Scientific Journal of Crop Science http://sjournals.com/index.php/sjcs <p>Scientific Journal of Crop Science (SJCS)is an international peer-reviewed scientific journal publishes the original research on all aspects of crop sciences. Scope of the journal includes: crop agronomy, production, genetics and breeding, germplasm, crop protection, soil sciences, postharvest systems and utilization, agroforestry, crop-animal interactions, environmental issues and agricultural information.</p> Sjournals en-US Scientific Journal of Crop Science 2322-1690 Pre-extension Demonstration of Improved Fenugreek Varieties in Bale zone, Southeastern Oromia, Ethiopia http://sjournals.com/index.php/sjcs/article/view/313 <p>Pre-extension demonstration of improved fenugreek varieties was conducted in Goro and Ginnir districts of Bale zone. The main objective of the study was to demonstrate and evaluate recently released (Burka) variety along with standard and local checks. The demonstration was under taken on single plot of 10mx10m area for each variety with row planting, recommended full package. Mini-field day involving different stakeholders was organized at each respective site. Yield data per plot was recorded and analysed using descriptive statistics, while farmers’ preference to the demonstrated varieties was identified using focused group discussion and summarized using pair wise ranking methods. The demonstration result revealed that Hundaol variety performed better than the other varieties followed by Burka and Local varieties with an average yield of 11.44qtha<sup>-1</sup>, 9.3 qtha<sup>-1</sup>, and 8.175 qtha<sup>-1</sup> respectively. Furthermore, Hundaol and Burka varieties were selected by farmers. Thus, Hundaol and Burka varieties were recommended for further scaling up.</p> Bayeta Gadissa Amare Biftu Ayalew Sida Copyright (c) 2020 Bayeta Gadissa, Amare Biftu, Ayalew Sida https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2020-03-20 2020-03-20 9 3 Pre-extension Demonstration of Improved Malt Barley Varieties in Bale and West Arsi Zones, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia http://sjournals.com/index.php/sjcs/article/view/477 <p>Pre-extension demonstration of improved malt barley varieties was conducted in Dodola district of West Arsi zone and Goba and Dinsho districts of Bale zone using two recently released (Singitan and IBON 174/03) improved varieties against Bokoji-1 (standard check) and Holker (local check).The main objective of the study was to demonstrate and evaluate improved malt barley varieties in order to enhance farmers to select best fit variety/ies for their localities. Mini-field day involving different stakeholders was organized at each respective site. Yield data per plot was recorded and analysed using descriptive statistics, while farmers’ preference to the demonstrated varieties was identified using focused group discussion and summarized using pair wise ranking methods. The demonstration result revealed that IBON 174/03 variety performed better than the others. &nbsp;Furthermore, farmers selected this variety. Therefore IBON 174/03 was recommended for further scaling up.</p> Ayalew Sida Amare Biftu Bayeta Gadissa Copyright (c) 2020 Ayalew Sida, Amare Biftu, Bayeta Gadissa https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2020-03-20 2020-03-20 9 3