Germination characters as affected by seed priming of some safflower cultivars under salinity stress – IJAAR

Safflower cultivarsBy: A. E. Sharief


To investigate the effect of seed priming treatments i.e. NaCl or KNo3 and non-primed seed of some safflower cultivars i.e. Giza 1, Line 168, and Line1697 on critical stage of germination under salinity concentrations of. 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 dSm-1 NaCl. Continue reading


Investigation the heterosis, pollen and maternal tissue effects in qualitative characteristics of fruit in tomato – JBES

fruit in tomatoBy: Jamileh Rahaii


To investigate the magnitude of heterosis, metaxenia and cytoplasmic effects of qualitative traits, such as the percentage of total soluble solids, the percentage of titratable acidity, pH, total soluble solids/titratable acidity ratio, Continue reading

Yield potential and adaptability of medium duration Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L. Millsp.) genotypes in dry parts of North Rift Valley, Kenya – IJAAR

Cajanus cajanBy: Juliana J. Cheboi


Pigeonpea is an important crop in Semi- Arid tropical and sub- tropical areas. Although it is reported to have wide adaptability to different climates and soils, 98.7% of its production in Kenya is concentrated mainly in three counties (Machakos, Kitui and Makueni) but remains neglected and underutilized in North Rift Valley. Continue reading

Resistance of Kenyan wheat germplasm to Fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol contamination – IJAAR

Fusarium head blight,By: John M. Wagacha


Fusarium head blight (FHB) of wheat causes quantitative and qualitative reduction in yield. Cultivar resistance is the most effective method of managing the disease. This study evaluated the resistance of wheat germplasm currently available in Kenya to Fusarium head blight and deoxynivalenol (DON) contamination. Continue reading

Genetic diversity of character agronomy population single seed descent – IJAAR

single seedBy: Arvita N. Sihaloho


Selection of the population F3 and F4 by method single seed descent was to obtain information about the genetic diversity character agronomy and yield components. The experiment was conducted at experimental field of the Agency for Biotechnology and Genetic Resource, Bogor start October 2012 to May 2013. Continue reading