African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6562

Table of Content: 10 August, 2017; 12(32)

August 2017

Selenium and agricultural crops

Higher plants have different capacities to accumulate and tolerate selenium, referred to as accumulative and non-accumulative plants. Selenium-accumulators plants may contain hundreds of times more selenium than non-accumulators even when grown in the same soil, or can also grow in soils with low and medium selenium reserves; while selenium non-accumulator plants present low accumulation and tolerance to high selenium...

Author(s): Gilmara Pereira da Silva, Leonardo Correia Costa, Victor Vergara Carmona, Sylvia Leticia Oliveira Silva and Edilaine Istefani Franklin Traspadini

August 2017

Interaction of biological nitrogen fixation and fertilization: Effects on growth and yield of common bean in the dry season

The inoculation with Rhizobium together with nitrogen (N) fertilization during sowing can maximize common bean yield cultivated in the rainy season, but this interaction was not studied in the dry season cultivation. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) and or N fertilization on growth and yield of common bean cultivated in the dry season. Two...

Author(s): Rodrigo Luiz Neves Barros, David Cabral Macedo, Gepatrik Rodrigues Lima and Carlos Pimentel

August 2017

Soybean yield of degraded pasture after reimplantation with and without phosphating

The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of different forms of reimplantation of pasture with and without phosphatation aiming to contribute to the increase of soybean yield. The experiment was conducted at the Experimental Farm of Universidade do Oeste Paulista (Unoeste), located in the municipality of Presidente Bernardes - SP. The design was done with split plot scheme, containing four replicates. The...

Author(s): Luanda Torquato Feba, Edemar Moro and Wellington Eduardo Xavier Guerra

August 2017

Organic matter sources in the composition of pelletized organomineral fertilizers used in sorghum crops

Organomineral fertilizers have been used to meet plants’ nutritional needs and reduce producers’ reliance on mineral fertilizers. This study aimed to determine the effect of organic matter sources for organomineral fertilizers and traditional mineral fertilizers to the sorghum initial development. The experiment followed a randomized complete block design in a ‘4 x 3 + 2’ factorial arrangement,...

Author(s): Douglas Prates Oliveira, Reginaldo de Camargo, Ernane Miranda Lemes, Regina Maria Quintão Lana, Ana Luísa Alves Matos and Mara Lucia Martins Magela

August 2017

Symbiotic efficiency of pea (Pisum sativum) rhizobia association under field conditions

The objective of this study was to evaluate the symbiotic efficiency of rhizobia under field conditions for peas (Pisum sativum L.). Ten treatments were evaluated and divided into eight strains of rhizobia and two uninoculated strains as controls (with and without the addition of mineral N). The variables analyzed were: Nodulation, dry mass of the aerial part, total N of the aerial section, pea production and symbiotic...

Author(s): Aleksander Westphal Muniz, Murilo Dalla Costa, Enilson Luiz Saccol de Sá, Ana Beatriz Fiuza and Edemar Brose