Maize is an important crop in much of the developing world. It grows over a wide geographical range and variety of environments than any other cereal crops, and is the 3rd most important cereal crop on global basis. The national average yield of maize, which is about 17% of the cultivated area, and 27.77% of production yield distribution in meher season. In Ethiopia, maize is the second most important cereal crop, followed by tef in area of production. It is produced on an average area of over 1.2 million hectare of land. It is also the second important crop in total production. The national average yield of maize, which is about 2.2 tons per hectare, is well below the world average of about 3.7 tons per hectare, but slightly better than the previous year.
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Citation: Shiberu T (2013) In vitro Evaluation of Aqua Extracts of Some Botanicals against Maize Stem Borer, Busseola fusca F. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J Plant Pathol Microb 4:179
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