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Infra-specific folk taxonomy in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) in Ethiopia: folk nomenclature, classification, and criteria
  • F. Mekbib
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine
  • 27 December 2007
BackgroundSorghum is one of the main staple food crops for the poorest and most food insecure people of the world. As Ethiopia is the centre of origin and diversity for sorghum, the crop has beenExpand
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Farmer and formal breeding of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) and the implications for integrated plant breeding
Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) is the fifth most important cereal crop worldwide and it is the fourth most important crop in Ethiopia. The national average yield amounts 1302 kg/ha. In orderExpand
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Genetic erosion of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) in the centre of diversity, Ethiopia
  • F. Mekbib
  • Biology
  • Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution
  • 1 May 2008
The Ethiopian region is characterised by a wide range of agro-climatic conditions, which accounted for the enormous resources of agro-biodiversity that exist in the country. The most important ofExpand
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Response to Soil Acidity of Common Bean Genotypes ( Phaseolus vulgaris L .) Under Field Conditions at Nedjo, Western Ethiopia
Soil acidity has become a serious threat to crop production in most  highlands of Ethiopia in general and in the western part of the country in particular. A field experiment was conducted toExpand
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Farmers' Seed System of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) in the Center of Diversity
ABSTRACT Farmers' seed system is defined as a system in which seed selection, seed production, seed storage, seed management and seed diffusion are integrated with crop production. Formal seed systemExpand
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Genotype x environment interaction on sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) seed yield
Sesame is an oilseed crop grown for its seed and oil for local and export markets and is a great source of income for farmers, traders, processers and the national economy of Ethiopia. However, itsExpand
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Farmers' Breeding of Sorghum in the Center of Diversity, Ethiopia: I. Socioecotype Differentiation, Varietal Mixture and Selection Efficiency
ABSTRACT Sorghum is one of the main staple crops for the poorest and most food insecure people of the world. Ethiopia being the center of origin and diversity for sorghum, the crop has beenExpand
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Trait associations in common bean genotypes grown under drought stress and field infestation by BSM bean fly
Abstract Understanding functional relations among plant traits and their modulation by growing conditions is imperative in designing selection strategies for breeding programs. This study assessedExpand
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Genotype x Environment and Stability Analysis of Oil Content in Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Evaluated Across Diverse Agro-ecologies of the Awash Valleys in Ethiopia
Aim: To estimate the nature and magnitude of GEI interaction for oil content in sesame varieties and to identify stable and promising varieties for general and specific adaptations across the areasExpand
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Genetic Diversity of Ethiopian Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L) Walp] Genotypes Using Multivariate Analyses
አህፅሮት ደገራ በድርቅ ተጋላጭ በሆኑ የኢትዮጵያ ክፍሎች የሚበቅልና ዝቅተኛ ገቢ ባላቸዉ አርሶ አደሮች የሚመረት ባለብዙ ጥቅም ጥራጥሬ ነዉ፡፡በደገራ ዝርያወች ዉስጥ ያለዉ የዘረመል ልዩነት መረጃ ማወቅ ለሰብል ማሻሻል እና አሁን ያሉትን የዘረመል ሀብቶች በብቃት ለመጠቀም በጣም አስፈላጊ ነዉ፡፡ስለዚህ ከጥናቱExpand
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