African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6859

Table of Content: 10 July 2014; 9(28)

July 2014

A comparative study of soil fertility status under different crop cultivation in Gombe

A comparative study was conducted among three different cropping areas. Samples were collected from each area and are taken to laboratory for analysis, and variables such as organic carbon, available phosphorous, total nitrogen, PH, electrical conductivity, particle size distribution, exchangeable bases and CEC were tested. The statistical analysis is used to obtain the mean values of the result obtained from each...

Author(s): Aliyu Danladi and H. H. Ray

July 2014

Adaptive and agronomic performances of soybean genotypes derived from different genealogies through the use of several analytical strategies

The objectives of the present study were: (i) to evaluate the genotypic performances of 45 soybean genotypes with the future finality of recommendation of varieties for the State of São Paulo, Brazil; (ii) to determine the stability and adaptability of the genotypes and compare the performance and accuracy of the Wricke’s ecovalence, additive main effects and multiplicative interaction analysis (AMMI),...

Author(s): Guillermo Marcelo Gomez, Sandra Helena Unêda-Trevisoli, José Baldin Pinheiro and Antônio Orlando Di Mauro

July 2014

Soil fertility changes and their effects on ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) yield response in an ultisol under different pigeon pea hedgerow alley management in South Eastern Nigeria

Short term changes that occur in soil properties of an ultisol under different pigeon pea hedgerow alley populations and inter-hedgerow alley spacing and the effect of such changes on ginger rhizome yield response were evaluated in a two-year (2010 and 2011) field study in South Eastern Nigeria. Treatments comprised pigeon pea hedgerow alley populations of 20,000, 33, 333 and 66, 667 plants/ha in factorial combinations...

Author(s): Nwaogu, E. N.

July 2014

Assessment of physicochemical diversity in fruit of Mauritanian date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) cultivars

Date palm is an important food and economical crop in Mauritania. Date palm cultivars show great diversity in fruit morphological characteristics in the ‘Adrar’ region of Mauritania. Fruits of twenty-eight date palm cultivars were collected at Tamar stage, from three different oasis of the ‘Adrar’ region in 2010 and 2011 and their physical and chemical diversity was assessed by using different...

Author(s): Fouteye M. Mohamed Lemine, Abdoulaye Samb, Zein el Abidine O. Bouna, Mohamed Vall O. Mohamed Ahmed, Taleb-Khyar O. Djeh, and Ali O. Mohamed Salem O. Boukhary

July 2014

Proximate nutritional composition, characterization of some selected physicochemical properties and comparative compositional analysis of Trichilia emetica oilseeds with some selected commercial oilseeds

The proximate nutritional composition, characterization some selected of physicochemical properties and comparative assessment of Trichilia emetica oilseeds with some selected commercial oilseeds were compared in this study. The results revealed the percentage crude lipid, crude fiber, ash, crude protein, and total carbohydrate contents of the oilseeds as 65.81, 15.28, 3.4, 5.21, and 22.43, respectively. The oil is...

Author(s): Bizuneh Adinew

July 2014

Wattle tannins as control strategy for gastrointestinal nematodes in sheep

Nematode resistance to anthelmintic drugs is affecting small ruminant production in South Africa. This study evaluated the effect of wattle tannins as an alternative nematode control drench. Two experiments (Exp) were conducted to determine the effect of tannin concentration (Exp 1) and frequency of dosing (Exp 2) on nematode parasites. In each experiment gender, egg count (egg per gram, EPG) and initial live weight...

Author(s): Ahmed Mawahib Alhag, Basha Nasreldin Abdelrahim and Nsahlai Ignatius Verla

July 2014

Antioxidant and hepatoprotective action of cassava leaf flour extract against injury induced by CCl4 in rats

In the present study, we assessed the effect of the cassava leaf flour (CLF) extract on the antioxidant activity and liver injury in rats. For the extract preparation, the CLF was kept under maceration in 50% ethanol at a 1:40 ratio (w/v) for 30 min. and then centrifuged at 2,500 x g for 15 min. The supernatant was collected and the precipitate was again subjected to the extraction process with 70% acetone, as described...

Author(s): Mírian Aparecida Isidro Santos, Angelita Duarte Corrêa, Anderson Assaid Simão, Ana Paula de Carvalho Alves, Raimundo Vicente de Sousa and Adelir Aparecida Saczk