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Varieties and Nitrogen Effect on Sorghum Yield and Striga Infestation


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Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) is an important food crop in the Ethiopian agriculture. However, the crop’s production is constrained by many biotic and abiotic factors. Amongst Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth is the most tenacious, prolific and destructive agricultural pests to sorghum crop.This pest is most abundant and damaging on soils of low fertility and nitrogen is an essential element for reversing this effect. Field experiment was conducted during 2008 (2000/01 E.C.) crop growing rainy season Northern Ethiopia to study the productivity response of sorghum varieties to different rates of nitrogen application under naturally Striga infested field. Results showed that application of N-fertilizer at different rates significantly increased plant height, leaf area, leaf area index, panicle length, yield per panicle, 1000 grain weight, grain yield, Stover yield and harvest index over the control.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC45337
AuthorGebrelibanos Gebremariam
Number of Pages112
Publishing Year2012-10-20T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypeAgriculture & farming
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
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