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Estimation of optimum plot dimensions and replication number for wheat experimentation in Ethiopia
(African Crop Science Society, 2000)
Bread wheat was row and broadcast sown using uniform crop management practices on a research station soil classified as a haplic Nitisol, situated in a major wheat producing region of Ethiopia, during the 1996 and 1997 ...
Implication of rate and time of nitrogen application on wheat (Triticum aestivum. l .) yield and quality in Kenya
(Elewa BioSciences, 2011)
In Kenya, Nitrogen is the first limiting macro-element on many farms where bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) has been grown continuously for more than a decade. On-farm trials were conducted in Kenya by superimposing the ...
Price co-integration analyses of food crop markets: The case of wheat and teff commodities in Northern Ethiopia
(Academic Journals, 2012)
This paper examines the role of market price information dissemination on the co-integration of grain market prices in Northern Ethiopia. Results are based on bi-monthly retail price data on wheat and teff commodities ...
Diagnostic research to enable adoption of transgenic crop varieties by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Academic Journals, 2003)
Diagnostic research is important in helping to create an enabling environment for promising biotechnology products in smallholder agriculture, before rather than after release. The biotechnology products that now hold ...
Factors influencing adoption of stress-tolerant maize hybrid (WH 502) in western Kenya
(Academic Journals, 2007)
Non-adoption of suitable maize varieties was identified as the second most important constraint responsible for low maize yields in western Kenya. In order to increase adoption of suitable varieties it is important to know ...
Grass weed competition with bread wheat in Ethiopia. 2: Prediction of grain yield loss and implications for economic weed control
(African Crop Science Society, 1996)
Two multi-year studies were conducted in Ethiopia to examine the effects of competition by the predominant grass weed species on bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). In the first experiment, the effects of four grass weed ...
On-farm evaluation of alternative bread wheat production technologies in northwestern Ethiopia
(African Crop Science Society, 1995)
Wheat ( Triticum spp.) is a major crop grown in northwestern Ethiopia. The primary wheat production constraints in this area include low soil fertility, use of unimproved and disease-susceptible varieties, and high weed ...
Experiences with the biosafety regulatory system in Kenya during the introduction, testing and development of Bt maize
(Academic Journals, 2011)
The introduction of genetically modified (GM) crops in Kenya is governed by a biotechnology policy, a biosafety law, and a biotechnology awareness strategy to enable research and development of GM crops. In addition, Kenya ...
Evaluation of stem borer resistance management strategies for Bt maize in Kenya based on alternative host refugia
(Academic Journals, 2011)
Stem borers are the major insect pests of maize in Kenya. The use of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) technology is an effective way of controlling lepidopteran pests. However, the likelihood of development of resistance to ...