Journal of Plant Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2021

  • Effect of Seed Rate and Row Spacing on Tef (Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter) Production at Central Highlands of Ethiopia

    Almaz Meseret Gezahegn, Serkalem Tamiru

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2021
    Pages: 71-76
    Received: Feb. 26, 2021
    Accepted: Apr. 16, 2021
    Published: May 08, 2021
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    Abstract: Field experiments were conducted for three consecutive years (2012-2014) to determine optimum seed rate and row spacing for increasing productivity of tef at central highlands of Ethiopia. The experiment was designed in a randomized complete block design with a factorial combination of three levels of seed rates (5, 10 and 15 kg/ha) and three rows ... Show More
  • Sustainable Control of the Sugarcane Smut Disease Caused by Sporisorium scitamineum Piep. Using an Essential Oil of Cymbopogon citratus

    Yao Kouadio Jacques-Edouard, Kassi Koffi Fernand-Jean Martial, Kouamé Konan Didier, Kouamé Koffi Gaston, N’guessan Aya Carine, Bolou Bi Bolou Antoine, N’guessan Kangah Martial, Koné Daouda

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2021
    Pages: 77-83
    Received: Feb. 01, 2021
    Accepted: Feb. 09, 2021
    Published: May 14, 2021
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    Abstract: Sugarcane smut disease, caused by Sporisorium scitamineum, is one of the most damaging fungal diseases in the world. This study aims to evaluate the effect of treatment with a formulation based on Cymbopogon citratus essential oil on the incidence of S. scitamineum in sugarcane cultivation. The study was conducted under controlled conditions at the... Show More
  • Detection and Analysis of Rice Quality of Yunnan Purple Rice Seed Resources

    Bo Peng, Jing Qiu, Ziyi Xue, Shuang Tu, Anqi Lou, Chao Dong, Cuifeng Tang, Xinxiang A, Fang Yang, Yanming Zhang, Mengyang Zheng, Yaqin Huang, Yanyang Sun, Quanxiu Wang, Wei Zhou, Hongyu Yuan

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2021
    Pages: 84-95
    Received: Apr. 27, 2021
    Accepted: May 10, 2021
    Published: May 20, 2021
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    Abstract: Purple rice, as a special rice with important nutritional and health functions, has important scientific significance and application value for genetic improvement of purple rice and breeding of new varieties through in-depth study on its grain quality characters. In this paper, the grain quality characters of 39 kinds of purple rice introduced fro... Show More
  • Genetic Diversity Analysis of Ethiopian Yam (Dioscorea spp) from Different Geographic Origin Using Simple Sequence Repeat

    Atnafua Bekele, Endashaw Bekele

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2021
    Pages: 96-106
    Received: Sep. 16, 2020
    Accepted: May 26, 2021
    Published: Jun. 21, 2021
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    Abstract: Yam (Dioscorea spp L.) is one of root and tuber crops grown in Ethiopia as source of food and income. It is cultivated mainly in south, southwest, and western part of the country. Two hundred ten yam accessions from ten different geographic origins of major growing areas of the country were used in this study. The sprouted tubers of some accessions... Show More
  • Incidence of Plant-Destructive Nematodes and Associated Damages on Yams Grown in Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria

    Christopher Oche Eche, Obiageli Evelyn Okafor

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2021
    Pages: 107-112
    Received: May 22, 2021
    Accepted: Jun. 11, 2021
    Published: Jun. 22, 2021
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    Abstract: Plant-parasitic nematodes (PPNs) are a major risk to yam (Dioscorea spp.) production in Nigeria. With the aim of establishing plant-parasitic nematode genera associated with yam tubers in Nasarawa State in order to engender sustainable management options and mitigation policies for their control, surveys were conducted in the main yam-producing loc... Show More
  • Composition of Metabolites in Swamp Rice Varieties to Stress Tolerance Screening

    Sujinah, Swisci Margaret, Indrastuti Apri Rumanti, Nurwulan Agustiani

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, June 2021
    Pages: 113-118
    Received: May 24, 2021
    Accepted: Jun. 09, 2021
    Published: Jun. 22, 2021
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    Abstract: Rice is an important food and produces metabolites which play several roles in the defense of the plant against abiotic and biotic stress. The development of stress tolerance variety is an importance for rice production. This study aims to analyze the metabolites of rice straw extract using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). The analysis... Show More