African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006

AJAR Articles in press

Cocoa farmers’ perceptions of Soil Organic Carbon effects on fertility, management and climate change in the Ashanti region of Ghana.

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Farmers can play an important role in climate change mitigation through sustainable soil management practices. Semi-structured interviews were conducted in the Atwima Nwabiagya municipality of Ashanti region, Ghana, to explore farmers' knowledge and perceptions of their soils, soil fertility, applied management practices, and climate change on soil organic carbon. The interviews included topics related to farmers’ access...

Author(s):F. Adiyah, M. Fuchs, E .Michéli, E. Dawoe, E. Kovács

Performance of selected tillage implements on sandy loam soil

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Performance data from various tractors and implements under different soil conditions are essential for farm machinery management. A field experiment was conducted at the Demonstration Farm of the Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Alsalam, El fula with the objective to observe the performance of selected tillage implements in sandy loam soil. The treatments consisted of three types of tillage implements namely...

Author(s):Ayman Hassan Suliman, Amir Bakheit Saeed, Moayad Mohamed Balel

Fixed mode technology support for eco boosted cultivation of Cassava for multiple benefits

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Erect long plant, stem cut planted tuber crop cassava produces flour, which on account of its low content of non carbohydrate constituents might well be called a starch, is known in world trade as tapioca flour. The production system of cassava did not receive adequate research attention to make it still higher productivity that existing low level. Many efforts have come up for revamping the productivity of crops and...

Author(s):R.C.Yadab, Jaya Yadav

Small scale farmers’ perception of institutions and information channels on climate change and adaptation, Embu County, Kenya.

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This study assessed the small scale farmers’ perception of institutions and information channels on climate change and adaptation in Embu County, Kenya. A survey was conducted on 411 households and 25 key informants on their perception of institutions and information channels towards climate change and adaptation where stratified random and purposive sampling was done respectively. The data were subjected to descriptive...

Author(s):Ruth Kangaia, Wemali Evelyn Chitechi, James Koske, Boaz Waswa, Innocent Ngare

Impact of water deficit on correlations and changes of some physiological traits of sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)

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Changes in nutrients elements uptake, physiological characteristics, as well as, correlations analysis for these traits to each other are good factors to study the effects of drought on sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum L. cv., commercial hybrid) and disclose physiological reaction to several specific levels of stress from water deficit. Water scarcity processing was carried out by irrigating the sweet pepper plants with 20%,...

Author(s):Mohammed AbdulRahman Almuwayhi

Phenotypic variability within a collection of wheat (Triticum turgidum L. ssp.) genotypes.

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Genetic variability in a crop population is important for successful plant breeding. A field study was carried out under rainfed conditions during the growing seasons 2013/14 and 2014/15 in Constantine (Eastern part of Algeria) to study the genetic variability, heritability and expected genetic advance for 9 traits in 60 tetraploid wheat accessions (Triticum turgidum L). Genotypes were also classified into...

Author(s):A Bendjama, S Ramdani

Effect of sodium hydroxide treatment in ginger lily forage (Hedychium gardnerianum, Sheppard ex Ker-Gawl) as forage for animal feeding

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This study evaluated the effect of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) on the chemical composition (fibrous structure) and nutritive value of Hedychium gardnerianum (ginger lily), a fibre source traditionally used in ruminant feeding in the Azores. Ginger lily samples were manually harvested and dried in a forced-air oven at 65ºC until constant weight. Treatments were applied by spraying the ginger lily with a NaOH solution at a...

Author(s):C.S.A.M. Maduro Dias, J.S. Madruga, C.F.M. Vouzela, A.E.S. Borba

Effects of plant spacing and harvesting age on growth and yield of sage (Salvia officinalis L).

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The experiment was conducted at Wondo genet agricultural research center, southern Ethiopia from 2014 to 2016 cropping seasons to determine the optimum harvesting age and plant spacing of sage to maximize essential oil yield. The experimental design was RCBD in factorial arrangement with three replications. The treatments were four harvesting ages (3, 4, 5 and 6) months after planting and three plant spacing (30 cm*30 cm,...

Author(s):Getachew Jimayu and Aynalem Gebre

Physiological quality of soybean seeds stored after industrial treatments with different chemicals.

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This study aimed to relate the smallest set of variables that compose the quality of soybean seeds lot under study, as well as to evaluate the influence of four industrial seed treatments and their respective slurry volumes on the physiological potential. The experiment was carried out in a completely randomized block design with 4 replicates and 24 treatments. The chemical treatments were: control (T1), micronutrient +...

Author(s):Renata Cristiane Pereira, Lucas Caiubi Pereira, Alessandro Lucca Braccini, Larissa Vinis Correia, Murilo Fuentes Pelloso, Thaisa Matera Cavalieri, Breno Gabriel da Silva

Assessment on Production, Processing and Marketing Status of Beeswax in Kafa Zone, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia.

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The study was conducted in the three districts of Kafa Zone of Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region being; Chena, Gimbo and Gesha and three peasant associations (PAs) from each district. The main intention was to identify the production, processing and marketing status of beeswax. The districts were purposively selected based on their potential for honey and beeswax production and marketing. The survey data...

Author(s):Tesfu Shegaw, Tewabe Edimew

Response of Seven African eggplant (Solanum macrocarpon L.) Cultivars Produced in Benin to Salinity Stress at Young Plant Seedling Stage

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Salt stress is one of the abiotic factors that causes a depressive effect on the plant. This work aims at to evaluate the effect of salt stress on growth of young plants of 7 cultivars (Adja-ouere, Côte d’Ivoire, Dangbo, Kpinman, Kombara F1, Lanman and Togan) of African eggplant (Solanum macrocarpon) produced in Benin, locally called Gboma, in order to determine their relative salt- resistance levels. Five NaCl...

Author(s):Elisée Gildas Yénoukounmè Sounou, Armel Clément Goudjo Mensah, Koffi David Hambada Montcho, Mahougnon Baudouin Geoffroy Gouveitcha, Françoise Assogba Komlan, Christophe Bernard Gandonou

Profiling cassava leaf nutrients for quality and safety for human consumption in coastal Kenya

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Cassava leaves are nutritionally rich, but only moderately consumed in Coastal Kenya. Enhanced leaves’ utilization could reduce nutrients’ insecurity in this region of Kenya. Nutritional and safety information availability could popularize them. This study determined nutrients levels of the varieties Tajirika, Karembo and Kibandameno, at 3, 6, and 9 months after planting. Leaves harvested were analyzed for Moisture / Dry...

Author(s):Christine Kasichana Masha, Michael Wandayi Okoth, George Ooko Abong, Solomon I. Shibairo

Mapping of Smallholder Dairy cattle feed resources and milk yield for Shashemene Dilla Milkshed area, Ethiopia: A review

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The objective of this review was to map dairy feed resources and milk yield in Shashemene to Dilla milkshed area. Shashemene to Dilla milkshed area include West Arsi zone, Sidama zone, Gedio Zone (includes Dilla town), Shashemene and Hawassa towns. This milkshed area is a smallholder mixed crop–livestock dairy production system that concentrates in the mid and high altitude agro-ecologies where cereals and cash crops are...

Author(s):Tsedey Azeze Tebo, Mitiku Eshetu Guya

Comparative study of the effects of Herbal and chemical Coagulants in the clarification of raw water

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The use of aluminum sulphate in clarifying raw waters raises many concerns about its impact on human health. Thus, the present study was initiated to compare the effects of Moringa oleifera and aluminum sulphate besides evaluating the association between Moringa oleifera or aluminum sulphate with Opuntia ficus-indica or syntofloc for water treatment. The essays were carried in Jar Test using waters of 352.80 Nephelometric...

Author(s):Anderson Frédéric Konkobo, Mamounata Diao, Paul W. Savadogo, Jean Diarra, Mamoudou H. Dicko.

Overcoming dual challenges for maize cropping under high plant density: stalk lodging and kernel abortion

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Increased optimal plant density is necessary in ensuring future food security by increasing crop productivity. However, maintaining relatively high plant density has to overcome two challenges i.e. Kernel kernel abortion and stalk lodging. This paper reviewed the maize response to increased plant density and the impacts of increased plant density on maize productivity. Increased plant density induces elevated plant height,...

Author(s):Alam Sher, Muhamad Nadeem, Mudassar Maqbool, Muhammad Saleem, Muhammad Assad, Abdul Qayum, Noor Hafiz, Muhammad Sarwer, Xiangyang Yuan, Guo Pingyi

Screening of Rice Endophytic Natives Biofertilizers with Plant Growth-Promoting Characteristics

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In Mali, rice cultivation is faced with declining yields due to insufficient soil nutrients and diseases with yield losses of up to 80%. The use of endophytic bacteria and fungi is a more ecological and effective alternative compared to chemicals. This study aims to select at least one endophytic rice bacterium in combination with mycorrhizal fungi to improve the rice production in Mali and effectively control the growth...

Author(s):Amadou Hamadoun Dicko, Djeneba Nantoume, Djeneba Ouattara, Adounigna Kassogue, Rokiatou Fane, Ibrahima Malle, Bakaye Doumbia, Amadou Hamadoun Babana , Linda L Kinkel

Managing various Musa varieties cultivated in Pissa District in the Central African Republic.

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The diversity of cultivated crops, kernel element of food security, seems today to be threatened by contemporary worldwide, regional and local agricultural mutations.. This study shows that there are thirty seven (37) accessions among which one can find M. paradisiaca (33), M. sapientum (03) and M. nana (01). This sharing does not depends on the ethnic diversity because many ethnic groups share among themselves a great...

Author(s):Kosh-Komba E., Gougodo De Mon-Zoni L. J., Touckia G. I, Bombo-Yongo O. D, Mololi A, Semballa, S, Zinga, I,Batawila K, Akpagana, K.

Agronomic feasibility of using basalt powder as soil nutrient remineralizer.

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Tropical agriculture is highly dependent of soluble fertilizers, what raises the cost of production. An alternative to reduce the costs inputs is the use of low-cost alternative nutrient sources, such as the basic rocks. The aim of the work was to evaluate the effect of basalt powder on the soil chemical properties and plant growth. The experiment was arranged in a 2×2×2×3+4 factorial scheme: two soils (clay soil and sandy...

Author(s):Augusto Vaghetti luchese, Laércio Augusto pivetta, Marcelo Augusto Batista, Fábio Steiner, Ana Paula Da Silva Giaretta, Ivone Janete Gutz

Effect of phosphorus application rates on quality of potato propagated from rooted apical cuttings

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This study determined effect of phosphorus application rates on quality of potato tubers. Field experiments were set up at Egerton University, Njoro and KARLO, Molo. A randomized complete block design with split plot arrangement and three replicates, was used. Main plot factors were varieties (Shangi, Dutch Robyjn, Unica and Wanjiku). Sub plot factors were phosphorus levels (0, 30, 60, 90 kg P ha-1). Data collected was...

Author(s):Pauline Aarakit, Josephine P. Ouma, Joyce J. Lelei

Effects of land fragmentation on farm efficiency in three Agro-Ecological Zones of Embu County in Kenya

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This paper is based on a study that was carried out to evaluate the effect of land fragmentation on farm efficiency in three agro-ecological zones of Embu County in Kenya from July 2017 to March 2018. The study used data collected from 384 farm-households that were randomly selected from three agro-ecological zones (AEZs) in the Embu County, using the multistage stratified sampling method. The AEZs were the...

Author(s):Samuel Njiri Ndirangu

Studies on Cleistopholis patens (benth.) [Magnoliales: Annonaceae] powders as fumigant and contact insecticides to Plodia interpunctella (Hübner) [Lepidoptera: Pyralidae

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Post-harvest losses of agricultural produce caused by store grain pest most especially cereals and grains to store pest require developing cheap, ecofriendly and readily available insecticide to combat this threat and achieve the goal of food security in developing countries. This study investigated the effects Cleistopholis patens (leaf and stem bark) against Plodia interpunctella infestation in stored maize grains....

Author(s):Adeyera O. J., Akinneye J. O., Odeymi O. O.

Determinants of Adoption Decision of Improved Crop varieties in Ethiopia: Systematic review

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Determinants of adoption decision has been studied by many researchers for a long time. This systematic review applied weight analysis method to summarise and synthesise the most common factors from twenty-one studies that determine adoption decision of farmers׳ improved crop varieties in a regular pattern in Ethiopia. Hence, the result revealed that factors like Access to credit, Participation on social organization,...

Author(s):Abdi Mohammed Hussen

Perception and adoption of new agricultural technologies in a Northern Inland Mozambique.

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The debate on the factors constraining the adoption of agricultural technologies in Southern African Countries is still open. This paper assesses the perception and the level of adoption of a set of agricultural technologies by the key actors in a Northern Inland Mozambique. These key actors formed two group: 1) technicians, who are the local government officials, and are responsible for the adoption of agricultural...

Author(s):Matías Javier Hargreaves M, Antonio Hargreaves B, José Luis Riveros F.

Yield Response and Economic Benefits of Groundnut to Phosphorus Fertilization and Inoculant Rates in Northern Ghana

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Groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.) is a major source of dietary protein, cultivated for both human and animal consumption. However, in West Africa, the yields are low, renewing the interest to evaluate groundnut response to P fertilizer (P) and rhizobium inoculant (IR) application. A study was conducted on the experimental field of the University for Development Studies, Nyankpala in the Northern region of Ghana to evaluate...

Author(s):Richard Yaro Naabe, Albert Berdjour, Daniel Asomaning Odoom And Haruna Alhassan Yemyoliya

Do Improved Agricultural Technologies Affect Household Food Security and Child Nutrition? The Case of Rural Ethiopia

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New agricultural technologies and improved practices play a key role in increasing agricultural production and productivity thus improving national food security in developing countries. A large body of empirical literature shows that adoption of agricultural technologies can affect households’ welfare indicators like poverty, food security, productivity, employment, and income both directly and indirectly. However,...

Author(s):Tsegaye Mulugeta Habtewold

Effect of various pre-treatments for breaking the dormancy of Ricinus communis Linn.

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In the present investigation, seeds of Ricinus communis were subjected to various treatments to achieve early germination by breaking dormancy. At the end of 17th day, highest germination (82%) was achieved in the seeds subjected to mechanical injury followed by IAA treated seeds (79%). The germination percentage was 28, 48, 54, 23, 40, 17, 37, 4, 27, 38, 43, 27, 30 and 77 respectively in the seeds...

Author(s):Mudasir Qadir, Fatima Khan, Shaukat Saeed Khan

Vegetable Farmers Women Accessibility Analysis of Production Resources in Irepodun Local Government, Kwara State, Nigeria.

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The study investigated the accessibility of farm resource amongst women vegetable farmers in the study area in Kwara State. Specifically, the study identified the agricultural resources available to female vegetable farmers in the study area; determined the level of accessibility of agricultural resources; and identified the constraints to accessing productive resources for their vegetable productions. Multistage sampling...

Author(s):Ajala, A.O., Ogunjimi, S.I., Famuwagun, S.O., Obaniyi, K.S, Alalibo, C.S.

Marketing Structure and Opportunities of Almonds Products in Samangan and Balkh provinces, Afghanistan

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The objective of study was identifying the marketing structure and opportunities of almond products in the Samangan and Balkh provinces. The primary data were obtained by face to face interviews with the 125 almond producers and 42 intermediaries. The collected data analyzed by using parametric and nonparametric statistical methods through SPSS 24. According to the research findings, the average age of the producers, who...

Author(s):Ahmad Jawid MURADI, Ismet BOZ

Agronomic characteristics of cassava genotypes subjected to five different spacings cultivated in two cycles under no-till system

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The best phytotechnical adjustment of the plants is essential to obtain high yield levels in the cassava crop. Thus, the objective of the present study was to evaluate the agronomic and morphological characteristics of cassava genotypes submitted to five different spacings grown in two cycles under no-till system in the western region of the state of Paraná. The experimental design was a randomized block design, with four...

Author(s):Gerson Sander, Antonio Carlos Torres da Costa, Marco Antonio Sedrez Rangel, Jose Barbosa Duarte Junior, Vandeir Francisco Guimarães

Efficacy of Various Plant Powders Against Rice Weevil, Sitophilus oryzae L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and grain weight loss in Stored Sorghum

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Effect of plant powders tested against rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae L (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) infesting stored sorghum was carried out. The experiment of ten plant powders at 2 per cent tested, among them Piper nigrum 2 % per cent seed powder was significantly different from all other treatments. At four days after the treatment highest mortality was registered in Sesbania grandiflora (81.10%) which was...

Author(s):K. Govindan, S. Geethanjali, S. Douressamy, M.Pandiyan, G. Brundha

Organic amendments effects on soil dry aggregate stability, Chipata, Zambia.

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Organic amendments have been known to improve soil physical and chemical properties in sub-Saharan Africa. However, research information on how organic amendments affect aggregate stability and the degree of their effects in comparison to others is inadequate in Zambia. The study was carried out to assess the effect of organic amendments on soil dry aggregate stability and organic matter on soils from Chipata, Zambia. The...

Author(s):K.Muzyamba, E.Phiri, B.H.chishala, D.kalala

Evaluation of different methods of multiplying sweet potato planting material in coastal lowland Kenya

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Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) is a staple food that contributes to food security for communities in sub-Saharan Africa. The production of sweet potato in coastal Kenya is low and this has been associated with shortage of planting material during the rainy season. A study was therefore conducted at the Pwani University farm to assess the production of sweet potato planting material using cuttings planted under...

Author(s):Bahati Abdallah, Stephen Mwangi Githiri, Wariara Kariuki, Hemedi Mkuzi Saha

Effect of Linear View Approach of Weed Management in Agro-Ecosystem: A Review.

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Weeds are considered a pest that is detrimental to human interest. Weeds compete with cultivated and desirable plants for space, soil nutrient, and sunlight and soil moisture thereby reducing crop productivity. Weeds also serve as a host for pests and pathogens that cause plant diseases. Weeds typically produce large numbers of seeds, assisting their spread, and rapidly invade disturbed sites. Seeds spread into natural and...

Author(s):Gideon K.Muli, Samuel O. Apori, Ssekandi Joseph, Marius Murongo, Hanyabui Emmanuel

Variation in beta carotene and yield in sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) associated with ambient temperature and genotype.

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This study was conducted to determine the relationship between ambient temperature during growing season on tuber β-carotene content and yield of four orange-fleshed sweetpotato varieties; Orange Chingovwa, Olympia, Kokota and Zambezi. A Split plot experiment design with the environment (main plot) and variety (subplots). The environments were- High-temperature site (HTS) – (average temperature of 38.5 °C) and Moderate...

Author(s):Brian Singogo, Mebelo Mataa, Kalaluka Munyinda, Davies lungu, Emily Muller.

Genetic Variability and Heritability of Agronomic Traits in Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) Genotypes under Soil Acidity Stress Evaluated with and without Lime in Ethiopia.

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Faba bean is a multipurpose crop used as human food, animal feed, soil fertility restoration and income source for farmers and the country at large. However, the productivity of this crop is low as constrained by biotic and abiotic factors in which soil acidity takes the lions share in the highlands of Ethiopia. In order to estimate genetic variability on grain yield and related traits under soil acidity stress, 50 faba...

Author(s):Mesfin Tadele, Wassu Mohammed, Mussa Jarso.

Factors affecting participation decision in small scale irrigation scheme in Asayita District, Ethiopia.

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The study was conducted in Ethiopia, specifically in Afar Regional State focusing on districts having a reasonable access to irrigable water source from Awash River. The main objective of this study is to identify determinants of small farm households’ participation in small-scale irrigation scheme. Primary data were collected from both participants and non-participants of selected farm households through structured...

Author(s):Solomon Alemu

Mixtures Design of Agave angustifolia Haw (Asparagales: Agavaceae) Residue as a Growth Medium for Tomato Seedlings.

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Tomato production under needs vigorous seedlings to reduce the loss of plants after the transplant. Different local substrates such as agave bagasse, pine bark and coconut fiber complemented with peat, expanded clay, vermiculite and pure peat for tomato seedlings production were tested. The seed germination, root ball compaction, height of the seedling, stem diameter, and total dry weight were quantified. The stem diameter...

Author(s): Baldomero Hortencio Zárate-Nicolás, Alberto Masaguer Rodríguez, Esperanza Loera-Alvarado, Ileana Vera-Reyes, Fidel Diego-Nava, Nancy Alonso-Hernández, Carlos Granados-Echegoyen

Evaluation of soils fertility, growth, nutrient uptake and yield traits of peanut under indigenous and effective microorganism fertilizers in sandy ferralitic soils

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Soil fertility, growth, nutrient uptake and yield traits of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L. var. JL24) were investigated under two organic fertilizers (indigenous microorganisms (IMO) or effective microorganisms (EM) with three replications. Application of IMO or EM fertilizers had significant effects on soils fertility compared to untreated soils. Total nitrogen, organic carbon, total phosphorus, calcium and magnesium led to...

Author(s):Ngueuleu Deuheula Armand, Muyang Rosaline Fosah, Fotso, Ngotta Biyon Bruno, Tefouet Vaugelas Duthie, Nyemene Kitio Paul Jacques, Asseng Charles Carnot, Taffouo Victor Désiré

Farmers knowledge on pesticide safety and pest management in the Serbia

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A survey with closed and open questions was done to assess knowledge and practice towards pesticides among farmworkers in Serbia and to evaluate the possible influence of education level, the amount of farming, and length in farming on farmers' behavior. The survey included 33 closed and open-ended questions, and meeting interview and personal visits were used for filling the questionnaire. All farmers (84) had at least...

Author(s):Stanislav Sabo, Peter Juriš, Dragana Milijašević, Ljiljana Tomić, Zdenko Tomić , Ana Sabo

Seed Treatments Commonly Used for Better Field Establishment of Crop Seed: Review

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Seed treatment refers to the application of certain agents, physical, chemical or biological to the seed prior to sowing in order to suppress, control or repel pathogens, insects and other pests that attack seeds, seedlings or plants. One of the advantages of seed treatment is, to break and prevent from seed dormancy.Seed dormancy and germination are strongly under the control of phytohormones and the germination responses...

Author(s):Mohammed Aman and Hayat Worku

Potential of Model Based Decision Making to Enhance Performance of Agriculture in Ethiopia: A Review Article.

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In Ethiopia, agriculture takes the leading role in the economy and the efficiency of agriculture remains essential for Ethiopia to eradicate extreme poverty. The country has registered steady increase in economic growth in recent years, but suffers from resource degradation, environmental pollution, low level of agricultural performance, and unemployment. One of the main challenges has been the use of conventional land use...

Author(s):Meselu Tegenie Mellaku, Ashebir Sidelil Sebsibe.

Effect of climate variation on the yield of cowpea.

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This research was conducted to study the effects of climate variables such as rainfall, temperature, and relative humidity on cowpea yield, and evaluated in Gombe State, Nigeria, during the period of 2009 to 2018 (one decade). The ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study utilizing secondary data obtained from meteorological and agronomic data collected from the Metrological Office and agronomic data from the...

Author(s):Alawa David Adie

Effects of Time of Harvesting in Storage Root, Garri and Garrification Attributes of Pro-Vitamin A Cassava (Manihot esculenta Cratz) Genotypes in Rainforest Ecology.

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Time of harvesting is one of the factors that influence crop yield and quality of produce from the crop. The actual time of harvesting cassava varies according to varieties. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the effect of time of harvesting some pro-vitamin A cassava genotypes in storage root and garri yield and sensory qualities of garri produced from the cassava genotypes. The experiment was laid out in a...

Author(s):Ikeh A.O., Udoh E.I, Ndaeyo N.U.

Impact of Tank Geometry on Production of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus)

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Geometry of fish tanks tends to affect the growth and yield of fish. The impact of tank geometry on the production of Clarias gariepinus was evaluated. Circular, rectangular and ellipsoid tanks were used to test the variation of water temperature, pH, Dissolved Oxygen, and Total Suspended Solids on African catfish growth performance. Results on water temperature, pH, DO, were within the acceptable ranges of 24.9-25.9 ˚C,...

Author(s):Shadrack Kwadwo Amponsah, Sampson Agodzo, Etornyo Agbeko, Enock Asante Osei.

Screen and Integrated Management of Faba bean Gall (Olpidium viciae Kusano) through biological and fungicides in West Shewa, Ethiopia.

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Faba bean gall (FBG), Olpidium viciae, is among the devastating disease which became a serious menace to faba bean and expanding from year to year in Ethiopia. This study was aimed to screen and develop integrated FBG management option. It was carried out for three consecutive years using Randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications through all experiments albeit the treatment arrangements and numbers...

Author(s):Tajudin Aliyi Mohammeda, Alemayehu Hailu Welderufael, Bayoush Birke Yeshinigus

Assessment of Soil Fertility and Physicochemical Properties of Acidic Soils of Western Wollega Zone, Oromia Region, Western Ethiopia.

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Herein, we have reported an assessment of soil fertility and the physicochemical properties of acidic soils from selected districts of western Wollega Zone of Oromia Region, Ethiopia. The soil samples were collected from Boji Dirmaji, Kiltu Kara, Mene Sibu, and Nedjo. The total twelve (12) soil samples were collected randomly at depth of 0-20 cm by using auger. The pH of the soil was 4.35-5.06 range which is very strongly...

Author(s): Hirpo Hinsene, Neway Belachew.

Stability of Cili Padi Bara (Capsicum frutescens L.) paste containing calamansi lime during storage.

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This study evaluates the local chili bird paste stability, stored for 12 days at different temperatures (37°C and 4°C), adding calamansi lime as preservative. The paste functionality was assessed by its effect on chicken fillet as marinating paste. The paste containing calamansi lime stored at 4°C has the lowest microbial growth (5 log CFU/mL), a high DPPH-radical scavenging activity (57.4%) and low pungency index (0.513)....

Author(s):Norhayati Hussain, Nur Fathiah Abdul Razak, Najjah Azhar.

Detection and Quantification of Cow Milk Adulteration Using Portable Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Combined with Chemometrics.

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Milk adulteration is a common phenomenon in many countries, which draws extensive attention from humans due to health hazards that might result in some fatal diseases. In this study, a portable near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer combined with multivariate analysis was used to detect and quantify milk adulteration. Fresh cow milk samples were collected from eight dairy farms in Beijing and Hebei province of China. Water,...

Author(s):Mohammed Abdallah Musa, Shuming Yang.

Maize intercropped between Eucalyptus urophylla in agroforestry systems in Brazil.

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The objective of this work was to evaluate the agronomic characteristics of maize intercropping with Eucalyptus urophylla at agroforestry system in two triple row distance (alleys) at different sampling distances and positions in relation to the eucalyptus external row (transect), and three positions in relation to the cardinal points: east side, west side and middle. Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus urophylla) seedlings were...

Author(s):Wander Luis Barbosa Borges, Maria Fernanda Guerreiro, Luiz Fernando Braz da Silva Biga, Maria Luiza Franceschi Nicodemo, Carlos Eduardo Silva Santos,

Effects of Soil Amendments and Weeding Regimes on Growth and Yield Potential of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) under different water sources in the Guinea Savanna

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Enhancing soil fertility and reducing the devastative effect of weed competition in rice is increasingly important and critical for ensuring a sustainable increase in rice production and secure food supply. Field experiment was conducted at Bontanga in the Northern Region of Ghana to investigate the effect of soil amendments and weeding regimes on growth and yield of rice under different moisture sources. The experiment...

Author(s):Louis Tiebu, Rashad Awal Mohammed and Shirley Lamptey

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