Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2021

  • Assessing Women’s Participation in Non-farm Activities and Its Effects on Their Household Income

    Wole-Alo Felicia Itunnu, Alo Oluwole Joseph

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2021
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: Apr. 22, 2020
    Accepted: May 14, 2020
    Published: Jan. 18, 2021
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    Abstract: The study was carried out to assess women’s participation in non-farm activities and its effects on their household income in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Data were collected with the use of a well-structured questionnaire containing open and close end questions which were administered among the rural women farmers in the study area. Multistage sampling t... Show More
  • Effect of Nutrient Omission on Grain Yield and Yield Components of Maize (Zea mays L.) at Kersa District, Jimma Zone, Southwestern Ethiopia

    Obsa Atnafu, Tesfaye Balemi, Alemayehu Regassa

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2021
    Pages: 7-15
    Received: Sep. 30, 2020
    Accepted: Oct. 21, 2020
    Published: Mar. 10, 2021
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    Abstract: Application of fertilizer is the most effective means to increase nutrient uptake in crop plants and improve yields and quality. A field experiment was conducted with an objective to identify which of macronutrients N, P and K are limiting maize grain and yield components in the study area during 2017/18 cropping season. The experiment was laid out... Show More
  • Validation of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilizers Application Rates for Maize (Zea mays L.) in Yeki District, Southwest of Ethiopia

    Mulisa Wedajo, Shiferaw Temteme, Guta Amante, Beniam Yaziz

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2021
    Pages: 16-20
    Received: Nov. 12, 2020
    Accepted: Nov. 23, 2020
    Published: Mar. 10, 2021
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    Abstract: Maize (Zea mays L.,) is an important smallholder crop grown in Ethiopia. Its yields are low because of a decline in soil fertility, insufficient use of fertilizers, and blanket use of fertilizer. However, there is no Nitrogen and Phosphorus fertilizer recommendation for Maize in Yeki District. A three-year field experiment was conducted to verify t... Show More
  • Effects of Lime on Phosphorus Availability and Nutrient Uptake of Hybrid Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) Seedlings Under Acidic Nursery Soil

    Ewnetu Teshale, Taye Kufa, Alemayehu Regassa

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2021
    Pages: 21-27
    Received: Dec. 08, 2020
    Accepted: Dec. 19, 2020
    Published: Mar. 10, 2021
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    Abstract: Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) is one of the major cash crops which were widely grown in west, south and south west parts of Ethiopia. There is wider genetic diversity in the country but the average clean coffee production is very low 0.7 ton/ha compared with other coffee producing countries. The low production was arises from erroneous management of t... Show More
  • Genetic variability for Yield and Yield Related Traits in Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato Genotypes Evaluated at Hawassa, Ethiopia

    Bililign Mekonnen, Andargachew Gedebo, Fekadu Gurmu

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2021
    Pages: 28-35
    Received: Dec. 17, 2020
    Accepted: Dec. 28, 2020
    Published: Mar. 10, 2021
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    Abstract: The study was conducted to determine variability for yield and yield related traits in 24 orange fleshed sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam] genotypes in the 2017 main cropping season at Hawassa Agricultural Research Center. The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications. Data were collected on 19 trait... Show More
  • Review on: The Effect NPS Fertilizer Rate on Phenology, Growth and Yield Parameters of Food Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)

    Birhanu Gebeyehu, Tarikua Shumiye, Tigist Awoke

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2021
    Pages: 36-42
    Received: Dec. 29, 2020
    Accepted: Jan. 09, 2021
    Published: Mar. 10, 2021
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    Abstract: Barley is one of the popular crops cultivated since ancient time in the world. Barley is one of the main cereal crops produced in the World and it is one of the most ancient crops among cereals and has played a significant role in the development of agriculture in the world. It is commonly used for food, animal feed and beverage value. The most imp... Show More