Journal of Plant Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2021

  • Adoption of Improved Cassava Production Technologies Among Small-Scale Farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria

    Uchemba Victor Uzochukwu, Nenna Godwin Mgbedike, Obianefo Aloysius Chukwujekwu

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 119-127
    Received: May 16, 2021
    Accepted: May 29, 2021
    Published: Jul. 13, 2021
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    Abstract: The study on the adoption of improved cassava production technologies among small-scale cassava famers in Anambra State, Nigeria, specifically; described the socioeconomic characteristics of small-scale cassava farmers, determine the adoption levels of improved cassava production technologies, examine the effects of socioeconomic variables on the a... Show More
  • Effects of Varieties and Population of Soybean Intercropped with Maize on Yield and Yield Components of Associated Crops

    Negasa Dangia, Zerihun Jalata, Gerba Daba

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 128-138
    Received: Aug. 19, 2020
    Accepted: Sep. 07, 2020
    Published: Jul. 15, 2021
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    Abstract: Cereal-legume intercropping practices improve the sustainability of production and productivity. However, identification of suitable crop and plant density of the component crops is essential. A field experiment was conducted to evaluate the varietal effects of soybean intercropped with maize and the effect of plant densities of soybean varieties i... Show More
  • Introduction to the Integrated Nutrient Management Strategies, and Contribution on Yield and Soil Properties

    Mostafa Mohamed Selim

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 139-150
    Received: Oct. 10, 2019
    Accepted: Nov. 15, 2019
    Published: Aug. 06, 2021
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    Abstract: Alleviation of poverty and achieving food security are a significant challenge facing planner worldwide. A way of improving agronomic practices, mainly which has drastic effect on crop growth and yield potential is necessary and acceptable. In this domain, fertilization management has high priority, due to the expensive fertilizers, recently became... Show More
  • The Potentiality Biotic- Elicitation with Chitosan or Vitamin C to Achieve Integrated and Sustainable Development for Sage Salvia Officiealis Under Sustainable Agriculture Systems

    Tarek Elsayed S. A., El Sayed S. A.

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 151-162
    Received: Jul. 22, 2021
    Accepted: Aug. 07, 2021
    Published: Aug. 24, 2021
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    Abstract: Sage (Salvia Officiealis) an ornamental and medicinal plant, is cultured in sustainable agriculture system world wide especially in Mediterranean region. It has long used and well conducted in traditional and official medicine pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic and perfume industries because in its diverse biologically active compounds. Therefore, fiel... Show More
  • Identification of Stable Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) Genotypes for Seed Yield in Ethiopia Using GGE Model

    Gebeyaw Achenef Haile, Gizachew Yilma Kebede

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 163-169
    Received: Aug. 03, 2021
    Accepted: Aug. 16, 2021
    Published: Aug. 24, 2021
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    Abstract: Among various pulse crops, Faba bean is widely produced in Ethiopia. The crop is usually adaptable in mid and high altitude area (1800-3000 m.a.s.l.). The applications of GGE biplot ease the graphic comparison and identification of higher genotypes for supporting decision on variety selection and recommendation in different locations. Twelve advanc... Show More
  • Effect of Nitrogen Fertilizer Rate on Grain Yield and Malt Quality of Three Malt Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Varieties at Arsi Zone, Ethiopia

    Fasil Shimelis, Zenebe Mulatu

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 170-174
    Received: Aug. 07, 2021
    Accepted: Aug. 20, 2021
    Published: Aug. 26, 2021
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    Abstract: Grain yield and malt quality of barley are largely influenced by the specific variety, soil property and applied nitrogen fertilizer rates. Consequently, nitrogen fertilizer application could lead to tradeoff between grain yield and malt quality and grain yield resulting in significant loss for beverage industries and farmers. Thus a field experime... Show More
  • Woody Plant Species Diversity of Dembeza Natural Forest, Enebsae Sarmider District, North Western Ethiopia

    Tensay Ayalew, Sisay Alemu

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 175-181
    Received: Jul. 21, 2021
    Accepted: Aug. 05, 2021
    Published: Aug. 26, 2021
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    Abstract: The natural forest in Ethiopia has significant contribution to the ecological and economy of the country. The study was conducted at Dembeza natural forest to explore woody plant species diversity. Systematic and predetermined sampling method was followed to collect the inventory data. The main objective of the study was to undergo inventory of ind... Show More
  • Estimation of Genetic Variability, Heritability and Genetic Advance of Some Wollega Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) Landrace in Western Ethiopia Using Quantitative Traits

    Dawit Merga, Hussein Mohammed, Ashenafi Ayano

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 182-191
    Received: Jul. 16, 2021
    Accepted: Jul. 28, 2021
    Published: Aug. 30, 2021
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    Abstract: Arabica coffee is the predominant commodity in contributing for foreign exchange in Ethiopia and improvement for yield and other desirable traits is highly momentous. Estimating genetic diversity is a prerequisite activity in plant breeding program for crop improvement. This study was designed to determine the extent of genetic variability among Wo... Show More
  • Estimation of Reference Evapotranspiration by Using Different Five Empirical Models for Melkassa Area, Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

    Gebeyehu Ashemi

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 192-198
    Received: Aug. 05, 2021
    Accepted: Aug. 18, 2021
    Published: Aug. 30, 2021
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    Abstract: Accurate estimate of reference evapotranspiration is essential for water resource and irrigation project planning and operation that include optimal irrigation scheduling. The study was conducted at melkassa the aim of the study was to estimate reference evapotranspiration of Melkassa area using five different empirical models. Evapotranspiration o... Show More
  • Response of Onion (Allium Cepa L,) to Different Irrigation Levels under Conventional Furrow Irrigation with and without Mulch at Melkassa, Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

    Gebeyehu Ashemi

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 199-207
    Received: Jul. 30, 2021
    Accepted: Aug. 18, 2021
    Published: Aug. 30, 2021
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    Abstract: Water is a scarce resource in Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia and is a major limiting factor for crop production. Onion is one of the major economically important vegetable crops grown under irrigation in central rift valley. The field experiment was conducted at Melkasa agricultural research center during the dry season to identify conventional fu... Show More
  • Effects of Pot Size and Planting Media on the Early Seedling Growth Performance of Azadirachta indica A. Juss

    Hirpa Abebe

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 208-213
    Received: Aug. 05, 2021
    Accepted: Aug. 16, 2021
    Published: Aug. 31, 2021
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    Abstract: Neem is a multipurpose tree that is provides food and insecticide and is used for its great number of ethnomedicinal properties. Neem, known botanically as Azadirachta indica A. Juss is a member of the mahogany family (Meliaceae), and orders Geraniales, and is synonymous with Melia azadirachta Linn and Melia indica Brandis. Azandirachta indica orig... Show More
  • Delayed Sowing Dates Affected Alfalfa Overwintering Survival Rates by Reducing Soil Temperature Stress

    Ai-Min Zhu, Qing-Xin Zhang, Xiao-Yan Du, Xian-Guo Wang, Yu-Xia Zhang, Guo-Dong Han, Bai-Ming Cong, Yong-Lei Tian

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 214-223
    Received: Jul. 27, 2021
    Accepted: Aug. 26, 2021
    Published: Aug. 31, 2021
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    Abstract: This study explored the effect of sowing time on alfalfa overwintering and its mechanisms. Gongnong No. 1 alfalfa was sown on July 1, July 16, August 1 and August 15, 2017, and was not cut at the end of autumn. The soil temperature changes in the 10 and 20 cm soil layers were monitored during the overwintering period, and bare land was monitored as... Show More
  • Systematic Review on Farmers’ Perceptions, Preferences and Utilization Patterns of Taro [Colocasia esculenta (L.) Scott] for Food and Nutrition Security in Nigeria

    Tilahun Wondimu Fufa, Happiness Ogba Oselebe, Catherine Veronica Nnamani, Celestine Azubuike Afiukwa, Edak Aniedi Uyoh

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2021
    Pages: 224-233
    Received: Jun. 12, 2021
    Accepted: Jun. 28, 2021
    Published: Aug. 31, 2021
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    Abstract: Malnutrition afflicts a large number of people in Sub-Saharan Africa. Orphan crops, such as Taro plants, can play critical roles in ensuring global food and nutritional security in this regard. Nigeria is the world's leading producer of taro. It is primarily consumed as a main component or as a soup thickener by resource-poor rural residents in Nig... Show More