Agricultural Advances <p>The Agricultural Advances (AA) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, published by Sjournals (Scientific Journals). It publishes original research, applied, and educational articles in all areas of agricultural science. Authors are encouraged to submit complete unpublished and original works, which are not under review in any other journals. The scopes of the journal include, but not limited to, the following topic areas: Agricultural &amp; Biological Engineering, Agricultural &amp; Extension Education, Agricultural Economics &amp; Rural Sociology, Crop &amp; Soil Sciences, Dairy &amp; Animal Science , Entomology , Food Science, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Poultry Science, School of Forest Resources, Veterinary &amp; Biomedical Sciences.</p> en-US (Executive Managing Editor) (Farhad Jazideh) Tue, 10 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 Performance stability for grain yield and genotypes by environment interaction in field pea genotypes in the highlands of Bale Southeastern Ethiopia <p>Thirteen field pea genotypes were evaluated along with two standard checks, Harena and Tullushenen, and local cultivar for three consecutive years 2016 to 2018 main cropping season, bona, in the highlands of Bale, Southeastern Ethiopia. The study was conducted using randomized complete block design with four replication in order to identify high yielding, stable field pea genotypes with resistance or tolerant types of reaction for major diseases in the study areas. Genotypes X environment interaction and grain yield stability were analyzed and estimated using AMMI model analysis. The AMMI model analysis revealed significant variation for genotypes, environment, genotype x environment interaction at (P&lt;0.01%.). The environment accounted for 82.99% of the total variation for yield whereas the genotypes accounted for 9.54% and the Genotypes x environment interaction explained for 7.46% of the total variation for grain yield. This indicates that the tested genotypes responded differently to the environment or the environment differently discriminate the genotypes. The first two AMMI components also showed significant variation and totally accounted for 55.45% which indicates at the model fit for this study. Based on the stability parameters like ASV and GSI used to discriminate the stable genotypes, G14, G8 G4, G16 and G3 had lower ASV and showed stable performance over the testing environments. In order to reduce the effect of GE interaction and to make selection of genotypes more precise and refined, both yield and stability of performance should be considered simultaneously. Accordingly, genotypes with code, G5, G4 and G14 had lower GSI indicating stable performance. But G5 had almost equal mean grain yield with the check (G14). Furthermore, this genotype besides its stable performance over the tested environment, it showed tolerant types of reaction for Powdery mildew, Downey mildew and Aschochtya blight. Therefore, G4, (ACC32003-2) was identified as candidate genotypes to be verified in the coming cropping season for possible release for the highlands of Bale and similar agro-ecologies.</p> Tadele Tadesse, Gashaw Sefera, Belay Asmare, Amanuel Tekalign Copyright (c) 2020 Tadele Tadesse, Gashaw Sefera, Belay Asmare, Amanuel Tekalign Wed, 18 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Different levels and methods of NPS application impact on yield and yield components of Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) in Bale highlands, South eastern Ethiopia <p>A field experiment was conducted at two locations in Bale, South eastern Ethiopia (Selka and Agarfa) for two consecutive years (2018-2019) to study the responses of improved Faba bean to rates and methods of NPS application and assessing the economic feasibility. The treatments were six levels of NPS (25, 50, 75, 100, and 125 kg ha<sup>-1</sup>) and two methods of application (Broadcasting and Band application) laid in randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications. Faba bean variety ‘Alloshe’ was used as a test crop. The analysis showed that almost all parameters studied were not significantly (P&lt;0.05) affected by the main effect of blended NPS fertilizer and methods of application at both locations over years. This could be due to relatively medium to high accumulation of studied nutrients in the soil and conducive environmental conditions in the specific area. Therefore, based on this findings future research should focus on prior soil test based fertilizers recommendations.</p> Reta Dargie, Tamiru Meleta, Kissi Wakweya Copyright (c) 2020 Reta Dargie, Tamiru Meleta, Kissi Wakweya Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000