Journal of Morphology and Anatomy

ISSN: 2684-4265

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  • Review Article
    Maize Lethal Necrosis a Viral Disease, an Emerging Treat to Maize Production in Ethiopia: A Review
    Author(s): Abera M and Belay BAbera M and Belay B

    In Ethiopia the majority of small holder farmers are practicing subsistence farming on less than a hectare of land. But the largest component of the farmers is growing and producing of maize on the subsistence farm. It accounts 55.6% yield production among cereals. But currently newly emerging viral diseases is limiting its production in Ethiopia since introduced in the year 2013/2014 cropping season in the Upper Awash Valley areas. This disease was latter recognized as Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) to cause various levels of damage ranging from low infection rate to total crop failure. The exact time of MLND occurrence in Ethiopia is not determined but its presence was confirmed in 2014. Subsequent assessments and reports indicated that the disease is widely distributed in major maize producing areas of Ethiopia; namely, Amhara, Benishangul-Gumuz (BSG), Oromia, Southern Nation.. Read More»

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