Asian Plant Research Journal <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Plant Research Journal (ISSN: 2581-9992)</strong> aims to publish high quality papers <a href="/index.php/APRJ/general-guideline-for-authors">(Click here for Types of paper)</a> in all aspects of plant research. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> Asian Plant Research Journal en-US Asian Plant Research Journal 2581-9992 Evaluation of the Efficacy of Chemical Insecticides and Biopesticides against Flea Beetle in Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. Capitata) <p><strong>Aims: </strong>This study aimed to evaluate chemical insecticides and bio-pesticides against flea beetle in cabbage.</p> <p><strong>Study Design: </strong>The experiment was laid out at a randomized complete block design with three replications.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study: </strong>Experimental farm of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh during the period from October 2017 to March 2018.</p> <p><strong>Methodology: </strong>The experiment consisted of nine treatments viz. T<sub>1</sub>(Sevin 85 WP @ 2g/L of water), T<sub>2 </sub>(Decis 2.5 EC @ 1.0 ml/L of water), T<sub>3</sub> (Voliam flexi @ 0.5 ml/L of water), T<sub>4 </sub>(Ripcord 10 EC @ 1.0 ml/L of water), T<sub>5 </sub>(Dursban 20EC @ 1 ml L<sup>-1</sup> of water), T<sub>6</sub> (Tobacco leaf extract @ 3 g L<sup>-1</sup> of water), T<sub>7</sub> (Neem seed kernel extract @ 3 g L<sup>-1</sup> of water), T<sub>8</sub> (Bioneem plus 1 EC @ 1 ml L<sup>-1 </sup>of water) and T<sub>9</sub> (Untreated Control) were used at 7 days interval.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>Stripped flea beetle(<em>Phyllotreta striolata</em>) and white-spotted flea beetle (<em>Monolepta signata</em>), these two species of flea beetle were found in the experimental field. Among all the treatments T<sub>4 </sub>(Ripcord 10EC)performed the best in managing flea beetles based on the lowest percentage of leaf infestation (5.84%), lowest no. of holes per plant (6.13), lowest percentage of head infestation by number (18.04) and highest percentage of infestation reduction over control on all parameters at vegetative stage of plant. Again, the lowest leaf infestation intensity (5.73%), lowest number of holes per infested head (14.00), lowest percentage of infestation of head by number (6.69) were achieved at harvesting stage from the same treatment (T<sub>4</sub>) whereas the highest values of all these parameters were achieved from untreated control treatment (T<sub>9</sub>). T<sub>4</sub> treatment provided the best performance in yield where yield was increased (112.51 %) over control, giving maximum yield 75.76 tons ha<sup>-1</sup>. Bioneem plus 1 EC (T<sub>8</sub>) performed the best among the biopesticides while the neem seed kernel extract showed less effectivity against flea beetle.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>It is concluded that in case of chemical insecticides Ripcord 10EC while in case of biopesticides Bioneem plus 1 EC would be effective for flea beetle management.</p> Fatima Farhana Md. Abdul Latif Mohammed Ali ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-04-26 2021-04-26 1 10 10.9734/aprj/2021/v7i430159 Comparison of Broadcast and Row Planting Methods on Growth, Grain yield and Yield Components of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), Khost Province, Afghanistan <p>Appropriate planting method is an important work from the agronomic practices for the high and qualitative yield of wheat crop according to the agro - ecological condition of one area. This study was conducted to investigate the agronomic performance of three wheat varieties (Junt 01, Kabul 013 and Lalmi 04) in two planting methods (broadcast and row methods) in the growing season of 2019 - 2020 in Nadir shah kot District, Khost Province. The experimental design was Randomized Complete Block with three replications. Planting method differed significantly (<em>p</em> &lt; 0.05) for days to heading (DH) 50%, plant height (PH) and significantly (<em>p</em>&lt;0.01) for grain yield (GY). Row planting methods had superior means of the mentioned traits compare to broadcast method. In case of varieties, also were significant differences (<em>p</em>&lt;0.01). Junt 01 variety produced the highest GY followed by Kabul 013 and Lalmi 01 produced the lowest GY. From the study found that the above mentioned varieties to be cultivated in row planting method under Khost climate conditions, and can be used in local studied area.</p> Ahmad Yar Ahmadi Mohammad Jan Arian ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-05-05 2021-05-05 11 17 10.9734/aprj/2021/v7i430160 Growth and Yield Response of Groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.) to Inorganic Fertilisers at Luyengo, Middleveld of Eswatini <p>Groundnut is an important food and cash crop for smallholder farmers in Eswatini. However, its yield is very low partly due to poor soil fertility particularly calcium and phosphorus deficiencies associated with soil acidity. Thus, a field experiment was conducted to determine the effects of different inorganic fertiliser types on growth and yield of groundnut. The treatments were: a control with no fertiliser, [2:3:2 (22) at 300 kg ha<sup>-1</sup>], single superphosphate (100 kg ha<sup>-1</sup>), calcium nitrate (120 kg ha<sup>-1</sup>) and a combination of calcium nitrate (120 kg ha<sup>-1</sup>) and single superphosphate (100 kg ha<sup>-1</sup>). A randomised complete block design (RCBD) with three replications was used. Results showed highly significant (p&lt;0.01) differences among the fertiliser types on most of the growth parameters recorded. At 90% flowering, significantly highest number of leaves per plant (48.3), the tallest plant (42.17 cm), the highest canopy width (41.47 cm), the highest number of branches per plant (6.57) and plant dry biomass per plant (20.6 g) were recorded for treatments with calcium nitrate followed by the application of combination of calcium nitrate and single superphosphate. Similarly, most of the yield components and yield were significantly (p&lt;0.05) affected by the fertiliser types. Significantly highest numbers of total pods per plant (28.8), mature pods per plant (26.9), dry pod yield (950.6 kg ha<sup>-1</sup>), hundred seed mass (82.8 g), shelling percentage (70.6) and seed yield (671.6 kg ha<sup>-1</sup>) were recorded from a combination of calcium nitrate and single superphosphate fertiliser. Thus, combined application of 120 kg ha<sup>-1</sup> calcium nitrate and 100 kg ha<sup>-1</sup> single superphosphate fertilisers can be used to increase the productivity of groundnut in the study area.</p> Ziyanda Precious Mavimbela Mzwandile Mabuza Tamado Tana ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2021-05-07 2021-05-07 18 28 10.9734/aprj/2021/v7i430161