Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research

Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2593-9173

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Getachew Beyene

Department of Natural Resources Management, Wachemo University, Hosaena, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Apple Production and Soil Fertility Management by Smallholder Farmers in Sentele Watershed in Southern Ethiopia
    Author(s): Getachew Beyene*, Nigussie Dechassa, Alemayehu Regassa and Lemma Wogi

    Production of apple (Malus domestica Borkh) has been promoted in Ethiopia owing to suitable agro-ecology in the highlands of the country with the aim of improving farmers’ income and livelihoods. However, achievements from apple production have so far remained minimal due to a number of constraints. Low soil fertility and its management are major factors that constrain productivity of the crop in the country. Therefore, this research was conducted to understand the status of apple production and identify soil fertility problems as well as soil fertility management practices that apple producing smallholder farmer conduct in Sentele watershed of southern Ethiopia. A survey of 120 apple growing households (HHs) was conducted using a semi-structured questionnaire from three purposely selected villages in three districts of the region. The districts, vi.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2593-9173.22.12.483

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