Journal of Plant Sciences

Volume 11, Issue 4, August 2023

  • Stimulatory Effects of Flakes and Compost Amendment Based on Tithonia diversifolia on the Quality of PIF Plantain Seedlings Growth and Tolerance to Mycosphaerella fijiensis

    Meshuneké Arouna, Dakolé Daboy Charles, Wassom Damien Fabrice, Fotsing Silatsa Landry, Elock Mbang Gaston, Kengoum Djam Marie Paule, Ché William Asah, Kom Timma Jospin Walter, Niemenak Nicolas, Boudjeko Thaddée, Ewané Cécile Annie

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4, August 2023
    Pages: 107-120
    Received: Jun. 12, 2023
    Accepted: Jul. 05, 2023
    Published: Jul. 17, 2023
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    Abstract: Plantain (Musa AAB) in the banana family of Musaceae, contribute to food security for sub-Saharan African population due to its high energy value (128.6 kcal/100 g), minerals (potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus), dietary fiber and vitamins (A, B and C) as well as poverty alleviation for millions of people in these regions. However, plantain ... Show More
  • Rapid Species Discrimination of High Value Hardwood -- Pterocarpus macrocarpus via Real-Time PCR

    Jiaying Wang, Jihong Zhang, Weijun Duan, Xianfeng Chen, Yan Wang

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4, August 2023
    Pages: 121-127
    Received: Jun. 20, 2023
    Accepted: Jul. 08, 2023
    Published: Jul. 17, 2023
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    Abstract: Pterocarpus macrocarpus, a perennial, woody tree, is considered as a commercially valuable species with various applications in furniture making, building materials, drug development, and dyeing. The genus Pterocarpus comprises 66 species growing throughout the tropics, with P. macrocarpus and P. indicus being morphologically closely related, leadi... Show More
  • Soybean (Glycine max) Yield Loss Due to Weeds at Jimma, Ethiopia

    Tigist Bidira, Tamiru Shimales, Tekleeyesus Firde

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4, August 2023
    Pages: 128-130
    Received: Jun. 14, 2023
    Accepted: Jul. 14, 2023
    Published: Jul. 26, 2023
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    Abstract: Weeds are a serious and economically more harmful than insects and crop diseases in soybean. Assessment of crop yield and economic losses due to weeds in soybean is an important aspect which helps in designing appropriate management strategies against weeds. A study was conducted at Jimma Agricultural Research Center to estimate the yield loss due ... Show More
  • Evaluation and Stability Analysis of Early Maturing Soybean (Glycine Max L.) Genotypes in Lowland Agro Ecologies of Ethiopia

    Masreshaw Yirga, Yechalew Sileshi, Demelash Bassa

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4, August 2023
    Pages: 131-135
    Received: Jun. 29, 2023
    Accepted: Jul. 24, 2023
    Published: Jul. 31, 2023
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    Abstract: Soybean is becoming the most important oil crops in Ethiopia. The national soybean breeding program is working to develop high-yielding, adaptable and stable varieties to increase production and productivity in the country. Breeding for early-maturing varieites is currently given due emphasis to overcome soybean production drawbacks in moisture def... Show More
  • Influences of Salient Agronomic Practices for Mitigation of Biennial Bearing in Coffee (Coffea arabica L.)

    Dawit Merga, Daba Etana

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4, August 2023
    Pages: 136-143
    Received: Jun. 21, 2023
    Accepted: Jul. 10, 2023
    Published: Aug. 09, 2023
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    Abstract: Coffea arabica L. is a perennial cash crop which is highly affected by biennial bearing. Most of the time, agronomic practices are applied with the objectives of boosting coffee productivity and production. But very less emphasis on their role of mitigating coffee yield bienniality. Most literatures and scholars didn’t clearly and directly indicate... Show More
  • Application of Stable Isotope and Multi-Element Analysis in the Origin Traceability of Teak (Tectona spp.) Imported into China

    Haibo Wang, Bo Lu, Xiaowei Kang, Ming Ma, Jianguo Chen

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4, August 2023
    Pages: 144-149
    Received: Jul. 21, 2023
    Accepted: Aug. 10, 2023
    Published: Aug. 22, 2023
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    Abstract: Teak (Tectona spp.) is a precious species with high commercial value. Its characteristics vary from different growth regions, and its value will also be different. There has been a lack of reliable technological means to trace the origin of teak from various countries. In this study, we collected samples of teak trees in Myanmar, Cote d'Ivoire, and... Show More