African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006

AJAR Articles in press

Evaluation of rhizobium and nitrogen fertilizer for the control of bacterial blight in green beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) varieties

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Bacteria blight is a serious disease on green beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and can affect all the growth and yield parameters of the crop and cause yield loss of about 40 %. Inadequate information exist on the evaluation of nitrogen fertilizer potential on bacterial blight diseases on green beans cultivars. The aim of this study was to access nitrogen fertilizer potential on bacterial blight disease on green beans...

Author(s):Manju B. Evelyn, Azah N. Bihwih and Ache T. Neh

Nutritional and phytochemical characterization of the “Folou” or “Flado” varietal group of yams belonging to the species D. alata in Burkina Faso.

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Yam forms the basis of the diet of many African countries, as it is an important source of carbohydrates and other nutrients. In Burkina Faso, various yam cultivars are grown. However, data on their biochemical characteristics and nutritional value are not known, which strongly limits their use in breeding and varietal improvement programs. This study aims to characterize the nutritional and antioxidant potential of 5...

Author(s):Sory Siédou, Sama Hemayoro, Sakandé Boureima, Ouedraogo Nicolas, Tiama Djakaridja and Traoré Renan Ernest

Investigation of the biological activity of a polyfunctional preparation from Endo- and Exomycorrhizal fungi in horticulture

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Without inhibiting measures on intense development, the global population will increase up to 15 billion people by 2100. It is only possible to provide this number of people with food through intensified industrial agriculture together with loss minimization. A decisive role in solving this problem belongs to biotechnology, namely biopreparations which can protect plants against pests, diseases, and stimulate plant growth....

Author(s):Maria V. Kabargina, Tatiana A. Nugmanova, Leonid A. Kabargin, Tatiana G. Mukhamedzhanova and Elena F. Shanenko

Reasons for seizures of small ruminant meat at the Maradi cold-storage Slaughterhouse

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The foodstuffs of animal origin are a main source of protein for the population of Niger in general and that of the city of Maradi in particular. Our study was carried out at the refrigerated slaughter house of Maradi during a period of three (3) months from July to September. The aims of this study was to contribute to the improvement of public health. A total, of 3,769 heads of animals Slaughtered during this study...

Author(s):Harouna Abdou, Abdoulmoumouni Issaka Djigo, Hamani Marichatou

Estimating and forecasting red meat consumption and production in Saudi Arabia during 2022-2030

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The study aims to predict domestic consumption and the production of three meat species (cattle, goats, and sheep) between 2022 and 2030. All series data are stationary at the first difference. The non-intercept and trend model, using income per capita as an exogenous variable, is the best model for predicting domestic meat consumption. Furthermore, the model with an intercept and trend is the best predictor of meat output...

Author(s):Emad S. Aljohani

Evaluation of the morphological variability and pathogenicity of Fusarium verticillioides isolates collected from maize seeds produced in Burkina Faso

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Fusarium head blight is one of the most important disease on maize production in Burkina Faso. It affects both yields and production quality, due to toxins that are dangerous to human and animal health. The effectiveness of control measures for this disease depends on a better understanding of the intra-population variability of the pathogens responsible, as well as control of their pathogenicity. The aim of this study was...

Author(s):Abou SANOU, Shemaeza BONZI, Lamine TRAORE, Jacob SANOU, Zara NIKIEMA and Irénée SOMDA

Genetic Variability and Association of Yield and Yield Related Traits among Sorghum Genotypes [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] Under Drought Stress Conditions

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Despite many years of research, drought is still a major factor affecting crop productivity globally and presents a challenge to plant breeders. Understanding the genetic variability among sorghum genotypes is key to the development of improved sorghum cultivars for drought-prone environments. A set of 72 sorghum genotypes advanced from a pedigree breeding approach was used in this study. The result showed that Grain yield...


Pre-extension Demonstration of Newly Released Soy bean (Glycine max) Varieties with its Production Technologies in Karat Zuria District, Konso Zone, Southern Ethiopia

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Pre-extension demonstration of soy bean technologies was conducted, Karat Zuria district of Konso Zone in Southern Ethiopia in 2022/23 cropping season with the objectives of the socio-economic profitability, farmers’ preference and acceptability under farmers’ conditions. Therefore, this study aims to demonstrate newly released soybean with production technologies at the district was purposively selected based on...

Author(s):Melese Ejamo, Abebaw Bargena, Gemechis Yohannes, Anteneh Bulke and Lakamo Liben

The Use of Indigenous Plants for Food Preservation

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Introduction: This study sought to explore the use of indigenous plant parts as a means of extending the shelf-life of food. Methods: A qualitative descriptive survey was employed, utilising a multi-stage sampling technique to select 396 farmers as participants. A structured questionnaire was used in order to collect data, which was analysed using frequencies and percentages, alongside ANOVA inferential statistics at a...

Author(s):Uzochukwu Ekeleme, Stephanie Adiruo, Uchechukwu Chukwuocha, Jane Nwakanma, EIkenna Ogini, Ifeoma Uche and Vivian Ikwuagwu

Adoption of Improved Agricultural Technologies among Sesame Farmers in Western and Northwestern Zones of Tigray, Ethiopia

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This study examines the tradeoffs while improved agricultural technology are applied in the production of sesame. 202 sesame producers were selected as a sample using multistage simple random methods. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect both qualitative and quantitative data. Further data were analyzed using multivariate probit model and descriptive statistics. The result of the multivariate probit model...

Author(s):Tewoderos Meleaku, Teklemariam Abadi, Hadush Hagos, Desale Gebretsadik, Yemane Kidane, Abrhaley Tkue, Daniel Desta, Hagos Kidane, Haftu Kelelew, Mehari Asfaw, Tsegay Gebreselassie and Desalegn Emuru

A survey on the state of moringa cultivation and utilization in Kwazulu-Natal

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The African population is predicted to be 1,397,607,646, with the South African population estimated to be 60,635,919. With a continually expanding population across the continent, satisfying the demands of the present and future generations will be a major worldwide problem. As a result, this study investigated Moringa oleifera lam as a superfood with the potential to reduce poverty and unemployment, promote rural...

Author(s):Simphiwe Promise Buthelezi and Londeka Thandokuhle Mimi Nxumalo

Effect of partial substitution of Noug (Guizotia abyssinica) seed cake with graded levels of sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) hay on growth performance and carcass characteristics of yearling rams

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A feeding trial was conducted using sainfoin hay at 0, 10, 20, and 30% on a dry matter basis of inclusion to yearling rams placed on, T1, T2, T3, and T4, respectively, to substitute Noug seed cake in concentrate (wheat bran + Noug seed cake + common salt + wheat straw as a basal diet). Yearling 24 rums were selected on the basis of age and weight similarity and randomly assigned to the four treatments in RCBD with six...

Author(s):Dinku Getu, Solomon Demeke, Taye Tolemariam and Mesfin Dejene

Assessment of agroforestry roles in building livelihood resilience to floods in Northern-Western highlands in Nyabihu district, Rwanda

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To sustain livelihood resilience, livelihoods must respond to global and local environmental changes. Agroforestry is one possible livelihood activity that can help farmers adapt to changes and shocks. This research evaluated the roles of agroforestry in building livelihoods resilience to floods in Nyabihu District, western province of Rwanda. Different research approaches were used including archival research, field visit...

Author(s):Tharcisse NKAMIYABANGA , Jean de Dieu BAZIMENYERA, Canisius MUGUNGA , Hammoud RUKANGANTAMBARA, Emmanuel TWAGIRIMANA, Alice BENIMANA, Jean Claude IRATUZI, Jean de Dieu NIYOMUGABO and Beatrice NZAMUKOSHA


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Food safety and security remains a major concern in developing nations. Groundnuts rank the second globally in oil seed production after soya beans and the 11th most important crop for human intake. Limited productivity against the potential of existing crops due to biotic, abiotic, market and policy factors causes the poor food production trends. This work uses a systematic review approach to determine the productivity of...

Author(s):Loise Njoki, Sheila Okoth, Peter Wachira, Abigael Ouko and Victor Kagot

Postharvest Handling Pratices and the Use of Cedrela Odorata Leaves against Insect Pests of Maize Grain in Storage

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A survey in the Ejura-Sekyedumasi municipality of Ghana's Ashanti Region assessed the use of Cedrela odorata leaves for storing maize. Fifty farmers from five maize-producing communities were sampled. Maize was either shelled and bagged or unshelled and stored in rooms or barns. Field pests included weevils, termites, and fall armyworms. Most farmers (52%) stored maize for up to three months before sale or consumption....

Author(s):Samuel Owusu-Ansah, Francis Appiah, Charles Kwoseh, Elvis Asamoah


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The larvae of Fall Armyworm (FAW), Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith), (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), can cause economic losses to maize and other crops if not well managed. Studies with different research interests have been conducted on FAW in Ghana. Despite these studies, there is little knowledge about farmers' understanding of the disease and its management techniques. This study identified the essential elements related...

Author(s):Ibrahim Yussif, Badii K. Benjamin, Askia Musah Mohammed and Jalilatu Ayuba

Evaluation of Neochetina bruchi and N. eichhorniae host ranges and their potential of oviposition and feeding on Pontederia crassipes under different nutrient levels

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Water hyacinth (Pontederia crassipes Mart.) is a notorious weed that affects the biodiversity and socio-economic services of freshwater bodies across the world, including Ethiopia. Different management techniques have been applied as long-term and short-term strategies to curb the impact of this weed on aquatic ecosystems. Using water hyacinth weevils as a classical biological control agent is a principal method in the...

Author(s):Tatek Kassu Tola, Emana Getu Degaga and Diriba Muleta Yadetie

Technical Efficiency of Smallholder Cotton Producers in Zimbabwe

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In Zimbabwe, cotton is an important cash crop that is ranked second after tobacco. It is essential because it helps rural smallholder farmers get income that enhances their welfare. Despite its importance, the cotton production sector in Zimbabwe is facing a challenge of low productivity. Several efforts have been done made by the government such as the current measure of giving cotton farmers inputs for free but still...

Author(s):JULIUS MUKARATI, Sanderson Abel and Ieward Jeke

Effects of the length of rectangular zaï pits on straw and grain yields of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) in the Sahelian and Sudano-Sahelian zones of Burkina Faso

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In this arid zone, water is capital for increasing yields, justified why zaï, which is characterized by spherical pits, has been become the main soil recovery technique. However, water runs by table, this zaï would be limited by its ability to collect sufficient water. The present study consisted in giving a rectangular shape to the usually spherical zaï pits to measure the straw and grain yield of the sorghum in a...

Author(s):Abdoulaye Dabre, Patrice SAVADOGO, Lassina SANOU and Hassan Bismarck NACRO

Exploring the Impact of Land Use Systems and Soil Depth on Selected Soil Physicochemical Properties in the Ageza Watershed, Northwestern Ethiopia

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Improper land use practices contribute to widespread deforestation, elevated levels of soil erosion and degradation in Ethiopia. This study aimed to assess the impact of various land use types and soil depths on selected soil physicochemical properties in the Ageza watershed in north-western Ethiopia. Soil samples were collected at depths of 0-20 and 20-40 cm to analyze soil physicochemical characteristics. The results of...

Author(s):Tesfahun Kassahun, Habtamu Admas, Ewunetu Tazebew

Farm household typology and adoption of technologies in smallholder irrigated farming system in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

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This study was conducted to identify the different typologies in irrigated agriculture in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia to enable precise technological intervention. We applied principal component analysis (PCA) followed by Cluster Analysis on data collected from 321 farm households to establish the typologies. Results of the PCA showed that the factors that affected adoption of agricultural technologies were farming...

Author(s):Yitayal Abebe, Dawit Diriba, Belay Simane and Adam Bekele

Indigenous tillage and water conservation practices to mitigate the adverse effects of climatic change in northern Ghana

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Northern Ghana, located in the dry savannah zone of Ghana, is highly susceptible to climate change and its effects, adversely affecting crop production. In many parts of northern Ghana, the cultivation of traditional cereals has decreased due to climate change. Against this backdrop, this study aims to explore the use of indigenous knowledge to mitigate the harmful effects of climate change on millet (Pennisetum americanum...

Author(s):Gandaa, Bizoola Zinzoola and Issaka, Balma Yakubu

Assessment of vertical hydroponic structures compared to planting in soil under different light conditions

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The aim of this research was to evaluate the performance of small-scale vertical hydroponic structures compared to indoor planting in soil under different light conditions. Fordhook Giant Swiss chard (Spinacea oleracea) was grown for 2 cropping seasons. It was hypothesised that there would no significant difference in the biometric attributes of the plants grown hydroponically and those grown in soil under different light...

Author(s):Zikhona Buyeye, Gareth Lagerwall, Aidan Senzanje and Sipho Sibanda


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Ferralsols limit the production potential of most crops because they are low pH soils that are less productive and have low availability of basic cations (Mg2+, Ca2+, K+) and excesses of hydrogen (H+) and aluminum (Al3+) ions in exchangeable forms. Understanding the pH status of Ferrasols is key to providing soil fertility management recommendations for sustainable crop production. The objective of this study was to...

Author(s):Kollie, W. S., Byalebeka J., Basamba T. A., Adukpo D. C, Eneku J.P.

Review on the New Ethiopian Seed Proclamation (1288/2023)

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Seeds are important inputs for agricultural productivity. The Government of Ethiopia has progressed and applied seed sector policies to improve the country’s seed industry and increase overall crop production. However, there are constraints that hampered the development of the seed sector in the country. There is also limited awareness about the seed legal issues among the various stakeholders in the value chain. The...

Author(s):Yenus Ali Esleman

Access to agricultural information by the rural households in Ethiopia: A review scenario

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The objective of this review was to assess factors affecting access to agricultural information by rural households in Ethiopia. Secondary data from articles and books were used, and the collected data were interpreted to draw general conclusions. Farmers accessed information from various sources including training centers, farmers' network groups, family members, neighbors, non-governmental organizations, radio, mobile...

Author(s):Melese Abebaw

Effect of tied-ridging and animal manure application on yield and yield components of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) in northern Ethiopia

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A study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of in situ moisture conservation techniques and animal manure on improving productivity of sorghum in moisture-stressed areas. Two levels of in situ moisture conservation techniques (flatbed planting and tied-ridging) and three animal manure levels (0, 3, and 5 tons ha-1) were laid out in RCBD with three replications, and the result showed that the use of tied-ridging and...

Author(s):Berhane Sibhatu Gebregziabher and Syed Muhammad Sadiq Shah

Effect of inflation on agricultural productivity in Ethiopia

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The study examines the impact of inflation Agricultural productivity in Ethiopia; for the period 1990-2022.The study employed the annual time series data from 1990 to 2021 for variables as gross value added, real gross domestic product, Exchange Rate, Inflation and government expenditure. The study adopted an Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) approach and other econometric tools of analysis to answer the objectives set...

Author(s):Takele Wogari and Lemi Jeneral

Adoption of the improved sorghum variety (melkame) in the west hararghe, mieso district

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Sorghum bicolor, also known as sorghum, is a type of grass grown for its grain. A study was conducted to identify the factors that affect the adoption of the Melkam sorghum variety in the Mieso district. The primary data was collected from 160 randomly selected respondents, and econometric models were used to analyze the relationship between various factors and the adoption of the Melkam sorghum variety. Descriptive and...

Author(s):Samson Moges Zeleke

Assessing rice farmers' production constraints and variety preferences in areas affected by salinity

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Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is a strategic and priority commodity for food security in Tanzania. The objective of this study was to assess farmers’ rice production problems and the preferred traits for improvement in areas affected by salinity in the country. The study was conducted in rice-producing areas of Kilosa, Iringa, and Moshi districts. Farmers were interviewed using structured questionnaires and other participatory...

Author(s): Mheni Nafati Titus,Susan Nchimbi-Msolla, Newton Kilasi. Kefrine Lutambi

Determinants of smallholder farmers milk commercialization in Kuyu district, Oromia Reginal State, Ethiopia

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Commercialization of smallholder agriculture is an indispensable pathway to increase the income of rural peoples. this study aimed to analyzing determinants of smallholders’ milk commercialization in Kuyu district with specific objectives of identifying the factors affecting smallholder farmers’ milk market participation decision, and to identify the determinants of commercialization level among smallholder milk market...

Author(s):Getachew Tulu Garedo

Vermicompost Technology Adoption for improved food security of small holder cropping farmers in Southwestern Ethiopia

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The adoption of vermicompost technology has increased significantly in modern times as consumer awareness of issues such as food quality, environmental safety and soil protection has increased. However, there is little in-depth empirical research on the economic aspects of soil conservation. The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of the vermicompost technology on the food security of small holder cropping...

Author(s):kumala Deksisa Itisa

The Impact of Intercropping between Maize and soya bean on soil moisture and soil temperature Related to yield of Maize (zea mays L.), River Nile State, Sudan

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Intercropping has benefited the global agricultural sector in several ways. It is a critical farming practice for long-term productivity, agro-ecological improvement, land management and land use. It is a well-known method to increase soil health and crop productivity. Mixtures of cereals and legumes are used extensively for forage production. Mix between maize (Zea mays) and soya bean (Glycine max L.) were used to...

Author(s):Eslam A.G Mohamed and Alaeldin M. Elhassan

Trends in Major Cereal Crop Production and Utilization of Extension Packages by Smallholder Farmers in Ethiopia

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This article analyses the trends in the production and utilization of extension packages for major cereal crops, including maize, barley, wheat, tef, and sorghum, by smallholder farmers in Ethiopia between the 2003/04 and 2020/21 Meher cropping seasons. Data from the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA) published in the past two decades were utilized to analyze the growth rate of major cereal crops, the number of...

Author(s):Mohammed Ahmed and Truayinet Mekuriaw

The impact of nutritional sovereignty of red meat on water consumption in Saudi Arabia agricultural sector

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Given the dependency of red meat production on water-depleting fodder crops, this research aimed to measure the impact of the nutritional sovereignty of red meat on water consumption in the agricultural sector. The most important findings of this study reveal that the total water used in the production of red meat amounted to 46.68 billion cubic meters, representing 10.14% of the total water consumption in the agricultural...

Author(s):Suliman A. Almojel, Adel M. Ghanem, Khalid N. Alrwis, Sahar A. Kamara, Sharafeldin B. Ahmed and Yusuf A. Krimly

Productive and Reproductive Performance of Indigenous Chickens Reared in Hulbareg District, Silte Zone, Central Ethiopia

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The study was conducted to investigate husbandry practice as well as the reproductive and productive performance of local chicken. According to the analysis of respondents' educational levels, 65 (54.17%) of them can write and read. The fact that 92 of the respondents (76.67%) had a married marital status shows that poultry can be a source of employment and income for families. For this study, a total of 120 native chicken...

Author(s):Solomon Musemaa, Tajudin Denurb, Abdi Wabelac, Dawit Nebretd

Genotype-by-Environment interaction and grain yield stability analysis for bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grown in Southwest and West Shewa zones of Oromia, Ethiopia

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The genetic performance of a crop is significantly influenced by its environment, including factors like soil, temperature, disease pressure, drought, and precipitation. Therefore, it is crucial to evaluate genotypes across diverse environments to identify stable varieties that best fit the intended area. In South West and West Shewa zones of Ethiopia, eight nationally released bread wheat varieties were collected from...

Author(s):Fasuluku Bayoh, Melvin S. George, Fayia A. Kassoh and Alieu M. Bah

Implementation of the Sustainable Cropland Management Practices (A case of Yem Special Woreda, in Ethiopia)

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Limited attention is given to transform agriculture through environmentally friendly and climate smart technologies in study area. Therefore, this study was conducted with the aim of identifying the factors that affect the farmer’s decision to adopt the sustainable cropland practices in study area. Then, a demographic, socio-economic, institutional and physical factor was collected from 196 randomly selected households in...

Author(s):Bir bb, Yidnekachew Solomon, yendeshaw yeshiwas

Growth promotion and yield attribute improvement of five groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) varieties by application of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria.

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The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the symbiotic performance of a collection of 10 Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) strains on the growth and yield attributes of 5 groundnut varieties. The screening was conducted in the greenhouse using seeds of the varieties Essamay, Amoul Morom, 55-437, Fleur 11 and Sunu Gaal grown in 1.5 kg pots with Sangalkam soils. Leaf chlorophyll content, plant height, number...

Author(s):Sene Godar

Controlling The Diamondback Moth (Xylostella Pluttela) By Intercropping Rape (Brassica Napus) And Garlic (Allium Sativum) .

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Cultural methods such as intercropping can be applied to manage insect pests and reduce the problems caused by use of insecticides. An experiment was carried out in Ward 1 of Hurungwe District, in Zimbabwe at Muchbinding Farm to investigate the management of diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) in Rape (Brassica napus) by intercropping rape with garlic (Allium sativum). A randomized complete block design with four...

Author(s):Rumbidzai Debra Katsaruware-Chapoto,Dennis Ian Chabikwa

Genetic divergence among linseed (linumusitatissimum l.) genotypesfor morpho-agronomic traits, fatty acids and oil yield in Ethiopia

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The present study was conducted with 120 germplasm of linseed (Linumusitatissimum L) including six checks, to assess the extent and pattern of genetic divergence. The experiment was conducted in Alpha lattice Design at Holeta and Kulumsa Research Centers, highlands of Ethiopia during rainfed season 2019/20. The genetic diversity was estimated by Mahalanobis D2statistics and the genotypes were grouped into four clusters...

Author(s):Tadesse Ghiday, Prof. Wassu Mohammed, Yemane Tsehaye, Chemeda Daba, Adugna Wakjira, Tesfaye Dissasa

Evaluation of Nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium of some crops straw and their corresponding vermicompost using Eisenia fetida in Bedele District.

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Vermicomposting is a Biotechniques and vermicompost are a good superlative for organic farming. The aim of present study was to evaluate supplement of nutrient from Pisum sativum, Guizotia abyssinica and Eragrostis tef through the process of vermicompost employing Eisenia fetida to treat soil acidity and maintain soil fertility and to enhance farmer’s crop productivity. The prepared for laboratory analysis and...

Author(s):Tizita Alemu Warkeneh and Fikru Mosisa

Reviewing Impacts of Organic Farming in Promoting Soil Fertility and Biodiversity Conservation

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The objective of reviewing organic farming impact on soil fertility and biodiversity conservation was to get an updated scientific understanding, evidence-based decision-making, comparative analysis, conservation, sustainability, and continuous improvement. Inorganic agricultural farm-ing is a conventional or industrial farming system by utilizing synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and genetically modified organisms to...

Author(s):Lalisa Diriba Falama

Economic Analysis of Various Fertilizer Blends on Maize (Zea mays L.) Yield in Lilongwe District, Central Malawi

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Maize is the main staple food crop and dominates farming systems in Malawi. Maize farming covers 92% of Malawi’s arable land contributing to 54% of national caloric intake. For this reason, the Government has over the decades implemented annual fertilizer subsidy programs for maize production as a key strategy to achieving food security. However, national fertilizer (Basal 23:10:5+6S+1Zn and Top 46%N) remains the only...

Author(s):Gabriel Dean Chilumpha and Jonathan Atkinson

Genotype x Environment Interaction and Seed Yield Stability of Linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) Genotypes in North, Central and Southeast Ethiopia

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Lack of suitable varieties that exhibit stable yield performances across wide ranges of environments is the major factor among several production constraints contributing to low productivity of linseed in Ethiopia. Thirteen linseed genotypes were planted in Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications at six linseed major growing agro-ecologies of Northern, central and Southeastern Ethiopia (Werabe, D\Markos,...

Author(s):Tadesse Ghiday, Wassu Mohamed, Yemane Tsehaye, Adugna Wakjira, Chemeda Daba and Teasfaye Disasa

Determinants of small landholder maize farmers’ productivity and market access: A case of Bilate Zuria woreda, Sidama national regional state, Ethiopia

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Increasing maize productivity for small landholder farmers has a big potential to uplift the living standards of poor household through increasing production and consumption. This study, therefore, examined the determinants of productivity and market access among smallholder maize farmers in Bilate Zuria woreda using the Probit model and Cobb Douglass production functions. The socio-economic results found that the average...

Author(s):Yohannes Hobasa Kayamo, Kenenisa Abdisa Kuse,Kaleab Tesfaye Tegegne and Tadele Kassahun Wudu

Characterization of genetic variance of cassava seedlings for yield performance in highlands of Uganda

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The experiment was conducted in Uganda 2013, in two locations; National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) in Namulonge representing the lowland at 1150 meters above sea level, and Buginyanya Zonal Agricultural Research Development Institute (BugiZARDI) in Buginyanya located in highlands sites in Eastern Uganda at >1750 m.a.s.l. A total of 4800 botanical seeds collected from 24 half-sib families were planted in...

Author(s):Gabriel Joshua Gadet, Settumba M and Robert Kawuki

Growth Performance Evaluation and Demonstration of Potchefstroom Koekoek Chicken Breed Under Intensive and Rural Household Conditions in Shashemene and Kuyera Districts of West Arsi Zone, Ethiopia

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A study aiming at enhancing the production and productivity of small-scale family poultry production system in urban and peri-urban areas, through demonstration and evaluation of dual purpose chicken breed conducted in Shashemene and Kuyera districts. In the study, five households (HHs) were involved and two days training on basic chicken management (health and nutrition) given at HH level. Each HH received 50 a day-old...

Author(s):Misba Alewi and Alemayehu Guteta

Generation mean analysis of fruit yield and yield related traits in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.)

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Information on gene actions controlling the expression of traits from generation mean analysis is critical for developing heterotic hybrids and/or selection of lines from segregating generations. The study was conducted under irrigation condition at West Wallega Zone Gimbi Destric from October 2020 to June 2021. Two extremely different lines viz. ARP tomato d2 (Floradado) (fresh market tomato) with higher TSS, pH value,...

Author(s):Jiregna Tasisa Dufera

Pollination by Xylocopa olivacea Fabricius 1871 (Hymenoptera : Apidae) and potential benefits on Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. 1843 (Fabaceae) production at Djoumassi (North Region, Cameroon)

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Investigations were conducted to study the impact of Xylocopa olivacea on Vigna unguiculata yields and its foraging and pollinating activities were studied at Djoumassi from October 30th to November 04th in 2018 and from 04th to 10th October in 2019. Observations were made on 540 flowers divided into four treatments of which two were differentiated according to the presence or absence of flower protection regarding insect...


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