Journal of
Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Biotech. Sustain. Dev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2340
  • DOI: 10.5897/JABSD
  • Start Year: 2009

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Agricultural productivity, land use and draught animal power formula deriving in mixed crop-livestock systems in southwestern Ethiopia

The interactive role of the agricultural land cover area between land use systems and the level of household income were identified. The annual cropland area cover was significantly higher than the natural pastureland and the perennial cropland, that the latter two than the vegetable. The difference in household income earned was not significant between the annual crop and the livestock. Such a difference, however, not...

Author(s):Asrat Guja Amejo, Yoseph Mekasha Gebere, Habtemariam Kassa

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Genetic Diversity of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Cultivars from Ethiopia by Using ISSR Markers

Inter Simple Sequence Repeat markers were employed to reveal genetic diversity and relatedness among 27 chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) cultivars of Ethiopia. Four di-nucleotide repeat primers amplified 24 clear and reproducible bands of which 22 were polymorphic (91.67%). The genetic variation among 27 chickpea cultivars including 12 kabuli and 15 desi verities is high; in which desi type exhibited a genetic diversity of...

Author(s):Tadele Temesgen Gubae, Yohannis Petros

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Farmers’ knowledge and perceptions of leaf spot disease of groundnut and its management in northern region of Ghana.

Groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.) is an important food source as well as cash crop for the people of Northern Ghana. The crop yield is low partly due to biological constraints which include diseases like leaf spot. A survey was conducted among 200 farmers in four districts of the Northern Region of Ghana, from June to August, 2014 using a structured questionnaire. The objectives of this study was to assess farmers’ knowledge,...

Author(s):Moses Neindow, Elias Nortaa Kunedeb Sowely, Abdul-Halim Abubakari

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CHARACTERIZATION OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGIES USED ON DIFFERENT LANDSCAPE POSITIONS IN MAZIBA SUB CATCHMENT KABALE DISTRICT, SOUTHWESTERN UGANDA.

Soil and water resources are important for sustaining life on earth since they are the main components of sub-catchments. Despite the technologies that have been introduced in Maziba sub-catchment, farmers have variations in technology acceptance due to over cultivation of land, population pressure, and deforestation that accelerate soil erosion. The objective of the study was to characterize soil and water conservation...

Author(s):Ndemere Julius, Mary Makokha and Tenywa Moses

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Growth inhibitory properties of Pseudomonas fluorescens against wheat pathogen fungus

Pseudomonas species possess a variety of promising properties of antifungal and growth promoting activities in wheat plant. The present study focuses on the variety of promising properties of the bacteria which grows at an optimum temperature of 25ºC; this makes it a better bio control agent. Different gram positive and gram negative bacteria were tested against wheat pathogenic fungi, T. indica for their antagonistic...

Author(s):Geetika Vajpayee, Sugandha Asthana, Shanthy Sundaram

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PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF CRUDE EXTRACTS FROM WILD AND MUTANT STRAINS OF Glomus versiforme AGAINST Erysiphe flexuosa CAUSING POWDERY MILDEW DISEASE IN COWPEA

Agricultural practices void of chemicals is the most current approach in sustainable agricultural system. Mutants of Glomus versiforme serves as an excellent source of bioactive compounds in the control of plant pathogens. UV mutagenesis was found to be one of the novel strategy for developing Glomus versiforme mutants with enhanced inhibitory activity. Secondary metabolites of Glomus versiforme (wild and mutant) were...

Author(s):ISSA FUNSHO HABEEB

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DIVERSITY, COMPOSITION AND UTILIZATION OF HOME GARDEN CROPS

Home gardens are small land units for food production, usually within the homestead in rural and urban communities. These gardens are important component of subsistence living and an archive for plant species of mixed life cycles. In this study, a survey of 70 home gardens in the Senior Staff quarters of University of Benin, Nigeria was conducted. The study area was divided into three transects (P-quarter, A-quarters and...

Author(s):MATTHEW CHIDOZIE OGWU and MOSES EDWIN OSAWARU

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PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT APPROACHES FOR ORGANIC COCOA PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA

Summary The recent efforts of Nigeria towards Agricultural transformation agenda (ATA) are receiving support from other stake holders in Agriculture. Among non- governmental organizations supporting government in this area is (NOAN), working and promoting organic agriculture in the country. Recently NOAN organized her third National technical workshop on organic agriculture where in papers were presented on various titles....

Author(s):A. R. Adedeji, R. A. Sanusi, A. O. Olaiya and V. O. Oyedokun

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Production of indigenous mushrooms spawn using agricultural substrates

Indigenous oyster mushrooms occur naturally when conditions are favorable. Good quality spawn is a major challenge for the small scale farmers who would like to domesticate indigenous mushrooms. The use of wheat grain in mushroom growing industries for spawn production causes a threat to food security. The aim of this study was to test agricultural wastes as alternative substrates for indigenous mushrooms spawn production....

Author(s):Njeru P. W., Wagara I. N., Kariuki S. T., and Muchiri S. N.

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Differential effect of NaCl and KCl salinity on dimorphic seeds of chicory (Cichorium pumilum L.) during germination and subsequent recovery

White and dark seeds of chicory were germinated in NaCl or KCl at 0, 30, 100 and 250 mmol L-1 for 7 days. The threshold salinity for germination capacity was 100 mmol L-1, beyond which NaCl exerted more toxic effect than KCl and white seeds had higher critical salinity (220 mmol L-1 NaCl and > 250 mmol L-1 KCl) than dark seeds (185 mmol L-1 NaCl and 200 mmol L-1 KCl). Germination speed was more salt-sensitive than...

Author(s):Taha Mohamed El-Katony, Mamdouh Mohamed, Nemat Alla and Mohamed Zaky Ahmad

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Implementation of stewardship in African agricultural public research and development institutions

The commercial use of biotech crops developed using genetic modification (GM) technologies is very limited in sub-Saharan African agriculture. Efforts are on-going to address this. The need to implement best practices in stewardship to support the responsible and safe management of agricultural biotechnology and maintain the highest research standards on product integrity have received less attention. A pioneering...

Author(s):Walter S. Alhassan, Vivienne M. Anthony and Patrick Rudelsheim

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