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

Genetic Parameters Estimate Of Iron And Zinc Nutrients In Common Bean Genotypes

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There is need to know the heritability of different traits for the effective selection of parents for future breeding activities. A study was carried out to determine heritability of iron and zinc in common bean. Crosses were made with each donor and recipient parents to obtain four different types of crosses. Part of the F1 seed from each cross was sown in the screen house to produce F2 seeds and also backcrossed to both...

Author(s):Kinguye Masamaki Magomere, Susan Nchimbi-Msolla and George Muhamba Tryphone

Assessment of smallholder farmers’ perception of climate change and their response in adoption of adaptation strategies.the case of karat zuria Woreda, Konso zone, Ethiopia

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The main objective of this study was to access smallholder farmers’ perception of climate change and their response in adoption of climate adaptation strategies in the case of Karat Zuria Woreda, Konso Zone, Ethiopia. The totals of 153 farmers from three kebeles were randomly selected. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected using a semi-structured questionnaire survey, key informant interviews, focus group...


Genotype by Environment Interaction and Seed yield stability Study of Ethiopian Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) genotypes in Western Oromia

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Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is an important oil crop in the world. A significant genotype by environmental interaction (GEI) presents challenges in the selection of superior genotypes. The objective of this study was to identify stable and high yielding sesame genotypes. Accordingly, 16 sesame genotypes were evaluated in a randomized complete block design at six distinct environments. All important data were collected and...

Author(s):Feyera Takele, Alemeyehu Dhabessa, Solomon Bekele, Chemeda Daba, Adane Arega, Teshome Gutu and Chala Debela

Politicking maize production subsidies, discordant policing and maize self- sufficiency in Zimbabwe

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This paper discusses the main challenges faced by Zimbabwe in attaining self-sufficiency in maize production. Being a staple crop, failing to achieve self-sufficiency in maize production would force the country to import maize thereby straining its limited foreign currency and crowding out more important imports like fuel and healthcare drugs. Focusing on experiences, views, and opinions from three districts in Mashonaland...

Author(s):Bindu Samuel


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Introduction: The animal handler performs activities such as feeding, restraining and transporting animals. This worker may develop musculoskeletal disorders resulting from working conditions. Objectives: To describe musculoskeletal symptoms in Brazilian animal handlers. Method: This study was carried out with the population of animal handlers in an Ecological Park. Initially, a sociodemographic and health questionnaire...

Author(s):Ana Lucy Rodrigues Ferreira and Tatiana De Oliveira Sato

Comparative Studies on Biomass and Yield response of Sorghum Cultivars under Various Population Densities in Anambra state Various Population Densities in Anambra state

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Field experiments were conducted at ChukwuemekaOdumegwuOjukwu University, Igbariam research field in 2019 and 2020 cropping seasons. The objectives were to evaluate the biomass and grain yield of six sorghum cultivars (CSR01, Samsorg11, Samsorg40, Samsorg44, Samsorg45 and Samsorg46) under four plant densities (941760, 1333000, 2182000 and 5714000 plants/ha) constituted the treatments which were laid out in a randomized...

Author(s):Ngonadi, E.N. and Okoli, E.E.

Role of inclusive finance in smallholder farmer’s growth and commercialisation in SADC

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Inclusive finance refers to the delivery of financial services and products that are available, accessible, and affordable to all segments of society, to achieve inclusive economic growth. In the Southern African Development Community (SADC), smallholder farmers are disadvantaged from accessing formal financial services and this has affected the commercialisation of smallholder farmers. This paper examines the role of...

Author(s):Isaac Phiri, Moraka N. Makhura and Nobuhle D Mbonane

Daily weight gain of goats until weaning receiving two schemes of mineral supplementation

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of commercial mineral supplementation and selective mineral supplements in which only elements known to be deficient in the animal's diet. In an experiment conducted in Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were analyzed: daily weight gain, nutritional and economic aspects of goats mixed breed receiving two types of mineral supplements. The sixteen...

Author(s):Viviane A. Pimentel, Pedro A.M. Malafaia, Karen P. Freitas Magiero, Bruno B. Deminicis, Gustavo S.L. Mariana de S. Farias and Bráulio P. Faria


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This study adopted the concept of marketed surplus to establish output supply response of paddy rice to input and output prices using cross sectional panel data produced by NBS in 2012/2013 and 2017/2018 later referred to in this report as period I and II respectively. A Tobit regression was performed on a semi-log functional form and the supply response elasticities estimated as products of coefficient of the marginal...

Author(s):Ogundele Olorunfemi Oladapo

Plantleaf detection using Deep Learning

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Precision agriculture demands the recognition of plant species with help of distinct leaf characteristics such as form, texture, border, and colour etc. Plant leaf recognition has drawn special interest in the domain of computer vision.Existing models classifyspecific types of plants. These models classify limited number of plants at time. But there is need to recognize maximum number of plants in single model. This paper...

Author(s):Ganga Holi, Madhu B, Priyanka.V, KJ Varma

Fertilization options for improved cassava productivity and economic profitability in the Pissa and Damara areas, Central African Republic: Comparative Approach

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This study aimed to identify fertilization options for improving cassava productivity and profitability in two contrasting regions of the Central African Republic. The Pissa (guinea forest) and Damara (savannah). The study adopted a randomized complete block design with four treatments replicated four times in a plot size of 7m by 7m. The treatments were; T1(Control), T2(Peasant practice), T3(sole NPK), and T4(Cow...

Author(s):Gougodo De Mon-Zoni L. J., Kosh-Komba E., Omenda J.A., Zaman M., Mingabaye-Bendima B., Batawila K. and Akpagana K

Evaluation of micro-irrigation and mulch systems on nectarine fruit production

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The study was conducted during 2018/2019 early summer season at Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology orchard which is located in region 11B. A factorial experiment to evaluate water use productivity, growth and development of nectarines tree under drip irrigation and different mulching treatments was done. A 2x4 factorial treatment of irrigation and mulching (no mulch, black plastic, grass and maize...

Author(s):Nyagura Sinikiwe and Wonder Ngezimana

Protective Equipment Use By Veterinarians In Nigeria

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The transmissible nature of certain diseases makes anthropozoonosis an important hazard associated with veterinarians. For this reason, the attitude and compliance of veterinarians in Nigeria to personal protective equipment (PPE) use was studied using a structured interviewer-administered questionnaire. Questionnaires were administered at the 2017 Veterinary continuing education seminar held at Akure (Ondo state),...

Author(s):Jones S. Akinbobola, Jerome Nyhalah Dinga, Jude N. Omeje, Ruth I. A. Akinbobola, Emmanuel E. Oguntade, James O. Babalola, Olabode R. Ifarajimi and Kazeem A. Tijani

Effect of girdling and harvest maturity on ‘Hass’ avocado fruit exocarp colour development during ripening

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During ripening, ‘Hass’ avocado fruit develops exocarp colour from emerald-green to purple, then black, which is regulated by anthocyanin; specifically, by cyanidin 3-O-glucoside. Branch girdling and maturity has been shown to increase carbohydrate accumulation and fruit colour in several fruit crops. This study determines the interactive effect between girdling and harvest maturity to improve avocado fruit exocarp colour...

Author(s):Kingsly Shikwambana, Nhlanhla Mathaba and Tieho Paulus Mafeo

Can maize smallholder farmers in the Southern and Northern highlands of Tanzania increase net revenue from their storage facilities?

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Most farmers in Tanzania implement risk reduction strategies of storing maize in local facilities and sell the grain soon after storage. The approach buffers against crop price fluctuation and market instability. This study aims at understanding the integration of hermetic bags technology to local storage facilities at smallholder farmers’ context and its contribution to maize crop net revenue. The Agronomic Survey (APS)...

Author(s):Mwaijande V.J., J.V. Msinde, A.M. Akyoo and A.A. Mushongi

A survey on the socio-economic aspects of indigenous Tswana goat production systems in the five agro-ecological regions of Botswana

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This study aimed to assess the production systems of the indigenous Tswana goats reared under typical smallholder farming settings in Botswana. A total of 310 households with Tswana goats were randomly selected from five agro-ecological regions of Botswana. Key structured questionnaires were used to collect baseline data on goats' socio-economic parameters, husbandry practises, breeding and selection, disease control,...

Author(s):Ditiro Maletsanake

Assessment of Performance of SWAP and CROPWAT model simulating irrigation water requirement on Sugarcane Yield of Kuraz Irrigation Project

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The role of simulation models in understanding the processes in the soil-plant-atmosphere system has increased significantly in recent years. This is attributed to increased computing capabilities available today. Mathematical models, be it physically or empirically based, have the promising potential to explore solutions to water management problems. In the sub basin, frequent events of high and low rainfall, less work...

Author(s):Natan Molla Yimer

Survey of the distribution and severity of white mango scale in mango production in Eastern Ethiopia

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Mango production in Ethiopia is harmed by a number of arthropod pests particularly the White Mango Scales (WMS) is major pest of grave concern to mango growers. The main objective of this study was to assess the current status of WMS insect pest in Mango production and farmers’ knowledge about the pest in eastern Ethiopia. WMS distribution and severity specifically in the major mango growing areas East Hararghe, Harari...

Author(s):Gelana Keno and Mulatu Wakgari

Production and utilisation of Bambaranut (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.) in Northern and Eastern Uganda

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Bambaranut (BN) (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.) is a nutrient rich, drought tolerant food legume that can contribute to food security and community resilience. In Uganda however, production and utilisation remain in relative obscurity. A study was conducted in Northern and Eastern Uganda to determine production and utilisation practices and identify challenges and opportunities for BN improvement. Primary data on...

Author(s):Gerard Oballim, Morish Obura, James Mumo Mutio, Prossy Isubikalu, Wilson Opile and Julius Onyango Ochuodho

Application of pulverized local rhyolitic powders to improve cabbage productivity and soil chemicals in Bandjoun, west Cameroon

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A field trial was conducted to assess the effect of the application of pulverized rhyolitic materials and poultry manure on the yield of cabbages and soil chemicals in the locality of Bandjoun, west Cameroon. The treatment with rhyolitic rock materials combined with poultry manure portrayed the best yield (= 51 000 kgha-1) followed by the treatment with poultry manure alone (= 27 000 kgha-1). Lower yields were obtained...

Author(s):Tetsopgang Samuel and Tagne Foka Armand

Pastoralists Perceptions towards Rangeland Degradation and Management practices in Pastoralist Dry Land Area: The Case of Gomole District, Borana Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

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The purpose of this study was to assess Pastoralists Perceptions towards Rangeland Degradation and Management practices in Pastoralist Dry Land Area among the Borana pastoral communities. Mainly the data for this particular study was collected from both primary and secondary sources. The primary data obtained through household questionnaires, key informant interview, focus group discussions and field observation while...

Author(s):Galma Dabbaso waariyo and wakala Gababo Guyo

Variation of some growth, agronomical and biochemical parameters of Vigna unguiculata (L. Walp) under salinity stress

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The variation of some growth, agronomical and biochemical parameters of Vigna unguiculata (L. Walp) under salinity stress were investigated in the greenhouse and farm conditions. Plants were subjected to 0, 50, 100 and 200 mM NaCl. The increases of NaCl in the culture medium significantly (P< 0.001) decreased the growth parameters (number of leaves, noose diameter, leaf area and stem height), dry biomass (roots, shoots and...

Author(s):NOUCK Alphonse Ervé, Mbouobda Herman Desiré, Nzouakeu Mbuntcha Cynthia Linelle, Choula Fridolin, Ndouma Mbondjo Cécile, Erica Wiraghan Shang, Taffouo Victor Desiré

Catch composition, Length-weight relationship and condition factor of fish species caught using gillnet in Lake Turkana Kenya

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This study was undertaken to determine the catch composition, length weight relationship and the condition factor of fish in Lake Turkana. Six field stations were sampled during the study covering a period of six months. An outboard motor boat was used to access the sampling sites while gillnet (mesh size ranging from 1.5-6.0 inches) was used as the fishing gear. The species caught were identified to species level and...

Author(s):Maurice Okello Obiero

Evaluation of seventeen cowpea genotypes across years for grain yield, yield components and yield stability in Nsukka, South-east Nigeria

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Fifteen improved and two local genotypes of Vigna unguiculata were evaluated for their performance in grain yield, yield components and yield stability across years in: 2016, 2017 and 2018. Experiments were laid out in a Randomised Complete Block Design with three replications. Data were collected on grain yield and yield components, and subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA), and stability analysis for grain yield...

Author(s):Siri Neh Ndenkyanti, Christian Ugwu Agbo, Peter Ejiomofor Ogbonna

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Regarding Zoonotic Diseases among Smallholder Cattle Keepers in Gicumbi District, Rwanda

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Milk production could be responsible for zoonotic diseases which have public health and economic importance. The following study assessed knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) about zoonotic diseases among smallholder cattle farmers in Gicumbi District of Rwanda. The data were collected from 120 randomly farmers through a questionnaire, then coded and analyzed using SPSS software. The results show that the majority...

Author(s):Mubashankwaya Isaac, Munyaneza Celestin, Rugwiro Patrick, Munyandamutsa Fabrice, Dukundane Bertine, Birorinkindi Olivier, Iradukunda Olivier

Land Suitability Assessment for Upland Rice in the Borkena Plain, Amhara Region (North East Ethiopia)

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Even though rice is becoming an important source of food in Ethiopia, land suitability studies in potential areas are limited. The objective of this study was to assess the suitability of the Borkena Plain, Northeast Ethiopia for rice cultivation. The data for this study were entirely dependent on the FAO (1985) document produced by the FAO/UNDP/ETH/82/010 project. Two methods namely simple limitation method and parametric...

Author(s):Gebre Tafere

Genotype Environment Interaction of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) at Drought Stress Condition

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To explore genotype-environment interaction and identify stable genotypes in drought stress environments, an experiment was made at the research field of the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Selected eleven wheat genotypes were evaluated in a randomized completely blocked design with three replications. Data were recorded on days to...


Nutritional Evaluation and Feeding Value of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) Varieties in the Performance of Layer Chicken

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The study was conducted to evaluate feeding value of sorghum varieties in laying hen performances. The 210 Bovan Brown hens, aging 22-33 weeks, were used and equally and randomly assigned to seven dietary treatments with three replications. Treatment rations were control i.e., T1 (0% inclusion of sorghum variety melkam [SVM]), T2 (20% SVM), T3 (30% SVM), T4 (40% SVM), T5 (20% inclusion of sorghum variety degalityellow,...

Author(s):Bizunesh Fikre, Etalem Tesfaye, Birhan Tamir, Taye Tadesse

Factors that have Influenced Withdrawal of Coffee Farmers from Coffee Production: The Case of Meru County, Kenya

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Coffee is an important crop in the Kenyan economy as it’s the 3rd highest foreign exchange earner. However, its production has been deteriorating in the recent past due to various factors. Conducted in Meru County in three cooperatives, this study used questionnaires as data collecting instrument. The study sought to investigate the factors that have influenced the withdrawal of coffee farmers from coffee production. The...

Author(s):Evans Mwenda

Effect of Carbon Balance on Competitiveness and Comparative Advantage of Rice Production Systems in Nigeria, West Africa

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The significant role rice imports play in meeting the high demand for rice in most West African countries including Nigeria has made these countries to focus on increased rice production. Climate change is a vital environmental issue for sustainable development goals hence greenhouse gas emissions from paddy ecosystem is of great environmental concern. Policy Analysis Matrix (PAM) is used in this study to ascertain the...

Author(s):Balaraba Abubakar Sule, Ayodeji Alexander Ajibola Coker, Tanko Likita, Ezekiel Salawu Yisa

Impacts of exogenous gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) on biochemistry and growth of maize and soybean

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Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a four-carbon non-protein amino acid produced by plants that play an important role in metabolic homeostasis and energy balance. In this study, we evaluated the effects of exogenous application of GABA on antioxidant enzymes, photosynthetic pigments, total protein content, and growth of maize and soybean in four different regions of Brazil under field conditions. GABA was applied with...

Author(s):Geraldo José Aparecido Dario, Iuri Stéfano Negrisioli Dario, Cynthia Nara Pereira de Oliveira

Comparative efficacy and economic efficiency of different insecticides against Cotton thrips (Thrips tabaci L.) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on Cotton in the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

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Thrips, Thrips tabaci (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on the cotton plant is an extremely invasive and destructive pest consequently reducing yield. Field studies were conducted at Werer Agricultural Research Center, Middle Awash, Afar, Ethiopia, for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018) to determine the effectiveness of different synthetic chemical insecticides for the control of Cotton thrips (Thrips tabaci) on the...


Analysis of Tef Value Chain in Western Ethiopia: Evidence of Smallholder Farmers and Marketing in Selected Zones of Western Oromia

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The purpose of this paper was analyzed the tef value chain in selected zones of western Oromia to identify major tef value chain actors, assess major constraints and opportunities regarding tef, and estimate the margins of channels. Data were collected through surveys, key informants’ interviews, and focus group discussions. The data were analyzed by analytical and descriptive statistical tools. In the study areas, there...

Author(s):Degefa Kifle

Analysis of the Technical, Allocative, and Economic Efficiencies of Tef Producers in Ejersa Lafo District, Central Oromia, Ethiopia

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Tef is the most important food and cash crop for more than 70 million people. It is the second-largest crop in terms of acreage, but its average productivity is lower compared to other that may arise from different factors. Therefore, this research was intended to assess the technical, allocative, and economic efficiency of tef producers, and factors affecting the technical inefficiency of tef producers using primary data...

Author(s):Gadisa Muleta, Addisu Getahun

Characterization of soil fertility management practices under greater nightshade cropping systems in South Benin

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This study aimed to characterize cropping systems of greater nightshade (Solanum macrocarpon) in the market garden areas located along the coastal zone in the South. Socio-economic profile of producers, soil fertility management practices, constraints and nuisances related to the use of organic fertilizers, as well as the endogenous solutions desired by producers were collected from 120 producers in the communes of...

Author(s): LAFIA Ganigui Kifayath

Assessment of efficiency and risk factors associated with artificial insemination service in dairy cattle production at Toke-Kutaye District, Western Oromia, Ethiopia.

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A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the problems associated with artificial insemination effectiveness in dairy cattle in four selected villages of Toke Kutaye district. Semi- structured questionnaires were developed for a total of 217 dairy cattle owners. In addition, four artificial insemination technicians and nine experts were involved in the interview process. The study indicated that 129 (59.4 %) of the...

Author(s):Ayalew Asamenew Ayalew

Unlocking Major challenges to increasing coffee production in Tanzania

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The agricultural policies advocated by the Tanzanian government for the cooperative societies and the coffee sector have not been stable. Frequent policy changes have affected the sector, hindering the effectiveness of the institutions that deal with the coffee sector. Most of these policy changes have failed to foster the growth of coffee production. Despite the market potential of Tanzanian coffee, policies and...

Author(s):Mhando David Gongwe

Effects of social media on rice marketing innovation system in Fufore Local Government Area, Adamawa State, Nigeria.

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The study was conducted to investigate the effect of social media on rice marketing innovation system in Fufore Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Nigeria. Data collected were analyzed using regression analysis. The result of Double Log Regression showed the goodness of fit correctness of the specified assumption of the composite error. Results revealed that the use of twitter was positively insignificant on the...

Author(s):Madugu, A. J.

Enhancing Maize Yield in Ethiopia a Meta-Analysis

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Accurate nitrogen (N) fertilization and optimum plant density increases crop yields. In this study I report the effects of N fertilization rate and plant density on maize yield a meta-analysis, by using observations from 15 studies conducted in Ethiopia since the 2000s for possible refinement of N fertilizer and plant density recommendations. I assessed the response of maize to: different N rates ha?1 compared to the...

Author(s):Tefera Merga, Weifang zhang, Zhao Shuaixiang

Crop Farmers’ Perception on the use of e-Extension for Dissemination of Agricultural Technologies in Oyo State, Nigeria

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The study determined farmers’ perception on e-extension as means of technology dissemination among crop farmers in Oyo state, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select 210 farmers. Primary data was obtained using structured questionnaire and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The result revealed that the e-extension available to farmers in the study area was mobile phone (x? = 0.91)...

Author(s):Oyegbami, A., Lawal, B.O and Adelakun O. J

Screening of onion (Allium cepa L.) varieties for resistance to onion thrips (Thrips tabaci Lindeman) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) infestation

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Onion (Allium cepa) is one of the most important vegetables grown for its nutritional and medicinal values. However, it is highly exposed to onion thrips (Thrips tabaci) which can cause severe yield loss in vulnerable varieties. A study was carried out at the Bindura University Farm Teaching Unit to evaluate the susceptibility/tolerance of ten commonly-grown Zimbabwean onion varieties to thrips infestation. The trial was...

Author(s):Charles Karavina, Robert Murembwa

Genetic Parameters, Trait Associations and Path Coefficient Analysis of Yield and its Component Traits for Hybrid Maize (Zea mays L.) Genotypes in Benishangul Gumuz Region at Pawe District, Western Ethiopia

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Maize (Zea mays L., 2n=20) is the first productive and sources of food in Benishangul Gumuz Regional State, mainly at Metekel zone. However striga weed, improved varieties and certified seed access are the major challenges. Therefore the objectives of this study were: to evaluate the agronomic performance of maize hybrids depend on different genetic parameters, genotypic and phenotypic coefficient of variation,...

Author(s):Taye Haile, Yaregal Damtie

Efficiency and economics of hand-picking for Fall Armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) management in Maize.

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Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) is an invasive insect pest and a major maize production bottleneck since 2016 in Ethiopia. A field experiment was undertaken in 2019/20 at Werer Agricultural Center to assess the effectiveness and economics of handpicking against S. frugiperda management on maize at Middle-Awash, Ethiopia. The treatments consisted of nine laid out into a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) and...

Author(s):Zemedkun Alemu, Nurhussien Seid, Sileshi Getahun

Performance evaluation and identification of highland quality protein maize hybrids in Ethiopia

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Hybrid development from fixed inbred lines is one of the strategies for the improvement of maize production. Forty-two Quality Protein Maize (QPM) crosses along with three popular standard hybrids checks were evaluated in two replications using alpha lattice during the 2017 cropping season at three locations. The study aimed to evaluate and select the best new QPM hybrids for grain yield, and other traits. Significant...

Author(s):Goshime Muluneh Mekasha, Adefris Teklewold Chere

Green pod Yield Stability and Genotypes by Environmental Interaction of Hot Pepper Genotypes at Three Environments of Ethiopia

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Evaluation of pepper genotypes for green pod purpose was carried out at Melkassa, Wonji and Fogera in 2018, 2019 and 2020 with the objective of identifying genotype by environment interaction and select elite lines of pepper from the genotypes. The data was subjected to analysis of variance, and means were obtained to perform the GGE-Biplot analysis. The graphic results showed variation in the performance of the genotypes...

Author(s):Tesfa Binalfew, Dessie Getahun, Melkamu Hinsermu

Crop raiding and Attitude of local peoples towards wildlife conservation in Southwest, Ethiopia.

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Crop loss can undermine human welfare, conservation efforts and have an economic and social cost. This study was conducted to assess crop raiding and attitudes of farmers towards wildlife conservation along distance gradient from the forest edge, to surrounding the agricultural landscape of Yayu coffee forest biosphere reserve, south west Ethiopia. To conduct the data a total of thirty transects each 1km...

Author(s):Alemayehu Mamo Haile

Influence Of Seed Production Environment and Genotype On Seed Morphometric Characteristics Of Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan L. ).

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The variability in Agro-morphological and morphometric of 30 pigeon pea genotypes in two environments using seed image analysis was investigated. The experimental seeds were sourced from IITA, and IAR&T, Ibadan, Nigeria. An EPSON scanner was connected to a computer device to acquire an image of the seeds and the Regent instrument was used for the image analysis. For every replication, hundred seeds were placed on the...

Author(s):Olufelo, Joseph. Olusola, Adebisi, Moruf.Ayodele., and Kehinde Tolulope. Olaitan.

Rice productivity and land ownership among rice farmers in Nigeria

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Access to land is a critical issue in agriculture production in developing countries; it affects farmers’ productivity and the adoption of improved agricultural technologies. Using a multi-stage random sampling technique this paper examines productivity and land ownership among rice farmers in two Nigerian states. Descriptive statistics, total factor productivity, and Multinomial Regression Model were employed. The result...

Author(s):Fasakin Idowu James, Umeokeke Nneji Ifeyinwa, and Olajide Oyebisi Olatunji

Evaluation of medium maturity group of soybean (Glycine max L. Merr) for agronomic performance and adaptation in Sudanian zone of Burkina Faso.

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Soybean is an economically important crop that provides oil and high-quality protein. In Burkina Faso, soybean is one of the promising crops identified in the framework of the strategy for the development of agricultural sectors. However, very few improved varieties have been developed. The identification of newly improved varieties with high agronomic potential and adapted to the climatic conditions will strengthen...

Author(s):Ibie Gilles Thio, Nofou Ouedraogo, Inoussa Drabo, Frank Essem, Fidele Bawomon Neya, Fabrice Wendyam Nikiema, Omar Boro, Bouma Thio, James Bouma Neya, Bertin M'Bi Zagre, Mahamoudou Sawadogo, Paco Sereme

Seed germination biology of Milicia excelsa and Terminalia ivorensis under different pre-sowing treatments: A case study of seeds collected from Benchi-Maji zone, south western Ethiopia

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Tree seeds of Milicia excelsa and Terminalia ivorensis always have seed germination difficulties. The main objective of this experiment is to study the seed germination of M. excelsa and T. ivorensis. In this study, a total of 1000 seeds of M. excelsa were tested using 9 pre-sowing treatments. On the other hand, a total of 300 seeds of T. ivorensis were tested using 2 pre-sowing treatments. Both tests were conducted at...

Author(s):Mohammed Adefa, Yigardu Mulatu

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