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JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND PRACTICE
Integrity Research Journals

ISSN: 2536-7072
Model: Open Access/Peer Reviewed
DOI: 10.31248/JASP
Start Year: 2016
Email: jasp@integrityresjournals.org


JASP Articles


Review Of Different Propagation Media For Potato Mini Tuber Production Under Screen House
Scarcities of healthy and quality potato tuber seeds are the problem of the production of potatoes in the world. Especially, in developing countries it is a serious problem that cause decline in the production and productivity of the potatoes and hampers the profits of producers. To alleviate this problem, many countries produce the mini tubers in screen house... Continue here

Genetic Variability In Sorghum (sorghum Bicolor (l.) Moench) Genotypes For Anthracnose (colletotrichum Sublineolum) Resistance, Growth And Yield Related Traits At Arba Minch And Derashe Districts In Southern Ethiopia
Anthracnose disease caused by Colletotrichum sublineolum is a major constraint that limits the production and productivity of sorghum in Ethiopia as well as in other countries. This study was carried out at Arba Minch and Derashe districts during the 2018 cropping season, March to August. The objective of the study was to identify the host resistance for... Continue here

Evaluating The Influence Of Pre-harvest Hybrid Treatments (compost Manure And Potassium Nitrate Fertilizer) On The Mechanical Properties Of Eggplant (cv. Bello) Fruits
There is an urgent need for fruits enhancers due to rise in food insecurity globally. Eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum L.) fruit is one of the most widely consumed fruit in the world, and Nigeria in particular. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of using compost manure and potassium nitrate (KNO3) fertilizer as fruit enhancers in eggplant production.... Continue here

Effects Of Planting Dates And Potato (solanum Tuberosum L.) Genotypes On Late Blight Caused By Phytophthora Infestans (mont.) De Bary Epidemics, Growth And Tuber Yields In Southern Ethiopia
The study was conducted at Chencha in Southern Ethiopia during the 2018 and 2019 main cropping years to determine the effects of planting dates and potato genotypes on late blight epidemics and yields related traits; as well as identify optimum planting date and potato genotypes which show low levels of late blight severity with high tuber yields under a natural... Continue here

Diversity Of Scale Insects (hemiptera: Coccomorpha) Attacking Citrus Trees In Machakos, Makueni, Kilifi And Kwale Counties, Kenya
Citrus farming is a major source of revenue for large and small-scale farmers in Kenya. Citrus production is confronted with threats from pests and diseases. Surveys of citrus farms in Kilifi, Kwale, Machakos and Makueni counties, Kenya in July/August (dry season) and in November/December (wet season), 2019 were conducted to identify scale insect pests (Hemiptera:... Continue here

Effect Of Replacing Wheat-bran With Cheka-residue As Energy Supplement On Weight Gain, Nutrient Digestibility And Economic Efficiency Of Woyto-guji Goats In Konso, Southern Ethiopia
The experiment was conducted on former Konso Woreda, now Konso Zone, Baide station. The aim of the study was to determine cheka-residue as an economic source of energy feed to replace wheat bran through evaluating its effect on weight gain and nutrient digestibility. Twenty intact yearling woyto-guji bucks selected from Baide CBBP association were divided in to... Continue here

The Effect Of Intra And Inter-row Spacing On Growth, Yield And Yield Attributes Of Sesame (sesamum Indicum L.) Under Irrigated Condition In Benna Tsemay Distinct, South Omo Zone, Ethiopia
Sesame is cultivated almost in all the tropical and subtropical countries of Asia and Africa. However, the yield of this crop is limited due to the lack of appropriate plant density among others discourage factors. Therefore, the field study was conducted during the 2018 and 2019 planting season with the objective of evaluating the effect of intra and inter-row... Continue here

Yield Response Of Nigerian Rice Agriculture (1970-2017)
Over the years, the domestic supply of rice has wielded great influence on the food security and self-sufficiency status of Nigerian households, making it one of the principal staple crops in the country. Against this backdrop, this study examines the yield response of rice to climate and non-climate variables in Nigeria. The study was conducted from data... Continue here

Efficacy Of Intra-row Spacing On The Growth And Yield Of Groundnut (arachis Hypogea (l.)) Cultivars On The Jos Plateau Nigeria
The experiment was conducted at the Federal College of Forestry Demonstration Farm in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria during the 2018 and 2019 growing seasons to determine the efficacy of intra-row spacing on the growth and yield of groundnut cultivars on the Jos, Plateau, Nigeria. A Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) was used involving four row spacings (15, 25,... Continue here

Farm Level Correlation Analysis Of Maize Supply And Market Participation In Kaduna State, Nigeria
Maize supply is limited by the structural and institutional constraints that have persisted despite market reforms in the State. The resultant effect is that smallholder subsistence farmers remain mostly outside the mainstream exchange economy, unable to take advantage of the exchange economy. Using data collected from 600 randomly selected maize farmers,... Continue here

Marker Assisted Gene Introgression In To Common Bean (phaseolus Vulgaris L) Against Angular Leaf Spot (pseudosercospora Griseola) And Anthracnose (colletotrichum Lindemuthianum)
Angular leaf spot (ALS) and Anthracnose (ANT) are important diseases of common bean in Ethiopia. This study was conducted to pyramid resistant genes for ALS and ANT diseases into advanced line and to evaluate isolines against ALS and ANT using marker assisted selection in combination with phenotypic selection. The parent AND277 donor of Phg-1 and Co-14 genes for... Continue here

Participatory Variety Selection Of Improved Orange-fleshed Sweet Potato Varieties At Gedeb District Of Gedeo Zone, Southern Ethiopia
Orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) is a bio-fortified crop that is a rich source of beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A) which is necessary for combating the problems related to vitamin A deficiency (VAD). There is an increasing demand by farmers for production and consumption of improved OFSP varieties in the study areas. In order to respond to farmer requests,... Continue here

Morphology And Yield Potential Of Sweet Potato (ipomoea Batatas L.) As Influence By Npk Fertilizer Rates And Vine Cutting Length In Jos Plateau State, Nigeria
The experiment was carried out in the demonstration farm of Federal College of Forestry Jos during the 2019 farming season to determine the effects of NPK fertilizer rates and vine cutting lengths on the growth and yield of sweet potato. The treatments include, three rates of NPK fertilizer (0, 0.2 and 0.4 kg) allocated to the main plot and two vine cutting... Continue here

Gender Analysis Of Factors Influencing Livelihood Choice Among Migrants In Cocoa-producing Communities Of Ondo State, Nigeria
The study analysed gender specific factors influencing livelihood choice among migrants in cocoa-producing communities of Ondo State Nigeria to enhance inclusiveness and gender equity in rural economy. A multi-stage sampling procedure was adopted to select 220 respondents across the study area. Structured interview schedule was used to elicit information. Data... Continue here

Review Of Acridity In Taro [colocasia Esculenta (l) Schott]: Its Health And Economic Impact, And Possible Reduction Mechanisms
Taro is primarily grown for the corm, which is a staple food for millions of people. It is an annual herbaceous plant that belongs to the oxalate-rich food group. Oxalate is a naturally occurring plant metabolite that is present in all plant-derived human diets. The accumulation of oxalate by crops and pasture plants has a negative impact on the nutritional... Continue here

Profitability Of The Use Of Poultry Manure For Cucumber (cucumis Sativus L.) Production In Iwollo, Southeastern Nigeria
A field experiment was conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm of Enugu state polytechnic, Iwollo, Southeastern Nigeria in 2020 to evaluate the profitability of the use of poultry manure for cucumber production in the area. The study was carried out in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with four replications. The treatment comprised different rates of... Continue here

Effect Of Different Planting Dates On The Growth Attributes Of Cultivars Of Cocoyam (colocasia Esculenta And Xanthosoma Sagitifolum) In The Rainforest Zone Of Anambra State, Nigeria
The experiment was conducted in 2019 at the Teaching and Research Farm of Department of Crop Science and Horticulture, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Anambra State. The aim was to establish the best planting date for cocoyam cultivars. The experiment consisted of three cultivars (Ede nkiti, Akili Nssuka and Ede oyibo) as main factor while... Continue here

Assessing The Efficacy Of Wild Basil (ocimum Americanum L. (walp)) In The Management Of Cowpea Weevil (callosobruchus Maculatus)
Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) belongs to the family Fabaceae and is one of the pulses that suffer postharvest losses greatly. The major insect that attacks stored cowpea seed in Kenya is the cowpea weevil (Callosobruchus maculatus). The insect can damage 100% of stored cowpea seeds causing weight loss of up to 60%. Although insecticides are widely... Continue here

Evaluation Of Different Blended Fertilizer Types And Rates For Better Yield Of Common Bean (phaseolus Vulgaris L.) At Mirab Abaya, Southern Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, the common bean has been cultivated in different parts of the country. However, average national and regional yield is low due to various biotic and abiotic stresses like diseases, insect pests, drought, and nutritional deficiencies. Hence, this experiment was conducted in 2018 and 2019 cropping season to determine the optimum rates and types of... Continue here

Performance Evaluation Of Common Bean [phaseolus Vulgaris (l.)] Varieties For Yield And Yield Components At Jinka, Southern Ethiopia
A field experiment was conducted on the research field of Jinka Agricultural Center, South Omo Zone, Southern Ethiopia using eighteen improved common bean [Phaseolus vulgaris (L.)] varieties under rainfed conditions from 2019 to 2020 main cropping seasons. The objective of the study was to select the best performing common bean varieties in the target areas. The... Continue here

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