Journal of Plant Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2020

  • Review on Roles and Challenges of Agricultural Extension System on Growth of Agricultural Production in Ethiopia

    Waktole Bayisa Debelo

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2020
    Pages: 189-200
    Received: Oct. 29, 2019
    Accepted: Dec. 11, 2019
    Published: Nov. 16, 2020
    Abstract: Agricultural extension work in Ethiopia began in 1931 with the establishment of the Ambo Agricultural School which is one of the oldest institutions and the first agricultural high school offering general education with major emphasis on agriculture. In the recent development of the Ethiopian Agricultural Extension System, the participatory approac... Show More
  • Ecological and Socio Economic Potential of Agroforestry: A Demonstration of Multi-story Agroforestry Practice in North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region

    Mesafint Minale, Hailemariam Fisha, Abeje Tedla, Reta Eshetu

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2020
    Pages: 201-207
    Received: Mar. 23, 2020
    Accepted: Apr. 23, 2020
    Published: Nov. 23, 2020
    Abstract: The homestead multistory agroforestry demonstration was conducted at Tarmaber district of North Shewa zone to demonstrate and evaluate model multistory agroforestry practice for its ecological and economic importance for the rural communities of the area. The demonstration in addition aimed to further enhance farmers' knowledge on this new cultivat... Show More
  • Participatory Variety Selection of Improved Potato (Solanium tuberosum L) Varieties in Harari People Regional State and Eastern Hararghe Zone

    Mohammed Jafar, Gezu Degefa, Gebisa Benti, Girma Wakgari

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2020
    Pages: 208-213
    Received: Nov. 26, 2020
    Accepted: Dec. 08, 2020
    Published: Dec. 16, 2020
    Abstract: Participatory varietal selection involves both scientific measurements and farmers evaluations; hence it has emerged as the best method to identify farmers’ preferred crop varieties and their popularization. The experiment was conducted during 2019 cropping season at Dire Xayara and Gurawa districts of Harari People Regional State and Eastern Harar... Show More
  • Effects of Meteorological Factors on Yield Characters of Waxy Corn at Different Sowing Dates

    Heping Tan, Fucheng Zhao, Hailiang Han, Fei Bao, Bin Chen, Junfeng Hou, Xiaocheng Lou, Guiyue Wang

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, December 2020
    Pages: 214-220
    Received: Dec. 03, 2020
    Accepted: Dec. 14, 2020
    Published: Dec. 28, 2020
    Abstract: In production, the yield of waxy corn is often improved by adjusting fertilization and planting density, while the influence of metecological factors on yield is ignored. In this study, the change of waxy corn growth stage and the influence of main meteorological factors on the yield of fresh ear at the best harvest time were analyzed by adjusting ... Show More