Individual staff Profile

First Name:    Nigussie Kassa Debela 
Academic Rank:    Associate Professor
College/Institute:    Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Department/Team:    Horticulture and Plant Sciences
Field of Specialization:    MSc. Horticulture/Floriculture
Research Interest:    Production technologies of floricultural crops, Plant growth regulation technics, post-harvest management of cut flowers, Greenhouse technologies, landscape designing

 List of Publications:   

  1. 1.Planting Density and Corm Size Effects on Flower Yield and Quality of Cut-Freesia (Freesia hybrid) in Ethiopia (Journal of Applied Horticulture, 16 (1) 76-79, 2014) 
  2. Yield and quality of Statice [Limonium sinuatum (L.) Mill.] as affected by cultivars and planting densities (African Journal of Plant Science, 7(11):528-537,2013) 
  3. Influence of Growth Retardant Chemicals on Stock Plant Growth and Subsequent Rooting of Verbena (Verbena X hybrida) Cuttings (World Applied Sciences Journal 23 (8): 1090-1099, 2013) 
  4. Response of Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) Cultivars to Different Postharvest Preservatives (Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 16(19):1051-1055, 2013) 
  5. Quality of Greenhouse Roses (Rosa hybrida L.) as Affected by Height and Stage of Shoot Bending and Flower Bud Removal (International Journal of Agricultural Research, 7: 69-77, 2012) 
  6. Effect of Pulsing Solution on Postharvest Performance of Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.) Cultivars (Trends in Horticultural Research, 2(1):8-13, 2012) 
  7. Jimma University Graduates’ Tracer Study Report (Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia, March, 2012) 
  8. Ornamental Horticulture: A Teaching Material. Jimma University, Dec. 2005. 

Ongoing Research Works

  • Evaluation of Landrace Roses (Rosa spp.) to Nematode Resistance 

Conference Participations

  • Participated in organizing the Third Biennial Conference of Ethiopian Horticultural Science Society (EHSS) (Jimma University, 2011) 
  • Participated in research paper presentation at Jimma University annual research conference held in 2010 

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