sudan (RS), and k-gene in K7, which were assembled in resistance varieties Ruiru 11(R11) and Batian. This study aimed to evaluate the genetic relationship between R11 and Batian with their parents' HDT, RS, SL8 and confirm the occurrence...

Author(s):James M. Gimase Wilson M. Thagana Chrispine O. Omondi Jane J. Cheserek and Elijah K. Gichuru

Characterization Of The Causal Organisms Of Soft Rot On Tomatoes Grown In Lesotho

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In order to study the causal agents of tomato rot in tunnels/greenhouse, the tomato fruits (Solanum lycopersicum L) showing symptoms of soft rot were collected and their juices used for identification of microbes. Microbial isolates were obtained from lesions following surface sterilization and rinsing with distilled water. Bacteria Cultures were prepared on nutrient agar while fungal cultures were prepared on PDA...

Author(s):Mpho Liphoto, Maliehe Maqhai and Khothatso Nkhabu

The Control of Diparopsis castanea with Cartap hydrochloride 50SP in Zimbabwean cotton

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In Zimbabwe bollworms are the most destructive pests of cotton, capable of causing yield losses of up to 60%. Evaluation of new insecticides to complement those already on the market is an important part of bollworms control strategy. Trials were conducted at Cotton Research Institute (Kadoma), Kuwirirana (Gokwe) and Umguza (Matebeleland North) to evaluate the efficacy of Cartap hydrochloride 50SP on the control of red...

Author(s):Jimu Francis Mapuranga R., Mubvekeri W., and Kutywayo D

Evaluation of Soybean Genotypes for Asian Soybean Rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi) and Common Bacterial Blight (Pseudomonas syringae pv. glycinea) at Different Phenological Stages in Southwestern Ethiopia

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Asian soybean rust caused by Phakopsora pachyrhizi and bacterial blight caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. glycinea diseases are the two most limiting factors in soybean production. The use of resistant or tolerant varieties is one of the most suitable management options to control Asian soybean rust and bacterial blight. This study was carried out to evaluate the performance of soybean genotypes and to see the progress of...

Author(s):Yechalew Sileshi


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A study was conducted to determine optimum time of withholding irrigation period of sugarcane at Omo Kuraz Sugar Factory, Southern Ethiopia. The experiment evaluated two sugarcane varieties (NCo334 and B52-298) in combination with withholding irrigation periods (WIPs) of 20, 30, 40 50 and 60 days in a randomized complete block design with four replications. Data were collected on soil moisture content, cane height and...

Author(s):Semu Yetaferu Ashagre

Maize and weed response to fertilizer management on a toposequence

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Soil fertility spatial variability exists within and across smallholder farms, yet blanket recommendations are made across heterogeneous farms resulting in poor crop performance. A fertilizer management experiment was conducted on three smallholder farms within 1-km distance, positioned on upper, middle and lower catena, with soil organic carbon (SOC) of 3.9, 6.4 and 8.9 g kg-1, respectively; hereafter referred to as low,...

Author(s):Justin Chipomho, Joyful T. Rugare, Stanford Mabasa, Shamie Zingore, Arnold Bray Mashingaidze, Regis Chikowo

Improvement of the kola tree cuttings root (Cola nitida) in nursery by removing the terminal bud of the semi-lignified plagiotropic cuttings

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The influence of the terminal bud treatment and genotype on the cutting of plagiotropic semi-lignified kola tree cuttings was studied with the aim of vegetative propagation. Two dressing modes cuttings (B1: Presence of terminal bud and B2: Absence of terminal bud) were tested on three genotypes (D9L20A3, 315 and 323) in a split-plot design with the genotype in the large plot and the cutting dressing mode in the small plot....

Author(s):Drolet Jean-Marc Séry, Bouadou Bonsson, Casimir Brou, Nadré Gbédié, Yaya Ouattara, Hyacinthe Légnaté, Keli Zagbahi Jules


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This study evaluated morpho-agronomic characteristics of Conilon coffee plants submitted to different management practices and species of green manures. The experiment was carried out in the field, in a randomized block design with a 4 x 2 + 1 factorial, totaling 9 treatments, namely pigeon pea, pork bean, black mucuna, Mexican daisy and conventional fertilization in two planting management systems. These two systems...

Author(s):Mario Euclides Pechara da Costa Jaeggi, Richardson Sales Rocha, Israel Martins Pereira, Derivaldo Pureza da Cruz, Josimar Nogueira Batista, Rita de Kássia Guarnier da Silva, Fábio Cunha Coelho, Edvaldo de Castro Monteiro, Magno do Carmo Parajara, Augusto Melo Moulin Breda, Geovana Cremonini Entringer, Samuel Colla Pizetta, Jaidson Gonçalves da Rocha, Marco Aurélio Costa Caiado, Rogério Rangel Rodrigues, Wagner Bastos dos Santos Oliveira, Tâmara Rebecca Albuquerque de Oliveira, Geraldo de A

Chemical composition and larvicidal activity of Lippia rotundifolia Cham. essential oil against Aedes aegypti Linn.

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Lippia rotundifolia Cham. (Verbenaceae family) is an aromatic species from the Brazilian Cerrado, whose oil has antimicrobial potential. We evaluated the content and chemical characterization of the essential oil of Lippia rotundifolia Cham. collected in Cerrado of the Minas Gerais, Brazil, as well as an evaluation of its larvicidal activity against Aedes aegypti Linn. larvae. To achieve this goal, the essential oil was...

Author(s):Messulan Rodrigues Meira; Ernane Ronie Martins; Júlio Cesar Rodrigues Lopes Silva; Rafael Majuste

Host plant resistance of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) genotypes to jassids (Empoasca spp.) in Zimbabwe

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Jassid (Empoasca spp) is a key cotton pest in Zimbabwe capable of causing significant yield losses. To manage this pest, among other things, cotton genotypes are screened for tolerance to this pest and only resistant genotypes will be released as commercial varieties. The varieties which were released before for commercial production have high hair density. In the current work, five medium staple genotypes namely...

Author(s):Rangarirai Mapurangaa, Francis Jimu, Blessing Chapepa, Handsen Tibugari, Washington Mubvekeri and Dumisani Kutywayo


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Cuscuta reflexa (Dodder weed) is an invasive species in Tanzania, affecting a wide range of crops. To date it has invaded the three main onion growing areas resulting in farmers abandoning their arable land and seeking new uninfected land. In this study weed indices were assessed to monitor the response to various weed management strategies. The study was conducted in the Kilosa district (29° 52' S and 98° 66' E) The...

Author(s):Regan M. Nyoni and K.P Sibuga


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This study investigated the effect of administration of acute and sub-lethal dose of Azadirachta indica in animal model. Eighteen (18) mature Wistar albino rats were used to investigate lethal dose LD50 and establish safe dose (SD) in 24 hours. Another 18, divided into 6 Groups A – E were used to investigate the biochemical effect of administration of different doses of the extract. Group A served as control and received...



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Mung bean (Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek) is belong to fabaceae family that currently is grown in different parts of world and it have large role in nutrition at developing countries. The study was conducted at field of agronomy and plant physiology laboratory in Hawassa University College of Agriculture at Hawassa during the period of mid-March to early June 2018. This experiment was conducted to investigate the efficiency...

Author(s):Molalign Assefa


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The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of banana, stalk, and pseudostem residues from two banana cultivars as cultivation substrate for the Amazonian Pleurotus ostreatus NATB. The residues of the two cultivars (silver-dwarf and thap-maeo) were used to cultivate P. ostreatus NATB from the Mushroom Cultivation Laboratory Micoteca, CTI, INPA, Brazil, reactivated in medium Potato Dextrose Agar, and subsequently...

Author(s):Adriana da Silva Nunes, Márcio Laranjeira Anselmo, Gabriellen Yasmine de Oliveira Pedreno, Vanessa Costa Alves Galúcio and Ceci Sales-Campos

Effect of NPS fertilizer rates on yield and yield components of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) Varieties at Guder, Ethiopia

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Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) production in Ethiopia is constrained by a number of factors among which the application of sub-optimal fertilizer and high yielder variety selection are the most important in Guder area. Therefore, this experiment was conducted at Ambo University Guder campus, Ethiopia to study the influence of NPS fertilizer on yield and yield components of tomato varieties. The experiment was laid...

Author(s):Ashu Ashe

Adaptation of mungbean (Vignaradiata (L.) Wilczek) varieties North Western of Amhara region, Ethiopia

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Mungbean (Vignaradiata (L.) Wilczek) is a significant source of nutrients and source of income for smallholder farmers in East Africa. know a day’s Mungbean production in Ethiopia has promising progress and it is one of exporting pulse crop and it is an alternative pulse crop for crop rotation to buildups soil fertility, in North Western Amhara region, Ethiopia to enhance productivity, efforts have been underway to...

Author(s):Anteneh Adebabay, Abebe Hailu, Tesfaye Jorgi, Mekdes Abebe, Getachew Asmare, Tesfa Kasahun, Semachew Yedemie

Genetic Variability and Associations among Yield and Yield Related Traits in Upland Rice (Oryza sativa L.), Genotypes Evaluated at Southwestern Ethiopia

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A field experiment was conducted using 36 rice genotypes in 2017 at two locations of Southwestern Ethiopia to estimate the extent and pattern of genetic variation and association among yield and yield related traits. The experiment was laid down in 6 × 6 simple lattice design. The combined analysis of variance over the two locations revealed that the genotypes showed significant differences for all the traits studied,...

Author(s):Awel Beshir, Sentayehu Alamerew, Wosene Gebreselassie

Response of Onion (Allium cepa L.) Bulb Yield to Humic Substances in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

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The effectiveness of foliar application of humic substances (22.5 % total humic and fulvic acid with 7.1 % water-soluble potassium oxide) (HFA) was evaluated in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia on onion (Allium cepa L.) at Melkassa, Dugda, and Merti. Different levels of HFA liquid fertilizer in combination with mineral fertilizers were evaluated for two cropping seasons (2015-2017). The experiment was laid out in...

Author(s):Israel Bekele

Comparative study of the incidence and prevalence rate of Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) and Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) infecting tomato in southwestern Nigeria

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The aim of this research work was to decide the event and look at the circulation of Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) and Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) contaminating tomato plants developed in southwestern Nigeria. 200 and seventy-five tomato leaf tests were gathered from chosen cultivates in 16 significant tomato delivering zones spread over the six conditions of Southwest Nigeria. Side effects saw on the ranches visited...

Author(s):A. B. Kayode, B. O. Odu, K. A. Ako-Nai and A. O. Oluduro

Evaluation of Quality Protein Maize Variety under Integrated Uses of Different Fertilizer Sources in Jimma, South Western Ethiopia

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Studies on the combined use of organic and inorganic fertilizers for maize are lacking at Jimma conditions. Therefore, a field experiment was conducted to determine the effect of integrated uses of organic with inorganic fertilizers sources on productivity of quality protein maize (QPM) variety BHQPY545 at Kersa, Omonada woreda and Jimma on station, Southwestern Ethiopia during 2016 and 2017 main cropping seasons and one...

Author(s):Sisay Gurmu, Muhidin Biya and Eshetu Yadete

Assessment of Fusarium wilt (Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. sesami) Disease Incidence in Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) in Western Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

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Fusarium wilt disease is one of the most serious diseases threatening sesame production in Tigray, northern Ethiopia. The aim of the present study was to assess Fusarium wilt disease incidence and its association with agronomic practices and environmental factors. Field surveys were conducted in Kafta-Humera, Welkayt and Tsegedie districts in the 2018 cropping season. A total of 92 farmers’ fields were assessed for the...

Author(s):Assefa Abadi Kebede, Hadush Tsehaye

Germination Performance of Onion (Allium cepa L.) Ethiopian Cultivars to Salt Stresses

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Onion productivity is constrained by several factors among which soil salinity was claimed by producers in Ethiopia. Therefore, experimental research was conducted at Melkasa Agricultural Research Center in laboratory with objectives of evaluation of onion cultivars for germination ability with salinized water at room temperature. Five salt stress levels (distilled water (0), 1.2, 4, 8, and 12 dSm-1) and five onion...

Author(s):Megersa Daba Regessa, Ambecha Olika Gemechis, and Edossa Etissa Chala

Participatory Quality Protein Maize Varieties Selection in North Western Tigray, Ethiopia

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An Onfarm Participatory Variety Selection (PVS) was carried out at Tselemti district and Medebay zana, Laelay adiabo districts with the objective of identifying adaptable and most farmers’ preferred quality protein maize (QPM) variety for the areas. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design as mother trial farmers used as replications. Twenty farmers were sampled and provided with four different...

Author(s):Hailegebrial K., Redae W., W/gerima G. Mekonen A. Eyasu A. Husien S., Yirgalem T and Alem R

Effects of Different Sources and Rates of Biochar Application on the Yield and Yield Components of Mungbean on the Acidic Soil in Western Ethiopia

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Mungbean is one of the most important food legume crops in Ethiopia. The yield of mungbean was reduced due to nutrient depletion and soil acidity. With this in view, effect of different source and rates of biochar application on the yield, and yield component of mungbean were studied. The treatments consists three source of biochar (maize, sesame and soybean source) and five rates of biochar (control, 2, 4, 6, 8, and...

Author(s):Talila Garamu

Yield Response of Bread Wheat to Different Rates of Seeding and NP Fertilizers Application in Western Amhara, North Western Ethiopia

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A field experiment was conducted during 2017 cropping season in Burie District, Western Amhara to study the effects of seeding and NP fertilizers rates on yield components of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Factorial combinations of 4 seeding rates (100, 120, 150 and 200 kg ha-1) and 4 levels of NP fertilizers (64-46, 87-46, 96-69 and 119-69 kgha-1 of N and P2O5) were laid down in randomized complete block design with...

Author(s):Kelemu Nakachew, Getachew Alemayehu, Dereje Ayalew, Habtamu Yigermal

Modulation in Growth and Development of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Microtubers by Different Concentrations of 6-benzylaminopurine

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Two potato varieties namely, kufri bahar and kufri surya were tested for in vitro tuberization response to a same culture medium supplemented with three levels of 6-benzly aminopurine (0.75 mg/l, 1.5 mg/l, 2.25 mg/l) in a completely randomized block design. The study was conducted in the Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI), Modipuram, Meerut Campus, and India during the period of 2012-13 & 2013-14. The objective was...


Genetic Variability on Grain Yield and Related Agronomic Traits of Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) Genotypes under Soil Acidity Stress in the Central Highlands of Ethiopia

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Soil acidity is the major production limiting factor of faba bean in the highlands of Ethiopia. Hence, this study was conducted to estimate genetic variability of faba bean genotypes on grain yield and related traits under soil acidity stress at Holetta, Watebecha Minjaro and Jeldu in 2017 cropping season. The experiment comprised 50 genotypes arranged in RCBD with three replications. Data were collected on grain yield and...

Author(s):Mesfin Tadele, Wassu Mohammed Mussa Jarso

Evaluation of different fungicide for the control of net blotch (Pyrenophora teres ) disease on barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) at West Showa Zone, Ethiopia

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Net blotch is one of the most important barley diseases which reduce both quality and quantity of barley grain. Currently, the disease can be controlled using different approaches. The aim of this work is to test the effectiveness of different fungicides. Progress250 EC, Rexdou, Tilt 250 EC, Skyway Xpro EC 275 and Zantara EC 216 against net blotch of barley disease compared to unsprayed control. The experiment was...

Author(s):Nemomsa Beyene and Amsalu Abera

Evaluation of yield and yield components of lowland rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties in the rainfed-lowland rice producing areas of Ethiopia

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A field experiment was conducted to evaluate the performance of rice varieties for grain yield and other agronomic traits in the rainfed lowland rice producing areas of Ethiopia; Assosa, Bako, Pawe and Tepi during the year of 2017 and 2018 cropping season. Six lowland rice varieties were included for evaluation and laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design with four replications. The combined analysis across years and...

Author(s):Zelalem Zewdu, Abebaw Dessie, Mulugeta Atinaf

EVALUATION of TOMATO (Lycopersicon esculentum Miller) (Solanaceae) VARIETIES for NEMATODE and Ralstonia DISEASES RESISTANCE and PRODUCTIVITY

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Tomato is one of the most remunerable and widely grown vegetables in the world. The objective of this study was to evaluate tomato varieties for nematode and Ralstonia diseases resistance and productivity. A complete randomized design experiment with three replications was used at Hawassa University shade house. Four varieties of tomato were inoculated with nematode (Meloidogyne incognita), Ralstonia solanacearum and mixed...

Author(s):Alemu Tsega Alene and Zelalem G/ Mariam

Determination of Critical Weed Competition Period in Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla (L.) Rydb) Production at Wondo Genet, Southern Ethiopia

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The study was carried out at Wondo Genet to determine the critical weed competition period for growth, yield and yield components of chamomile plant. The weed competition duration had significant influence on plant height, number of primary branches/plants, fresh stem yield/plant, fresh leaves yield/plant, fresh and dry flower/plant, fresh and dry flower yield/ha, essential oil content (v/w) and yield kg/ha. The highest...

Author(s):Ano Wariyo Negaso, Negasu Guteta Bayisa and Desta Abayechaw

Effect of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) planting densities on bacterial blight (Xanthomonas campestris pv. sesami) disease development and seed yield in lowlands of Western Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

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The production of sesame (Sesamume indicum L.) is affected by inappropriate agronomic practices, weather uncertainties and diseases outbreaks. Bacterial blight (Xanthomonas campestris pv. sesami) disease is a major constraint across the sesame growing areas of Western Tigray. A field experiment was conducted on farmer’s field at Dansha (Kebabo) to determine the effect of four planting densities on bacterial blight disease...

Author(s):Weres Negash Golla, Kiros Meles Ayimut and Daniel Gebrekidan Abay

Occurrence and Extent of Fusarium Head Blight on Wheat in Southwestern Ethiopia

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Fusarium head blight (FHB) occurrence and extent were thoroughly examined on 52 wheat fields from 5 districts within 3 zones of Oromia. The results showed that FHB was 93.9% prevalent with significantly varied levels of incidences (among zones) and severity (among districts and zones). The highest incidence of 38.7 and 26.0% were recorded in Buno-Bedele and Jimma zones. Correspondingly, the highest field-severity and...

Author(s):Minyahil Kebede, Girma Adugna and Bekele Hundie

Variability, Heritability and Genetic Advance in Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Genotypes for Yield and Yield Related Traits at Bako and Uke, Western Oromia

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Growing of inferior genotypes with low yield and poor quality has been one of the major problems of sesame production in Ethiopia. Field experiment was conducted to assess the extent of genetic variation in sesame genotypes. A total of forty nine sesame genotypes were evaluated using simple lattice design at Bako and Uke during 2018 cropping season. The combined analysis of variance showed high significant differences at...

Author(s):Feyera Takele, Dagnachew Lule and Sentayehu Alemerew

Yield stability study of Andean red common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Genotypes in Southern and Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

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The presence of significant genotype x environment interaction (GEI) has effect on the stability of genotypes across environments. Sixteen Andean red common bean genotypes were evaluated at six sites using triple lattice design in 2017 cropping season. The objective of the study was to evaluate seed yield stability of the genotypes using Additive Main Effects and Multiplicative Interaction (AMMI) and Genotype plus Genotype...

Author(s):Demelash Bassa, Hussein Mohammed, Fekadu Gurmu and Berhanu Amsalu

Evaluation of Lowland Released Bread Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Varieties under Irrigation in Raya Valley Southern Tigray, Ethiopia

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Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the most important and strategic staple food crops, globally. Therefore, this study was conducted to identify and evaluate adaptable, high- yielding, improved wheat varieties for lowland Tigray Region North Ethiopia. A total of 7 released wheat varieties, including local variety, were tested in a Randomized Complete Block Design at Mehoni Agricultural Research Center during 2016 to...

Author(s):Girma Degife, Esuyawkal Demis, Zinabu Abraha

Effect of deficit irrigation levels and furrow irrigation techniques on yield and water productivity of maize (Zea mays L.) in Raya Azebo district, northern Ethiopia

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A field experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of deficit irrigation and furrow irrigation techniques on maize grain yield and water productivity at Mehoni Agricultural Research Center, Raya Azebo district. The experimental design was split-plot in RCBD arrangement. Three furrow irrigation techniques, Viz., alternate, fixed and conventional furrow irrigation as a main plot and two deficit irrigation levels,75%...

Author(s):Hagos Mehari, Bobe Bedadi and Fantaw Abegaz

Correlation and Path Analysis for some Agronomic characters in Field Pea (Pisum sativum L.) Genotypes

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Field pea is an important pulse crop in Ethiopia. However, the national productivity of field pea is low and thus knowledge on the nature and magnitude of character association and identification of important character is a prerequisite for the development of high yielding field pea genotypes. Hence a total of 49 field pea genotypes were grown in 7x 7 simple lattice design at two environments during 2018/19 main cropping...

Author(s):Kedir Yimam, Deresa Tesfaye and Gebeyehu Achenf

Efficiency of use and foliar levels of phosphorus in pastures in Southern Amazonia

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The objective was to define critical levels of foliar P influencing foliar nutrient concentration and use efficiency by pastures in Southern Amazonia fertilized with P rates. Four experiments were conducted in a randomized complete block design, with five doses and four replications. Doses were established based on maximum phosphorus adsorption capacity (0, 3, 6, 12 and 24%). In the Ultisol the treatments were: 0, 44, 88,...

Author(s):LUCIANO DE SOUZA MARIA, Evandro Luiz Schoninger,Getulio de Freitas Seben Junior,Guilherme Ferreira Ferbonink,Renato de Mello Prado

Root Yield and Economic Profitability of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam) as Influenced by Varietal Differences and Phosphorus Rates

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Sweet potato is among the most important tuberous root crops produced in Ethiopia. However, the yield is far below its potential due to poor agronomic management practices among which poor soil fertility and lack of improved varieties are the major one. A field experiment was conducted to evaluate the influences of different rates of phosphorus (P) on belowground yield of sweet potato varieties in Boloso Sore, Southern...

Author(s):Mesfin Dawit and Abera Habte

Utilization and Management Practices of Highland Bamboo (Yushinia alpine) in Sheybench District, Southwestern Ethiopia

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Bamboo is a multipurpose NTFP for day-to-day life of community and provides a cost-effective return in the short term. Even though Ethiopia is well endowed with bamboo resources, the existing utilization pattern, management practices and status of bamboo resource was not well explored. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess existing utilization, management and status of bamboo resources in Sheybench District. This...

Author(s):Fayera Bakala, Tirusew Teshale and Tewodros Girma

Frequency and spectrum of morphological mutants induced by gamma rays and EMS in M2 generation of chickpea

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The present study was undertaken in order to find out the frequency and spectrum of morphological mutants induced by gamma rays and EMS in chickpea. The Co-4 variety of chickpea was treated with different doses/concentration of gamma rays and EMS to create genetic variability. The M2 progenies of these treatments were raised from M1 seeds. Various morphological mutations were carefully screened from M2 generation. The...

Author(s):Umavathi. S and L. Mullainathan

Evaluation of NPS Fertilizer on Yield and Economic Performance of New Variety of Hot Pepper (Capsicuaim annum) in Tanqua Abergelle, Central Tigray, Ethiopia

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Hot pepper (Capsicum annum L.) is one of the major economically important horticultural crops in Tanqua-Abergelle district. However, its productivity is low mainly due to soil nutrient deficiency and the use of unappropriated rate of fertilizer Nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and Sulphur (S) are the most deficient elements in the area. The experiments were designed to study the effect of NPS levels accompanied with one level...

Author(s):Hintsa Meresa, Fantay Belay, Atsbaha Gebreslase and Kassa Melese

Univariate stability analysis and relationship among parameters for grain yield and related agronomic traits of striga resistant sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] hybrids in Ethiopia

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The procedures in the selection of good performing and stable genotypes are complicated by the phenomenon of genotype by environment interaction to recommend new sorghum genotypes for different environments. Therefore, 49 genotypes (hybrids + varieties) were tested at five locations in a simple lattice design with two replications during the 2016 main cropping season to estimate the magnitude and nature of GEI for yield...

Author(s):Fantaye Belay, Firew Mekbib and Taye Tadesse

Correlation and Path Coefficient Analyses of Grain Yield and Yield Components of Food Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Genotypes in East Shewa, Oromia

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Evaluation of genotypes for association traits contributing to grain yield and generation of genetic information on complex traits were the key steps in plant breeding to develop varieties for the targeted area of production. Hence, this research was conducted at Adami Tulu Agricultural Research Center in Mid Rift Valley of Ethiopia where twenty-five food barley genotypes were tested in 5 x 5 lattice design with three...

Author(s):Temesgen Dinsa, Firew Mekbib, Tesfaye Letta

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