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International Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science

Survey of diseases of major crops in Darolebu district, West Hararge, Ethiopia

Berhanu Tamiru Emana

Accepted 02 July, 2015.

Citation: Emana BT (2014). Survey of diseases of major crops in Darolebu district, West Hararge, Ethiopia. International Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science, 2(2): 043-045.

Copyright: © 2015 Emana BT. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.

Abstract

A survey was conducted in 2012 to assess diseases on major crops grown in Darolebu district, west Hararge zone. More than 15 sites and more than 20 crops were visited at research center and on farmers’ field. Eight diseases on sorghum, four on maize, and two on haricot bean, one on ground nut were recorded. The expected yield of cereal crops in this cropping season from the cultivated land is far below the national average. Some of the farmers responded that no improved technologies such as improved seeds, fertilizers, fungicides are available to increase their yield. From this study the major diseases on different crops are identified and there is a need to introduce improved crop production techniques with full package and practical integrated disease management program.

Key words: Diseases, major crops, integrated disease management

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