Software Engineering

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Pre-Scaling up of In Situ Moisture Conservation Techniques on Maize (Zea mays L.) Yield in Dugda District

Received: Dec. 11, 2020 Accepted: Aug. 24, 2021 Published: Sep. 3, 2021

DOI: 10.11648/j.se.20210903.11 Views: Download:

Authors

Dulo Husen, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Adami Tulu Agricultural Research Center, Batu, Ethiopia

Zelalem Shalemew, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Adami Tulu Agricultural Research Center, Batu, Ethiopia

Ayub Jelde, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Adami Tulu Agricultural Research Center, Batu, Ethiopia

Anbase Ambomsa, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Adami Tulu Agricultural Research Center, Batu, Ethiopia

Tesfaye Gemechu, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Adami Tulu Agricultural Research Center, Batu, Ethiopia

Abstract

The activity was conducted during 2019 cropping season in Dugda District of Tepho Choroke Peasant Association. The objective was to scale up the selected in-situ moisture conservation structures (Tied ridge and furrow closed at both ends) with maize crop, improved farmers' knowledge and skills on application of improved technology through training and analyzed cost benefit of the structures. Five FREG groups were established in Tepho Choro Peasant Association of Dugda district. The total number FREG members were hold 30 male and 10 female farmers. A total of 130 farmers and 22 experts were participated on the training respectively. The mean yield obtained from tied ridge and furrow closed at both ends were 99.41 and 86.74 kg ha-1, respectively and sold 850 Birr Qt-1 at the current price. The net benefit obtained from tied ridge and furrow closed at both ends were 56,230 and 45,194-Birr ha-1 respectively. This implied that, the profit obtained from tied ridge was much better than furrow closed at both ends. This structure is much better in increasing yield and crop residue of maize. In addition, the total estimated profit obtained from furrow closed at both end are much better than the usual farmers practice. This also implied that in-situ moisture conservation structure (tied ridge and furrow closed at both ends) are more economical and better if it is more scale up in the study area and similar agro ecologies. Extension worker and district Agricultural Bureau should have given a great attention to scaling up these technologies to overcome problem of moisture deficit and food insecurity and improve agricultural production in the study area and similar agr-ecologies.

Keywords

FREG, Furrow Closed at End, Moisture Deficit, Net Benefit, Tied Ridge

To cite this article

Dulo Husen, Zelalem Shalemew, Ayub Jelde, Anbase Ambomsa, Tesfaye Gemechu, Pre-Scaling up of In Situ Moisture Conservation Techniques on Maize (Zea mays L.) Yield in Dugda District, Software Engineering. Vol. 9, No. 3, 2021, pp. 53-58. doi: 10.11648/j.se.20210903.11

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