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
  • Published Articles: 426

Table of Content: October; 1(8)

October 2009

Decreased row spacing as an option for increasing maize (Zea mays L.) yield in Trans Nzoia district, Kenya

  Maize yield trend has been declining in recent past. Farmers in Trans Nzoia District rarely intercrop maize with other crops like beans. With good nutrition and favourable weather conditions, decreased maize row spacing can maximise maize production per unit land area by increasing plant population density, optimal light interception and nutrient uptake. The experiment was carried out during the long rain...

Author(s): Owino Charles Onyango

October 2009

Comparison of predicted responses to three types of recurrent selection procedures for the improvement of a maize (Zea mays L.) population

  A maize population was subjected to three different selection procedures to determine the best method for its improvement in a study conducted at Ibadan, Nigeria. Considerable genetic variability existed within the population for effective selection for each of the traits considered, using any of the procedures namely full-sib, half-sib and S1 family selection. Heritability estimates were from moderate to...

Author(s): S. O. Ajala, C. E. Ago and G. Olaoye

October 2009

Super nitro plus influence on yield and yield components of two wheat cultivars under NPK fertilizer application

    To evaluate the beneficial impact of biological and chemical fertilizers application on wheat (Triticum aestivum) some yield characters were investigated. Our objective in this study was the interactive effects of biofertilizer (BF) and chemical fertilizer (CF) applications on: quantity yield at Iran in 2006. In this respect, the experimental unit...

Author(s): Rouhollah Rouzbeh, Jahanfar Daneshian, and Hossein Aliabadi Farahani