Journal of
Dryland Agriculture

  • Abbreviation: J. Dryland Agric.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2476-8650
  • DOI: 10.5897/JODA
  • Start Year: 2015
  • Published Articles: 22

JODA Articles

March 2019

Effect of Daniella olivera wood biochar on the growth and biomass of maize (zea mays L.) in Lafia, North central Nigeria

The study aimed to evaluate the effect of Daniella wood Biochar on the growth and biomass of maize harvested 8 weeks after sowing in a pot experiment. The research was carried out in order to evaluate the effect of Daniella wood biochar on the growth and biomass of maize and the effects of Daniella wood biochar on the physiochemical properties of the soil. Pots were filled with 5 kg of normal soil (oxisol) and biochar...

Author(s): Habibu Aminu and Ladan Shamsuddeen  

February 2019

Growth variability of Irish potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) as affected by cultivars and sowing date in the Sudan savannah zone of Nigeria

Field experiments were conducted in the Sudan savannah zone of Nigeria during the 2015/2016 dry season. The Research Farm of Audu Bako Collage of Agriculture, Danbatta (12° 44′ N and 8° 51′ E) and Federal Collage of Education Technical, Bichi (12°24′N and 8.24′E) represented the two locations. Subjects of interest were to determine the effect of variety and sowing date on growth of...

Author(s): Wailare A. M. and Madu A. I.  

February 2019

Evaluation of tillage and planting method under conservation farming for soil and crop productivity in the dry-land areas of Tigray, Ethiopia

Study on conservation farming (CF) was conducted in moisture deficit area of Tigray, Ethiopia from 2013-2014. The experiment was conducted both on station and on farmers’ field. The treatments were: conventional tillage with fertilizer, conventional tillage without fertilizer, sub soiling with fertilizer, sub soiling + tie ridging with fertilizer, sub soiling + tie ridging + intercropping with fertilizer, sub...

Author(s): Assefa Workineh, Niguse Hagazi and Adheina Mesele  

January 2019

Participatory evaluation of maize varieties for the management of maize gray leaf spot disease (Cercospora zeae maydis) at Gondar Zuria district, northwest Ethiopia

Gray leaf spot is one of the major constraints of maize production in Ethiopia where warm humid environmental condition is prevailing. A field experiment was conducted in Gondar zuria district of western Ethiopia during 2016/17 and 2017/18 cropping season with the aim to evaluate effective maize varieties for the management of maize gray leaf spot disease. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design...

Author(s): Yigrem Mengist and Yohannes Moges  

December 2018

Shallow groundwater condition for irrigation along dryland river basin, northwestern Nigeria

This study investigated shallow groundwater quality and yield for irrigation along Hadejia River Basin of Jigawa State in both the dry and rainy seasons of one year. Sites in the floodplain with a history of irrigation where the use of tube wells is dominant were selected covering a transect of about 135 km. Six transects, oriented perpendicular to the river channel were established within 1 km2 in each site. Three tube...

Author(s): Abubakar Ibrahim Tukur, Maharazu A. Yusuf, Emmanuel Ajayi Olofin, Adnan Abdulhamid  

December 2017

Screening for Drought Tolerance in Maize Hybrids using Drought Indices

A study was conducted to select extra-early maize hybrids for drought tolerance and investigate the efficacy of different drought indices. The material consisted of 10 single cross hybrids which were selected from 66 single cross hybrids using IITA base index. The initial experiment was conducted at Ikenne and was laid in a randomized incomplete block design with two replicates. Data collected were subjected to analysis...

Author(s): A. S. Shaibu, M.A. Ayo-Vaughan, A.A. Adnan and R.O. Abdulmalik

  • Article Number: 62E26DF58284

December 2017

Mitigation of Moisture Stress in Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) by Foliar Application of Salicylic Acid in Sudan Savanna Agro-Ecology, Nigeria

Field experiment was conducted to study the influence of salicylic acid in the mitigation of moisture stress in sweet pepper. Treatments consisted of four rates (0, 0.2, 0.4 and 0.6gL-1) of salicylic acid and three moisture stress stages (vegetative, flowering and fruit setting). These were laid out in split plot design with three replications. Results of the study revealed that exogenous application of salicylic acid...

Author(s): Y.M. Bakundi and S.U. Yahaya

  • Article Number: 46C4BC658286

December 2017

Phenotyping and Prediction of Maize (Zea mays L.) Yield using Physiological Traits

The use of physiological traits as an indirect selection is important in augmenting yield – based selection procedures. Field experiment was conducted at the Research and Teaching Farm of Faculty of Agriculture, Bayero University, Kano to study physiological responses of different maturity groups of maize in Sudan savanna, determine the association between physiological traits and grain yield as well as predict...

Author(s): A. S. Shaibu, S. I. Yusuf, and A. A. Adnan

  • Article Number: 94C94DE58298

December 2017

Performance Evaluation of Deutz-Fahr M1202 Combine Harvester on Rice Crop in Kano State- Nigeria

On-farm research to evaluate the performance of Deutz-Fahr (M1202) combine harvester on rice crop was conducted on Agricultural Engineering Department research and demonstration field, Bayero University, Kano. The experiment was run in a completely randomized block design based on three independent variables which include: forward speed of the machine, 3 levels each of moisture content of the crop and clearance. Field...

Author(s): J. Suleiman and N. D. Dangora

  • Article Number: 920D36758330

December 2017

Response of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.) to Antitranspirants and Moisture Stress in Kano, Sudan Savanna of Nigeria

The study was conducted to determine the effect of antitranspirants and moisture stress on productivity of tomato. The treatments consisted of two antitranspirants (Benzoic and Salicylic acids) at (0, 200, 400 and 600 ppm) concentration and three moisture stress stages (vegetative, flowering and fruit setting). These were arranged in a split-plot design and replicated three times. Antitranspirant and moisture stress...

Author(s): H. M. Isa., A. A. Manga and M. A. Hussaini

  • Article Number: 92F348858334

December 2017

Evaluation of the Chemical and Microbiological Properties of Kilishi Sold in Kano Metropolis

The study was conducted to evaluate chemical and microbiological properties of Kilishi retailed at some designated locations in Kano Metropolis. The locally prepared Kilishi samples were obtained from four locations (A, B, C and D) and the experiment laid in a completely randomised. Data generated were analysed using analysis of variance and significantly different means separated by Tukey HSD post hoc test. The results...

Author(s): Inusa, S. K. and Said, I. S.

  • Article Number: F28829658339

December 2017

Phenotypic and Temperature Tolerance Variations in Bacterial Endophytes Isolated from Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) Nodules Recovered from Smallholder Farms in Northern Nigeria

The significance of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) as nutritional, economic and a soil fertility promoter had already been elucidated by many researchers. The present work was aimed at isolation and characterization of rhizobial and non-rhizobial endophytes of cowpea nodules recovered from smallholder farms in northern Nigeria. The study soils were analyzed and found to have varying physical and chemical...

Author(s): Halima Musa Rabiu

  • Article Number: 233268D58354

December 2017

Effect of Phosphorus Levels on Growth and Yield of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) in Zaria, Nigeria

Phosphorus is critical to cowpea yield because it stimulates growth, initiate nodules formation as well as influencing the efficiency of rhizobium-Legume symbiosis. In Nigeria, legumes receive little form of mineral phosphorus fertilizer as they accordingly depend on the natural soil available phosphorus for growth and yield which results to low yield. It was due to this problem that field trials were conducted at the...

Author(s): Namakka A., Jibrin D. M., Hamma I. L., Bulus, J.

  • Article Number: 5E5608B58358

December 2017

Correlation and Contribution of Some Growth and Yield Components to Fruit Yield of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.)

Interrelationships among tomato yield and yield components for moisture stressed tomato in most of Sub-Saharan Africa through foliar sprayed Antitranspirants using path-coefficient analysis that describes a cause-and-effect relationship have not been documented. In view of this, a field experiment was conducted during the two successive dry seasons of 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 at the Teaching and Research Farm of Faculty...

Author(s): H. M. Isa., A. A. Manga and M. A. Hussaini

  • Article Number: 215B13758360

December 2017

Effect of Brine (NaCl) on Germination of Sorghum and Pearl millet Seeds

This study was conducted to investigate the effect of salinity levels on seed germination of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) and pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L. R. Br.) in a Laboratory. The experiment was conducted using one improved sorghum variety Kaura and one pearl millet variety SOSAT-C88. Fifty seeds of each of the treatment were germinated in Petri dishes containing filter paper of 9cm diameter. Treatments...

Author(s): M. A. Dawud,) N. A. Gworgwor,) and A. B. Askira)

  • Article Number: 7E1E5DD58362

December 2017

Relationship of Rice Crop Depredation to Rodent Density Estimates in Eastern Kano, Nigeria

In many parts of Africa rodent depredation on growing rice has been the cause of distressing losses. In rain-fed fields near Tarauni, northeast of Kano, Nigeria, the Nile rat, Arvicanthis niloticus and the Multimammate rat, Mastomys natalensis, are major rodent pests involved in upland rice damages. The objectives of this work were to determine the proportion of rice damaged at selected growth phases and maturation...

Author(s): Safianu Rabiu

  • Article Number: 0EAB10158365

December 2017

A Comparative Performance Evaluation of an Existing and a Modified Groundnut Seed Roasting Machines

Groundnut seed roasting is a critical step in the processing for oil extraction, snack nuts, confectionaries and peanuts for roasting. Roasting enhances oil extraction processes as it reduces the oil’s viscosity, releases oil from intact cells and reduces the moisture content. A comparative performance evaluation of an existing and a modified groundnut seed roasting machines was carried out and reported in this...

Author(s): M. S. Abubakar, A. A. Sadiq and I. Lawan

  • Article Number: 74CC58858368

November 2017

Detection of Gastro-Intestinal Helminthes in Local Chicken (Gallus gallus) Sold at Sharada Market, Kano Metropolis, Nigeria

Fifty gastrointestinal tracts of local breed chickens slaughtered at Sharada market slaughter slabs Kano State were collected and examined for helminth parasites, formol ether concentration technique was used to concentrate the gut and analysis carried out. A total of 95 parasites belonging to five species were isolated and identified. Of these parasite, Railleitina tetragona was found to be the most prevalent (22%)...

Author(s): Imam, T. S., Dambo, R. , Sa’id, M. A. and Suleiman, K.

  • Article Number: 2804CDD58288

December 2015

Growth, Yield and Phenology of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) as Affected by Sowing Method, Variety and Seed Rate in the Sudan Savanna of Nigeria

An experiment on the effect of sowing method, variety and seed rate on the growth and phenology of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) was conducted at Teaching and Research Farm of Bayero University, Kano (11058'N and 8025'E) and Dutse Jigawa State (11045'N and 9020'E), Nigeria during the 2009 rainy season. The treatments consisted of three sowing methods (Broadcasting, Dibbling and Drilling), two varieties...

Author(s): Adnan A. Adnan†‡, Yahaya B. Dutse§ and Abdulwahab S. Shaibu†

  • Article Number: 0C8DBFD58237

December 2015

Perceptive policy process for inclusive agricultural extension services for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Nigeria

The peak of international interest in the environment and sustainable development reached at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio, Brazil was followed up in the 2001 Copenhagen Climate Change Summit in December, 2001 and 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa. Declarations from all the global summits have commonly emphasized sustainable and...

Author(s): Ismail, F. O., Omenesa, Z. E.,Ladan E.O., Tenuche, S.S., Dasat, K. Y and Mosugu J.

  • Article Number: 10D7D2658238

December 2015

Milk Yield of Lactating Red Sokot Goat Fed with Graded Levels of Native Browse (Guiera senegalensis) in the Sudan Savanna of Nigeria

A Seventy-two (72) days experiment sub-diVided into three phases was conducted to investigate the effect of feeding Guiera senegalesis leaves (Sabara) on intake and milk yield of lactating goats. The treatments evaluated were three phases of lactations using five inclusion levels of G. senegalensis leaves. The experimental diets were fed twice daily to the test animals. Mean yield of milk...

Author(s): Garba Y, Muhammad IR and Maigandi SA

  • Article Number: C40C03C58239

December 2015

Effect of Water Stress and Variety on Phenology of Bread Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in Sokoto, Sudan Savannah, Nigeria

The objective of this study was to determine the effect of water stress on phenology and identify drought resistance mechanism in bread wheat and also to find out the most crucial stage of growth with respect to water stress in wheat variety. The experimental materials consisted of and two bread wheat varieties (Star 11 TR 77173/SLM and Kauz/Weaver). Water stress was imposed at three critical...

Author(s): Sokoto, M.B., Abubakar, I.U. and Singh, A.

  • Article Number: 748584C58240

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