Articles by Author: Assefa Balcha

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  1. <em>Wadaja</em> Ritual: Portrait of a Wallo Cultural Coping Mechanism

    <em>Wadaja</em> Ritual: Portrait of a Wallo Cultural Coping Mechanism

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies
    This article looks at the extent of the Oromo influence on the indigenous cosmology and healing practices of the pre-Oromo inhabitants of Wallo. In particular, Oromo influence is illustrated by the wadaja, a widely-practiced ceremony of communal prayer which we...
  2. Variability among barley landraces in response to waterlogging stress in the greenhouse

    Variability among barley landraces in response to waterlogging stress in the greenhouse

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Barley production, in some parts of the Ethiopian central highlands, is constrained by seasonal waterlogging. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in growth, nutrient uptake and concentration under waterlogging stress between landraces varying in tolerance. A three...
  3. Models for estimation of carbon sequestered by <em>Cupressus lusitanica</em> plantation stands at Wondo Genet, Ethiopia

    Models for estimation of carbon sequestered by <em>Cupressus lusitanica</em> plantation stands at Wondo Genet, Ethiopia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
    This study compared models for estimating carbon sequestered aboveground in Cupressus lusitanica plantation stands at Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Ethiopia. Relationships of carbon storage with tree component and stand age were also investigated. Thirty trees of...
  4. Selection of drought-tolerant tef (<em>Eragrostis tef</em>) genotypes using drought tolerance indices

    Selection of drought-tolerant tef (<em>Eragrostis tef</em>) genotypes using drought tolerance indices

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Drought stress is one of the major abiotic constraints affecting production and productivity of tef (Eragrostis tef). Genetic resources and selection methodologies are among the prerequisites to improve the efficiency of breeding for drought tolerance. The objectives of this study...