Aims and Scope
Rural Youth Employability Trends and the COVID-19 PandemicLiva Grinevica, Baiba Rivza and Peteris Rivza
The Open Agriculture Journal, 2022; 16: e187433152210030.
Electronic Publication Date: November 25, 2022
Biotechnological Approaches to Increase the Bacterial and Fungal Disease Resistance in PotatoOlena Kvasko, Yuliia Kolomiiets, Anastasiia Buziashvili and Alla Yemets
The Open Agriculture Journal, 2022; 16: e187433152210070.
Electronic Publication Date: November 22, 2022
The Growth-promoting and Antipathogenic Effects of Microorganisms Isolated from Solanum nigrum L. and Inoculated in Solanum lycopersicum L.Vira V. Borodai, Yuliia V. Kolomiiets, Artur F. Likhanov, Liubov B. Zelena, Lyudmyla M. Butsenko, Kateryna I. Shemetun, Andrii M. Churilov and Yaroslav B. Blume
The Open Agriculture Journal, 2022; 16: e187433152208180.
Electronic Publication Date: October 14, 2022
Assessment of Mineralized Nitrogen During Maize Growth Succeeding Different Winter Cover Crops in the Mediterranean EnvironmentAdelaide Perdigão, José L. S. Pereira, Nuno Moreira, Henrique Trindade and João Coutinho
The Open Agriculture Journal, 2022; 16: e187433152208150.
Electronic Publication Date: September 30, 2022
Applications of Myostatin in Poultry and Aquaculture - A ReviewAyoola John Shoyombo, Yakubu Abdulmojeed, Olubunmi Olayinka Alabi, Mustapha Ayodele Popoola, Ekemini Moses Okon and Damilare Olaniyi Arije
The Open Agriculture Journal, 2022; 16: e187433152208010.
Electronic Publication Date: September 27, 2022
Genetic Diversity of Omani Durum Wheat (Triticum turgidum sub sp. durum) LandracesAli H. Al Lawati, Saleem K Nadaf, Nadiya A. AlSaady, Saleh A. Al Hinai, Almandhar Almamari, Masoud H. Al Adawi, Rashid S. Al Hinai, Abdulaziz Al Maawali
The Sultanate of Oman is rich in diversity of the most important crops like wheat, which not only has a global significance but is also regarded as one of the strategic crops in the country. The country has an ancient cultivation history of both bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.s.l.) and durum wheat (Triticum turgidum sub sp. durum) because of its characteristic location on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula. Wheat landraces constitute the prime genetic resources of cultivated wheat not only in Oman but also in several MENA (the Middle East and North Africa) countries. Indigenous landraces have paramount significance for their potential utilization in crop improvement and conservation programs. Hence, the present study was undertaken to subject 17 indigenous durum wheat accessions for analyses of diversity to select parents for hybridization in national crop improvement programs.
Materials and Methods:
The trial was conducted consecutively for two cropping seasons (2017-2018 and 2018-2019) during winter from November to March on the layouts of a loamy soil site under sprinkler irrigation system in Augmented Design with five check varieties replicated five times randomized and distributed throughout the experimental area under spacing and crop husbandry practices as per national recommendations. The data on 9 quantitative (Plant descriptors) and 6 qualitative traits on the presence (score 1) or absence (score 0) of pigmentation on 6 plant parts were collected. These traits were subjected to both Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Hierarchical Cluster Analysis (HCA) to comprehend the contribution of these characters towards diversity and form prime diverse clusters from 17 indigenous durum wheat landraces to select appropriate parents for crossing.
The results indicated that indigenous durum wheat accessions were significantly different (p>0.05) with respect to all the quantitative characters except the number of tillers. Of 36 combinations of associations among 9 agro-morphological characters’ studied, only six correlations involving four characters viz. tiller no., spikelets/ spike, grains/spike, and grain length were found significant (p<0.05). The results of two multivariate analyses indicated the formation of four diverse clusters with different compositions of accessions, thus not supporting each other in discerning diversity. The parents were selected for hybridization for improving characters of growth for higher yield or productivity with one or two identifying markers of pigmentation on plant parts.
The indigenous durum wheat landraces / accessions were found to be more diverse and potential for use in the national crop improvement programs for higher productivity.
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Finger Millet as a Sustainable Feedstock for Bioethanol ProductionNovember 27, 2020
Fermentation of Sweet Sorghum Syrup Under Reduced Pressure for Bioethanol ProductionMarch 20, 2020
Isolation and Characterization of Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria from Phosphate Solid Sludge of the Moroccan Phosphate MinesJuly 30, 2020
Influence of Nitrogen Application and Drip Irrigation on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Yield of Cardoon Crop (Cynara cardunculus L.)December 31, 2019
Induction of Bacterial Canker Resistance in Tomato Plants Using Plant Growth Promoting RhizobacteriaSeptember 30, 2019
Morphological, Biochemical, and Molecular Analysis of Origanum vulgare L.