STAR Journal, April-June 2015, Volume 4 and Issue 2

Science

1

Genetic Variability, Character Association and Genetic Divergence in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Genotypes Grown at Horo District, Western Ethiopia 

Jimera Haile, Hirpa Legesse and C.P. Rao .......................................................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.1

 

2.

Effect of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Sulphur Fertilizers on Growth, Yield, and Economic Returns of Garlic (Allium sativum L.)

Diriba-Shiferaw, G, Nigussie-Dechassa, R, Kebede Woldetsadik, Getachew Tabor and Sharma J.J ……………………………........................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.2

 

3.

Effect of Growth Media, Starter N and P Fertilizers on Growth and Yield of Tomato under Rainfed Condition in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia 

Edossa Etissa, Nigussie Dechassa and Yibekal Alemayhu …………………………………………………………..................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.3

 

4.

Comparative Study of Different Banana Ripening Methods

Mulualem Azene Mebratie, Kebede Woldetsadik, Amare Ayalew and Jema Haji ..………………….………………………………………………………

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.4  

 

5.

Study on Silkworm Bed Cleaning Frequency during Larval Growth Period 

Abiy Tilahun, Kedir Shifa, Ahmed Ibrahim and Metasebia Terefe …………………………………………………………………………...............................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.5

 

6.

Evaluations of Different Montage Types and Sizes on Eri and Mulberry Feeding Silkworms Cocoon Yield and Quality of Silk, at Melkassa Agricultural Research Center, East Shoa, Ethiopia 

Ahmed Ibrahim, Kedir Shifa, Abiy Tilahun and Metasebia Terefe ................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.6

 

7.

Efficacy of Botanical Insecticides against the Pea Aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum (Harris) and Effect on Some of Its Natural Enemies on Field Pea in South Central Ethiopia 

Lemmessa Gemmeda and Gashawbeza Ayalew  …………………………………………………………………………………...............................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.7

 

8.

Appearance and Chemical Control of White Mango Scale (Aulacaspis tubercularis) in Central Rift Valley 

Gashawbeza Ayalew, Abiy Fekadu and Birhanu Sisay  …………………………………………………………………………………......................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.8

 

9

Evaluation of Different Storage Structures on Potato Tuber Moth Damage and Potato Shelf Life at Bako, West Shoa, Ethiopia

Ahmed ……………………………………………………………………………………………….......................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.9

 

10

Moringa stenopetala Tree Species Improved Selected Soil Properties and Socio-economic Benefits in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia 

Assefa Abay, Emiru Birhane, Tewodros Taddesse and Kiros Meles Hadgu  …………………....................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.10

 

11

The Effects of Area Enclosures on Rangeland Condition, Herbaceous Biomass and Nutritional Quality in Southeast Ethiopia

Mengistu Asrat, Ayana Angassa and Aster Abebe..............................................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.11

 

12

Assessment of Cattle Feed Resources; Chemical Composition and Digestibility of Major Feeds in Essera District, Southern Ethiopia

Andualem Tonamo, Berhan Tamir and Gebeyehu Goshu ...............................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.12

 

13

Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities of Wetlands Management in Bule Hora Woreda, Borena Zone, Southern Ethiopia 

Adugna……...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.13

 

14

Livestock Grazing in Afromontane Grasslands in the Northern Bale Mountains, Ethiopia: Implications for Bird Conservation 

Addisu Asefa, Girma Mengesha, Anteneh Shimelis and Yosef Mamo……………….....................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.14

 

15

Response of Swayne’s Hartebeest to Fire-induced Habitat Change in Senkelle Sanctuary, Ethiopia 

Abiot Hailu, Abdella Gure, Girma Mengesha, Yosef Mamo and Addisu Asefa …………………………………...………...........................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.15

 

16

Studies on the Preliminary Ecology of Invasive Phytophagous Indian Scarabaeidae of North Western Himalaya

Mandeep Pathania, Chandel R.S, Verma K.S and Mehta P.K ………………...................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.16

 

17

Multivariate Analysis of Some Mangrove Forests from Coastal Areas of Pakistan

Kanwal Nazim, Moinuddin Ahmed, Syed Shahid Shaukat, Muhammad Uzair Khan, Nasrullah Khan and Agha Tahir Hussain Durrani  ………..............

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.17

 

18

Utilization of Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV Infection and Associated Factors in Western Ethiopia: Cross-sectional Study 

Getahun Bayou, Tariku Dejene, Lemessa Dube, and Emiru Adeba  ………...……………………………..................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.18

 

19

Early Mortality among HIV-positive Children Initiated Anti-retroviral Therapy in Eastern Ethiopia: A Retrospective Cohort Study 

Dumessa Edessa, Fekede Asefa, and Jemal sheikahmed  ……...…………………………………………………………............................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.19

 

20

Antimicrobial, Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Activity of Streptomyces species from Western Ghat Soils of Karnataka, India

Prashith Kekuda T.R, Onkarappa R, Gautham S.A, Sunita C. Mesta and Raghavendra H.L …………………………..................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.20

 

21

Molecular Identification of a Potent Amylolytic Fungal Isolate of Western Ghat Forest Soil by ITS Sequencing 

Mukunda S and Onkarappa R  ………………………………………........................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.21

 

22

Screening for Antibacterial Activity of Marine Bacteria from Seaweeds

Vijayalakshmi S  ………...……...............................................................................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.22

 

23

Antibacterial Activity of Moringa stenopetala against Some Human Pathogenic Bacterial Strains

Basha Chekesa and  Yelamtsehay Mekonnen  …………………………………………………...........................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.23

 

24

Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Some Traditional Medicinal Plants and Herbs from Nekemte District against Wound Causing Bacterial Pathogens

Tamirat Tesfaye Ayele, Melkamu Biyana Regasa and Desalegn Amenu ……………………………………………………………...........................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.24

 

25

In vitro Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activity of Albizia lebbeck (L) Benth Stem Bark

Henok Abriham and Biniam Paulos  ………………………………………………...............................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.25

 

26

Evaluation of Antioxidant and Anti-amylase Activities of Sukhasarak Churna, an Ayurvedic Formulation

Ashok Kumar B.S, Lakshman, K, Nandeesh, R and Gopi Setty Saran  ………...………………………………………...................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.26

 

27

Estimation of Caffeine Intake from Coffee Made From Mixture of Coffee Leaf and Spices

Yitayal A.A and Tilahun R.D....................................................................................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.27

 

28

Assessment on Dairy Production System and its Constraints in Horoguduru Wollega Zone, Western Ethiopia

Belay Beyene, Demissu Hundie and Geleta Gobena.............................................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.28

 

29

Effects of Different Feeding Regimes on Leather Quality of Finished Blackhead Ogaden Sheep

Fasil Negussie, Mengistu Urge, Yoseph Mekasha and Getachew Animut..........................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.29

 

30

Survey on Perception of Equine Euthanasia among Rural Communities of Ethiopia

Ayele Gizachew, Hawi Jaleta, Tadesse Birhanu and Josep Subirana..................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.30

 

31

The Major Predictors for Prognosis of Tetanus Cases in Working Equines: Experience of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Ayele Gizachew, Hawi Jaleta, Tadesse Birhanu and Josep Subirana..................................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.31

 

Technology

 

32

Design and Simulation of Microcontroller-based Automated Car Parking System 

Taye Girma  ……………………………………………………………..……….........................................................................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.32

 

33

Analysis of Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Burmese Silk Orchid and Glass Fibers Composite Material 

Lakshmanan V, Ramesh Kumar C and Gopal P …………………………………………..…………………………............................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.33

 

34

Treatment of Sugar Industry Effluent using Microbial Fuel Cells

Prasad M.P.D, Sridevi V, Aswini N, Vamsi Krishna Reddy A and Satyanarayana P.A…………………………………………..………………………….............

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.34

 

35

Evaluation of Supply Variability of Household Water Use in Ilorin Metropolis, North Central Nigeria

Ayanshola, A.M, Sule, B.F and Mandal K …………………………………………..…………………………........................................................................................

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/star.v4i2.35

 

36

Assessment of Water Supply and Sanitation: The Case of Embacho Town,  Gidan Woreda, Northern Ethiopia

Mulatu Kassa …………………………………………..………………………….......................................................................................................................................