Kassaye Tolessa Sherge

Name: Kassaye Tolessa Sherge
Academic Rank  :
Field of Specialization :  MSc in Plant Science , Specialization greenhouse horticulture
Research interest  :  Agronomy , crop physiology, postharvest physiology and greenhouse crop production and management
List of Publication  : 

  1. Geremew A., Teshome A., Kassaye T and Amenti C.2010. Effect of intra  row Spacing on yield of three onion (Allium cepa l.) varieties at Adami Tulu  Agricultural research center (mid rift valley of Ethiopia. Journal of  Horticulture and Forestry Vol. 2(1) pp. 007-011.
  2. Teshome A., Amenti C., Kassaye T., Fiseha Tadese1 and Geremew Yield and yield components  as influenced by plant density on sweet potato on farmers  field, Adami Tulu Jido kombolcha area. American Journal of   Experimental Agriculture. Vol. 1(2) pp. 007-011         
  3. Geremew Awas*, Teshome Abdisa, Kasaye T and Amanti Chali. 2010. Effect of inter-row spacing with double row arrangement on yield and yield component of tomato (Lycopersicon esculuntum Mill.) at Adami Tulu Agricultural Research Center (Central Rift Valley of Oromia, Ethiopia. African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 6(13), pp. 2978-298
  4. Girma Kebede, Kassaye Tolessa and Adugna Debela. 2011. Evaluating tomato responses: A means of screening varieties to saline soil International Journal of Current Research Vol. 3, Issue, 11, pp.053-056,
  5. Adugna Debela, Garba Daba, Diriba Bane and Kassaye Tolessa.2011.Identification of major causes of postharvest losses among selected fruits in Jimma Zone for proffering veritable solutions International journal of current research. 2011; 3(11):34 – 40
  6. Kassaye Tolessa, Adugna Debela and Getahun Lemessa Evaluating seedling establishment of tomato (Lycoperscum esculentum Mill.) varieties as influenced by NaCl stress IJCAS. 2011; (accepted)

Completed research :

  1. Participatory evaluation and selection adaptable  sweet potato varieties  at adami Tulu Jiddo Kombolcha district
  2. Participatory evaluation and selection adaptable  Groundnut varieties  at adami Tulu Jiddo Kombolcha district 
  3. On farm demonstration and participatory on onion and tomato seed production under rift valley area 
  4. On farm participatory evaluation and selection of groundnut varieties for midriff valley area: published on JICA proceeding.

Current research topics:

  1. Screening of tomato varieties adapted to  greenhouse environment
  2. Evaluation of total antioxidant contents and capacity of different  sweet potato varieties

Seed priming (using PEG) effect on rate and percentage of tomato and pepper seed germination

Contact Address:
P.O.Box: 307
Jimma , Ethiopia 
Office Tel:047-111-25-55
Mobile:  0917-10-51-48
E-mail: Mail to Kassaye @JU or Mail to Kassaye @Yahoo