Journal of Plant Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2020

  • Assessing Farmer’s Perception Towards Improved Quncho Teff Variety in Gindeberet District, West Showa Zone, Oromia Region Ethiopia

    Dawit Milkias, Gemechu Beri

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 106-111
    Received: Aug. 04, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 17, 2020
    Published: Aug. 31, 2020
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    Abstract: Tef is among the major cereal crops in the Horn of Africa particularly in Ethiopia where it is number one in terms of land allocated to its cultivation. This crop is the major staple food crop to most of the Ethiopian people living in the highlands which comprise more than 65% of the population. This study was aimed at analyzing farmers’ perception... Show More
  • Effects of Organic Amendments on Soil Fertility and Environmental Quality: A Review

    Mulugeta Aytenew, Getahun Bore

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 112-119
    Received: Aug. 05, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 22, 2019
    Published: Sep. 08, 2020
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    Abstract: The main objective of this paper is to review the main effects of organic amendments on soil fertility and environmental quality. The review showed that both organic amendment types could improve the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of soil and environmental quality in a dose dependent manner and frequency of application. Applicati... Show More
  • Effect of Organic Manure on Growth of Linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) Under Poplar Tree Based Agroforestry System

    Gyan Shri Kaushal, Rajiv Umrao

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 120-122
    Received: Sep. 29, 2019
    Accepted: Nov. 07, 2019
    Published: Sep. 21, 2020
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    Abstract: A field experiment was conducted with linseed under Poplar during Rabi season of 2018 at crop Research Farm, Department of Silviculture & Agroforestry, SHUATS, Prayagraj, (U. P.). An approach to land use that incorporates trees into farming systems, and allows for the production of trees and crops or livestock from the same piece of land in order t... Show More
  • In-vitro Screening of Selected Accessions of Wheat (Tritium Aestivum L.) Variety for Drought Tolerance in Ethiopia

    Yirgashewa Asfere, Dejene Zenabu, Eneyew Kassahu, Abdulkerim Adam, Abi Kebede, Alemi Gasha, Aleminesh Dida, Alemshet Atlaw, Biyensh Tefera, Tigist Wolore

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 123-133
    Received: Sep. 27, 2019
    Accepted: Nov. 04, 2019
    Published: Sep. 24, 2020
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    Abstract: In-vitro Screening of Selected Accessions of Wheat (Tritium Aestivum L.) Variety for Drought Tolerance in Ethiopia
  • Review on Role of Home Garden Agroforestry Practices to Improve Livelihood of Small Scale Farmers and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

    Sisay Taye Gifawesen, Fikadu Kitaba Tola, Mezgebu Senbeto Duguma

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 134-145
    Received: Aug. 21, 2019
    Accepted: Dec. 11, 2019
    Published: Sep. 24, 2020
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    Abstract: Agroforestry is one of the most conspicuous land use systems across landscapes and agro ecological zones in Africa. Some of the components of Agroforestry systems are; home garden agroforestry, alley cropping, forest farming, wind break, river banks, park land, crop land trees and buffer zones agroforestry practices. Climate change impacts by compl... Show More
  • Penman and Thornthwaite Equations for Estimating Reference Evapotranspiration Under Semi-Arid Environment

    Muhammad Hafeez, Allah Bakhsh Gulshan, Abdul Basit, Zia Ahmad Chattha, Alamgir Akhtar Khan, Muhammad Adnan Majeed, Fatima Tahira

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 146-151
    Received: Apr. 10, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 22, 2020
    Published: Sep. 24, 2020
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    Abstract: The estimation of reference evapotranspiration (ETo) is required for effective development and management of agriculture water systems. In order to define the most accurate method to estimate ETo in semi-arid climatic environment of Faisalabad, Lahore and Peshawar. Penman ETo method and Thornthwaite ETo method are compared with standard Penman-Mont... Show More
  • Effect of Sowing Methods on Growth and Yield of Wheat (Triticum Aestivum L.) Through Zero and Other Tillage Method

    Karim Bakhsh, Zulfiqar Al Mastoie, Abdul Sattar Khetran, Tariq Al Mastoie, Bilal Hussain Mastoie, Sayed Jahangeer Shah, Zahoor Ahmed Khetran, Khalid Iqbal, Binish Baig

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 152-157
    Received: Jun. 19, 2020
    Accepted: Jul. 03, 2020
    Published: Oct. 12, 2020
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    Abstract: The study was carried out during the year 2017-18 to check the effect of sowing methods on growth and yield of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) through zero and other tillage methods, variety Sunheri was sown through different sowing methods. Randomized complete block design (RCBD) was used with three treatments T1 = Drilling zero tillage, T2 = broadca... Show More
  • Assessment of Traditional Agroforestry Practices, Benefits and Constraints: The Case of West Hararghe Zone, Oromia National Regional State, South-eastern Ethiopia

    Husen Yusuf, Alemeyehu Beyene, Muktar Reshad, Mangistu Teshoma

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 158-166
    Received: Aug. 12, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 24, 2020
    Published: Oct. 14, 2020
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    Abstract: A study was conducted in west Hararghe zone with the main objectives of understanding various traditional Agroforestry practices and to identify reasons behind practicing and to prioritize major constraints related to traditional Agroforestry practices. (18) Peasant associations in 6 rural districts were selected by multistage sampling in which 600... Show More
  • Population Structure and Toposequence Distribution of Boscia senegalensis (Pers.) Lam. ex Poir and Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich) Hoscht in the Ferlo (Senegal)

    Ramata Talla, Moustapha Bassimbe Sagna, Mariama Dalanda Diallo, Aly Diallo, Ndiabou Faye, Oumar Sarr, Erick Sylvin Badji, Sekouna Diatta, Daouda Ngom, Aliou Guisse

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 167-176
    Received: Sep. 19, 2020
    Accepted: Oct. 09, 2020
    Published: Oct. 16, 2020
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    Abstract: The general objective of this study is to describe the demographic structure and distribution according to topographic units of two woody species, Boscia senegalensis (Pers.) Lam. Ex Poir and Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich) Hoscht in Widou Thiengoly (Ferlo) in northern Senegal. Stratified random sampling was used to carry out the study taking into con... Show More
  • Identification and Cluster Analysis of Sweet Corn Based on Grain Textural Properties

    Xiangnan Li, Guihua Lv, Jianjian Chen, Zhenxing Wu, Guojin Guo

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 177-184
    Received: Sep. 22, 2020
    Accepted: Oct. 09, 2020
    Published: Oct. 16, 2020
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    Abstract: The edible qualities are crucial factors for quality of Fresh-eating sweet Corn. However, the research of the edible quality at the milking stage remains largely ambiguous in sweet corn. To identify phenotypes and classify genotypes via principal component analysis and cluster analysis, the textural properties of the grain of 51 sweet corn varietie... Show More
  • The Effect of N, P, K Fertilizer and Nano Silica Fertilizer to Total N Content, N Uptake, and Black Rice Yield (Oryza sativa L. Indica) on Inceptisols from Jatinangor

    Nabilla Salsa Amalya, Anni Yuniarti, Ade Setiawan, Yuliati Machfud

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 185-188
    Received: Apr. 03, 2020
    Accepted: Apr. 20, 2020
    Published: Oct. 26, 2020
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    Abstract: Black rice is a functional food with high anthocyanin content that can be beneficial for health. Inceptisols have the potential to support the growth of black rice plants because it is widely distributed in the mainland region of Indonesia, which is around 70.52 million ha. However, it has problems with its relatively low soil fertility, especially... Show More