Volume 10, Issue 4, December 2022

  • Assessment of Postharvest Losses of Fruits in West Shewa Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia

    Asfaw Shaka Gosa, Mosisa Chewaka Aga, Refisa Jebessa Geleta

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, December 2022
    Pages: 89-96
    Received: 29 September 2022
    Accepted: 7 November 2022
    Published: 11 November 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.plant.20221004.11
    Abstract: Fruit postharvest losses are a serious problem that many Ethiopian farmers face, and quantifying the magnitudes of postharvest losses is critical for identifying causal variables and developing strategies to reduce losses. This study was carried out in 2018/19 in west Shewa, Ethiopia, to assess the magnitude of selected fruits postharvest losses an... Show More
  • Effect of Biological and Chemical Fertilizers Combination on Yield of Mung Bean (Vigna radiate L. Wilczek) at Hawassa Southern Ethiopia

    Tamirat Tadewos, Tewodros Ayalew, Tarekegn Yoseph

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, December 2022
    Pages: 97-104
    Received: 13 September 2022
    Accepted: 15 November 2022
    Published: 22 November 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.plant.20221004.12
    Abstract: An integrated use of biological and chemical fertilizers is beneficial in achieving sustainable crop yield improvement during the era of climate change. At the same time, dependency on chemical fertilizer is not recommendable particularly for small-scale farmers who have options of using organic sources of fertilizer, due to its unaffordable cost f... Show More
  • Determination of NPS Fertilizer Rate Based on Calibrated Phosphorus for Maize in Dabo Hana District, Buno Bedele Zone, Western Oromia

    Dagne Chimdessa

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 4, December 2022
    Pages: 105-110
    Received: 17 October 2022
    Accepted: 12 November 2022
    Published: 29 December 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.plant.20221004.13
    Abstract: Periodic assessment of soil fertility status and plant nutrients requirement of a given area has vital role in enhancing sustainable crop production. A study was conducted in Dabo Hana district on twelve farmers' fields during 2018 and 2019 main cropping seasons to determine NPS fertilizer rate based on calibrated phosphorus for maize. The experime... Show More