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March 2021

Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Farmer preference for selected finger millet (Eleusine coracana) varieties in Rift Valley, Kenya

Lack of awareness and information on the traits of orphan crops such as finger millet is a major constraint to finger millet production. Farmer participatory and varietal selection (FVPS) is an efficient method of achieving productivity through enhancing adoption of improved high yielding varieties. A study was conducted in two major growing areas in central Rift Valley, Agri-ecological zone III (ATC-Nakuru and Bomet),...

Author(s): J. M. Tracyline, P. K. Kimurto, J. J. Mafurah, N. W. Mungai and H. Ojulong  

March 2021

International Journal of Livestock Production
Influence of breed on motility and motion characteristics of fresh, chilled and frozen bull spermatozoa

At present, frozen-thawed semen is used extensively for artificial insemination (AI) in Ethiopia. However, subjective semen quality assessment is still practiced by the semen processing organizations of the country. In this study, motility and motion characteristics of spermatozoa were assessed by using integrated semen analysis system (ISAS) to diagnose breed differences in quality of semen. Semen was collected from 14...

Author(s): Kefelegn Seyoum, Alemayehu Lemma and Asrat Tera  

March 2021

International Journal of Livestock Production
Effect of breed, age and period of production on bovine semen quality used for artificial insemination

Various factors are believed to influence quality of semen in breeding bulls. The main objective of this study was to evaluate how breed, age and time of semen production are relevant in the production of good quality semen used for Artificial Insemination. A total of 16,827 ejaculates from 187 bulls (Holstein Frisian = 114, Jersey = 35, Borena = 12, 50%HF × 50%Borena = 5, 75%HF × 25%Borena = 15 and Fogera =...

Author(s): Kefelegn Seyoum, Alemayehu Lemma and Asrat Tera  

March 2021

International Journal of Livestock Production
Antilipemic effect of Moringa oleifera leaf powder on blood serum cholesterol fractions in broiler finishers

The effects of using Moringa leaf powder (MLP) as feed additive on the differential cholesterol profile of broiler chickens at finisher phase was investigated in view of the scientific urge to find means of reducing fatty compounds in common meat products. One hundred and twenty,4-weeks old Abor acre broilers were used for this experiment and allotted to four different treatment groups (T1-T4). The control group; T1 was...

Author(s): Alabi Olufemi Mobolaji OJo John Oluyemi, Aderemi Foluke Abimbola, LawalTunde Ezekiel, OgunTunji Abel Olusegun, Ayoola Mathew Oluwaseyi and Oladejo Opeyemi  

March 2021

Journal of Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Study on cyclic water injection of offshore weak volatile reservoir considering hysteresis effect

Based on the theoretical analysis of capillary hysteresis and relative permeability hysteresis and reservoir numerical simulation, a water injection strategy study was conducted for an offshore weak volatile oil fields after long-term depletion development. The results show that if the capillary hysteresis and relative permeability hysteresis are not considered, the recovery prediction results of the subsequent water...

Author(s): Jianting Huang, Jintao Wu, Guangming Pan, Hao Li and Peng Shi  

March 2021

African Journal of Food Science
Assessment of phytochemical and mineral composition of unripe and ripe plantain (Musa paradisiaca) peels

Plantain (Musa paradisiaca) fruit constitutes a staple food widely consumed predominantly in Africa. The peel, a major by-product, of plantain fruit is largely viewed to be of little or no significance and consequently discarded, thereby constituting a threat to the environment. It is on account of the foregoing that this study was designed to investigate the phytochemical and mineral components of both the unripe and...

Author(s): Sani Muhammad Uzairu and Muhammad Atiku Kano

March 2021

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Impact of the home-based management of malaria on morbidity and mortality in under-five children in Penka-Michel and Santchou Health Districts of Cameroon

In Cameroon in 2017, malaria accounted for 53% of hospitalizations, 61% of deaths among under-five children. The National Program adopted since 2015 the integrated Community Directed Interventions (CDI) for the control of malaria. This study determined the impact of the home-based management of childhood malaria morbidity and mortality in the Penka-Michel and Santchou Health Districts of the West Region in Cameroon. A...

Author(s): Esther Kenfack Dongmo, Nicholas Tendongfor and Dickson Shey Nsagha  

March 2021

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Alcohol use and compliance with road safety rules among commercial motorcyclists in Southwest Nigeria

Alcohol has been identified as one of the major causes of traffic accident as those driving under the influence of alcohol barely comply with road safety rules and regulations. This study investigated the influence of alcohol use on compliance with road safety rules among commercial motorcyclists in Southwest Nigeria. Cross sectional descriptive research of the survey type was used to conduct the study. The sample size...

Author(s): Awosusi A. O., Adegboyega J. A., Adebimpe W. O. and Osunmakinwa O. O.  

March 2021

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Knowledge and risk factors for Lassa fever amongst students of Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria

Lassa fever (LF) is an acute, viral hemorrhagic illness which is common in West Africa. Students of tertiary institutions are also exposed to risk factors. Hence, the study aimed to assess the knowledge and risk factors for Lassa fever amongst students of the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria. This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 240 undergraduate students of the Federal Polytechnic,...

Author(s): Alenoghena Osi Innocent, Ehighalua Destiny, Awunor Nyemike Simon and Yerumoh Sunday  

March 2021

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Characterization of cyanobacteria microcystins (cyanotoxins) blooming in the Dams of Northern Morocco

Cyanobacteria thrive in eutrophic freshwaters and impose a serious problem for the management of water bodies. Some Cyanobacteria species impose even a risk for public health due to the production of intracellular toxins. This study is a qualitative approach to determine the degree of toxicity and the toxicological aspect of cyanotoxins in order to setup a monitoring program for cyanobacteria blooms and the management...

Author(s): Mustapha Ouhsassi, El Ouardy Khay, Anass El Laghdach, Farid Ben Abdelouahab, Abdeltif El Ouahrani, Mohamed Idaomar and Jamal Abrini  

March 2021

African Journal of Food Science
Inactivation of microbes by ozone in the food industry: A review

Ozone is active against a broad spectrum of microorganisms. Ozone treatment can enhance safety and increase shelf life with limited impact on product quality. Ozone is known to be one of the strongest oxidizers that can have applications in foods. In the gaseous state, ozone is denser than air, colorless at lower concentrations and possesses a distinct odor. Ozone can be generated using a few methods, by photochemical...

Author(s): Mohamed Ziyaina, and Barbara Rasco

March 2021

African Journal of Food Science
Impact of instant controlled pressure drop (DIC) treatment on the technological quality of gluten-free bread based on rice-field bean formula using design of experiments

This work aimed to investigate the impact of Instant Controlled Pressure Drop (DIC) treatment on the technological quality of Gluten-Free Bread (GFB) based on Rice-Field bean Formula (RFF). Two DIC factors were used as independent parameters of a Design of Experiments (DoE); X1: DIC temperature ranged from 100 to 165°C which was rigorously correlated with the dry saturated steam pressure ranged between 0.1 and 0.7...

Author(s): Souad BOULEMKAHEL, Leila BENATALLAH, Colette BESOMBES, Karim ALLAF and Mohammed Nasreddine ZIDOUNE

March 2021

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Water quality assessment of Ntawogba Stream in Port Harcourt metropolis, Rivers State, Nigeria

Ntawogba stream is one of the natural water bodies that drain the marshy swamp forest water from Port Harcourt municipality into Amadi Creek which empties into the Bonny estuary. Water quality assessment was carried out for three consecutive months (July - September) across three sampling points (upstream, midstream, and downstream). The physical parameters pH, temperature, EC, and turbidity were measured in-situ. The...

Author(s): Kalagbor Ihesinachi A., Echem Ogbonda G. and Banwo Elechi  

March 2021

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
City scale water audit of a pilgrimage town in South India

The water need of a religious pilgrimage town in South India would typically be much larger than a regular town where religious  pilgrims  and  ritual  activities  do not add  to the water burden of the municipality. To understand this added water burden, a city scale audit was carried out to estimate the water supply, demand and deficit at Guruvayoor, which is a pilgrimage town in South...

Author(s): Merin Mathew, Sunny George, Ratish Menon and John Tharakan  

March 2021

African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Analysis of stability of naturally aged single base propellants

In this work chemical changes in 42 years old single base propellant induced by natural aging were evaluated. The sample was stored for a long time under uncontrolled conditions. The chemical stability was tested using High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), High-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC), the vacuum stability test (VST), SEM/EDX and visual analysis by Stereo Microscope. Heat flow calorimetry...

Author(s): Halilović Namir, Kaučič-Škufca Mojca, Ademović Zahida, Bašić-Halilović Azra and Omanović Rasim  

March 2021

Journal of Mechanical Engineering Research
Physics of deactivation of gyroscopic inertial forces

This new study on effects of gyroscope demonstrates the action on the spinning disc that the eight interrelated inertial torques system generated by its rotating masses. The physics behind this inertial torques manifest the action of the resistance and precession torques, which physics are described and explained. The latest research on the gyroscopic properties revealed the deactivation of the inertial torques that...

Author(s): Ryspek Usubamatov and Marek Bergander  

March 2021

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Speciation of trace metal elements in sediments of Alibori River, North-West of Benin

Alibori River located in northwestern Benin is subject to contamination by trace metal elements (TME: Zn, Cu, Pb, Cd) due to the use of agricultural inputs in its vicinity. This study focuses on the speciation of TME elements in the sediments of this river. The sediments were sampled during the rainy and dry seasons, dried, crushed and then sieved. The sediments were then mineralized and subjected to sequential...

Author(s): Nafiou E. Chitou, Waris K. Chouti, Jacques Kouazounde, Daouda Mama and Arthur R. Cakpo

March 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) pod and haulm production in the tropical legume project States, Nigeria

The production of groundnut pod and haulm is one way of addressing the challenge of scarcity of livestock feed as well as improving the incomes of small-scale farmers. This study examines the revenue associated with groundnut pod and haulm production, using data obtained from 253 participating farmers. The data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results showed that average haulm yield ranged from...

Author(s): Benjamin Ahmed, Henry Egwuma and Mohammed Kabir Idris  

March 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Small scale farmers’ perception of institutions and information channels on climate change and adaptation, Embu County, Kenya

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...

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

March 2021

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Rapidly growing mycobacterial infections associated with plastic surgery: An epidemiological description

Surgical site infections (SSI) caused by rapidly growing mycobacterial (RGM) have become increasingly frequent. The aim of this study is to describe the epidemiological, clinical aspects and factors associated with RGM infections related to plastic surgery. Notifications of SSI from 86 health care facilities of the capital of a Brazilian state within nine years, approximately, were assessed. RGM, predominantly M....

Author(s): Jessyca Rodrigues Braga , Marinésia Aparecida do Prado, Heliny Carneiro Cunha das Neves, Anaclara Ferreira Veiga Tipple, Dayane de Melo Costa, Sueli Lemes de Ávila Alves, Hélio Galdino-Júnior, Katiane Martins Mendonça and Silvana de Lima Vieira dos Santos

March 2021

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Evaluation of factors fuelling global antimicrobial resistance and its economic and clinical burden

The aim of the research is to assess the factors fuelling Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and its economic and clinical burden. For this purpose, a systematic review was conducted, which included an analysis of factors and economic and clinical burden of AMR. It was found that poorly treated sewage; discharges from antibiotic manufacturing plants, empirical prescribing, lack of antimicrobial stewardship, poor AMR...

Author(s): Larry L. Mweetwa, Paul Chukwuemeka Adiukwu, Kabo O. Tshiamo, Thatoyaone Kenaope, Tiroyaone Nthusang and Emmanuel Tope Oluwabusola

March 2021

Journal of Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis
Genomic profiles of Pseudomonas aeruginosa gene clusters based on profile HMMs, reveal novel therapeutic targets for clinical intervention

Pseudomonas aeruginosa has developed antibiotic resistance, a major health concern worldwide, through different mechanisms including the formation of biofilms. Thus far, typing has been primarily assay based. However, the many sequences available from the US National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the International Consortium of Pseudomonas Database (IPCD) offer alternative ways of characterizing the...

Author(s): Michael Ambutsi and Patrick Okoth  

March 2021

Educational Research and Reviews
The level of understanding scientific and engineering practices in light of the next generation science standards among preservice student teachers

The purpose of the study is to investigate the level of understanding of first three grade preservice teachers of the scientific and engineering practices according to next generation science standards (NGSS) at the World Islamic Sciences University. The sample of the study consisted of 154 fourth year female student teachers at International Islamic Sciences University in the academic year 2019/2020. The study...

Author(s): Alebous Tahani

March 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Water resources and food security in Algeria: Diagnosis and new strategy proposition

Algeria as an important North African and Mediterranean country with remarkable bioclimatic, edaphic, and political characteristics is under many sorts of negative stress affecting considerably alimentary dependence. Today, Algerian agriculture presents a worrying record. Several warning signs show that the sector is only surviving thanks to massive imports of milk, grains, seeds and chemical fertilizers. The current...

Author(s): BOUCHENTOUF Salim and BENABDELI Khéloufi  

March 2021

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

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 of Cleistopholis patens (leaf and stem bark) on Plodia interpunctella infestation in stored maize grains....

Author(s): Adeyera O. J., Akinneye J. O. and Odeyemi O. O.  

March 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Evaluation of soils fertility, growth, nutrient uptake and yield traits of peanut under indigenous and effective microorganism fertilizers in sandy ferralitic soils in Douala, Cameroon

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...

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

March 2021

Journal of Horticulture and Forestry
A photographic method for measurement of tree height: More accurate and simpler than other methods?

In the photographic method, a photo is taken of the tree with an object of known reference height beside it. An inexpensive cell phone camera can be used. The tree height is calculated by using a ruler to measure the tree height and reference height on the photo. Previously, this method was thought to be accurate only if the distance to the camera was many times the tree height. However, if the cell phone is held...

Author(s): David E. Fulkerson  

March 2021

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Python farming in Zimbabwe: Assessing local appetite for a novel agricultural system

Python meat is a traditional but small source of protein throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa, but supply is exclusively from wild harvest. We build on recent evidence that supports snake farming as a viable and sustainable small-scale livestock system in Asia. We explore python farming as a strategy for enhanced food security in Zimbabwe. Our survey results highlight challenges, including drought and human-wildlife...

Author(s): Patrick W. Aust, James MacGregor and Graham J. Alexander  

March 2021

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Determinants of participation in non-farm activities and its effect on household income: An empirical study in Ethiopia

Undertaking non-agrarian income-generating activities to reduce overreliance on agriculture, production failures, and income fluctuations is a household-amenable, self-insurance mechanism, which provides employment opportunities and capital investment. This article examines the determinants of participation in non-farm activities and effect on household income. Heckman two-step procedure was used to analyze a three-wave...

Author(s): Komikouma Apelike Wobuibe Neglo, Tnsue Gebrekidan and Kaiyu Lyu  

March 2021

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Taenia saginata cysticercus: Its socioeconomic and psychosocial effects on cattle farmers in Botswana

Despite claims that Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis cause adverse financial and socioeconomic effects on cattle farmers, there is no recent empirical evidence to justify this assertion in Botswana. This paper provides empirical analysis of bovine taeniosis and cysticercosis effects on farmers’ wellbeing in Botswana. Interviews and observations using non-participatory structured questionnaire were used to...

Author(s): Uchendu Okechukwu Goodhead, Andrew Olatunbosun Aganga, Njoku Ola Ama and Marumo S. Davis  

March 2021

African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Primary and secondary resistance to first-line anti-tuberculosis medications at the Institute Pasteur Bangui, Central African Republic

The emergence and spread of anti-tuberculosis-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis presently represents a real challenge to the WHO's End TB by 2035 strategy. Through this study, we wanted to determine the current prevalence of primary and secondary resistance to first-line anti-tuberculosis drugs at the Pasteur Institute in Bangui. Cultures and sensitivity tests were carried out for 6 months (July -...

Author(s): Alain Farra, Boris Jolly, Gilles Ngaya, Herve Gando, Aristide Desire Komamgoya-Nzonzon, and Alexandre Manirakiza  

March 2021

African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Effect of Cov-Pla1 and Cov-Pla3 extract on some pulmonary function parameters in rabbits

Transmission of COVID-19 is facilitated by uptake of droplets containing coronavirus from the breath, sneeze or cough of infected persons. This represents the commonest mode of coronavirus infection and spread to mucous membranes of the respiratory system. The virus rapidly replicates in alveolar cells, triggering a strong immune response, resulting in cytokine storm syndromes and pulmonary tissue damage. These...

Author(s): Kakjing D. Falang, Kennedy I. Amagon, Bukata B. Bukar, Ajima Ukpe, Noel N. Wannang, Jacob A. Kolawole, James G. Damen, Yusuf Agabi, Richard J. Kutshik, Ishaya Y. Longdet, Simji S. Gomerep, Ismaila Shittu, and Stephen D. Davou,  

March 2021

African Journal of Biotechnology
Brewer’s residues and cocoa pod shells as a substrate for cultivation of Pleurotus ostreatus CCIBt 2339 and enzymes production

This work investigated the best composition of a substrate for cultivation of Pleurotus ostreatus CCIBt 2339 using brewer's spent grain (SG) and cocoa pod shells (CP) complemented with hot trub (HT) and/or residual brewer’s yeast (RY). The residue HT was detrimental for cultivation and a substrate composition (%, w/w) of 58% SG + 40% CP + 2% RY – with a C/N ratio of 25.77 g/g – resulted in the best...

Author(s): Carolina Fernandes Pereira, Antônio Zózimo de Matos Costa, Givaldo Rocha Niella, José Luiz Bezerra, Ana Paula Trovatti Uetanabaro and Elizama Aguiar-Oliveira

March 2021

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Antimicrobial activities of microbially-synthesized silver nanoparticles against selected clinical pathogens in Akure, Nigeria

Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have stimulated interest of scientists due to their wide range of applications, including their potential antimicrobial activity. This study investigated the antimicrobial activities of AgNPs synthesized by rhizospheric soil and fish pond sediment microorganisms against selected clinical pathogens. The samples were cultured and organisms identified in accordance with standard procedures. The...

Author(s): Ekundayo E. A., Adegbenro A., Ekundayo F. O., Onipede H., Bello O. O. and Anuoluwa I. A.

March 2021

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy
Ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemical characterization, and antibacterial activity of Grewia tenax and Albizia anthelmintica extracts against multidrug-resistant pneumonia-causing bacteria

The use of Grewia tenax and Albizia anthelmintica in treating different ailments is attracting significant attention as a primary health care option in Namibia. This study aims to document their ethnobotanical uses, phytochemical composition, antioxidant, and antibacterial activity against multidrug-resistant Streptococcus pneumonia, Klebsiella pneumonia, and Staphylococcus aureus. The ethnobotanical uses of G. tenax...

Author(s): Albertina M. N. Shatri and Davis R. Mumbengegwi  

March 2021

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy
Epidemiological status of coronavirus diseases and the remedy potentials of medicinal plants in Africa

This work aims to explore the epidemiological status of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and assemblage of various plant species that have prophylactic or therapeutic potentials on the disease. Epidemiological data were obtained from various health authorities worldwide and articles (totaling 103) published in standard journals from 2002-2020 on medicinal plants used in treating the disease and similar diseases....

Author(s): Lateef Ariyo Adeniran, Emmanuel Segun Oguntade, Toba Samuel Anjorin and Olatunde Peter Ajagbonna  

March 2021

Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
Physicochemical and bacteriological analysis of the quality of sachet water and their source point (spring box) consumed in Bo city, Sierra Leone

This study was conducted to assess the physical, chemical, and bacteriological parameters of five- brand of sachet water, and their source point consumed in Bo city, southern Sierra Leone. The physical parameters include: pH, temperature, turbidity, total dissolved solid, and conductivity; chemical parameters include: Residual Chlorine, Magnesium, Potassium, Nitrite, Ammonia; and bacteriological parameters include:...

Author(s): Mohamed Pujeh Junior, Alhaji Brima Gogra, John Paul Kaisam and Yahaya Kudush Kawa

March 2021

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Anti-quorum sensing and anti-biofilm activities of Securidaca longepedunculata Fresen, an endangered species from Burkina Faso

The emergence of bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a serious challenge to the global health system. The QS inhibition is one of the approaches to fight against antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Securidaca longepedunculata is a medicinal plant that roots are the only organ used against microbial diseases. This species is threatened with extinction due to the massive use of its roots in phytotherapy. In this study,...

Author(s): Issa Karama, Vincent Ouedraogo, Ablassé Rouamba, Moussa Compaoré and Martin Kiendrebeogo

March 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Metribuzin and 2,4-D as potential herbicides for weed management in sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench]

Grain sorghum demand for industrial and domestic uses has triggered increased production of sorghum. Field experiment was conducted at Egerton University Njoro, Kenya to determine the most effective herbicide(s) for weed management in sorghum. The experiment was carried out in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with nine treatments replicated three times. The treatments consisted of four pre-emergence herbicides...

Author(s): Emily T. Chepkoech, Erick K. Cheruiyot and Joshua O. Ogendo  

March 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Growth performance, carcass characteristics and cost benefit of feeding broilers with diets containing high quality cassava peel (HQCP)

A feeding trial was conducted to evaluate the effect of isonitrogenous and isocaloric diets containing varying levels of high-quality cassava peel (HQCP) fine mash on broilers’ performance, carcass characteristics, and cost benefit. A feeding trial was carried out using four hundred (400) 21-day old Arbor Acres broiler chicks weighing 570 – 630 g (live weight). The chicks were randomly allocated to five...

Author(s): A. B. Adekeye, T. A. Amole, S. O. Oladimeji, A. A. Raji, T. E. Odekunle, O. Olasusi, O. Bamidele and A. A. Adebayo  

March 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Effect of climate variation on the yield of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)

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...

Author(s): Ibrahim Mohammed, David A. Alawa, Mshelia, J. S., John Adie Betiang, Sunday B. Azu, Stephanie, S. Bishi-Unung  

March 2021

African Journal of Business Management
Economy of the motorway concessions model in Italy

The article analyzes the management of the motorway system in Italy. It underlines the positive and critical aspects of the concession system, through the analysis of the financial statements of the main concessionary companies. From the analysis of the economic and non-financial performance, it is concluded that the current model is preferable to a totally public model, which would require significant investments. The...

Author(s): Maria Teresa Bianchi

March 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Exploring on-farm additive common bean yield potential to organic and mineral fertilizers on contrasting soils of Buganda Catena, Central Uganda

Mineral and organic fertilizers have great potential to enhance crop yields in low fertility soils of the Buganda catena. However, the need for site-specific knowledge on use and yield of the two fertilizer types in a complex soil scape is acute among smallholder farmers exploiting any soil differences. This study evaluated on-farm grain yield response of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) to organic and mineral N and...

Author(s): Stewart Kyebogola,, Onesimus Semalulu, Andrew W. Lenssen, Russell S. Yost, Prossy Kyomuhendo, Moses M. Tenywa and Robert E. Mazur  

March 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
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

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  

March 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Variation in beta carotene and yield in sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) associated with ambient temperature and genotype

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...

Author(s): Brian SINGOGO, Mebelo MATAA, Kalaluka MUNYINDA, Davies LUNGU and  Emily MUELLER  

March 2021

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy
Bee propolis: Production optimization and applications in Nigeria

Propolis is a resinous substance produced by bees with a wide range of medicinal uses. It is collected by bees from buds, leaves and bark exudates of several plants in both tropical and temperate regions. Propolis is sometimes referred to as “bee glue” as it is produced by bees for sealing and protection of their hives. Exploration and research into propolis and its biologically active constituents is...

Author(s): Okhale S. E., Nkwegu C., Ugbabe G. E., Ibrahim J. A., Egharevba H. O., Kunle O. F. and Igoli J. O.  

March 2021

African Journal of Business Management
Predicting healthcare leaders’ readiness to lead the implementation of change

A key challenge facing healthcare leaders is how to implement changes successfully. For change to occur in healthcare, leaders must be proactive, and they must have an ability to adapt to new policies and practices. Data from 105 healthcare leaders were used to address the question of to what extent leadership style, leader efficacy, seniority, and gender predict healthcare leaders’ readiness to lead change. The...

Author(s): Parren Keith Shannon  

March 2021

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Agronomic feasibility of using basalt powder as soil nutrient remineralizer

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...

Author(s): Augusto Vaghetti Luchese, Laércio Augusto Pivetta, Marcelo Augusto Batista, Fábio Steiner, Ana Paula da Silva Giaretta and Janete Chaves Dellabeta Curtis  

March 2021

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Chambá (Justicia pectoralis) syrup for the treatment of cough and respiratory symptoms: A randomized clinical trial

Cough is a common pediatric complaint, resulting in frequent doctor’s office or hospital visits. In Brazil, the leaves of chambá (Justicia pectoralis) have been used extensively in herbal preparations for the treatment of many respiratory problems such as cough, bronchitis, and asthma. Thus, this study aimed to assess the effectiveness of chambá syrup for the treatment of cough and respiratory...

Author(s): Wilcare de Medeiros Cordeiro Nascimento, Francisco Plácido Nogueira Arcanjo, Mary Anne Medeiros Bandeira, Bruna Linhares Prado, Maria Ester Frota Fernandes, Elayne Cristina Oliveira Brito, Bianca Frota Monte, Aristides Avilo do Nascimento, Antonio Flávio Queiroz de Oliveira, Leandro Cordeiro Portela and Cecília Costa Arcanjo  

March 2021

Journal of Medicinal Plants Research
Chemical and organic fertilizer: The effect on apiin production by Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum Danert

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum Danert) is a vegetable species with potential for pharmaceutical use because it contains apiin, a flavonoid that stands out for having biological activities, such as antioxidant. The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of chemical or organic fertilizers on the nitrogen metabolism and production of flavonoids in parsley at different stages of development, aiming...

Author(s): Mylena Firmiano de Andrade, Luiziene Soares Alves, Bruna Cristina Borges Machado, Marco Andre Alves de Souza, Rosane Nora Castro, Douglas Siqueira de Almeida Chaves and André Marques dos Santos  

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