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

Energy Demand Forecast for Turkish Agriculture Sector

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Agriculture sector’s share in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is steadily decreasing in Turkey. According to Turkish Statistical Institute’s database, agriculture sector shares in GDP 6.2 percent in 2016 and percentage change compared to same period in previous year -0.1 percent. Agriculture sector shares in GDP 6.1 percent in 2017 and percentage change compared to same period in previous year 17.2 percent. Gross domestic...

Author(s):Mehmet Arif Åžanhinl

Effects of Brewery Beer Bio-sludge and Liquid Bio-fertilizer on Performance of the Malt Barley Yield, Grain Quality and Soil Fertility at Arsi and West Arsi Zone, 2017 Ethiopia

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This study was conducted to investigate the effects of beer bio-sludge, liquid bio-fertilizer and inorganic fertilizer application to barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) var. traveler on the plant performance, grain quality and some soil properties. Treatments applied were: (1) Beer Bio-Sludge (BBS) (2) Liquid Bio-Fertilizer (LBF) (3) Chemical Fertilizer (CHF) (4) No Fertilizer (Control). The experiment was laid-out in simple plot...

Author(s):Aschalew Sisay, Tarekegn Garomsa, Lemmi Legesse

Multi-Criteria Decision System For Greenhouse Site Selection In Lower Euphrates Basin Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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Greenhouses have become quite a sought-after agricultural sector due to government support and private company preferences in recent years in Turkey. Greenhouse activities are only limited with Mediterranean and Aegean regions of Turkey and it is not much preferred in the inner regions. Due to these regions being preferred by people, mainly as tourism and settlement areas, it has become essential to find new areas for...

Author(s):Burak Saltuk, Ozan Artun

Gender Differences in the Use of Plant Health information Services: A case of Plant Clinics under Plantwise Program in Kenya

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A total of 8,699 female and 12,928 male farmers visited plant clinics in Kenya between 2012 and 2016. The lower clinic attendance by women farmers indicates they may lack information on plant health problems. This study aimed to understand the environment plant clinics operate in, identify the reasons for low clinic attendance by women, and possible strategies to reach more female farmers. Stratified random sampling was...

Author(s):Musebe R.O, Mugambi I, Williams F, Mulaa M, Nambiro E, Chege F

Response of Wheat to Deficit Irrigation and Water Use Efficiency in Irrigated Agriculture, Ethiopia

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Deficit irrigation trial has conducted to determine the response of wheat to the amount of irrigation water and frequency at different growth stages at Werer Research Center for three years (2014-2016). The experiment laid in Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications. Eight irrigation water amount were applied where wheat variety suitable for lowland irrigated area (Ga’ambo) was planted on...

Author(s):Elias Kebede and Nigussie Abebe

Influence of Polyacrylamide and Dairy Manure on Soil Physicochemical Properties and Wheat Growth

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Leaching of soil nutrients diminishes soil quality and hence productivity. Soil physiochemical properties can be significantly improved by using soil conditioners like dairy manure and polyacrylamide. Least research has been conducted on cumulative effect of dairy manure and polyacrylamide on physiochemical properties of soil and crop yield especially wheat. Four doses of dairy manure (0, 2, 4, and 8 Mg ha-1) and two doses...

Author(s):Adeel Ameer, Muhammad Abid, Usman Khalid Chaudhry

Survey of Ethnobotanical and Diversity of Edible Root and Tuber Crops in Sheka and Bench Maji Zones, Southwest Ethiopia

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The edible root and tuber crops provide a substantial part of the food supply, which are grown widely throughout tropical and subtropical regions around the world. This research was done in the Sheka and Benchi Maji Zones of Southwest Ethiopia with an objective of exploring Ethnobotanical and diversity management of root and tuber crops by local farmers. A total of 375 informants were selected using purposive and random...

Author(s):Belachew Garedew

Dissection of Genetic Parameters and Inheritance Pattern of Triple Pistil Wheat Derived Two F2 Populations

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Triple pistil (TP) wheat is a novel genetic resource which holds the ability to develop three grains in a single floret. In current research, TP wheat derived two F2 populations were studied to investigate variability, heritability, genetic advance, genetic correlation, inheritance pattern and potential of TP trait for grain yield improvement. Phenological data were recorded for 12 morpho-agronomic traits. Most of the...

Author(s):Raza Qasim

Isolation and identification of pathogenic bacteria in edible fish: A case study of bacterial resistance to antibiotics at Lake Chivero, Zimbabwe

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Aquaculture products can harbor pathogenic bacteria which are part of the natural microflora of the environment. A study was conducted aiming at the isolation of human pathogenic bacteria in gills, intestines, mouth and the skin of apparently healthy fish, the Oreochromis niloticus L., from Lake Chivero. Bacterial pathogens associated with fish can be transmitted to human beings from fish used as food or by handling the...

Author(s):Petronella Manhondo, Robert Kudzanayi gono, John Muzondiwa, Brenda Mafa

Seed System and Quality Analysis of Bread Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in Guji Zone Southern Oromia, Ethiopia

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Wheat is a key staple crop in Ethiopia, and source of input for the expanding food processing industries in the country. Improved seeds in crop production could contribute to increase in the productivity and production. Supply of improved seed has always been shorter than yearly demand by farmers. Promotion and development of informal seed production could make considerable contribution to local seed supplies; moreover,...

Author(s):Girma Beriso Jabo

Genetics and Breeding Overview for Coffee Wilt Disease Resistance

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The presence of intra- and inter specific variability in the coffee species provide a potential source of resistance to coffee wilt disease (CWD). Additionally, the existence of Robusta and Arabica wilt pathogenic forms enables to design effective breeding strategies to develop resistant cultivars towards each population. The inheritance of resistance to Fussarium xylarioides in Coffea canephora suggested that resistance...

Author(s):Admikew Getaneh Yigletu

Relationships between ages of planting with the important fruit characteristics in Hazelnut

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Abstract This study carried out in Güce town of Giresun province on 400-440 m on Tombul variety in 2008-2009 years. The ages of ocaks planting determined as 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 70 and 90 year. As a statistical, between the ages of ocaks planting with yield, kernel weight was determined very significant negative correlation; between the ages of ocaks planting with yield, shell nut weight and the hub shell was found of the...

Author(s):Turan Karadeniz and Levent Kirca

Analysis of Household Irrigation Practices at Madda Walabu and Dallo Mana Districts of Bale Zone, South Eastern Ethiopia

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In the lowlands of Bale Zone, mainly in Madda Walabu and Dallo Mana district, despite the presence of ample surface water resource which can be used for irrigation, farmers and agro-pastoralists promote rainfed agriculture which may leads them to severe crisis in the concurrent situation of the country. Thus, the objective of this research was to assess the household Irrigation Practices at Madda Walabu and Dallo Mana...

Author(s):Siraj Beshir, Behailu Legesse, Jemal Abdulkerim

Correlation and path coefficient analysis in mid-altitude sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) germplasm collection of Ethiopia.

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The current investigation was aimed to study the genetic association of seed yield and its components in 81 mid-altitude sesame accessions based on morphological traits. The genotypes were evaluated in 9 x 9 simple lattice design at Melkassa Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia, during the 2014 cropping season. The study mainly focused on determining the nature and extent of phenotypic and genotypic correlation and path...

Author(s):Mohammed Abate

Forms of nitrogen application in different stages of development on soybean

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In Brazil, inoculation with Bradyrhizobium japonicum and Bradyrhizobium elkanii strains is the main form of Nitrogen (N) supply to soybean, but there are reports of the use of mineral N as a complement to biological fixation. The objective of this word was to evaluate the effect of different forms and phenological stagestimes of N application on the development and yield of soybean. The treatments include a control...

Author(s):Cassiano Spaziani Pereira, José Roberto Rocha, Ivan Vilela Andrade Fiorini, Helcio Duarte Pereira, Adriano Alves Silva, Ewerton Lelys Resende

Genotype x environment interaction and AMMI analysisoil yield performance of white seeded sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) genotypes in northern Ethiopia

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The experiment was conducted during the 2014-2015 cropping season in northern Ethiopia with the objectives of evaluatinge the nature and magnitude of Genotype x Environment Interaction (GEI) for oil yield of white seeded sesame genotypes and to identify stable and promising genotypes for general and specific adaptations across sesame growing areas. The experiment was conducted in Humera, Dansha, Maykadra, Sheraro, Wargiba...

Author(s):Yirga Belay, Firew Mekbib, Eyasu Abraha

Evaluation of Some Integrated Control Methods Against Viral Diseases of Green Pepper (Capsicum chinense) in Northern Benin

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Pepper is one of the main vegetable crops in Benin, but its production is confronted with enormous biotic constraints including viral diseases most often transmitted by insect vectors. To control these viral diseases, the use of chemical pesticides has been adopted by the growers. However, these chemicals are harmful to both consumers and the environment. In this study, the effect of some aqueous extracts of local plants...

Author(s): Fortuné Biao,Léonard Afouda, Daouda Koné

Determinants of Crop Land Management Practices: The Case of North Gondar Zone, North West Ethiopia

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Land management problems like soil erosion; overgrazing and deforestation have steadily increased in Ethiopia including the study area North Gonda Zone. Thus, the main objective of this study is to assess the determinants of crop land management practices in north Gondar zone. Both qualitative and quantitative types of data were collected from primary and secondary sources. In this study, the combinations of multi-stage...

Author(s):Yenesew Sewnet, Birhanu Melese, Abebe Dagnaw, Daniel Tadesse

Genetic and non-genetic factors influencing production in two Boer Goats Studs

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Data consisting of 3855 records and collected from 1998 to 2008 were analysed to estimate genetic parameters for economic traits in two Boer goat flocks. The traits investigated were weaning weight and post-weaning weight. Least square analysis was used for estimation of environmental effects. Genetic parameters were estimated from single and bivariate trait analyses using ASREML software fitting animal models. By ignoring...


Analysis of Social Seed Network of Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana): Options for improvement in North western of Ethiopia

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Farmers access seed from informal, intermediary and formal seed systems in Ethiopia. This paper aims to analyze the sources and mechanisms of dissemination seed of finger millet (Eleusine coracana) seed flow and identify the nodal and connector farmers in figure millet producing areas of Ethiopia. Using snow ball sampling 109 farmers were interviewed with semi structured questionnaire. The NetDraw software was used to...

Author(s):Minilek Kefale, Dereje Ayalew, Amsalu Ayana

Precision nutrient management for enhanced nutrient use efficiency and productivity in rice and wheat under rice-wheat cropping system

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Practices that improve crop N uptake can reduce N losses to the environment, thereby increasing fertilizer N use efficiency (NUE). The objective of the study was to evaluate different nutrient management approaches for enhanced nutrient use efficiencies by crop driven nutrient management by preventing the possible N losses. Due to excessive use of fertilizers in imbalanced ratios causing the low nutrient use efficiency and...

Author(s):A. Qureshi, D. K. Singh, P. C. Pandey

Studies on some Morphological, Agronomical Components and Qualitative Characters of Teasle Gourd (Momordica subangulata Blume. subsp. renigera)

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Five female clones of teasle gourd were evaluated for some morphological characters viz.; sepal length (mm), sepal width (mm), petal length (mm), petal width (mm), ovary length (mm), ovary diameter (mm), style length (mm), leaf shape, tendril character, stem character, flower colour, stigma head colour, fruit shape, spine character, spine colour at early stage and spine colour at marketable stage. Some agronomical...

Author(s):A. Naik, S. Akhtar, A.Chattopadhyay, U. Thapa, P. Hazra

Factors that influence adoption of Conservation Agriculture by smallholder farmers in Okhahlamba Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Despite the reported benefits and the efforts devoted to Conservation Agriculture (CA) promotion, its implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has continued to decline. This study is conducted to assess the factors that influence the adoption of conservation agriculture in Potshini, Stulwane and Emmaus villages in the Okhahlamba Local Municipality (OLM) in Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, South Africa. The study used...

Author(s):Nnditsheni Godfrey Manenzhe, Goodman Jezile, Nicky Mushia, Mbulaheni Thomas Mutengwea, Busisiwe Nkonki –Mandleni

Evaluation on the structural Indices unveil performance variation among Dorper, Local and their F1 Crossbred Sheep population in Ethiopia

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The study was conducted at Sirinka Agriculture Research Center to assess the structural indices of local, local x pure Dorper50% cross breeds and pure Dorper sheep. The study was performed based on body linear measurements and three hundred three (303) sheep were selected for this study. From the total samples81, 128 and 94 sheep were local, 50% crosses and pure Dorper, respectively. The animals were grouped into three age...

Author(s):Jemal Mohammed, Solomon Abegaz, Mesfin Lakew, Getinet Mekuriaw Tarekegn

Regional spatial market integration and price transmission of cereal markets in Ethiopia

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The study focuses on the spatial Cereal price transmission of regional food prices in three Ethiopian regional markets: Somali, Harari, and Dire Dawa. Markets are chosen based on the availability of continuous time series price data covering at least eleven years and the Eastern part of Ethiopia near neighboring to each other. The existence of the spatial market integration of this regional market in the Eastern part of...

Author(s):HU Haramaya

Land Use/Cover Change of Ethiopia Central Rift Valley Ecological Landscapes: Implication for Lakes Ecoservices Sustainability Planning

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Land use/land cover changes (LULCCs) are major environmental challenges in various parts of the world and are a continuing phenomenon (including Ethiopia) and adversely affecting ecosystem services. Thus, understanding the rate and process of change is, therefore, basic for managing the environment. The Central Rift Valley (CRV) of Ethiopia is a closed basin where questions on natural resources have strongly increased over...

Author(s):Eyasu Elias, Weldemariam Seifu, Bereket Tesfaye, Wondwosen Girmay

Effects of geographical location on chemical properties of Zarazi virgin olive oil produced in the south of Tunisia

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The effects of geographical location on the chemical composition of olive oil of Zarazi cultivar growing in four different regions in the south of Tunisia (Sfax, Tataouin, Matmata and Medenin) were evaluated. Quality indices, oxidative stability, tocopherol content, fatty acid, sterol and phenolic compositions, were analyzed for each oil sample. Significant differences were detected depending on the growing area (p< 0.05)....

Author(s):Sinda El-Gharbi, Meriem Tekaya, Alessandra Bendini, Enrico Valli, Rosa Palagano,Mohamed Hammami, Tullia Gallina Toschi, Beligh Mechri

Effects of Soil Factors on The Performance of Cocoa Trees (Theobroma cacao L.) in Farmers’ Fields in Cameroon

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The study seek to identify and explain the effects of some soil factors on the productivity of Cocoa in farmers' fields. Thirty trees were sampled from each of the 36 farmers’ plot across 9 randomly selected villages in the South Cameroon low plateau agro ecological zone. Productivity per plot was calculated by computing a Cocoa Pod Index (CPI). Soil samples were collected at two horizons : 0-20 cm and 20-40 cm, around...

Author(s):Patrick Mounoumeck, Alfred Bekwake Nwegueh, Amang A Mbang, Pauline Mounjouepou, Pierre Mate Mweru, Noe Woin.

Agronomic efficiency of phosphorus, growth characteristics and yield of maize as affected by inorganic fertilizer and tithonia biomass application

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Low soil nitrogen and phosphorous levels are among several constraints limiting crop productivity in southwestern Ethiopia. The dominant soil types in the region are acidic nitosols that are often low in plant available phosphorus. Most farmers cultivate maize with minimal external inputs, hence resulting in sub-optimal yield levels. The effect of applying tithonia biomass and phosphorus fertilizer on agronomic efficiency...

Author(s):Solomon Endris

Evaluation of genetic variability, heritability, genetic advance and correlation for agronomic traits in common bean genotypes from South West Kenya

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The present study was conducted to determine the variability, heritability, genetic advance and correlation among selected agronomic traits of 52 common bean accessions cultivated in South West, SW, Kenya at the Agricultural Research Farm of the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, KALRO, Kisii station during the growing seasons of 2015 and 2016. We investigated 14 quantitative traits following the...

Author(s):Anunda N Henry, Nyaboga N Evans, Amugune O Nelson, Duncan Kirubi

Effects of cropping system, variety and soil amendment on growth and yield of tomato

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The research was carried out at the National Horticultural Research Institute, Ibadan, (Lat. 70 30ꞋN; Long. 30 50ˈE) during the 2011 and 2012 cropping seasons. The experiments were design as 2x2x5 factorial arranged in split–split plots with the main effects comprising of sole and intercropped tomato, the sub-plots made up of two tomato varieties (Uc82B and Ibadan local) and the sub-sub plots consisted of five soil...

Author(s):Adeniyi, H.A., Abayomi, Y.A

Assessment of Incidence and Prevalence of Maize common Smut (Ustilago maydis) at West and KellamWollega Zones, Ethiopia

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Maize common smut assessment survey was conducted in the five districts of west and kellemWollega zones namely Dale Sadi, Gimbi, Haru, Homa and LaloKile in 2015 during crop season. Among all cereals, maize is second to teff in area coverage in Ethiopia, but first in productivity and total production. Maize smut was seen as an outbreak at KellamWollega although it was not well known so before. Peasant association were...

Author(s):Abay Guta, Urgessa Tilahun

Calcium silicate in the management of powdery mildew and the leafminer of the muskmelon and in the quality of the post-harvest fruits

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The effect of calcium silicate on the management of leafminer fly and muskmelon powdery mildew and post-harvest quality was evaluated in the field using a completely randomized design with 26 replicates. The evaluations were performed at 7, 14, 21, 28 and 35 days after removal of the TNT blanket. At the end of the crop cycle, post-harvest fruit quality was evaluated where 75 fruits harvested at random from each area with...

Author(s):Beatriz Leticia Silva Da Cruz, Selma Rogéria Carvalho Nascimento, Fernando Henrique Alves Da Silva, Andréa Mirne De Mêcedo Dantas, Marcia Michelle De Queiroz Ambrósio, Hailson Alves Ferreira Preston


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Heavy metals are one of great importance and have a notable adverse effect leading to hazardous crop growth. Plants have a susceptibility to heavy metal toxicity and respond to avoid detrimental effects in a variety of crops. Our study is revealed that the metal toxicity after elevating on particular concentration and different stages of development. The seeds of Brassica nigra were used to evaluate the effect of iron (Fe)...


Demonstration of Maize-Soybean Intercropping Practices on Smallholder Farmers in Daro Lebu and Habro Districts of West Hararghe Zone, Oromia National Regional State of Ethiopia.

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The experiment was carried out in Daro Lebu and Habro districts of West Hararghe Zone with the objectives of evaluating maize-soybean intercropping practices under farmers condition and create awareness on soya bean production and its purpose for smallholder farmers. Two kebeles were selected purposively based on intercropping practises and their production potential to the selected crops. Three farmers and one Farmers...

Author(s):Mideksa Babu, Fekede Gemechu, Asfaw Zewdu

Response of Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Varieties to Rates of Blended NPS Fertilizer in Adola District, Southern Ethiopia

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Common bean is one of the most economically important pulse crops cultivated in Ethiopia. However, its average yield reported at national level remains far below the potential yield to be attained. This is partly due to low soil fertility management, inappropriate agronomic packages and diseases and pest problems. Hence, this experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of blended NPS rates on growth, yield and yield...

Author(s):Deresa Shumi, Demissie Alemayehu

Determinants of Agro-forestry Practices among Arable Crop Farmers in Egbedore Local Government Area Osun State, Nigeria

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Great numbers of masses all over the nation suffer due to an unsustainable source of livelihoods, but the adoption of agroforestry farming system may be recognized as a control factor in addressing this challenge to some extent because of its economic values. In view of this, the study investigated determinants of agro-forestry practices among arable crop farmers in Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria....

Author(s):Ganiyu, M.O, Asafa, R.F, Alabi, A.A and Oladeebo, J.O

Development of efficient agro-techniques for ex-situ conservation of Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D. Don) Soo; an important orchid species growing in Kashmir Himalaya-India

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Development of agro-technique is one of the basic conservation strategies for sustainable development and use of plant wealth. Keeping in view the immense importance of agro-techniques the present study was carried out to develop agro-techniques for an important orchid species (Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D.Don) Soo.) so as to conserve this prized plant species under ex- situ conditions.Present study revealed that mixture of...


Hydraulic Performance Assessment of Mychew Small Scale Irrigation Scheme, North Ethiopia

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Performance assessment of irrigation schemes network is very essential in taking different water management strategies. However, the performance of Mychew irrigation scheme was not assessed and hence, this research was undertaken to assess the hydraulic performance of Mychew small scale irrigation scheme. Moreover, identification of the cause and effect for mal-functionality of irrigation structures was also another...

Author(s):Efriem Tariku Kassa, Mekonen Ayana


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A field experiment was conducted at the experimental area of Nuclear Institute of Agriculture (NIA), Tandojam, during the year 2015-2016 in order to check yield potential of advance lines, which obtained from International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) along with one local check variety (Khirman) under drought condition. The experiment was laid out in a complete block design with three...

Author(s):Naveed Yaseen Sial, Zahoor Ahmed Soomro, Mahboob Ali Sial, Abdul Jabbar Chandio, Shah Nawaz Mari and Ghulam Mustafa Bhambhro

Morphological and reproductive characterization of developed mutants in groundnut

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Twenty eight established groundnut mutants and two check cultivars were studied during Kharif-I (March-July) season of 2012 and 2013 to find out their variability and distinct character(s) as identifying keys. All the mutant lines showed erect type sequential branching habits with two seeds in each pod although they had shown significant variability in all vegetative and reproductive structures. According to cluster...


Watershed level modeling of Forage production in Debrekidan basin, Hawuzen district Eastern zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

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The study was conducted in Debrekidan basin, Debrekidan watershed Hawzen district, and eastern zone of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, to identify bio-physical and socio-economic factors that affect forage production at watershed level and develop System dynamics modeling software (STELLA) at basin level. Individual interview, group discussions and visual observations were used to collect livestock feed resources assessment of...

Author(s):Abrha Gebru, Hailai Hagos, Mulubrhan Balehegn, Kahsa Tadel

Climate change Scenarios and Cattle Production Interactions in Mixed farming Highland Areas of Bale Zone, Oromia Region, Southeast Ethiopia

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Cattle are one of the limited resources that lead to an increase in the wealth of the farming community to sustain their livelihoods in the study area. However, there is a complication between climate attributes frequent change and existing cattle production systems. The study was conducted to assess climate change scenarios and cattle production interaction in mixed farming areas Bale highlands. Field observations and...

Author(s):Girma Defar, Ashenafi Mengistu, Gebreyohanes Berhane

Effect of moisture content on physico-mechanical properties of some wheat varieties for post-harvest processing or designing grain storage bins.

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of moisture content and wheat variety on some engineering properties of wheat grain widely cultivated in India. In the present investigation, three varieties of wheat namely MP-1106, UP-2554 and WH-542 with moisture content ranging from 8 – 14% (w.b) were selected. The length, width and thickness of wheat varieties were in the range of 5.19 (UP- 2554) to 6.80mm...

Author(s):Arjoo, Santosh Satya, K.K.Pant, S.N.Naik

Effect of Pooled Fertilizers and Compost on Flax Yield and Yield Parameters

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A study was conducted in Tigray region northern Ethiopia during the years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 to see the effect of combined fertilizers and compost application on the yield and yield parameters of flax (Linum usitatissimum L.). The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design with three replications and five experimental plots treated with (N-P-S-Zn), (N-P-S), (N-P), compost and control with unit plot...

Author(s):Abraha Gebrekiros, Yirga Weldu, Solomon Habtu, Mengsteab Hailemariam, Assefa Redae


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Field experiments were conducted at four locations with the objectives to formulate and evaluate a new micronutrient fertilizer mixture and/or for the improvement of the existing mixture aiming at balanced fertilization to cotton. The experiments were conducted two locations of rainfed cotton at Aruppukottai, Kovilpatti (variety) and two locations of irrigated hybrid at coimbatore during 2010-11 in Randomized block design...


Development of a modified axial flow paddy thresher

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An axial flow thresher was modified to maintain the seed quality in terms of broken grains. The machine got fabricated from local market and its performance was studied on paddy PR-118 to ascertain the effect of cylinder speed, louver angles and feed rate on threshing efficiency, cleaning efficiency, broken grains, grain output, rate of crop flow, non collectable loss and power requirement. The louver angles, cylinder...

Author(s):Desai Kishor Waman, Ritu Dogra, Baldev Dogra, Ajeet Kumar


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The study was conducted with the objectives of assessing the current camel milk production, determining the prevalence, major Bacterial pathogens and associated risk factor of camel mastitis. For this study 100 households and 384 camels were selected randomly. Questionnaire survey was administered to camel holder households to collect data on management practices, knowledge of camel mastitis, treatment attempts and...

Author(s):Shishay Grmay, Mulugeta Ftiwi

Morphological traits based diversity in selected clones of Sugarcane (SaccharumofficinaruL.)

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Genetic diversity is indispensable to sustain genetic gain in breeding programmes. Present investigation in search of genetically diverse clones was conducted in Randomized complete block design (RCBD) with two replications at Zonal Agriculture Research Station (ZARS), Vishweshwaraiah Canal Farm, Mandya, Karnataka, India. Based on Mahalanobis D2 statistic thirty five clones were grouped into eight clusters of which,...

Author(s):Guruprasad Hiremath, Nagaraja T.E

Soil physical and hydraulic properties as influenced by cattle treading in Abeokuta Southwestern Nigeria

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Compaction has been a major challenge facing farmers involved in agricultural farming due to its negative effect on soil structure, texture, root development and water movement in soils. Hydraulic and physical soil properties could be adversely affected by compaction due to cattle treading. The aim of this work is to study the effects of cattle treading on soil physical and hydraulic properties on a typical cattle farm in...

Author(s):P. O. O. Dada

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