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

Market orientation and Market participation of smallholder barely producers in North Gondar Zone: Implications for Commercial Transformation.

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Barley crop is one of the most important cereal crops cultivated by smallholder farmers in North Gondar Zone because they derive benefits such as income, source of food and rural employment. In addition barley is becoming an important market oriented crop in Ethiopia. In spite of the policy decision of the Government of Ethiopia to commercialize subsistence agriculture, there is a lack of information on the...

Author(s):Taye Melese Mekie, Gizachew Desalegn, Abebe Birara Dessie, Tadie Mirie Abate

Handling, processing, and marketing of milk in and around Debre Berhan milk shed areas, central highlands of Ethiopia

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In order to describe the ways of handling, processing and marketing milk from urban and peri-urban production systems of the North shoa zones of Central Highlands of Ethiopia, 175 dairy farms were selected for survey data collection. Due to poor market access and high transaction costs and the perishable nature of raw milk, the amount of sold milk and prices were significantly lower for peri-urban producers. Traditional...

Author(s):Admasu Lakew, Gebeyehu Goshu, Ashenafi Mengistu, Gezahegne Mamo, Tilaye Demissie

Cultivation and Land Use changes their Implications in Soil Productivity Management and Crop Yield - a Review

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Soil cultivation events change considerable surface roughness, weaken the soil structure and the carrying capacity of soils. Soil nutrient elements classified as chemical properties for good crop growth and healthy conditions for the crops are mostly sourced from the soil. The essence of cultivation is to break down soil to a fine form to provide an ideal situation for seed germination. It causes gradual reduction in soil...

Author(s):Nweke, I. A

Growth and Yield Response of Cotton Cultivars to “Zeba’’ Superabsorbent Polymer and N-application under Dryland Conditions

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Most growers face a significant challenge for producing greater quality yield with low amount of input and cost. Water availability continues to diminish and irrigation cost rise rapidly, while crop nutrients are costly and should be used in precise amount to meet crop needs. The experiment was conducted at Agricultural Research Council Experimental Station in Rustenburg, South Africa to determine the influence of Zeba on...

Author(s):Ngobeni Ntsako, Buthelezi Nokubekezela, Mataruka Daniel

Survey and assessment of factors influencing major wheat diseases epidemics in wheat growing Districts of North Gondar Zone, in Northwest Ethiopia.

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Field surveys were conducted in North Gondar zone during 2018/19 main cropping seasons to determine the prevalence, incidence and severity of major wheat disease and to investigate association of disease parameters with crop management practices. In 4 districts a total of 120 wheat producing farmers’ fields were surveyed. Disease incidence and severity varied across and within districts. Wheat leaf rust, stem rust,...

Author(s):Yigrem Mengist, Ermiyas Misganaw and Daniel Tadesse

On farm validation of agricultural technologies for supporting tef extension package formulation in Ethiopia

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Tef is an important crop in Ethiopian production system because of its dual function both as a staple crop that improves food security and as an income-generating crop. This study had three interventions treatments on the tef production sector with selected method of substantive cost-benefit analysis, namely: Extension package, Agricultural transformation agency of Ethiopia package and the research package (which had been...

Author(s):Aklilu Nigussie, Yazachew Genet, Rehima Musema, Kebebew Assefa, Abera Gemechu, Tsion Fikrea

GGE Biplot Analysis of Genotype by Environment Interaction andGrain Yield Stability of Bread Wheat Genotypes in Central Ethiopia

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GGE biplot is an effective method based on principal component analysis to fully explore mega environments trials data. The study conducted was to identify the best performing high yielding stable advanced bread wheat genotype for selection environments, the identification of mega environments and analysis of the ideal genotype and environment by GGE biplot method. Fifteen bread wheat genotypes were evaluated using RCBD...

Author(s):Gadisa Alemu, Dawit Asnake, Hussein Mohammed

Correlation and Path Coefficient Analysis of Drought Tolerant Open Pollinated Maize (Zea mays L.) Genotypes in Jigjiga, Ethiopia

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Association of traits between yield and yield components plays a great importance for the development of high yielding maize genotypes. The study included twenty-four open pollinated maize genotypes planted in a randomized complete block design at the main experimental station of Jigjiga Pastoral and Agricultural Research Center with the aim of establishing the association and direct and indirect effect of various...

Author(s):Kibrom Fisseha, Firew Mekbib,Gezahegn Bogale

Genetic variability, correlations and path analysis among sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) Cultivars in the Highlands of Southwestern Uganda

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The study of relationship among traits is essential in assessing the feasibility of joint selection for two or more traits. The path coefficient analysis partitions correlation coefficient into direct and indirect contributions of various traits towards dependent variable thus guiding effective selection. A study was conducted to determine the correlation and path coefficients for sorghum grain yield and 12 quantitative...

Author(s):Rogers Akatwijuka, Patrick.R. Rubaihayo, Thomas.L. Odong

Allelopathic activity of ethanolic extracts of leaves and bark of Anadenathera macrocarpa on the germination and development of tomato, pepper and maize seedlings

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The objective of this study was to determine the existence of allelopathic activity of different ethanolic extracts of the leaves and bark of Anadenathera macrocarpa (angico-preto) on the germination and development of tomato, pepper and maize seedlings. For the bioassays, concentrations of 0, 250, 500 and 1,000 mg mL-1 were used. Fifty seeds of each plant species were used to evaluate daily germination and ten seedlings...

Author(s):Luciana Barboza Silva , Glauciany Soares Lopes, Eliane Carneiro, Sammy Nery de Sousa, Manoel Lopes da Silva Filho, Fernandes Antonio Almeida

Effect of Conventional and Organic Farming on Morphological and Agronomic Characteristics of Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

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This research was carried out during the 2016-2017 growing season at Bayburt University, Food and Agriculture and Livestock Application and Research Center (40°24'05.7"N 40°08'31.3"E). In the research determined morphological and agronomic characteristics of organic and conventionally grown common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) genotypes. In the study, 13 local bean genotypes and 3 registered varieties (Onceler-98,...

Author(s):Umit Girgel, Alihan Cokkizgin

Characterization of spontaneous genotypes of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) taking into account variables morphological commercial quality.

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Given the great diversity and progressive hybridization of cocoa plantations in many parts of the country, this research spontaneous cocoa genotypes (Theobroma cacao L. is characterized.), Taking into account the variables of morphological and commercial quality of the mountainous region of Cumboto, Gold Coast Municipality, Aragua State. For this purpose, 20 genotypes with desirable characteristics apparent spontaneous and...

Author(s):Ender Antonio Iñiguez Freites

Adoption and Impact of Pulse Crop on Market Integration among Smallholder Farmers: Evidence from Highland Ethiopia

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This paper aimed to evaluate the causal impact of adoption of improved technology of pulse crop on market integration of smallholder farmers in the highland of Ethiopia. It did so through an empirical investigation of the relationship between technological change of faba bean and marketed surplus of smallholder farmer from two districts of Arsi Zone. Since improved technology is not assigned randomly among adopters and...

Author(s):Freaw Demisse

Agronomic and Economic Evaluation of Planting Basin Under Conservation Farming In The Moisture Deficit Areas Of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

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Study to investigate agronomic and economic effect of planting basin was conducted at Raya Alamata districts of Tigray, northern Ethiopia in 2016 and 2017 cropping season in conservation farming permanent experimental plots. A randomized complete block design (replicated three times) was employed. Included treatments were; planting basin with fertilizer, planting basin without fertilizer, planting basin with farmyard...

Author(s):Assefa Workineh, Negus Hagazgi

A mathematical model to estimate leaf area in modern rice cultivars

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The objective of this study was to determine an empirical mathematical model to estimate leaf area in rice cultivars from linear leaf dimensions, with an emphasis on modern and recently cultivars used by farmers in Brazil. Through the leaf dimensions it is possible to estimate the final yield of the crop from the leaf area index. Therefore, the size of the leaves is closely related to the production of photoassimilates...

Author(s):Bruna San Martin Rolim Ribeiro, Alencar Junior Zanon, Nereu Augusto Streck, Michel Rocha da Silva, Giovana Ghisleni Ribas, Gean Leonardo Richter, Ioran Guedes Rossato, Ary José Duarte Junior

Mannitol (C6H14O6) effects on germination of faba bean (Vicia faba L.) seeds

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In this research, the effect of Mannitol (C6H14O6) on the germination of Vicia faba L seed was investigated. Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) genotypes, Sevilla and Emiralem seeds were treated with different concentrations of Mannitol (1%, 2.5% and 5%) and distilled water (2.5 μs/cm) at 20 0C. Experiment was carried out following a completely randomized design (CRD) with three replicates in Petri dishes. Seedling length,...

Author(s):Alihan Cokkizgin, Ãœmit Girgel, Hatice Cokkizgin

Consumers Choosing Preferences for Dairy Products

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Understanding consumer behavior and preferences is not easy, because several factors can influence the choice before making a purchase decision. Through this information, agricultural marketing managers would be able to increase their competitiveness and guarantee long-term survival. This study aims to investigate the consumers’ preferences and its affecting factors. This research used the nested logit model in the Sari...

Author(s):Ahmadi Kaliji Sina

The Effect of Institutional Credit on Sugarcane Productivity: Evidence from Southern Sindh, Pakistan

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The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of institutional credit on sugarcane productivity in southern Sindh, Pakistan. Data used in this study are gathered through a survey of 120 sugarcane farmers in Badin district within Sindh province of Pakistan. This study employed descriptive statistics and Cobb-Douglas production function to analyse the data. The findings show that the coefficient of institutional credit...

Author(s):Abbas Ali Chandio, Yuansheng Jiang, Abdul Rehman

Nutrient utilization and nitrogen metabolism by West African Dwarf bucks fed molasses-treated biodegraded rice husk

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The quest for meeting animal protein demand in the tropics using unconventional feed resources without compromising the quality led to this study. Hence, the study was conducted to assess the nutritional potentials of biodegraded rice husk treated with or without molasses and evaluate the response of West African Dwarf (WAD) goat-bucks fed the diets. Five experimental diets were formulated: Diet 1 – control diet...

Author(s):Oluwatosin Bode Omotoso, Tomilola Ayo Arilekolasi

Assessment of land use patterns and land cover change in Igwuruta Area of Rivers State, Nigeria

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The study assessed land use land cover change in Igwuruta in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria within a thirty year (1986 – 2015) period. Land cover and land use (LCLU) analysis of Igwuruta (about 8.69 km2 or 870 hectares), was appraised for the period using remote sensing, GIS and physical soil resources inventory techniques. Primary source satellite imageries were extracted from the maps of the LCLU by the application...

Author(s):Kamalu, O. J, Wokocha C. C

Analysis of potato market structure, conduct and performance: In case of Machakel district, Ethiopia.

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This article investigated the structure conduct and performance of potato market in Machakel District using survey data for 2016/17.. Primary data was collected from randomly selected 150 potato producers and 30 traders. Concentration ratio and gross margin were used for this analysis. Machakel District potato market showed highly oligopolistic nature with concentration ratio of 87.16% which was dominated by four traders...

Author(s):Belayneh Yohannes Mebratie

Fluid form of P fertilizers and soil amendment application improve the availability and mobility of P in calcareous soils

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Increasing the efficiency of phosphorus (P) containing fertilizers, which are dependent on limited raw material sources, is very important for the use of sources as well as minimizing possible environmental risks. That’s why; effects of P applied as mono-ammonium phosphate (MAP) in different forms (liquid and granule) and soil amendment containing humic acid and fulvic acid (HA+FA), on growth and P uptake of model plant...

Author(s):Emin Bülent Erenoğlu, Şeyhmus Dündar

Examining the viability of the shea industry in Ghana

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This study examined the viability of the shea butter industry in Ghana and the potential for establishing shea tree plantations in Ghana and. The financial costs and returns of establishing shea tree orchards in Ghana were examined. The viability of shea processing was also examined using household level data from 14 shea producing communities. 150 shea butter processors were interviewed using semi-structured...

Author(s):Patrick Muotono Izideen Maanikuu, Kenan Peker

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

Effects of manure and variety on growth and yield of maize under managed water stress at Salima in Malawi

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Drought and low soil fertility underlie the main constraints to maize productivity in Malawi. As such, an experiment was conducted at Lifuwu Agricultural Research Station in Malawi during the 2016 dry season under furrow irrigation to assess the effect of goat manure application and drought on growth and grain yield of a hybrid DKC8053 variety and a synthetic ZM523 variety. These varieties have the same range of maturity...

Author(s):S.K. Nambuzi, V.H. Kabambe, W.G. Mhango, M.F.A. Maliro and J.M. Bokosi

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

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