Agronomy Research Papers/Topics

Effect of Integrated Application of Vermicompost and NPS on Yield Components and Yield of Bread Wheat (Triticum aestivum L .) production in Mao-Komo District, Western Ethiopia.

Abstract: Bread wheat is one of the most important cereal crops produced in Mao-komo (Benishangul Gumuz). However, appropriate management practice that combines integrated application of organic and inorganic fertilizer is lacking in Mao-komo. Thus, field experiment was conducted from August to December 2020 to assess the effects of integrated application of vermicompost and NPS on yield and yield components of bread wheat in Mao-komo. Factorial combinations of four levels of vermicompost ( ...

EFFECTS OF POTASSIUM CHLORIDE AND INTER ROW SPACING ON YIELD AND YIELD COMPONENTS OF MAIZE (Zea mays L) IN SOFI DISTRICT, EASTERN ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Maize is one of an important cereal crop in Ethiopia due to its uses as sources of food and income generation. Its productivity is constrained by drought, blanket fertilizer recommendation and non-optimum plant population. The experiment arranged in a factorial combination in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) by replicating three times. It contain Four Potassium Chloride (KCl)(0 kghe-1, 20 kghe-1, 40 kghe-1 and 60kghe-1 )levels and four level of inter row spacing (IRS)55 cm...

EFFECT OF COMPOSTED PARTHENIUM BIOMASS, MINERAL NP FERTILIZERS AND WEEDING FREQUENCY ON BARLEY PRODUCTION IN TIGRAY REGIONAL STATE, NORTHERN ETHIOPIA

Abstract: two pot and one field experiments were conducted in 2013 and 2014 to determine mineral nutrition of parthenium compost and fresh residue by different composting techniques and application methods in combination with NP fertilizers. The experiment on effect of parthenium compost types and NP fertilizer on growth, yield attributes and yield of barley comprised three types of parthenium composts [normal, effective microorganism (EM) enriched and vermicompost] each at 2.5 and 5.0 t ha-...

EFFECT OF INTERCROPPING FORAGE LEGUMES AT DIFFERENT PLANT DENSITIES WITH SORGHUM [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] ON THE PERFORMANCE OF COMPONENT CROPS AT FEDIS, EASTERN ETHIOPIA

Abstract: A field experiment was conducted on farmer’s field during 2016 cropping season at Fedis Eastern Ethiopia. The experiment was aimed at assessing the effect of forage legumes population densities intercropped with sorghum on forage yield and to evaluate the effect of forage legumes intercropped with sorghum on yield components and yield of sorghum. Sorghum variety, ‘Teshale’ at its recommended population rate of 66,666.6667 plants/ha and two forage legumes (cowpea and lablab) w...

GROWTH AND YIELD RESPONSE OF COWPEA (Vigna unguiculata L.) VARIETIES TO PLANT SPACING AT SIRINKA, NORTHERN b ETHIOPIA

Abstract: The production of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.) has been increasing in Ethiopia because of its high nutritive value for food and feed. Nevertheless, the yield is extremely low. One of the agronomic practices to increase its productivity is use of optimum plant density. However, there has been no recommended plant spacing regardless of variety and agro-climatic conditions. In view of this, a field experiment was conducted at Sirinka Agricultural research center, northern Ethiopia, d...

EFFECTS OF INOCULATION OF Sinorhizobium ciceri and PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER RATES ON NODULATION, YIELD COMPONENTS AND YIELD OF CHICKPEA (Cicer arietinum L.) VARITIES AT HARAMAYA, EAST ETHIOPIA

Abstract: An experiment was conducted at Haramaya University, eastern Ethiopia in 2019 main cropping season, to assess the response of chickpea varieties to Rhizobium and P fertilizer rate. The study was conducted to assess the effect of phosphorus fertilizers and Sinorhizobium ciceri inoculation, on growth, nodulation, yield components and yield of chickpea varieties at Haramaya, East Ethiopia and to evaluate the cost -benefit of inoculation and phosphorus fertilizer for chickpea production...

EFFECT OF IRRIGATION LEVELS ON MUNG BEAN (Vigna radiata L.) YIELD AND WATER PRODUCTIVITY UNDER DRIP IRRIGATION AT ALAGE, CENTRAL RIFT VALLEY OF ETHIOPIA

Abstract: The author was born on September 5, 1971 at 11 Woreda, Kolife Keraniyo Sub-city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He attended his primary school at Paulus Elementary School, between 1979 and 1986. He also attended secondary and high school education at Mengistu Hailemariam Secondary School between 1987 and 1990. Then he joined Jimma College of Agriculture in September 1990 and graduated with Diploma in General Agriculture in 1992. After his graduation, he joined Hulet Eju Enebse (Mota) Wored...

RESPONSES OF TEF (Eragrostis tef. L) TO COMBINED APPLICATION OF NITROGEN AND BLENDED NPSB FERTILIZER RATES IN TEMBARO DISTRICT, SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Tef is a highly valued crop in the national diet of Ethiopians and the major crops grown in Southern Ethiopia. However, its productivity is constrained by low plant-available soil nutrients due to depleting soil organic matter content and long history of intensive cultivation. Therefore, a field experiment was carried out Tambaro district during the 2019 main cropping season with the objective of:to assess the combined responses of N and blended NPSB fertilizer rates on growth, yie...

DETERMINANTS OF PASTORALISTS AND AGRO-PASTORALISWOMEN PARTICIPATION IN NON-FARM INCOME GENERATING ACTIVITIES: THE CASE OF DEGAHBOUR DISTRICT, JARER ZONE OF SOMALI REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Non-farm activities by rural farm households in general and women in particular are gaining importance in most developing economies due to the increasing inability of the farm sector to support rural livelihoods. This study aimed at identifying the pastoralists and Agro- pastoralists’ women participation in non-farm income generating activities in Degahbour district of Somali Regional State, Ethiopia. It helped in identifying factors which are essential to design policies for pro...

Production Practices of Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) and Response of the Crop to Application of Mineral Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium Fertilizers and Lime in Acidic Soils of Wolaita Zone,

Abstract: Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is one of the major pulse crops grown in the highlands of Wolaita Zone in Ethiopia. However, the production is challenged by soil acidity, low soil fertility, and scarcity of improved varieties. Therefore, three studies (survey, pot and field) were conducted in Wolaita Zone in 2019 and 2020 main cropping seasons with four key objectives:To assess farmers’ soil fertility and faba bean production practices; to identify the optimum liming rate and best vari...

Effect of Inter-Row Spacing on Seed Cane Yield of Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) Varieties at Metahara Sugar Factory, Ethiopia

Abstract: Improving seed cane yield per unit area is one of the agronomic practices to attain the benefit of sugarcane production. However, Sugarcane varieties currently under production have not been studied in terms of inter-row spacing requirements to maintain optimum seed cane yield at Metahara sugar factory. Hence, a field experiment was conducted at Metahara Sugar factory during 2022/23 to evaluate the effect of variety and inter-row spacing on yield and yield components of seed cane o...

EFFECT OF SETT TYPES AND PRE-PLANTING TREATMENTS ON YIELD COMPONENTS AND YIELD OF SUGACANE (Saccharum officinarum L.), AT FINCHAA SUGAR ESTATE,ETHIOPIA.

Abstract: The sett type used and untreated seed cane are ultimately affecting sugarcane yield in Ethiopian sugar industry, particularly, in Finchaa sugar estate. Therefore, this work was decided to deal with the objective of to evaluate suitable sett type and seed cane treatment for yield and yield related parameters of N-14 sugarcane variety. The dominant and high yielding commercial sugarcane varieties namely N-14 was used as a planting material at Finchaa Sugarcane Plantation during 2022/...

Effect of NPS and Chicken Manure on Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Growth, Yield Component and Yield at Haramaya, Eastern Ethiopia.

Abstract: In Ethiopia, potato ranks first among the major tuber crop in the volume of production and consumption. However, the national average yield is 13.8 tons ha-1 , which is very low, due to low soil fertility and poor fertilizer management practices. Field experiment was conducted in 2019/2020 main cropping season at Haramaya University research site. The objectives of the experiment were to assess the influences of integrated use of chicken manure and NPS fertilizers on growth, yield ...

Identification of Critical Weed Competition Period in Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) at Kessem Sugar Estate, Ethiopia

Abstract: Sugarcane is a tall growing monocotyledonous crop that is cultivated throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world in a wide variety of soils and climates. The growth and productivities of sugarcane has been significantly affected by various constraints. Among reasons for low sugarcane yield and low sucrose recovery is weed infestation. It is a major limiting factor in the economic production of sugarcane yield. Therefore, field experiment on i d e n t i f i cation o...

RESPONSE OF FOOD BARLEY (Hordeum vulgare L.) VARIETIES TO BLENDED FERTILIZER NPS IN JIRU GAMACHU GURAWA DISTRICT, EASTERN ETHIOPIA

Abstract: Barley is one of the popular crops cultivated since ancient time in the world. Food barley is one of the main cereal crops produced in Ethiopia. In Gurawa district, the productivity of food barley is low due to poor agronomic practices. Most of the farmers in this area do not use fertilizer except few other who use below the optimum rate. The unsuitable NPS fertilizer applications rate is also among the most important agronomic factors that hindered productivity of food barley arou...


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