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

The role of humic acid and nano Zn chelated fertilizer on nutrient uptake, growth and production of Summer savory (Satureja hortensis)

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Summer savory (Satureja hortensis L.) is an annual plant belongs to the Labiatae family. In order to investigate the effect of humic acid and new Zn nano fertilizer derived from some physiological traits and yield of Summer savory plant under greenhouse conditions. The experiment was arranged in factorial based on completely randomized design with four replications in a research greenhouse of the Agriculture Faculty of...

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Comparative Study of Three Solar Drying Methods of Baobab Leaves Using Drying Kinetics and Drying Models

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A comparative study of three drying methods of baobab leaves have been conducted and reported. Mixed mode solar drying, indirect mode solar drying and open sun drying of baobab leaves was conducted based on three drying models viz a viz Lewis, Page and Henderson and Pabis models were employed in this research. Baobab leaves dried faster when dried under the mixed mode on-farm solar dryer. Drying time reduced considerably...

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PROTOCOL IMPROVEMENT: MICROPROPAGATION OF SWEET POTATO (Ipomoea batatas L.) Cv. Kulfo

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Sweet potato has a potential role in combating food shortage and malnutrition following the rapid population growth and limited farmland available. Therefore, invitro multiplication of some food security crops including sweet potato is important. In this study, an efficient and reproducible plant regeneration protocol is optimized for rapid and efficient in-vitro propagation of sweet potato (Ipomoea Batatas L.) cultivar...

Author(s):Adane Gebeyehu Demise

EFFECT OF FERMENTATION ON SORGHUM AND COWPEA FLOUR BLENDS

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This study was designed to investigate the suitable proportions of cowpea that can be used improve the nutrient content of sorghum and also to ascertain the effect of fermentation on the sample blends. The raw and fermented sample blends were analyzed for microbial load, proximate composition, mineral and anti-nutrient contents. The microorganisms isolated were Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, B. polymyxa, B....

Author(s):A.O.OJOKOH, R.A.ALADE and OZABOR P.T

Efficacy of Integrated Weed Control Methods in Cotton

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This study was aimed at determining the effectiveness of different weed control combinations in cotton crop. Treatments included different combinations of water extracts of brassica and sorghum, S-Metolachlor and manual weeding. A randomized complete block design (RCBD) experiment with split-split plot arrangements was laid out; where tillage was kept in main plot, water extract treatments at 12 and 15 L ha-1 in sub-plot...

Author(s):Mamoona Arooj, Ehsan Safdar Nasir Ali Tauqir, and Abdul Hannan

Evaluation of feeding options for Raya bull (3 years old) to attain export market weight (250-300kg): In the case of southern Tigray, Ethiopia:

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The study was conducted with objective being to evaluation feed options for Raya cattle bulls to attain export market weight. A total of 15 pure Raya cattle breed at age of three years were purchased from local markets using phenotypic and dentition . Experimental animals were drenched with a broad spectrum anti-helminthic and sprayed against external parasites. Feeding trial was carried out for 90 days following 15 days...

Author(s):Temesgen Tesfay, Adehanom Baraki, Zelalem Tesfay, Tesfaye Alemu, Tesfay Atsebha, Solomon Wayu

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

CONTAMINATION STATE AND PROPERTIES OF A GREEN COVER SUBSTRATUM

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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

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

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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

Review on Phosphate Solubilizing Fungi and Its Inoculation to Seeds

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

Growth inhibitory properties of Pseudomonas fluorescens against wheat pathogen fungus

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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

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

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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

DIVERSITY, COMPOSITION AND UTILIZATION OF HOME GARDEN CROPS

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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

PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT APPROACHES FOR ORGANIC COCOA PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA

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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

Production of indigenous mushrooms spawn using agricultural substrates

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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.

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

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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

Implementation of stewardship in African agricultural public research and development institutions

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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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