Journal of
Cereals and Oilseeds

  • Abbreviation: J. Cereals Oilseeds
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6591
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCO
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 84

JCO Articles

Toposequential variation in soil properties and crop yield from double-cropping paddy rice in Northwest Vietnam

August 2013

To access the spatial differences in soil properties and crop yield at cascade level affected by either sediment induced or farmers’ fertility practice, field experiments were conducted in Cheing Khoi watershed area during spring and summer seasons with two different cascades. The cascades had fertilized and unfertilized parts and all the measurements were conducted at the top, middle and bottom field of each...

Author(s): Aung Zaw Oo, Khin Thuzar Win, Lam Nguyen and Sonoko Dorothea Bellingrath Kimura

Affiliation of seed size with germination aspects and morphological traits in safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.)

August 2013

Affiliation of seed size with germination rate and percentage, seedling emergence rate and percentage, 50% mean emergence time, cumulative emergence rate, through 4 Safflower cultivars (Isfahan, Goldasht, Padideh, and Sina), in three different sizes of seed, were investigated under two separate experimental conditions in the field and laboratory of Seed and Plant Certification and Registration Institute Karaj-Iran,...

Author(s): Mirshekarnezhad B., G. Abbas Akbari, G. Ali Akbari and H. Sadeghi

Effects of different maize (Zea mays L.) – soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) intercropping patterns on yields and land equivalent ratio

July 2013

In central highlands of Kenya, the low soil fertility and inability to replenish it are amongst the major constraints affecting the productivity of maize and cash crops, leading to hunger and poverty. The adoption of ISFM technologies such as maize-soybean intercropping system is being promoted as one of the options to address low crop productivity among the farmers. This study intended to determine the effects of...

Author(s): Matusso J. M. M., Mugwe J. N. and Mucheru-Muna M.

Growth performance, carcass characteristics and economics of production of broilers fed diets with two sources of protein and two levels of wheat offal

July 2013

A feeding trial was conducted to investigate the effects of diets containing two sources (S) of protein, soybean meal (SBM) and groundnut cake (GNC) combined with 7.5 and 15% levels (L) of inclusion of wheat offal on growth performance, carcass characteristics and economics of production of broilers. A total of 204 chicks of Anak line were assigned to four dietary treatments each replicated three times in a...

Author(s): Dieumou F. E., Adegbola T. A. and Doma U. D.

Effect of processing on some biochemical characteristics and storability of locust bean condiment

June 2013

Storage life of ‘green’ locust beans condiment is less than 72 h due to inherent high moisture content (>55%) and vulnerability to peroxidation due to high fat content (> 37%). Therefore, elimination or significant reduction of moisture and fat should lead to increase in storage life hence studied. ‘Green’ locust beans condiment was dried and delipidated using three solvents. Assessment of...

Author(s): Daramola B. and Osanyinlusi S. A.

The importance of cereals (Poaceae: Gramineae) nutrition in human health: A review

June 2013

This article presents some of the latest research endeavors that aim to improve our understanding of how the various grain components can be manipulated to improve contributions of cereals to human health. The health benefits of wholegrain cereal products are now widely recognized and considered due to the presence of a wide range of bio-active components. Cereals in their natural form (as whole grain) are rich source...

Author(s): Muhammad Haroon Sarwar, Muhammad Farhan Sarwar, Muhammad Sarwar, Niaz Ahmad Qadri and Safia Moghal

Effect of processing germinated shea kernels on the quality parameters of shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) butter

May 2013

The processing methods, kernel storage and phytosanitory conditions are some of the major challenges leading to production of low quality shea butter. The effect of processing germinated shea kernels on the overall quality of processed butter was examined. Shea fruits were picked under different shea trees, pooled, and divided into two portions: one portion was processed immediately; the other was germinated for 9 days....

Author(s): Jude U. Obibuzor, Roland D. Abigor, Vivien Omoriyekemwen, Emmanuel A. Okogbenin and Tonbra Okunwaye

A review on induced mutagenesis in soybean

May 2013

The history of mutations with early results in soybean has been well documented in the literature available. Mutation breeding has been used in recent years as a valuable supplement to other methods of plant breeding in generating new variability and development of crop varieties with new architecture, superior biochemical constitution and suitable growth and developmental rhythms. The utility of this method is evident...

Author(s): Mudasir Hafiz Khan and Sunil Dutt Tyagi

Resistant starch content, molecular structure and physicochemical properties of starches in Virginia-grown corn, potato and mungbean

February 2013

Starches were isolated from Virginia-grown corn, potato, and mungbean, and their resistant starch content, molecular structure and physicochemical properties were investigated for potential applications. All starches, extracted with combination of chemical and physically method exhibited high purity with low protein, fat and ash, and high carbohydrate. Potato starches had the highest resistant starch content, while...

Author(s): Yixiang Xu, Cory Grizzard, Edward N. Sismour, Harbans L. Bhardwaj and Zhenxing Li

Nutrient composition of Allanblackia Paviflora seed kernels and oil compared with some plant fats and oils and application of the oil in soap preparation

February 2013

The Allanblackia tree is found in parts of West, Central and East Africa and grows primarily in tropical rainforests. The oil from the seeds has been used by local communities but not on a commercial scale. The study was conducted to determine the nutrient composition of Allanblackia paviflora seeds and compare with some plant fats as well as assess the use of the oil in soap preparation. The oil was extracted...

Author(s): Joseph Adubofuor, Wilfred Sefah and James Henry Oldham

Response to water stress in castor (Ricinus communis L.) genotypes under in vitro conditions

December 2012

A laboratory experiment was conducted to study the response of 45 castor genotypes to drought stress. Five water stress levels were used. The experiment was laid out by complete randomized design with two replications. Ten seeds of each accession were sown in sterilized sand medium and the Poly Ethylene Glycol solution was given to medium. On the tenth day, the observations were recorded. Seedling length, root length...

Author(s): T. Radhamani, R. Ushakumari, R. Amudha and K. Anjani

Comparative productivity under special crop programme in Benue State, Nigeria: A case of participant and non-participant soybean growers

December 2012

This study set out to analyze the scarce resource allocation in the special crop programme between farmers who participated in this programme and who did not. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, gross margin analysis, Z-test and regression analysis. The results of the study showed that most of the participant soybean farmers and non participant farmers were within the age bracket of 31 to 40...

Author(s): G. A. Abu

Response of nitrogen and foliar spray of nutrient mixture on yield attributes and yield of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

November 2012

A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of nitrogen and foliar spray of nutrient mixture on growth and yield of wheat (Triticum aestivum L). The obtained data showed that both grain and straw yield, and different yield attributing characters viz., number of spikes plant-1, spike weight and grain spike-1 were significantly maximum with application of 120 kg Nha-1 and the least with...

Author(s):   Latief Ahmad, M. Kaleem and R. A. Bhat

Studies on taxonomy of a new mite species in the genus Caloglyphus berlese (Acarina: Acaridae) recognized in Pakistan

August 2012

This paper provides information relevant to categorization of one mite taxon Caloglyphus captus in the genus Caloglyphus berlese (Acarina: Acaridae) recognized in Pakistan which is new to science. This species exhibits unique characters where coxal fields II, III and IV are closed and all dotted. Data provided cover an outline of literature, taxonomic description, morphological features,...

Author(s): Muhammad Sarwar and Muhammad Ashfaq

Assessment of genetic diversity of non-basmati rice of Jammu and Kashmir using microsatellite markers

August 2012

Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the oldest domesticated crop species in the world and is widely recognized as an ideal model plant for the study of grass genetics and genome organization. Rice improvement depends on the conserved use of genetic variability and diversity in plant breeding programmes. Phenotypic variability and genetic diversity was studied in 13 non basmati rice samples collected from Jammu and...

Author(s): Ritu Mahajan, Syed Tabia, Gourav Raina and Neha Mangotra

Effect of forced-air artificial intermittent drying on cocoa beans in South-Western Nigeria

January 2012

Drying experiments were carried out to investigate the effect of forced-air, artificial intermittent drying system on quality of fermented cocoa beans harvested in south-western Nigeria. The beans were dried naturally by using traditional sun drying method and artificially, by hot air inside an oven at air temperatures of 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55°C respectively. Fermented beans were exposed to 9 h of drying and 15 h of...

Author(s): D. O. Oke and K. F. Omotayo

Effects of potassium fertilization on population build up of rice stem borers (lepidopteron pests) and rice (Oryza sativa L.) yield

January 2012

The effects of potassium (K) application rates on population build up of rice stem borers and rice yield were evaluated using cultivar “Shua-92”. The treatments were consisted of K applications at 40, 50 and 60 kg/ha at the top dressing, andno K fertilizer application along with normal doses of nitrogen and phosphorous.The results showed that compared with the untreated...

Author(s): Muhammad Sarwar

Management of rice stem borers (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) through host plant resistance in early, medium and late plantings of rice (Oryza sativa L.)

January 2012

This study was conducted to determine the effects of host plant resistance in early, medium and late sown varieties of rice [2 non aromatic IR8 (P) and Sharshar, and 2 aromatic Basmati-370 (P) and Mehak] due to the incidence of rice stem borers. Treatments comprised the crop sown on 3 different dates at the fortnightly intervals starting from the last week of June till the end of July...

Author(s): Muhammad Sarwar

Influence of germination and fermentation on chemical composition, protein quality and physical properties of wheat flour (Triticum aestivum)

November 2011

  The present study investigated effects of germination and fermentation on protein quality of the wheat flour. The wheat seeds were obtained locally and were divided into three portions and processed as raw wheat flour (RWF), germinated wheat flour (GWF) and fermented wheat flour (FWF) respectively. The samples were analysed for chemical and protein qualities using standard methods. Protein content (g/100g)...

Author(s): Ijarotimi Oluwole Steve

Estimation of total free fatty acid and cholesterol content in some commercial edible oils in Ethiopia, Bahir DAR

November 2011

  In the present investigation an attempt has been made to find out total free fatty acid and cholesterol content in some commercial edible oils in Ethiopia, Bahir Dar. Acid value, peroxide value, saponification value and cholesterol content were determined in a total of nine varieties of edible vegetable oils of which six are branded and three are non-branded. The analysis, performed using Liebermann-Burchard...

Author(s): Dimberu G. Atinafu and Belete Bedemo

Effect of bio-control agents on yield, yield components and root rot control in two wheat cultivars at New Valley region, Egypt

November 2011

  The main aim of this study is to evaluate efficiency of four bioagents, Bacillus subtilis(isolate BSM1), Bacillus megaterium (isolate BMM5), Trichoderma viride (isolate TVM2) and Trichoderma harzianum (isolate THM4) for the control of rot pathogensFusarium graminearum, Drechslera halodes and Rhizoctonia solani on two wheat cultivars (Sakha 93 and Bani Suif 5) under...

Author(s): Moubarak M. Y. and Abdel-Monaim M. F.

Line × tester analysis for seed yield and yield components in spring and winter type varieties of oil seed rape

August 2011

  Line × tester analysis of two testers of spring type and six lines of winter type oil seed rape varieties were used to estimate combining ability and heterosis of yield components and seed yield. Significant mean squares of treatments for yield components and seed yield, indicating significant genetic variations among the genotypes including parents and their crosses. Parents vs crosses mean square...

Author(s): V. Rameeh

Effects of Zinc fertilizer application on the incidence of rice stem borers (Scirpophaga species) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in rice (Oryza sativa L.) crop

August 2011

    Use of fertilizer within plant protection system can prove a key factor for pest management strategy. The effects of Zinc sulfate (33% - Zn) fertilizer on the incidence of rice stem borers (Scirpophaga species) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in rice crop were investigated. The Zn was applied using broadcast method at three levels (20, 25 and 30 kg/ha) in the vicinity of the roots, 30 days...

Author(s):   Muhammad Sarwar

Production and evaluation of soy-chocolate beverage drink

June 2011

  An experiment was conducted to produce an aqueous extract of soychoco from cocoa beans with aqueous soybean extract. The experiment was conducted in Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria CRIN, the product formulations were obtained by two different methods. The first method involved the grinding of roasted cocoa nibs with blanched soybeans and the second method involved mixing of the cocoa powder with...

Author(s): Jayeola, C. O. and Omueti, O.

Development of model equations for selecting optimum parameters for dry process of shea butter extraction

June 2011

  Shea butter is the fat content of the kernel of shea nut (Vitellaria paradoxa) which grows naturally from the wild and uncultivated state in most parts of Africa. The fat is used as edible oil and for raw material in the production of soaps, pomade, drugs and medicinal ointments. Wet extraction process is the method used in shea butter processing industry among women in African rural and urban...

Author(s): A. M. Olaniyan and K. Oje

GC-MS of volatile components of fermented wheat germ extract

March 2011

Wheat has been used as food and folk medicine. We have earlier reported that the administration of ethyl acetate extract of ferrmented wheat at 300 mg/kg body weight have anti-trypanosomal activity. To better understand the active constituent for anti-trypanosomal properties, the crude extract was partially purified using column chromatography to give fractions A, B and C, which were further characterized by gas...

Author(s): Oluwatosin K. Yusuf and Clement O. Bewaji

Impact of various rice based cropping systems on soil fertility

March 2011

Field experiments with ten cropping systems were evaluated during 2002 to 2006 at Soil and Water Management Research Institute, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India during Kharif (June to Sep), rabi (Oct to Jan) and summer seasons (Feb to Apr). The cropping systems were evaluated for their productivity, and to assess their effect on the soil organic carbon content and soil available nitrogen. Inclusion of legumes in the...

Author(s): S. Porpavai, P. Devasenapathy, K. Siddeswaran and T. Jayaraj

A study of morphological basis of corn (Zea mays L.) yield under drought stress condition using correlation and path coefficient analysis

February 2011

In order to study the morphological basis of corn yield under normal irrigation and drought stress condition, an experiment was carried out on basis of complete randomized block design with three replications and 28 new hybrids of corn; in addition 6 commercial hybrid (as control) under normal irrigation and drought stress condition in Khorasan Razavi Agricultural Research and Natural Resources Center, Mashhad, Iran on...

Author(s): Maryam Ashofteh Beiragi, Mohsen Ebrahimi, Khodadad Mostafavi , Mohammad Golbashy, Saied Khavari Khorasani

Comparative assessment of metalaxyl enhanced protection of pearl millet varieties in the control of downy mildew

February 2011

A comparative assessment was carried out to determine the enhanced protection by metalaxyl in the control of downy mildew on three varieties of pearl millet (SOSAT-C-88, Ex-Borno and GB 8735). Field trials were carried out in 2007 and 2008 growing seasons. The split-plot design was used with the chemical treatments (metalaxyl, and control) in the main plots while the varieties were assessed in the sub-plots. The...

Author(s): B. Aliyu, S. S. Hati, G. A. Dimari and P. O. Donli

In vitro and in vivo responses of different treating agents against wilt disease of safflower

January 2011

In safflower Anucop, captan and Mancozeb M-45 were found extremely effective in reducingFusarium oxysporum f.sp. carthami wilt. The seed treatments improved seed germination, seedling vigour and plant stand. Due to these treatments many of the seed-borne fungi failed to express in the normal way. Bioagents formulations viz., Trichoderma harzianum, Bacillus subtilis and Pseudomonas...

Author(s): M. Govindappa, V. Ravishankar Rai and S. Lokesh

Export performance of oilseeds and its determinants in Ethiopia

January 2011

This research examines export performance of oilseeds in Ethiopia using macroeconomic time series data from annual reports of NBE (National Bank of Ethiopia) over the period 1974 to 2009. Analyses of oilseeds export performance through time divulges that the country has not yet diversified the commodity composition and structure of its export, in that its export earnings depend on only a few agricultural products. The...

Author(s): Hailegiorgis Biramo Allaro

The effect of alternate furrow irrigation under different nutritional element supplies on some agronomic traits and seed qualitative parameters in corn (Zea mays L.)

December 2010

A new irrigation method under different nutritional element supplies for maize production was designed and tested for some agronomic traits and seed qualitative parameters with a split-plot field experiment. Irrigation was applied through furrows in three ways as the main plots: alternate furrow irrigation (AFI), fixed furrow irrigation (FFI), and conventional furrow irrigation (CFI). AFI means that one of the two...

Author(s): Mohammad Nasri, Mansoureh Khalatbari and Hossein Aliabadi Farahani

Effects of plant density of intercropped soybean with tall sorghum on competitive ability of soybean and economic yield at Otobi, Benue State, Nigeria

June 2010

  Field experiment was conducted for three years to evaluate the influence of plant population density of intercropped soybean with sorghum on its competitive ability and economic yield at Otobi, Benue State, Nigeria. The experiment was laid out in split-split plot with three replications. The main plot treatment comprised of cropping systems with two levels (sole cropping, intercropping), while the sub-plot...

Author(s): O. M. Egbe

Physiological growth indices in winter rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) cultivars as affected by drought stress at Iran

June 2010

  This experiment was carried out to study the effect of drought stress on physiological growth indices of winter rapeseed cultivars in Karaj, Iran using split-plot design with three replications to study the effect of drought stress on oil yield of winter rapeseed cultivars. The main-plot factors included: Four levels of irrigation regimes (control = no drought stress, irrigation interrupted during...

Author(s): Payam Moaveni, Ahmad Ebrahimi and Hossein Aliabadi Farahani

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