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

Demonstration of Maize-Soybean Intercropping Practices on Smallholder Farmers in Daro Lebu and Habro Districts of West Hararghe Zone, Oromia National Regional State of Ethiopia.

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The experiment was carried out in Daro Lebu and Habro districts of West Hararghe Zone with the objectives of evaluating maize-soybean intercropping practices under farmers condition and create awareness on soya bean production and its purpose for smallholder farmers. Two kebeles were selected purposively based on intercropping practises and their production potential to the selected crops. Three farmers and one Farmers...

Author(s):Mideksa Babu, Fekede Gemechu, Asfaw Zewdu

Response of Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Varieties to Rates of Blended NPS Fertilizer in Adola District, Southern Ethiopia

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Common bean is one of the most economically important pulse crops cultivated in Ethiopia. However, its average yield reported at national level remains far below the potential yield to be attained. This is partly due to low soil fertility management, inappropriate agronomic packages and diseases and pest problems. Hence, this experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of blended NPS rates on growth, yield and yield...

Author(s):Deresa Shumi, Demissie Alemayehu

Determinants of Agro-forestry Practices among Arable Crop Farmers in Egbedore Local Government Area Osun State, Nigeria

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Great numbers of masses all over the nation suffer due to an unsustainable source of livelihoods, but the adoption of agroforestry farming system may be recognized as a control factor in addressing this challenge to some extent because of its economic values. In view of this, the study investigated determinants of agro-forestry practices among arable crop farmers in Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria....

Author(s):Ganiyu, M.O, Asafa, R.F, Alabi, A.A and Oladeebo, J.O

Development of efficient agro-techniques for ex-situ conservation of Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D. Don) Soo; an important orchid species growing in Kashmir Himalaya-India

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Development of agro-technique is one of the basic conservation strategies for sustainable development and use of plant wealth. Keeping in view the immense importance of agro-techniques the present study was carried out to develop agro-techniques for an important orchid species (Dactylorhiza hatagirea (D.Don) Soo.) so as to conserve this prized plant species under ex- situ conditions.Present study revealed that mixture of...

Author(s):GOWHAR A SHAPOO

Hydraulic Performance Assessment of Mychew Small Scale Irrigation Scheme, North Ethiopia

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Performance assessment of irrigation schemes network is very essential in taking different water management strategies. However, the performance of Mychew irrigation scheme was not assessed and hence, this research was undertaken to assess the hydraulic performance of Mychew small scale irrigation scheme. Moreover, identification of the cause and effect for mal-functionality of irrigation structures was also another...

Author(s):Efriem Tariku Kassa, Mekonen Ayana

RESPONSE OF EXOTIC WHEAT GENOTYPES FOR YIELD ASSOCIATED TRAITS UNDER WATER DEFICIT CONDITION

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A field experiment was conducted at the experimental area of Nuclear Institute of Agriculture (NIA), Tandojam, during the year 2015-2016 in order to check yield potential of advance lines, which obtained from International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) along with one local check variety (Khirman) under drought condition. The experiment was laid out in a complete block design with three...

Author(s):Naveed Yaseen Sial, Zahoor Ahmed Soomro, Mahboob Ali Sial, Abdul Jabbar Chandio, Shah Nawaz Mari and Ghulam Mustafa Bhambhro

Morphological and reproductive characterization of developed mutants in groundnut

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Twenty eight established groundnut mutants and two check cultivars were studied during Kharif-I (March-July) season of 2012 and 2013 to find out their variability and distinct character(s) as identifying keys. All the mutant lines showed erect type sequential branching habits with two seeds in each pod although they had shown significant variability in all vegetative and reproductive structures. According to cluster...

Author(s):M. MONJURUL ALAM MONDAL

Watershed level modeling of Forage production in Debrekidan basin, Hawuzen district Eastern zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

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The study was conducted in Debrekidan basin, Debrekidan watershed Hawzen district, and eastern zone of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, to identify bio-physical and socio-economic factors that affect forage production at watershed level and develop System dynamics modeling software (STELLA) at basin level. Individual interview, group discussions and visual observations were used to collect livestock feed resources assessment of...

Author(s):Abrha Gebru, Hailai Hagos, Mulubrhan Balehegn, Kahsa Tadel

Climate change Scenarios and Cattle Production Interactions in Mixed farming Highland Areas of Bale Zone, Oromia Region, Southeast Ethiopia

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Cattle are one of the limited resources that lead to an increase in the wealth of the farming community to sustain their livelihoods in the study area. However, there is a complication between climate attributes frequent change and existing cattle production systems. The study was conducted to assess climate change scenarios and cattle production interaction in mixed farming areas Bale highlands. Field observations and...

Author(s):Girma Defar, Ashenafi Mengistu, Gebreyohanes Berhane

Effect of moisture content on physico-mechanical properties of some wheat varieties for post-harvest processing or designing grain storage bins.

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of moisture content and wheat variety on some engineering properties of wheat grain widely cultivated in India. In the present investigation, three varieties of wheat namely MP-1106, UP-2554 and WH-542 with moisture content ranging from 8 – 14% (w.b) were selected. The length, width and thickness of wheat varieties were in the range of 5.19 (UP- 2554) to 6.80mm...

Author(s):Arjoo, Santosh Satya, K.K.Pant, S.N.Naik

Effect of Pooled Fertilizers and Compost on Flax Yield and Yield Parameters

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A study was conducted in Tigray region northern Ethiopia during the years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 to see the effect of combined fertilizers and compost application on the yield and yield parameters of flax (Linum usitatissimum L.). The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design with three replications and five experimental plots treated with (N-P-S-Zn), (N-P-S), (N-P), compost and control with unit plot...

Author(s):Abraha Gebrekiros, Yirga Weldu, Solomon Habtu, Mengsteab Hailemariam, Assefa Redae

EFFECT OF MICRONUTRIENT MIXTURE ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF COTTON

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Field experiments were conducted at four locations with the objectives to formulate and evaluate a new micronutrient fertilizer mixture and/or for the improvement of the existing mixture aiming at balanced fertilization to cotton. The experiments were conducted two locations of rainfed cotton at Aruppukottai, Kovilpatti (variety) and two locations of irrigated hybrid at coimbatore during 2010-11 in Randomized block design...

Author(s):MUTHUKRISHNAN R

Development of a modified axial flow paddy thresher

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An axial flow thresher was modified to maintain the seed quality in terms of broken grains. The machine got fabricated from local market and its performance was studied on paddy PR-118 to ascertain the effect of cylinder speed, louver angles and feed rate on threshing efficiency, cleaning efficiency, broken grains, grain output, rate of crop flow, non collectable loss and power requirement. The louver angles, cylinder...

Author(s):Desai Kishor Waman, Ritu Dogra, Baldev Dogra, Ajeet Kumar

CAMEL MILK PRODUCTION, PREVALENCE AND ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS OF CAMEL MASTITIS IN AYSAITA WOREDA AFAR REGIONAL STATE, NORTH EAST ETHIOPIA

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The study was conducted with the objectives of assessing the current camel milk production, determining the prevalence, major Bacterial pathogens and associated risk factor of camel mastitis. For this study 100 households and 384 camels were selected randomly. Questionnaire survey was administered to camel holder households to collect data on management practices, knowledge of camel mastitis, treatment attempts and...

Author(s):Shishay Grmay, Mulugeta Ftiwi

Morphological traits based diversity in selected clones of Sugarcane (SaccharumofficinaruL.)

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Genetic diversity is indispensable to sustain genetic gain in breeding programmes. Present investigation in search of genetically diverse clones was conducted in Randomized complete block design (RCBD) with two replications at Zonal Agriculture Research Station (ZARS), Vishweshwaraiah Canal Farm, Mandya, Karnataka, India. Based on Mahalanobis D2 statistic thirty five clones were grouped into eight clusters of which,...

Author(s):Guruprasad Hiremath, Nagaraja T.E

Soil physical and hydraulic properties as influenced by cattle treading in Abeokuta Southwestern Nigeria

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Compaction has been a major challenge facing farmers involved in agricultural farming due to its negative effect on soil structure, texture, root development and water movement in soils. Hydraulic and physical soil properties could be adversely affected by compaction due to cattle treading. The aim of this work is to study the effects of cattle treading on soil physical and hydraulic properties on a typical cattle farm in...

Author(s):P. O. O. Dada

Line x Tester Analysis for Combining Ability and Standard Heterosis in Mid-Altitude Maize (Zea Mays L.) for Grain Yield and Yield Related Traits at Haro Sabu, Western Ethiopia

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A field experiment was conducted to estimate combining ability and to identify direction and magnitude of standard heterosis in mid-altitude maize test crosses for grain yield and yield related traits. Eighteen inbred lines and four single cross testers were crossed in line x tester mating design during the 2014 main cropping season. The resulting 72 F1 crosses and three standard checks (BH543, BH546 and BH547) were...

Author(s):Dereje Abera

Correlation and Path Coefficient Analysis for Green Pod Yield and Yield Attributing Characters in Chilli (Capsicum annum L.) Accessions in Ethiopia. Tadesse Tilahun1* 1Department of Applied Biology, College of Natural and Computational Science, Debre Tabor University, Debre Tabor, Ethiopia. Email: [email protected] Phone: 0913932716/0948734700

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A field experiment was conducted to study the association of characters among green pod yield and yield-related traits in chili (Capsicum annum L.) accessions in Ethiopia, during the off-season period from December 3, 2015 to June 15, 2016 under flood irrigation at the Adet Agricultural Research Centre. The experiment was conducted using randomized complete block design with three replications. The correlation and path...

Author(s):Tadesse Tilahun

The Complex Distribution of Plantain Cultivars (Musa sp., AAB subgroup) in the Bas-Uele Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Plantain is one of the most important sources of food in the African lowlands stretching from the lowlands of Guinea and Liberia to the central basin of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). Because plantain cultivars do not produce seeds, plantain cultivation is based on vegetatively transplanted lateral shoots/suckers. The way by which plantain reached the African continent is still under speculation. The aim of...

Author(s):Joseph Komoy Losimba

Review on land management practices on the provision of ecosystem services: the case of Ethiopia

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Abstract The influence of land management practices on provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural/societal ecosystem services were identified through appraises and synthesis of previous research results. Implemented land management practices in the country have positive influences on the majority of ecosystem services except provision services on crop productivity. This might be due to, physical soil and water...

Author(s):KALKIDAN FIKIRIE

UTILIZATION OF CASSAVA WASTES FOR VALUE ADDED PRODUCTS: AN OVERVIEW

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Different categories of wastes and residues generated during cassava processing must be properly managed so as not to constitute environmental hazard. The huge cost of treatment and disposal create avenue for alternative uses to be explored. This study reviewed the various value added products which can be produced from cassava wastes substrate as feed-stock for bio-energy. Theoretically, it was estimated that one kilogram...

Author(s):Ekop I. E.

Public spending and agricultural growth in Nigeria: Evidenced from the southwest region

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Over the years sustainable budget has been a contentious issue in Nigeria economic development. Few have argued that the concept of budget is associated with sustainable development because the coverage of sustainability related concepts is also in the purview of government expenditure. This study examines agricultural public spending in Nigeria and its significance to agricultural growth and development, using Ondo State...

Author(s):Apata T. G.

“Effect of Organic, Inorganic and Bio-fertilizers on Yielding and fruiting Traits of Okra [Abelmoschusesculentus (L.) Moench]”

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The present experiment was carried out at the Horticulture Research Farm of the Department of Horticulture ,Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India during the year 2016-1017. The plant to plant and row to row spacing were maintained at 30x60 cm respectively. The experiment was carried under Randomized Block Design (RBD) with three replications. A single standard variety (kasha Pragati) released...

Author(s):Singh Smriti, R.B Ram

Co-Fungal biotransformation of corn cobs into a protein enriched substrate

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Escalation in the price of feed ingredients in developing countries has necessitated the exploitation of readily available agricultural waste for feed formulation. The aim of the study was the bioconversion of corn cob into a protein enriched substrate by fungal fermentation. The chemical composition of mono and co-fungal treated corn cob was determined by standard chemical methods respectively. In mono and co-fungal...

Author(s):Oladipo Oladiti Olaniyi

Effect of different levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium sulfur fertilizers and plucking interval on yield and yield components of tea Camellia sinensis (L) O. Kuntze

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The effect of different plucking interval of 7, 10, and 14 days and nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulfur (NPKS) fertilizer rate of 0, 50, 75, 100 and 200 kg ha-1year-1 on tea, Camellia sinensis (L) O. Kuntze was studied. Regardless of the fertilizer rate, all the fertilizer treatments produced significantly higher mean yield and table rise as compared to no fertilizer application. Results also showed that the largest...

Author(s):Langat, Charles

Management of stem and root rot disease of lentil through soil amendment with tricho-compost

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The efficacy of Trichoderma harzianum based Tricho-inocula, Tricho-compost and seed treating chemical fungicide Provax was tested against foot and root rot diseases of lentil caused by Sclerotium rolfsii and Fusarium oxysporum in two different agro-ecological zones of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur and Pulses Research Station, Madaripur of Bangladesh. Tricho-compost was prepared with a mixed...

Author(s):M. I. Faruk

Infestation dynamics of shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee on brinjal in relation to meteorological conditions

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The investigation on infestation dynamics of shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis on brinjal in relation to meteorological conditions on shoot its population was most demure in the last week of September when 70.00 per cent on Azad B2 and 80.00 per cent on Azad B2 of the plants were having shoot infestation with an intensity of 2.43 and 2.53 per plants, there was significantly encouraging role of maximum and minimum...

Author(s):Jeewesh Kumar

Factors Affecting Raw Milk Quality in Dairy Value Chain: A Comprehensive Study

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This paper outlines the quality of raw milk in dairy value chain of Rajasthan and brings out the various factors and its association with raw milk quality. Four milk unions viz., Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner and Hanumangarh of Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Federation (RCDF) were selected purposively. A list of dairy farmers of each DCS (Dairy Co-operative Societies), who were pouring milk for the last two years, was prepared,...

Author(s):VIKRAM SINGH

ANALYSIS OF SMALL SCALE BROILER PRODUCTION IN MUBI METROPOLIS OF ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA.

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Abstract This paper presents the economics of small scale broiler production in Mubi metropolis of Adamawa state, Nigeria. A simple random sampling technique was employed to sample 48 small scale broiler farmers in the study area. Data were obtained from the respondents through the use of structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and farm budgetary technique were used for analyzing the data collected. The result of...

Author(s):MALAMI MAKAMA

Assess the impact of climate change on vegetation using remote sensing

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Drought is a natural phenomenon in nature is purely coincidental . Therefore, to determine the severity and extent of drought index used .In this study, the efficacy of sensor data MODIS, in the estimation of the drought of 2000 to 2014 in Lake Urmia Watershed in Iran were studied . The main measure of data from MODIS, Terra satellite of monthly precipitation data were used . The TCI and VCI parameters were studied. NDVI...

Author(s):farzad TAGHIZADE

Site-specific fertility management strategies deliver more than broad intensification packages in central Cameroon

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This paper examines the various ways in which farmers exploit edaphic variability in savannah peri forest zone of centre Cameroon. The approach consisted of a questionnaire prompt administered on the main agricultural land units’ characteristics and corresponding management practices in the study area. Soils analysis indicated that the six agricultural land units found in the study area varied in term of topography,...

Author(s):Abossolo Angue M.

Evaluation of Variety and Botanical insecticide for the Control of insect pests of Amaranths in Maiduguri Borno State, Nigeria.

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Abstract An experiment was conducted at the Teaching and Research farm of the Faculty of Agriculture University of Maiduguri in 2016 to evaluate variety and botanical insecticide for the control of insect pests of amaranthus. Three amaranthus varieties {Amaranthus cruentus (white seeded), Amaranthus hybridus (red seeded) and Amaranthus hybridus (black seeded)} as main plot treatment and two botanical insecticides (Balanite...

Author(s):USMAN M MAINA

Determination of some physical properties of canarium schweinfurthii engl nuts

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Physical properties of three varieties of canarium schweinfurthii nuts (canarium schweinfurthii small (CSHTS), canarium schweinfurthii long (CSHTL) and canarium schweinfurthii large (CSHTLRG)) were studied at three different moisture contents (10.20%, 17.23% and 25.06%) wet basis. Maximum and minimum values of geometric dimensions, shape, mass, density and angle of friction were obtained experimentally. The results showed...

Author(s):JAMES CHINAKA EHIEM

INFLUENCE OF MUCILAGE REMOVAL AND DRYING METHODS IN COFFEE SEED QUALITY

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Coffea arabica L. seed quality is a major factor in the economic investment of this species because, in addition to presenting a strong contribution to the successful implementation of coffee production, seeds carry the genetic potential of plants, whose effects will be seen along the crop's life cycle. Thus, in this study, the influence of different degumming and drying methods was evaluated, as well as the interaction of...

Author(s):Dinara Lima

Production and quality of cowpea seeds as a function of molybdenum doses and plant population

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The plant population and fertilization with micronutrients directly influence the cowpea responses, depending on the growing conditions, morphological and physiological characteristics, and productive capacity of the cultivars, thus resulting in the production of high quality seeds. In this sense, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of doses of molybdenum and plant density on the yield and quality of...

Author(s):Renan Thiago Carneiro Nunes

CANOPY INTERCEPTION TREE ARCHITECTURE MODEL AUBREVILLE, LEEUWENBERG AND STONE IN GARDEN FOREST GUMBASA SUB WATERSHED, CENTRAL SULAWESI

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An important component in the hydrological cycle is vegetation, especially its role in intercept rainfall. This study aims to determine the effect of rainfall on throughfall, stem flow and interception to stand Aubreville, Leeuwenberg and Stone architecture models. Research conducted in the forest garden land Gumbasa Sub Watershed, Palu Watershed. The administration of the region are in Gumbasa Sub Sigi Regency in Central...

Author(s):Naharuddin

Determinants of livelihood strategies among smallholder farmers on irrigation schemes in the North-West Province, South Africa

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Abstract The study assessed determinants of livelihood strategies among smallholder farmers involved on irrigation schemes in the North West Province of South Africa. The study was conducted in three districts of the North West Province namely: Dr Ngaka Modiri Molema District, Bojanala District and Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from 149 farmers involved in all the...

Author(s):Balarane

COMPUTATIONAL OPTIMIZATION OF EXTENDED LACTATION CURVE USING EMPIRICAL, STOCHASTIC AND INTELLIGENT MODELS IN MULTIBREED COWS

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This study is aimed at describing the lactation curve using an empirical (Wood and Wilmink), stochastic (Djisktra and MilkBot) and artificial intelligent (Neural network) models to developing an equations that drive milk production pattern of different genotype of cows under a low input production system of Nigeria. Five functions were fitted to test day milk yield records of Holstein, HolsteinXBunaji, Jersey and...

Author(s):OLUDAYO AKINSOLA

THE EXTENT OF TRAININGS RECIEVED BY THE STAFF AND THE ECONOMIC INTEREST GROUPS (EIGS) UNDER FADAMA III PROJECT IN TARABA STATE, NIGERIA

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This study was carried out to examine the extent of training received by the staff and the economic interest groups (EIGs) in the administration of Fadama III in Taraba state of Nigeria. A total of 120 FUG officials (Fadama resource users) and 57 Fadama III staff bringing the sample size to 177 were used as respondents for the study. Multistage and simple random sampling techniques were used. Data were collected using...

Author(s):FIDELIS HAMMAN BONJORU

DETERMINATION OF OPTIMAL IRRIGATION DURATION UNDER BUBBLER IRRIGATION FOR MANGO TREE “TOMMY ATKINS” ON THE FIELD CONDITIONS IN ZABID VALLEY, TIHAMA-YEMEN

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Mango is a major fruit crop in Yemen which occupies 38% of the total area of fruit cultivation in Yemen. The most irrigation practices in mango farms are basin irrigation with low efficiency, only 1% of area crops used modern method (bubbler, drip and sprinkler). The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of the bubbler system (traditional bubbler system) and to compare it with a surface irrigation system to...

Author(s):Jamil Ahmed

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF IRRIGATED PAPAYA PRODUCTION SYSTEM UNDER SEMIARID CONDITIONS

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Identifying the factors that have greatest potential impact enables the evaluation and adaptation of the applied techniques, in order to improve the environmental performance of the production systems. The aim of this study was to perform an environmental assessment of the papaya cultivation system, performed in the conventional model under semiarid conditions. The productive chain was directly described and characterized...

Author(s):RAFAELA CAITANO

Effects of microbiolization on wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) seeds

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Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the most important cereal crop worldwide. Wheat seeds are a favorable environment for the transport of pathogenic microorganisms, especially fungi, which can lead to decreased seed viability and nutritional value. Furthermore, some diseases can occur during plant development. The present study aimed at investigating the potential of endophytic fungi, salicylic acid,...

Author(s):ELAINE PITTNER

Response of nitrogen on growth and yield parameters of sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) hybrids

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One year field study was conducted to determine the effect of different levels of nitrogen on growth, development, yield and yield components of sunflower hybrids under. A field experiment was planted to check the effect of different nitrogen rates (0, 45, 90, 135 and 180 kg/ha) on growth and yield components of sunflower hybrids (Hysun 33 and S-78). An experiment was conducted at Research Area of Agronomy Farm, University...

Author(s):Muhammad Irfan Ahmad

Antifungal effects of Satureja essential oil on sclerotia-forming fungi: Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, S. rolfsii and Rhizoctonia solani

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This study have been done to determine the effects of essential oils of six Satureja species such as; Satureja cilicica, S. cuneifolia, S. hortensis, S. montana, S. spicigera and S. thymbra on growth of Sclerotina sclerotiorum, S. rolfsii and Rhizcotonia solani in in vitro condition. The oils of Satureja species are used in three different concentration 10, 20 and 30µl for each 20 ml PDA medium with three replication for...

Author(s):AMANMOHAMMAD KOMAKI

A PROBIT ANALYSIS OF FACTORS AFFECTING IMPROVED TECHNOLOG IES DIS-ADOPTION IN COCOA-BASED FARMING SYSTEMS OF SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

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Increasing productivity via continuous use of improved technologies remains a viable strategy to curbing food insecurity and poverty among smallholder farmers. These improved technologies include improved seed varieties, fertilizer, recommended spacing, recommended mixed cropping and pesticides. This study investigated dis-adoption of improved technologies among farmers in cocoa-based farming systems of Southwestern...

Author(s):AYODEJI DAMILOLA KEHINDE

ACHIEVING SELF RELIANCE IN FOOD SUPPLY THROUGH INDIGENOUS POST HARVEST TECHNOLOGY

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Nigeria, like any other developing nation of the world is trying to improve on the life of its citizenry, especially in food production and agricultural development to meet with the growth in population. Despite the huge sum pumped into agriculture by successive governments, food supply is yet to keep pace with the ever-increasing population and food wastage because of post-harvest food losses. In order to reduce these...

Author(s):Uduma M. K

Seed germination and growth performance of five forage grasses from Arabian deserts

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Adopting native grasses for forage production and designed urban landscapes could be helpful in reducing pressure on natural fresh water resources. The present study was carried out to determine the effect of different growth conditions (polyhouse and nursery) on seed germination, seedling survival and growth performance of five native grass species (Chloris virgata, Lasiurus scindicus, Pennisetum divisum, Sporobolus...

Author(s):Félix Pérez-García

Assessment of Inter-row Weeders and Effect of Number of Weeding Cycles on Yield and Vegetative treats of Rice under Organic Production

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This study was carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of selected inter-row weeders to control weeds in rice at advanced states growth and effect of weeding cycles on yield and vegetative treats of rice under organic and System of Rice Intensification (SRI). Four Inter-row weeders of different specifications were selected and evaluated. The experimental field was located at Block D, Sawah Sempadan Tanjun Karang...

Author(s):SULEIMAN SAMAILA

Constraints and opportunities for promoting smallholder maize farmers in three contracting agro-ecological zones of Rwanda”

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Smallholder farmers continues to play a key role in African agriculture, especially in East Africa where it is known as agriculture-based economies, where they accounts for about 75 % of agriculture production and the employment. Maize production in Rwanda is grown under rain fed conditions; however, the production is threatened by series of constraints that hinder not only the livelihood of the farming population but also...

Author(s):Frank Mutesa

Diversity assessment of Annona muricata L. through molecular characterization using SSR markers

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ABSTRACT Annona muricata L. (Magnoliales: Annonaceae) is a tropical fruit tree with a long history of traditional use. The object of this research was to determine the genetic diversity of the Annona muricata L. species using SSR markers. Thirty-four accessions of A.muricata leave samples and a leaf sample of A.cherimola as a control were collected from different locations in Sri Lanka. Genetic diversity of A.muricata was...

Author(s):PUNNIYAMOORTHY THANACHSEYAN

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