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

Optimization of fertilizer recommendation for bread wheat production at Adiyo District of Kaffa Zone, Southwestern Ethiopia

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An experiment was conducted on farmer's fields during the main cropping season of 2016/17 in Adiyo district, Southwestern Ethiopia to optimize fertilizer rate recommendation for major cereal production systems by using bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) as test crop. Experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications for sixteen treatments. The grain yield and yield components were...

Author(s):Ute Guja, Shiferaw Boke, Addis Alemayehu

Characterization and identification of native plant growth-promoting bacteria colonizing tef (Eragrostis tef) rhizosphere during the flowering stage for a production of bio inoculants

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The plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria are the free-living plant roots colonizing bacteria which improve soil fertility, stimulating plant growth, protecting plants from biotic and abiotic stress factors. The present study was conducted to characterize and identify native PGP bacteria colonizing tef rhizosphere during the flowering stage for a production of bio inoculant. For this concern, 426 samples of different...

Author(s):Zerihun Tsegaye, Mohammed Yimam, Dagne Bekele, Solomon Chaniyalew,Fasil Assefa.

Determination of Nitrogen and Phosphorous fertilizer rates on lowland rice Production

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The national average yield of rice in Ethiopia is about 2.8 t ha-1 which is lower compared to the world average productivity of 4.6 t ha-1. Soil nutrient deficiencies are among the major yield limiting factors of the rice production. In order to recommend appropriate rate of soil nutrients, nitrogen and phosphorous fertilizers application experiment was conducted on rainfed lowland rice production at Fogera plain in two...

Author(s):Tilahun Tadesse, Zelalem Tadesse, Habtamu Assega, Desta Abaychew

Response of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas l.) cultivars to sweet potato feathery mottle virus in Kebbi state, Nigeria

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This research was conducted to evaluate the response of local cultivars of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L) to sweet potato feathery mottle virus (SPFMV) infection. The treatments consisted of five local cultivars of sweet potato designated as CV1, CV2, CV3, CV4 and CV5 respectively. The experiment was laid out in Completely Randomized Design (CRD) and replicated three times. Result obtained from the statistical analysis...

Author(s):I.U. Mohammed, M. U. Tanimum, A. Muhammad, A. Musa, A.S. Muhammad

Performace of lowland green super rice genotypes for the lowland rice Ecosystem in North-West Ethiopia

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The field experiment was conducted in two locations i. e.Pawe and Assosa from 2016-2018 main cropping seasons withthe main objectives of identifying high yielding and disease resistant GSR lines in the lowland production system. A total of 20 genotypes including two checks were used for the study.The combined analysis revealed that no genotype significant difference than the standard check on grain yield. This revealed...

Author(s):Abebaw Dessie

Financial Performances analysis of Multipurpose Farmers Cooperatives at Enemorna Ener Woreda, Gurage Zone, Southern Ethiopia

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Performance measurement is defined as the process of quantifying efficiency and effectiveness. Effectiveness is compliance with customer requirements, and efficiency is how the organization’s resources are used to achieve customers’ satisfaction levels. Agricultural multipurpose farmer’s cooperatives could play classical roles to increase smallholder productivity and incomes which lead to economic empowerment. The...

Author(s):Abdelhadi Tashega, D/r Tewodros Tefera

Effects of vitamin E administration on some milk constituents and physicochemical parameters of lactating West African Dwarf (WAD) Goats

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Lactating animals are exposed to oxidative stress (OS) which influences milk composition and physicochemical properties. Administration of vitamin E could mitigate the effects of the OS and improve milk production. This study was conducted to determine the effects of vitamin E administration on some milk constituents and physicochemical parameters of lactating West African Dwarf (WAD) goats. Eighteen WAD does with mean...

Author(s):Y.O. Falade, I. J. James, A.O. Adelabu, S.O. Adeoye

Effect of Partial Substitution of Noug Seed Cake with Brewers Dried Grain and Yeast Mixture on Egg Quality of Bovans Brown Layers

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This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of partial substitution of Noug Seed Cake (NSC) with a mix of Brewery Dried Grain and Brewery dried Yeast (BDGY) on egg qualitiesof Bovans Brown layers. A total of 120 Bovans Brown layers of 28 weeks of age, were randomly divided into 12 groups each with 10 layers of comparable body weight. Three isocaloric and iso-nitrogenous treatment rations in which 5% (T2), 10 %( T3)...

Author(s):Yemsrach Yimer, Solomon Demeke, Meseret Molla

Prevalence of Honeybee Diseases and Pests in Selected Districts of East Wollega Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

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The study was conducted in the selected districts of East Wollega Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia, to determine the prevalence of honeybee disease and pests. A questionnaire survey and laboratory diagnostic methods were used for the study. The questionnaire was administered to 146 beekeepers (97.1% males). Two honeybee colony samples from each beekeeper, totally (292 honeybee colonies), were collected from...

Author(s):Amsalu Arega

Evaluation of Genetic Diversity of Foxtail Millet [Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv.] Germplasm based on Different Agronomic Traits

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The present study aimed to investigate the genetic diversity of foxtail millet germplasm and select superior genotypes. To this end, 130 foxtail millet were studied under an augmented complete block design at Shahid Bahonar University Research Farm. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was also carried out on the genotypes to determine the homogeneity of experimental field. The results proved that there were significant...

Author(s):Akram Aminizadeh

Reproductive performance of Arsi x Holstein Friesian crossbred dairy cattle

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the reproductive performance of Arsi-Holstein-Friesian crossbred dairy cows at Assela Model Agricultural Enterprise (AMAE). A retrospective study was carried out using data recorded from 1996 to 2011 to evaluate number of services per conception (NSPC), days open (DO), calving interval (CI), age at first service (AFS), and age at first calving (AFC). Fixed factors considered were...

Author(s):Teshome Gedefa, Ajebu Nurfeta, Nega Tola

Correlation of agronomic and anatomic characters of maize stalk for maize selection

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The stalk of a maize plant may directly interfere in productivity, due to its storage capacity for photo-assimilates and transport capacity of water and nutrients to all parts of the plant. Thus, the aim of this study was to quantify the associations between agronomical and anatomical characters of the maize stalk, for possible use selection in the early stage of breeding program. The field experiment was conducted in the...

Author(s):Ivanildo Ramalho do Nascimento Júnior, Gustavo Vitti Moro, Fabíola Vitti Moro

Adoption of sustainable agricultural practices among farmers in Ohaukwu L.G.A of Ebonyi State

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The study determined the adoption level of sustainable agricultural practices among farmers in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Multi-stage, random and systematic sampling procedures were employed to select 160 respondents for the study. The collected data were analyzed using relevant descriptive and inferential statistics. Result showed that majority of the respondents were females who were married, having...

Author(s):Umeh GN, Igwe GVC, Nwabunike MO, Agbo KF

The adoption of improved cassava technologies in Central Liberia

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The study focused on adoption of improved cassava technologies in Central Liberia by the Central Agricultural Research institute (CARI). Farmer’s level of awareness on the adoption of cassava technologies and investigated factors influencing adoption behaviour of cassava farmers towards the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) cassava varieties. A multi-stage sampling technique was used in selecting the...

Author(s):Abibatu Turay Kromah, A. J. Farinde

Evaluation of Soybean (Glycine max L.) varieties for yield performance and adaptability over different growing seasons at Tselemti district, northern

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A field experiment was carried out in 2015 and 2016 cropping season on Ten soybean varieties in Randomized Complete Block design with the objective of evaluation of soybean varieties for yield performance and adaptability considering number of days to 50% flowering, days to 95% maturity, plant height, pods per plant, plant height biomass and grain yield. Those varieties were superior overall the testing varieties such as...

Author(s):Tesfahun Mekuanint,Abadi Girmay

Socio-economic Characterization of Mitkie learning watershed of Pawe District, North Western Ethiopia

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Conducting Baseline study before implementing of any project is crucial to evaluate and monitor the impacts of project intervention on socioeconomic of the beneficiaries of the project The purpose of this study was to characterize the socio economic condition of Mitkie learning watershed in Pawe district with objective of identify and document the current status, potentials and constraints of Mitkie learning watershed and...

Author(s):Welay Tesfay , Yenesew Assaye, Desalegn Teshale, Rehima Mussema

Impact of climate variability on coffee (Coffea arabica L.) productivity in Habro District, West HarerghE Zone, Eastern Ethiopia

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This study was undertaken to investigate the relationship between rainfall and temperature characteristics and Coffee productivity. Daily rainfall and temperature and production data of Sixteen years were used for analysis. Correlation, regression, variability and trend were analyzed by Instat V3.37 and XLStat software. Seasonal and annual rainfall totals were highly variable. Pearson correlation revealed belg rainy day...

Author(s):Wasihun Gizaw Fantaye, Mengistu Mengesha, Lisanework Nigatu

Factors influencing effectiveness of agricultural communication methods among women farmers in Chanchaga Local Government Area of Niger State, Nigeria

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The study examined the factors influencing agricultural communication methods among women farmers in Chanchaga Local Government Area of Niger State. Data for the study were obtained by means of household survey using structured questionnaires administered to 80 respondents. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics and logit regression analysis. The result of the study showed that 58.8% of the women farmers were...

Author(s):Ajayi, O. J., Muhammed, Y., Jibrin, S., Muhammad, H. U.

Genetic erosion of cultivated common bean (Pharsalus vulgaris L.) landraces in South Western Kenya

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Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris, L.) landraces derived from local tropical germplasm and represent an important source of genetic and phenotypic diversity. This germplasm is at present poorly understood and under-exploited by Kenyan crop breeding programs besides of being threatened by diseases, pests, genetic erosion and effects of climate change. The loss of landraces results in decreased genetic base of the remaining...

Author(s):Henry N. Anunda, Evans N. Nyaboga, Nelson O. Amugune

Composition and in vitro digestibility of cassava shoots and their potential use for ruminant nutrition

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The objective of this study was to evaluate the chemical composition and in vitro digestibility of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) shoots as feed for ruminants. The experiment was conducted at the Sheep Technology Centre (CTO), in the municipality of Campo Grande – MS - Brazil. Cassava variety IAC was planted on 03.05.2014, with the aerial part of cassava used as silage, hay, and in natura. The percentage of crude...

Author(s):Luiz Carlos Pereira, Luís Carlos Vinhas Ítavo, Rodrigo Gonçalves Mateus, Cleber Junior Cleber Junior Jadosk, José Alexandre Agiova da Costa, José Antonio Maior Bono, Marcos Barbosa-Ferreira, Cristiano Marcelo Espinola Carvalho

Field screening of sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] inbred lines for resistance to striga [Striga hermonthica (Del.)] in East Hararghe, Ethiopia

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ABSTRACT Drought and the obligate Striga root parasite are two of the most important constraints to sorghum production in the northern and north eastern parts of Ethiopia. This study assessed the field reaction of selected advanced lines under Striga hermonthica infestation condition. Twenty-two sorghum genotypes with two resistant checks (Gobiye and SRN-39) and one susceptible check (Teshale) were evaluated under Striga...

Author(s):Zeleke Legesse, Bulti Tesso, Taye Tadesse

Functional diversity and bioactive effect of ACC deaminase positive Bacillus pumilus and Mesorhizobium ciceri with chemical fertilizer on the performance of field grown

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Indiscriminate and over application of agrochemicals in agricultural practices is one of the major global threats that has resulted in reduced soil fertility and poor crop productivity. The ACC deaminase positive and phosphate solubilizing bacterial strain ES3 isolated from chilli rhizosphere was identified as Bacillus pumilus using 16S rRNA sequence analysis. The ACC deaminase positive B. pumilus and Mesorhizobium ciceri...

Author(s):Khan Saghir

Assessment of Milk Production and Marketing System in Horro District of Horro Guduru Wollega Zone, Western Ethiopia

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The study was conducted to assess dairy production and marketing system of Horro district of Horro Guduru Wollega zone. A structured questionnaire was used and the study area was stratified into highland and Mid-highland agro-ecology. The means and standard deviations of livestock holding was found 12.17±8.69, 13.54±13.98, 3.22±5.25, 2.79±2.84 and 0.96±1.34 for cattle, sheep, goats, horse and donkey, respectively....

Author(s):Demissu Hundie

Estimation of Infield Cane Stalk Loss at Wonji Shoa Sugar Estate

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In Ethiopian sugar estates sugarcane harvesting period varies according to precipitation patterns to ensure that cutting and transportation takes place when the plant contains the highest accumulation of sugar and it is manually cut and mechanically loaded for haulage. The objective of this work was to assess the losses incurred at Wonji Shoa sugar estate as a result of cane stalks being lost in the field without being...

Author(s):abraha

Tree growth and fruit quality changes in Midknight Valencia (Citrus sinensis Osbeck) grown on different rootstocks under Punjab conditions

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Study was conducted at Punjab Agricultural University’s – Fruit Research Station, Jallowal to evaluate the performance of sweet orange cultivar Midknight Valencia on three different rootstocks. Plants on Rubidoux Trifoliate (RTF) were observed to be tallest with height of 3.15m while Rich 16-6 (R 16-6) contributed for maximum dwarfing effect with plant height of 2.27m. Highest level of east-west spread to the tune of...

Author(s):Chahal Tanjeet Singh

Evaluation of pruning time and its intensity on growth dynamics and budding success of Kinnow (Citrus reticulata Blanco) mother plant

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North-West (Punjab) part of India has been facing a major problem of unavailability of healthy bud wood. Therefore it is logical to develop a technique which can help to improve the mother plant’s bud production as well as its health. Pruning is technique, if performed appropriate can result into the improvement of plant architecture, shoot production, and its health. Randomized Block Design with Factorial arrangement...

Author(s):Sharma Lakesh

Investigation on mass transfer kinetics of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus sajor-caju) during osmotic dehydration process

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Study on osmotic dehydration of mushroom (Pleurotus sajor-caju) slices was carried out for partial removal of moisture prior to the further hybrid microwave drying. The effect of various process parameters on mass transfer kinetics was studied. Sodium chloride concentration (10–20%), solution temperature (30–60° C) immersion time (15–240 min) and solution to fruit ratio (4:1 to 8:1) were taken as independent process...

Author(s):Ramya HG

Enhancement of Rice Productivity, Profitability, Carbon budget and Soil fertility through Integrated Nutrient Management

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ABSTRACT A field experiment was conducted at Research Farm of ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema during 2010 and 2011 for “Enhancement of Rice Productivity, Profitability, Carbon budget and Soil fertility through Integrated Nutrient Management” in Eastern Himalayan Region on a sandy loam soil. Among the organic sources of nutrient poultry manure (2.5t/ha) was found to be most profitable...

Author(s):BAISHYA LOHIT K

Analysis of ranking of different herbicide formulations in response of farmer's and retailer's by using SWOT and Spearman's rank correlation index

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This study involves the application of SWOT and Spearman’s analysis models to identify the farmer-retailer responses with reference to factors affecting the adoption and intensity of herbicide use in rice production in Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand being Tarai region of India. Results broadly indicate significant correlation in the degree to which important explanatory variables of herbicide’s technical...

Author(s):Kumar Manish

Gene action and combining ability of yield and its components in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)

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Knowledge on the genetic system controlling the quantitative traits is important for devising an efficient selection program through the use of a suitable mating design. This study aims to determine the best parental combinations, by evaluating the effects of general and specific combining ability of the studied genotypes, for traits viz., days to 50 % flowering, plant height, number of primary branches, number of flowers...

Author(s):Sahu Mayuri

Constraints perceived and suggestions offered in the adoption of mixed farming

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Mixed farming is an agrarian system that mixes arable farming with the raising of livestock. The live stock enterprises are complementary to crop production so as to provide a balance and productive system of farming. The present study was conducted in Anand taluka of Anand district of Central Gujarat to analyze constraints perceived and suggestions offered in the adoption of mixed farming. From the selected Anand taluka,...

Author(s):Vadakke Thodikayil Onima

Application of DSSAT models for climate change impact assessment– calibration and validation test of CERES-wheat model in Ethiopia

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Crops exhibit known responses in their growth and development to local weather and climate that bear large impacts on crop productivity. Since recent decades, crop simulation models have been widely put to use in assessing the impacts of a changing climate variables (temperature, rainfall solar radiation etc) on crop production, while also targeting appropriate adaptation and mitigation responses. The objective of this...

Author(s):Fasil Mequanint

Constraints Faced by Commercial Dairy Farmer In Jaipur District of Rajasthan

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Dairying in India has traditionally been a small holders’ enterprise. As the demand for milk and milk products is increasing rapidly, milk producers have been adopting dairy farming as a commercial enterprise to tap the market opportunities. The present study was taken up with the specific objectives as to find out the constraints faced by the milk producer farmer in commercial dairy farming. Primary data collected from...

Author(s):vishnoi sushila

Efficacy evaluation of Calotropis gigantea L. aqueous leaf extract on seed germination, early seedling growth and biochemical parameters of Parthenium hysterophorus L.

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The present laboratory experimental study was conducted to evaluate the allelopathic potential of Calotropis gigantea L. On the seed germination, early seedling growth and biochemical parameters of Parthenium hysterophorus L. Aqueous leaf extracts of 0, 25, 50 and 75% w/v of obtained from leaves of Calotropis gigantea. L. Inhibited germination and seedling growth of P.hysterophorus in bioassays conducted in petri plates....

Author(s):A.RAMACHANDRAN NO

A review on the scenario of insect pests of brinjal and their management

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Brinjal, an important and indigenous cash crop is attacked by a group of leaf eating, sucking pests and borers during its life-span, reducing potential yields. The production and quality of fruits are mainly affected by number of insect pests, especially shoot and fruit borer, L. orbonalis which acts as a limiting key factor in profitable cultivation of the crop. The infestation of L. orbonalis on brinjal crop was...

Author(s):Jeewesh Kumar

DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF SHANKS OF DUCKFOOT SWEEP CULTIVATOR

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Tractor drawn duckfoot cultivator is the most popular equipment being manufactured by the small scale manufacturers and adopted by the farmers of Madhya Pradesh. Almost all tractor owner farmers owns it. While using cultivator, farmers time and again come across problem of bending of shanks, encountered mainly due to improper design, use of non-appropriate material and manufacturing process. Finite element analysis was...

Author(s):Dr.G Dixit

Drumstick based crop diversified intercropping system for rainfed cultivation of semiarid ecosystem

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Drumstick is an important perennial vegetable packed with nutrients and medicinal values. However, it could not reach its commercial status due to lack of information on its suitability in the intercropping system. Hence, a study on drumstick based cohesive intercropping system comprising crops of differential stature viz. high (drumstick), medium (Okra and Cluster bean), low (Cowpea) and ground cover (Pumpkin) have to be...

Author(s):Raja S

Public Information and Consultation regarding Water Framework Directive

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Public information and consultation are very important because it can give a further overview of the water developing tendency, and provide criteria’s for evaluating the water status, even to ensure that the involvement of general public is always reported before adopting the final decision. Everyone has the right to express his/her opinion on water issues and get involved in the process of decision making and effective...

Author(s):Yatham V Krishna Reddy

Analysis of glomalin in biochar and VAM assorted field soil

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Glomalin is an abundant soil glycoprotein to sequester substantial amounts of C on a global scale. The biochar in agricultural soils appears to improve soil properties and increase crop production. Biochar with arbuscular mycorhizal fungi (AMF) produce a glycoprotein (glomalin) important for soil structure, fertility and plant nutrition, we aimed to evaluate the impact of glomalin on soil organic carbon. The study found...

Author(s):A.G.Rajalakshmi A.G.Rajalakshmi

Barley-Legume intercropping for sustainable productivity economic benefit and reducing climate risk in southern Ethiopia

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Soil fertility is one of the major crop production constraints in low-input and subsistence farming. Besides, climate change has significantly affected crop production in southern Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of barley-faba bean intercrop on growth, productivity and economic benefit of the companion crops for sustainable production and reduce climate risk in the highland areas of...

Author(s):Tenaw Workayehu

Toxicicity and Ferti-irrigation assesment of paper mill effluent on chemical composition of soil and agronomic characteristics of Black gram

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Abstract Impact of paper mill effluent (PME) was analyzed on black gram(Vigna mungo T-9.) Parameters selected were chlorophyll, protein content, root length, shoot length, leaf area and total biomass of V. mungo T-9. Effects of paper mill effluent were analyzed at different dilutions viz. 5%, 10%, 20%, 40%,30%, 50%, & control. At more than 10% of effluent concentration there decline in biomass, protein and chlorophyll...

Author(s):gupta akhil

Modelling Yield & WUE of Rice Cultivars of SW Plains of Uttarakhand in Response to Elevated CO2 and Temperature

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This research paper intends to identify the effect of CO2 and atmospheric temperature on yield and water use efficiency of rice crop. Rice is one of the largely cultivated crops of the SW plains of Uttarakhand. It is important to know the effect of changing climate on rice. Therefore 10 rice cultivars (IR 20, IR 36, Jaya, Malviya-36, NDR-359, NDR-97, Pant-10, Pant-4, PR114 and Sarjoo-52) were used for the study. The model...

Author(s):Pranuthi Gogumalla

Quantity/Intetensity Parameters of Potassium in Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. Botrytis) Growing Light Textured Soils of Rangareddy District

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Cauliflower growing light textured soils of Rangareddy district were collected from thirty locations and analysed for their quanity parameters (KL, KX, KO), Potential buffering capacity of potassium (PBCK) and intensity parameters AReK. The KL (quantity factor) ranged from 0.12 to 1.21(c mol (p+) kg-1). The AReK (intensity factor) showed a range of 0.11 to 17.0 (ML-1)1/2 × 10-3. The PBCK (c mol (P+) kg-1/ (ML-1)1/2 ×...

Author(s):kalyani kolanpaka

HERITABILITY ESTIMATES FOR YIELD AND RELATED TRAITS IN BREAD WHEAT (Triticum eastivum L.) GERMPLASM UNDER RAINFED AND IRRIGATED CONDITIONS

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ABSTRACT The present study was conducted to evaluate the 22 wheat genotype and two check cultivar (Gomal-08 and Hasham-08) for yield and related traits under irrigated and rainfed condition. Two separate experiments were taken out in the research area Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics Faculty of Agriculture Gomal University D I Khan by using randomized complete block design with 3 replication. The result revealed...

Author(s):Zeeshan Muhammad

Analysis of The Determinants of Rural Household Decision To Join Rural Saving and Credit Cooperative Program among Farmers in Doba District, West Hararghe Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

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ABSTRACT In Ethiopia, agriculture has been at the center of the development strategy. To improve the prevailing low level of production and productivity, the government has been undertaking financial sector reform, to help boosting agricultural production and alleviating rural poverty. In cognizant to the need for rural financial services as articulated in ADLI strategy, RUSACCO are being promoted to cater financial...

Author(s):Hakim Hashim shubbe

New nanoformulation of pendimethalin for slow release using direct method to season long weed control under irrigated ecosystem

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Laboratory experiment was carried at the Department of Nano Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore during 2013-2014 to fabricate the slow release nanoencapsulated herbicide. In this experiment the pre-emergence herbicide pendimethalin was encapsulated using direct method. Thus encapsulated pendimethalin particles were characterized using scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction...

Author(s):Pradeesh Kumar

Nutrient composition of raw and processed products from Jammu potato cultivars (Solanum tuberosum L.)

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The present investigation was carried out with the objectives of developing value added products and assessing the quality parameters of flour. Potato varieties, Kufri Jyoti, Kufri Sindhuri, Kufri Badshah, Kufri Chandermukhi, Kufri Chipsona-1 and Kufri Chipsona-2 were stored at room temperature (22-380C, RH 37-80%) and evaluated for processing attributes. Kufri Chandermukhi was utilized for the development of flour as it...

Author(s):dar Uzma Mehraj, Mushtaq Ahmad, Ishfaq Abidi, Gul-Zaffar and Asif B Shikari.

Assessment of Insecticidal Chemical Effect on Foraging Honeybees on Onion Flowers at Admi Tull District, Ethiopia

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The survey was conducted in Adami Tullu Jido Kombolcha District to assess farmers’ perception of insecticide negative-effects on honeybees. It was conducted in six peasant associations (PAs) and ten farmers were interviewed from each selected PA. On one hand, the results revealed that almost all (96.7%) of onion producers were aware of the negative-effects of insecticides on honeybees. On the other hand, the majority...

Author(s):Aychluhem Dawit Melisie

Calibration and Evaluation of the CROPGRO-Chickpea Model in Semi-Arid Environments of North-Eastern Ethiopia

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In order to develop basis for strategic decision making towards agricultural productivity improvement in Ethiopia, a new approach in which crop models could be used is required. Biophysical resource managements using crop models for chickpea production in particular and for most crops in general are highly limited in the country. In this perspective, the CROPGRO-chickpea model was calibrated and evaluated at two locations...

Author(s):Adem Mohammed

Rank Set Sampling An Efficient Approach of Data Collection in Agricultural Surveys

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In this paper, we have explored the feasibility of using RSS (rank set sampling) in improving the estimates of population mean under Horticultural surveys in comparison to SRS ( simple random sampling) . Theoretical and simulation study is presented. It appears that rank set procedure results in reduction of standard errors thus provide more efficient estimates than simple random sampling under Horticultural Surveys using...

Author(s):M.Iqbal.Jeelani iqbal

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