Journal of
Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Biotech. Sustain. Dev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2340
  • DOI: 10.5897/JABSD
  • Start Year: 2009

JABSD Articles in press

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Tuber Yield and Yield Component Performance of Cassava (Manihot esculenta) Varieties in Fafen District, Ethiopia

Since there is a variety of performance in cassava varieties for different agro ecologies and was no cassava production before in Ethiopian Somali regional state, fafen district in particular, investigation of the performance of higher tuber yielded cassava variety are a main concern for this study. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate tuber yield performance of cassava varieties. To do so, four varieties...

Author(s):Chanie Derso and Walelign Demisie

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Laboratory evaluation of some botanicals and fermented cow urine against Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)

Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) is the most important destructive pest of sorghum in Africa which results in complete crop loss. Currently the management strategies rely heavily on chemical insecticides, which do not provide effective control. The uses of bio-pesticides are encouraging over chemical pesticides. The study was carried out to identify effective plant and animal products and optimum concentrations against C....

Author(s):Adem Nega & Emana Getu

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ECONOMICS OF WEED CONTROL METHODS FOR TITHONIA DIVERSIFOLIA IN WATER YAM (dioscorea alata) PLOT

Interest in developing most economical weed control method continues to increase because of the economic implications of repeated weeding. Costs, including those of man power and yield losses due to weed infestation lower the profitability of crop production in the tropics especially those of highly cherished but slow growing crops like water yam. Tithonia diversifolia, an aggressive weed has become a major economic...

Author(s):Ogunsola, A, Olabode, O.S, Oladapo O.S and Sangodele A.O

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The influence of solvent’s polarity on physicochemical properties and oil yield extracted from pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) seed.

The effect of solvent polarity, polar and non-polar solvents, on pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) seed oil yield and quality based on selected physicochemical properties was investigated. Five different solvents, like petroleum ether, hexane, cyclohexane, acetone and ethanol were used on a laboratory scale in this study. Results showed that both physicochemical properties and oil yield extracted from the pumpkin seed were...

Author(s):Cucurbita maxima, dielectric constant, oil, polarity, phytochemical properties, soxhlet extraction

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Enhancement of tef production through popularization of improved Quncho tef variety at Northwestern Zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

Tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter] is a cereal crop resilient to adverse climatic conditions. Tef is the most important crop that serve as human food and has a great contribution to food security in Ethiopia and but grain yields are low. Towards enhancing the production and productivity of the tef the government and non-governmental bodies is therefore promoting the adoption of improved varieties, fertilizers and...

Author(s):Teklemariam Abadi, Eyasu Abebe, Zemeda Desta and Hadush Hagos

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Effect of different media strengths and hormone concentrations on in-vitro shoot of Vitellaria paradoxaC.F. Gaertn.

The importance of Vitellaria paradoxa has necessitated its inclusion in the ongoing afforestation project which requires mass production of its seedlings. The shea-butter tree produces oil-rich seed that is important to cosmetic, food and nutrition industries. It is a deciduous tree which could survive in the dry-savannah and help withstand desert encroachment. However, overexploitation of its timber for firewood and...

Author(s):Afolabi J.O†, Olorode E.M†, Adekunle E.A†, Olomola D.B, Fasakin Y.O

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LAND SUITABILITY FOR COCOA PRODUCTION IN IDANRE, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

In Nigeria, cocoa is an important cash crop that contributes to wealth creation and poverty alleviation. This study combined a GIS application and Multi-Criteria Evaluation (MCE) to assess land suitability for cocoa cultivation. Based on the FAO rating standard Landsat ETM (2002) and Landsat 8 (2015) images, AsterDEM data, rainfall data, soil map, and the administrative map of Idanre were processed, classified, and...

Author(s):P. E. Tenkap and B. O. Balogun

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Evaluation of Open Pollinated Maize (Zea mays L.) Varieties for mid altitude areas of Western Guzi Zone, Southern Oromia, Ethiopia.

Maize is one of the most important cereals crop broadly adapted to different agro-ecologies worldwide. The experiment was conducted with the objective to evaluation of open pollinated maize varieties for the adaptability and stability of grain yield and yield related traits for mid altitude areas of Western Guji Zone. Different genotypes have different performance in each region that can be capitalized to maximize...

Author(s):Natol Bekele, Tolasa Taye, Yonas Shimeli

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Growth and Phenological Response of Soybean to Bradyrhizobium Inoculation, Lime and Phosphorus Applications at Bako, Western Ethiopia.

Acidity and poor soil fertility are the major soil chemical constraints that limit crop productivity in western Ethiopia. This low productivity in leguminous crops is a result of declining soil fertility and reduced N2-fixation due to biological and environmental factors. Thus, a study was carried out to determine the influence of lime, Bradyrhizobium inoculation and phosphorus (P) fertilizer on soybean nodulation,...

Author(s):Alemayehu Dabessa

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CONTAMINATION STATE AND PROPERTIES OF A GREEN COVER SUBSTRATUM

Urban pollution has had great impact on the environment. Several factors of contamination carry heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that are suspended in the atmosphere or deposited on the earth's surface contaminating air, water and soil as well as the green cover substratum. In order to assess the contamination state and the properties of a green cover substratum in eight plots installed in the roof...

Author(s):Kelly del Cisne Ulcuango Ulcuango& Alberto Masaguer Rodriguez

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Opportunities and Challenges of adopting Home garden Agroforestry Practices in Ethiopia: a Review

Home gardens enable farmers to secure their food availability, mitigate environmental change, increase consistency of social-cultural values and protect species provenance. In other hands, they conserve biodiversity and sequester carbon, and improve a biogeochemical process even if the home garden has multifunctional values. For the country, they have yet to be given special consideration by decision makers and scientists....

Author(s):Abay Bantihun Melese Woreku

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Review on Phosphate Solubilizing Fungi and Its Inoculation to Seeds

Phosphorous is one of the most vital nutrients for plant development. It increases the strength of cereal straw in plants, stimulates flower formation and fruit production, as well as stimulates root development and it’s needed for seed development. Owing to their high retention in soil, movement of phosphate ions in the soil is very little. In this regard, the supply of P through biological systems is considered a...

Author(s):Chala Dandessa

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Popularization of Engine Operated Maize Sheller to Selected Maize Growers of Tigray, Ethiopia:

Maize production has increased in the last few years in the region and country. Despite the increase, there are still many problems that are not solved in the production system, among them shelling system or operation is the first. The traditional methods of shelling; i.e. rubbing the cob together, fringe by hand finger, beating the cobs using sick, or by pestle and animal tramping . These methods are labor intensive, time...

Author(s):Dawit Hadera, Taddesse Tesfamariam

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Energy Consumption for wheat Production under two different tillage systems in River Nile State, Sudan

Energy is a scarce resource that must be studied, as it is essential for productive activities like agriculture. In this study, energy consumed for wheat production under conventional and zero-till in River Nile State, Sudan was assessed. Energy consumed for land preparation and harvesting was considered for each tillage system. Data on fuel consumption, energy equivalent factors, human and mechanical work rate/h and...

Author(s):Mohamed Elhassan Alaeldin

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PHYLOGENETIC ASSESSMENT OF SELECTED GHANAIAN GROUNDNUTS IN REFERENCE TO US MINI-CORE BASED ON KASP PCR AND AXIOM SNP ARRAY PROTOCOLS

Groundnut farming has always been an essentially major agricultural venture, both commercially and in subsistence, to the inhabitants of the Northern Regions of Ghana. The current study sought to assess the relationship and genetic diversity through a phylogenetic analysis among twenty-five (25) Ghanaian groundnut genotypes in reference to US groundnut minicore collection, based on the Kompetitive Allele Specific PCR...

Author(s):Oppong-Sekyere, D.

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CHARACTERIZATION OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGIES USED ON DIFFERENT LANDSCAPE POSITIONS IN MAZIBA SUB CATCHMENT KABALE DISTRICT, SOUTHWESTERN UGANDA.

Soil and water resources are important for sustaining life on earth since they are the main components of sub-catchments. Despite the technologies that have been introduced in Maziba sub-catchment, farmers have variations in technology acceptance due to over cultivation of land, population pressure, and deforestation that accelerate soil erosion. The objective of the study was to characterize soil and water conservation...

Author(s):Ndemere Julius, Mary Makokha and Tenywa Moses

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Growth inhibitory properties of Pseudomonas fluorescens against wheat pathogen fungus

Pseudomonas species possess a variety of promising properties of antifungal and growth promoting activities in wheat plant. The present study focuses on the variety of promising properties of the bacteria which grows at an optimum temperature of 25ºC; this makes it a better bio control agent. Different gram positive and gram negative bacteria were tested against wheat pathogenic fungi, T. indica for their antagonistic...

Author(s):Geetika Vajpayee, Sugandha Asthana, Shanthy Sundaram

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PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF CRUDE EXTRACTS FROM WILD AND MUTANT STRAINS OF Glomus versiforme AGAINST Erysiphe flexuosa CAUSING POWDERY MILDEW DISEASE IN COWPEA

Agricultural practices void of chemicals is the most current approach in sustainable agricultural system. Mutants of Glomus versiforme serves as an excellent source of bioactive compounds in the control of plant pathogens. UV mutagenesis was found to be one of the novel strategy for developing Glomus versiforme mutants with enhanced inhibitory activity. Secondary metabolites of Glomus versiforme (wild and mutant) were...

Author(s):ISSA FUNSHO HABEEB

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DIVERSITY, COMPOSITION AND UTILIZATION OF HOME GARDEN CROPS

Home gardens are small land units for food production, usually within the homestead in rural and urban communities. These gardens are important component of subsistence living and an archive for plant species of mixed life cycles. In this study, a survey of 70 home gardens in the Senior Staff quarters of University of Benin, Nigeria was conducted. The study area was divided into three transects (P-quarter, A-quarters and...

Author(s):MATTHEW CHIDOZIE OGWU and MOSES EDWIN OSAWARU

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PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT APPROACHES FOR ORGANIC COCOA PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA

Summary The recent efforts of Nigeria towards Agricultural transformation agenda (ATA) are receiving support from other stake holders in Agriculture. Among non- governmental organizations supporting government in this area is (NOAN), working and promoting organic agriculture in the country. Recently NOAN organized her third National technical workshop on organic agriculture where in papers were presented on various titles....

Author(s):A. R. Adedeji, R. A. Sanusi, A. O. Olaiya and V. O. Oyedokun

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Production of indigenous mushrooms spawn using agricultural substrates

Indigenous oyster mushrooms occur naturally when conditions are favorable. Good quality spawn is a major challenge for the small scale farmers who would like to domesticate indigenous mushrooms. The use of wheat grain in mushroom growing industries for spawn production causes a threat to food security. The aim of this study was to test agricultural wastes as alternative substrates for indigenous mushrooms spawn production....

Author(s):Njeru P. W., Wagara I. N., Kariuki S. T., and Muchiri S. N.

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Differential effect of NaCl and KCl salinity on dimorphic seeds of chicory (Cichorium pumilum L.) during germination and subsequent recovery

White and dark seeds of chicory were germinated in NaCl or KCl at 0, 30, 100 and 250 mmol L-1 for 7 days. The threshold salinity for germination capacity was 100 mmol L-1, beyond which NaCl exerted more toxic effect than KCl and white seeds had higher critical salinity (220 mmol L-1 NaCl and > 250 mmol L-1 KCl) than dark seeds (185 mmol L-1 NaCl and 200 mmol L-1 KCl). Germination speed was more salt-sensitive than...

Author(s):Taha Mohamed El-Katony, Mamdouh Mohamed, Nemat Alla and Mohamed Zaky Ahmad

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Implementation of stewardship in African agricultural public research and development institutions

The commercial use of biotech crops developed using genetic modification (GM) technologies is very limited in sub-Saharan African agriculture. Efforts are on-going to address this. The need to implement best practices in stewardship to support the responsible and safe management of agricultural biotechnology and maintain the highest research standards on product integrity have received less attention. A pioneering...

Author(s):Walter S. Alhassan, Vivienne M. Anthony and Patrick Rudelsheim

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