Journal of
Plant Breeding and Crop Science

  • Abbreviation: J. Plant Breed. Crop Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9758
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPBCS
  • Start Year: 2009

JPBCS Articles in press

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Pearl millet (Pennisetum gluacum L.) yield as affected by allelopathic and self-toxic effects under monocroping conditions

Pennissetum glaucum L. the poaceae family used to be grown under monocroping conditions where its succeeding yield in the same field is severely affected because of self toxicity. The present study was conducted to evaluate the self-toxic effect of P. gluacum (seeds and whole plant extracts) on its growth rate. It came out that pearl millet growth was enhanced by 5% of its aquous extract but significantly affected at...

Author(s):Ijaz Ahmed Qureshi, Alia Abbas, Iram Us Salam and Saira Qadir

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Evaluating Natural Infection of Fungal, Bacterial and Viral Pathogens to Dry Bean Genotypes under Field Conditions

Fungal, bacterial and viral diseases are economic foliar diseases that cause yield losses between 40-100% to commonly grown dry bean cultivars in the world. Development of disease resistance genotypes is a complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors. This study focused on determining the natural infection of disease-causing pathogens of angular leaf spot, powdery mildew, bacterial blight and bean common...

Author(s):Papias H. Binagwa, Guohao He, Marceline Egnin, Gregory C. Bernard, Desmond Mortley, Conrad K. Bonsi

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Preliminary studies on seed retention capacities and shattering resistance of Ethiopian sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) accessions in Sheraro, Northern Ethiopia

Sesame is a very important oil crop produced in Ethiopia mainly for export purposes. Regardless of wide cultivation of the crop it’s susceptibility to shattering is highly affecting yield and quality. Studies suggest that there is some natural variation towards shatter resistance in sesame. This study aims to quantify and screen non shattering capacities of seventy eight sesame accessions collected from different parts of...

Author(s):Abadi Girmay and Tesfahun Makuanint

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Differential Yield Response of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Genotypes under Different Water Regimes in Central Zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

Groundnut is an important legume crops for small scale farmers in different parts of Tigray region where recurrent drought stress and land degradation severely affects its yield and quality. Drought stress is the main yield and quality limiting factors in most of the groundnut producing regions. This study aimed at assessing the effect of drought stress on groundnut performance and differential yield response of genotypes...

Author(s):Abadi Girmay, Yemane Tsehaye, Alemtsehay Tsegay

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The role of Local Seed Businesses in Food Security: Current status, Achievements and Challenges in North Western Ethiopia

Quality seed is a key input for agriculture, with a direct impact on agricultural production and productivity. Local seed business (LSB) development in Ethiopia is focusing on organizing and supporting groups of farmers to produce and market quality seed of local preferences. The activities of four local seed businesses supported by University of Gondar and other partners are assessed from 2012 till 2018. These LSBs...

Author(s):Daniel Tadesse

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Agro-morphological characterization of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L. Millspaugh) landraces grown in Benin: implications for breeding and conservation

Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L. Millspaugh) is a neglected and under-utilized crop consumed in several regions ofword. In order to assess performance of pigeonpea landraces grown in Benin for useful breeding programs, 50 accessions were collected from 39 villages. These accessions were characterized by using 12 qualitative and 11 quantitative traits. Based on the seeds morphological characteristics, the 50 accessions were...

Author(s):Géofroy Kinhoégbè, Gustave Djèdatin, Laura Estelle Yêyinou Loko, Ignace Relique Agbo , Rachit Kumar Saxena, Rajeev Kumar Varshney , Clément Agbangla, Alexandre Dansi

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Genotype by Environment Interaction for grain yield of extra early tropical maize hybrid in Guinea and Sudan savanna of Ghana

Extra-early maize cultivars offer a means to reduce the losses from recurrent drought stress in sub-Saharan Africa but limited knowledge on the stability and adaptability of these genotypes offer some set back on their importance. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the stability and adaptability of tropical extra-early maize genotypes for grain yield and key agronomic traits in Ghana. Thirty-three regional...

Author(s):Ibrahim D., I.I. Adejumobi, Abdoulaye Camara, D. Nyadanu, A. Richard and Z.M.M. Issa

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Screening of Field Pea (Pisum sativum L.) Germplasm against Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe polygoni) Disease at Kulumsa, Arsi, South East Ethiopia

Field Pea (Pisum sativum L.) is an important food crop ranks fourth among pulse crops in Ethiopia. The yield of field pea is hampered due to the prevalence of powdery mildew disease. In view of the cost-effective solution for powdery mildew disease, host plant resistance is one of the most widely used control measure for this disease. Sixty nine field pea gene pools including one released variety were screened against...

Author(s):Kedir Yimam,Gizachew Yilma, Deresa Tesfaye and Aliyi Robsa

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Variability, Association and Path Coefficient Analysis of Green Pod Yield and Yield Components of Hot pepper (Capsicum spp.) Landraces at Mereb Lehke, Northern Ethiopia

Understanding the genetic variability and diversity of crops is the basis for breeding and improving of crops. Sixty four Ethiopian hot pepper genotypes were evaluated in 8×8 simple lattice design for genetic variability in green fruit yield and yield related traits at Axum Agricultural Research Center during 2018/2019 under irrigation. Data were collected on Green pod yield and yield related characters. The analysis of...

Author(s):Fasikaw Belay and Yemane Tsehaye

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Genetic variability, heritability and correlation of quantitative traits for Arabusta coffee (C.arabica L. X C.canephora Pierre)

Coffee is a major cash crop and is also among the top foreign exchange earner for the Kenyan economy and a major contributor to GDP. This study aimed at evaluating the yield performance of the Arabusta hybrids and its backcrosses developed by Coffee Research Institute of the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO-CRI) using the morphological traits. Nineteen coffee genotypes were evaluated at Siaya...

Author(s):Jane Jerono Cheserek, Kahiu Ngugi, James Wanjohi Muthomi, Chrispine Ogutu Omondi

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Screening of Field Pea (Pisum sativum L.) Germplasm against Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe polygoni) Disease at Kulumsa, Arsi, South East Ethiopia

Field Pea (Pisum sativum L.) is an important food crop ranks fourth among pulse crops in Ethiopia. The yield of field pea is hampered due to the prevalence of powdery mildew disease. In view of the cost-effective solution for powdery mildew disease, host plant resistance is one of the most widely used control measure for this disease. Sixty nine field pea gene pools including one released variety were screened against...

Author(s):Kedir Yimam,Gizachew Yilma, Deresa Tesfaye, Aliyi Robsa

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Screening of Phosphorus Use Efficient Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) Genotypes under Field and Greenhouse conditions of Central Ethiopia

Incorporation of phosphorus efficient crops in cropping system has multifaceted importance in ensuring agricultural sustainability; particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa where soil phosphorus availability is very low. A study was conducted at field and greenhouse conditions to screen phosphorus use efficient faba bean genotypes. Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications was used. Analysis of variance indicated...

Author(s):Gemechu Abu, Christian Fatokun, Gemechu Keneni, Fassil Assefa, Zerihun Belay

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Variation among Colletotrichum Isolates Associated with Coffee Berry Disease in Ethiopia

Variations among the populations of Colletotrichum species from diseased coffee berries were studied. A total of 35 Colletotrichum isolates representing 24 districts from major coffee producing regions of Ethiopia were studied on the basis of cultural, morphological and pathological characteristics. Isolates differed on their colony color, density, sector and acervuli. Mycelial growth rate varied significantly (p

Author(s):Kumlachew Alemu, Girma Adugna, Fikre Lemessa and Diriba Muleta

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Evaluation of Lentil Varieties for Adaptation and Yield Performance under Midland Ecology of Kaffa zone, South-West Ethiopia

A field experiment was conducted to identify the best adapted and high yielding lentil variety at Shishinda sub-testing site of Bonga Agricultural Research Center. The experiment was carried out in randomized complete block design with three replications. Eleven improved lentil varieties were used for this study. The varieties included in the study were Teshale, Alemaya, Alemtena, Assano, Gudo, EL-142, R-186, Ada’a, Derso,...

Author(s):Merkine Mogiso Geja

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Genetic Progress for Tuber Yield and Related Traits of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in Ethiopia

Little work has been done to evaluate the progress made in potato improvement in Ethiopia during the past three decades and information about traits most contributing to progress in yield is scarce. Hence, this experiment was conducted to estimate rate of genetic improvement made over time in yield and to determine traits most contributing to progress in tuber yield. Twenty varieties of potato released in Ethiopia between...

Author(s):Lemma Tessema Gebrehanna, Wassu Mohammed Ali, Tesfaye Abebe Desta

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Adaptation Trial of Bread Wheat (Triticum aestivum.L.Emm. Thell) Varieties for Optimum areas, at Central Tigray, Ethiopia

Wheat is a polygenic inherited trait and the product of several attributing factors for this reason it fluctuates widely as a result of its interaction with environment. In Ethiopia a number of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) varieties have been released by the national and regional research centers, however all the varieties were not tested at Axum district. Randomized Complete Block Design was used to test twenty bread...

Author(s):Berhanu Meles, Haftamu Hailekiros

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Genetic Diversity of Sugarcane Crosses and their Reciprocals following some A gronomic Traits in China

In sugarcane and many other crops, crossing of varieties stand as the best was to generate variations for breeding and selection purposes. The research aimed to examine the performance of the reciprocal crosses in comparison with their bi-parental crosses. Twenty four bi-parental crosses were evaluated in a randomized complete design, at the breeding nursery of Sugarcane Research Institute, Yunnan Academy, China. The...

Author(s):Fenggang Zan, Fouz F. Aboelenen, Zhuandi Wu, Eid M. Mehareb, Qin Wei, Yao Li, Hongming Xia, Liping Zhao, Zhao Jun, Jiayong Liu and Wu Caiwen

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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

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

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Combining ability analysis and gene action for yield and yield related traits in rice (Oryza sativa L.) under saline condition

Salinity is a major abiotic constrain faced by farmers in most rice cultivating areas of the world and improving grain yield in rice is the most important breeding objective. Twenty seven hybrids were generated in a line x tester mating design and were evaluated with their parents in a Randomized Complete Block Design at the fadama site of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) during the 2014/2015 and...

Author(s):Kargbo S.S, Showemimo F.A, Akintokun P.O and Porbeni J.B.O

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Genotype by environment interaction and phenotypic stability of malt barley varieties IN Tigray region, Ethiopia

Field experiment was done for eight malt barley varieties with the aim of estimating the magnitude of genotype by environment interaction and recommend stable variety. The design was randomized complete block with three replication in 2012-2013.The combined analysis of variance showed significant differences (P

Author(s):Muez Mehari, Sentayehu Alamerew , Berhane Lakew ,Haddis Yirga and Mizan Tesfay

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Study of genetic diversity and agronomic potential of food barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landraces in Western Oromia, Ethiopia

Information on the genetic diversity and agronomic prospective of barley landraces is a central duty to plan strategic exploitation, directed collections and introductions of germplasms. Study on barley landraces revealed that, the variability among the tested 100 barley landraces is highly sufficient to implementing selection for high yielding and early maturing landraces appropriate for areas. The result revealed, the...

Author(s):Geleta Negash, Dagnachew Lule, Zerihun Jaleta

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Stability and Adaptability Analysis in Fine Grain Rice for Yield Attributes

The analyses like Additive Main effect and Multiplicative Interaction (AMMI) and Genotypic and Genotypic-by-Environment (GGE) analysis are being used world-wide to interpret Multiple Environment Trial (MET) very successfully by many researchers especially plant breeders. Measurement of relevant performance of tested genotypes and their stability over a number of tested environments particularly in terms of their yields, is...

Author(s):Rana Ahsan Raza Khan, Muhammad Ramzan, Zulqarnain Haider, Muhammad Akhter, Misbah Riaz, Syed Sultan Ali and Abid Mahmood

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Correlation and path coefficient studies for some agronomic characters in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes at Ofla district, Northern Ethiopia

Interrelationships between quantitatively inherited plant traits and their direct and indirect effects on grain yield are very important in plant breeding. To generate such information, a field experiment was conducted in 2014 cropping season at Ofla District, Northern Ethiopia. Twenty six bread wheat genotypes were planted in Randomized Complete Block Design with 3 replications. Twelve quantitative traits were subjected...

Author(s):Reta Adhiena Mesele

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Progress of soybean (Glycine Max (L.) Merrill) breeding and genetics research in Ethiopia: a review

Ethiopia the second largest population in Africa and is one of the five fastest growing economies in the world. The global population is expected to increase by roughly 20% in the next 20 years. Agro-industries in Ethiopia like Jimma, Hawasa ,Mekele, Kombolcha and the like needs providing tax exemptions for oil processing plants to use the close destination opportunity to the European markets for contributing for foreign...

Author(s):Hailemariam Mesfin

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Biplot analysis of multi- environment yield trial of bread wheat genotypes growing in Tigray Northern, Ethiopia

The adaptation nature and pattern of a variety is important in variety recommendation to target environment. Nineteen bread wheat varieties were tested across sixteen environments of Tigray with the objective of identifying higher yield and stable variety across wider environments. The experiment was carried out in randomized complete block design. The combined analysis of variance revealed significant difference for...

Author(s):Muez Mehari

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Assessment of Genotype and Environment Interaction (GEI) to determine Mega-environment in Cotton

Cotton is a cash crop which contributes avalueaddition in the economy of Pakistan. The 65 genotypes were tested in 14 unique environments (areas) through a graphical approach of GGE biplot to decide the mega environment/s. The GGE biplot was made by plotting the scores of genotypes and environments of PC1 against their respective scores of second principal component (PC2). The GGE biplot of mega-environmental investigation...

Author(s): Muhammad Zubair

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Response of zero tillage cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) genotypes to irrigation scheduling in wheat based copping system

Cotton is a major export product of Pakistan. Drought stress is the major environmental factor that negatively impacts cotton yield and quality. A field experiment was conducted in 2015 and 2016 at Cotton Research Station, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan to evaluate the effects of four moisture regimes on yield and quality attributes of four cotton genotypes. The trial laid-out in randomized complete block design with...

Author(s):Niamat Khan

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GGE-Biplot Analysis of Multi-Environment Yield Trials of common bean (Pharsalus vulgaris L.) in the southern Ethiopia

The present study was conducted on thirty-six common bean (Pharsalus vulgaris L.) Genotypes across six contrasting environments defined for its different soil fertility status and located at the southern Ethiopia. The genotypes were arranged in 4 x 4 triple lattice design and executed for two successive main cropping seasons with the objectives to evaluate yield performance of common bean genotypes and identification of...

Author(s):Yayis Rezene Tedla

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Participatory variety selection of improved bread wheat varieties for moisture stress areas of Guji Zone, Southern Oromia

Wheat is a major cereal crop produced at different agro-ecologies of Guji Zone, Southern Oromia. However, an access of improved bread wheat variety is highly limited, especially for moisture stressed areas of the Zone. Due to this and other preceding factors, the potential of the area to wheat crop is not exploited. So, there is a need to develop and promote technologies that suit for the area. As a result, the current...

Author(s):Obsa Chimdesa

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Heritability, genetic advances and correlation of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) germplasms Traits in Bench Maji, Southwest Ethiopia

Twenty one tomato (Lycoperscion Esculentum Mill.) genotypes were evaluated during 2011/2012 to estimate the magnitude of heritability, genetic advances, and to obtain information on association of different characters with fruit yield and among themselves. The experiment was conducted at Mizan-Tepi University trial field using Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications. High genetic advance accompanied...

Author(s):Gobena Tango

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Correlation and Path Coefficient Analysis Among yield and yield related traits of Maize (Zea mays L.) Inbred Lines

The experiment was conducted at Jimma Agricultural Research Center during 2016 cropping season. With the objective of to determine the phenotypic and genotypic association and thereby comparing the direct and indirect effect of traits on grain yield of maize inbred lines. The highest phenotypic and genotypic coefficients of variation were observed for grain yield per hectare, thousand kernel weight, ear height, ear...

Author(s):Leta Tulu

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Heritability, corelation, GCV, PCV and pathcofficient analysis of promising spring rice genotypes in western hills of Nepal

A participatory varietal trial on Spring Rice (Oryza sativa L.) was conducted at farmer’s field of Dhamilikuwa, Lamjung with an objective to find out high yielding spring rice genotypes of farmer’s interests with study of variability, heritability, GCV, PCV, preference score and character association between yield and yield attributes during spring season 2017. Seven spring rice genotypes were laid out in randomized...

Author(s):S. Subedi

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Growth, yield and grain quality response of durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. Var. Durum) to blended NPS fertilizer supplemented with N rates at Arsi Negelle central Ethiopia

Proper type and amount of fertilizer application is the major factor that affects grain quality of durum wheat. Hence, field experiment was carried out on farmer’s field to determine the effect of blended NPS in combination with nitrogen on grain quality of durum wheat during 2016 cropping season. Factorial combinations of three blended NPS levels (100, 150, and 200 kg ha-1) each supplemented with five levels of nitrogen...

Author(s):Tilahun Abera

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Genetic studies of Grain Yield and other agronomic Traits of Low-N Maize (Zea mays L.) Using a Diallel Cross

Ten low-N open pollinated maize varieties were converted to inbred line after six generations of selfing and used to study the genetic effects of grain yield and other agronomic traits. The 10 inbred lines were crossed in all possible combinations to generate 90 F1 hybrids (45 crosses and 45 reciprocals). The 90 F1 along with their parents were evaluated at the Teaching and Research Farms of Ekiti State University,...

Author(s):Michael Segun Afolabi

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Comparison of grain yield based drought tolerance indices under normal and stress conditions of rice in Egypt

The objective of this study was to evaluate the ability of several indices to identify drought resistant genotypes of rice under normal and stress conditions in Egypt. Thirteen drought tolerance indices including stress susceptibility index (SSI), tolerance index (TOL), mean productivity index (MP), geometric mean productivity (GMP), stress tolerance index (STI), yield index (YI), yield stability index (YSI), drought...

Author(s):E. F. El-Hashash and R.Y.A. EL-Agoury

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A study on Phenotypic and Genotypic Coefficient of Variations for Morphological and Agronomic Traits in Bread Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Genotypes Under the Arid Conditions of Northern Sudan

Genetic diversity is important for crop improvement. An experiment was carried out at Merowe Research Station, Northern state of Sudan, during two consecutive winter seasons 2013/14 and 2014/15 to estimate the phenotypic and genotypic coefficients of variations, heritability in broad sense, genetic advance and genetic advance as percentage of the mean for yield and other growth attributes in twenty four bread wheat...

Author(s):Fatih E. A. Hamza

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The impact of climate change on coffee production and genetic resources

Coffee is one of the most valuable traded commodities and comprises about 1% of the overall value of world trade. Coffee is today grown in more than 60 tropical countries of the world and accounts for a significant part of the foreign exchange earnings of many countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Central America. An estimated 25 million farmers depend on coffee for their livelihoods. Despite its importance for...

Author(s):Abrha Getachew WeldeMichael, Demelash Teferi

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Variation in Seed Yield and Yield Related Traits of Released Ground nut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Varieties in Abergelle District, Northern Ethiopia

Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.), also known as monkey nut and peanut is the second most important lowland oilseed after sesame, and has become an important high value crop grown in the dry land areas of Tigray region, Northern Ethiopia. However, its production and productivity is considerably low in Abergelle due to insufficient improved and disease resistant/ tolerant varieties. Thus, a field experiment was conducted...

Author(s):FANTAYE BELAY MARIE

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Seed Yield Stability and Genotype × Environment Interaction in Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Varieties in Dawro Zone, Southwestern Ethiopia

Stable yield performance of genotypes is very important in countries like Ethiopia where means to modify environments are limited. However, occurrence of significant genotype X environment interaction (GEI ) complicates selection of stable genotypes. In Ethiopia, the yield potential of common bean varieties is underutilized due to poor addressing of all potential areas and mismatch between selection and production...

Author(s):Ashango Zeleke

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Antifungal activity of crude leaf extract of melia azedarach against selected fungal disease of agricultural crops

Developing and formulation of plant base fungicides is a new approach in the management of plant diseases that avoids enviromental pollution and enables a more efficient control of pathogenic fungal diseases of agricultural plants. Extracts from leaf part of Melia azedarach were studied as potential antifungal agents for selected phytopathogenic fungi. Melia azedarach is a small to medium deciduous tree, an attractive...

Author(s):Setegn Abi

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Physiological, Biomass Production and Yield Responses of Three Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Accessions Subjected to Water Deficit Stress at Two Phosphorus Levels

Water deficit and phosphorus deficiency are important limiting factors in crop production in tropical Africa. The physiological, biomass production and yield responses of three chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) accessions namely; Yaya Gulele, Legambo and Moretina Jiru were evaluated at three water deficit and two phosphorus levels under glasshouse condition. The water deficit treatments were imposed at the vegetative (28 days...

Author(s):Yemata Getahun

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ESTIMATION OF GENETIC VARIABILITY, HERITABILITY, GENETIC ADVANCE, CORRELATIONS AND HETEROSIS IN BREAD WHEAT FOR DIFFERENT YIELD AND YIELD COMPONENTS UNDER DIALLEL COMBINATIONS

Understanding methods of genetic estimations and implementing through appropriate way in wheat breeding can predicts the desirable and productive crosses which help plant breeder in selection of desirable and acceptable crosses for future selection strategy. The present study were conducted during winter 2013-14 and 2014-15 at Agricultural Research Station, Chitral, KP-Pakistan for the estimation of heterosis,...

Author(s):Ayaz Khan

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Combining Ability and Gene Action Estimation in Elite Maize (Zea mays L.) Inbred Lines at Bako, Ethiopia.

Maize (Zea mays L.) is an important food crop in Ethiopia, but its productivity in farmers’ field through out the country is generally low due to limitation of high yielding improved maize hybrid varieties. Knowledge of combining ability and gene action is essential to identify good combiner inbred lines and high yielding potential hybrids to replace the local open-pollinated varieties. The objectives were to evaluate...

Author(s):Kinfe Hailegebrial

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Studies on heterosis in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

A 6 × 6 parent full diallel set of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L) was studied for better parent and standard variety. The magnitude of heterosis from F1s was calculated for days to heading, days to maturity, tillers per plant, plant height, spike length, spikelets per spike, grain yield and 1000 grain weight. This study showed that the manifestation of heterosis in F1 hybrids over better parents and standard variety...

Author(s):Asit Baran Mandal, DEBASHIS SAREN

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The toxicity and repellency action of essential oils from Lippia javanica and Microglossa pyrifolia against Sitophilus zeamais (maize weevil)

The efficacy of two plant essential oils and their ground powders(Lippia javanica and Microglossa pyrifolia) in reducing post-harvest loss caused by Sitophilus zeamais in maize was determined in the laboratory. Each plant powder and essential oil was tested by exposing adult weevils of mixed sex to two levels of 2 and 4 g/20 g of grains and 0.5 and 2.0 ml/100 g of grains for plant powders and essential oils respectively...

Author(s):Fredrick Isigi, Caroline Lang'at Thoruwa, Sumesh Chander Chhabra

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Impact of climate change on armyworm infestation on maize in Nigeria: A review

Maize (Zea mays) is an important food crop in Nigeria, and it is fast becoming the most widely cultivated crop. Several efforts have been made by Nigeria government to make the country self-sufficiency in maize production but some biotic and abiotic factors are impeding problems. Among the biotic constraints militating against maize production in Nigeria, armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is most devastating in the recent...

Author(s):Adunola M. P., Fayeun L. S.

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Repeatability and number of harvests required for selection in coconut hybrid varieties

In the breeding of perennial plant species, the coefficient of repeatability is an important parameter because it allows effective early selection of superior genotypes, thus saving time and cost. The objective of this study was to determine the minimum numbers of years required for observation to identify superior genotypes of coconut with high degree of accuracy. Four hybrid varieties of coconut were evaluated in a...

Author(s):Agho Collins, Adetimirin, V. O., Odewale, J. O., Ahanon, M. J.

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Compatibility studies in Cola nitida genotypes

Cross and self-pollination compatibility studies were carried out using 10 Cola nitida genotypes from the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan. The few genotypes that were self-pollinated tended to show low pod production; whereas, crosses between the genotypes showed higher pod production. These data would suggest that multiple genotypes should be included in plantations to achieve higher levels of...

Author(s):Odutayo, O. I., Adeyemi, F. A., Adebola, P. O. and Sotimehim, O. I.

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Post-harvest evaluation of selected inbred lines to maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais resistance

Maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky) is a major maize (Zea mays L.) storage insect pest in the tropics which reduces the quantity and quality of maize hence facilitating establishment of aflatoxin and other mycotoxins. The objective of this study was to evaluate maize weevil resistance on selected inbred lines. Twenty eight inbred lines with 2 checks (MTPO701-reistant and Duma 41-susceptible) were used in this...

Author(s):Khakata S., Mbute F. N., Chemining’wa G. N., Mwimali M. , Karanja J., Harvey J., Mwololo J. K.

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Genotypes × Environment interaction analysis for Ethiopian mustard (Brassica carinata L.) genotypes using AMMI model

The genotype x environment interaction (GEI) has an influence on the selection and recommendation of genotypes. To this end, G x E interaction and grain yield stability study was conducted for 17 advanced Ethiopian mustard across three districts (Sinana, Adaba and Agarfa) in the highlands of Bale zone during 2014 and 2015 main cropping season. Randomized complete block design with four replications was used. The combined...

Author(s):Tadele Tadesse, Gashaw Sefera, Amanuel Tekalign

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