African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6848

Table of Content: 11 January, 2018; 13(2)

January 2018

Response of garlic (Allium sativum L.) to vermicompost and mineral N fertilizer application at Haramaya, Eastern Ethiopia

Garlic (Allium sativum L.) is an important vegetable crop in Ethiopia. The yield of the crop is often constrained by low and unbalanced nutrient supply in the soil. This study was undertaken to assess response of garlic variety Chelenko I to vermicompost and mineral N fertilizer application on growth and bulb yield of the crop during the 2016/2017 main rainy season. The treatment consists of a factorial combination of...

Author(s): Fikru Tamiru Kenea and Fikreyohannes Gedamu

January 2018

Performance of maize hybrids under different tillage methods and nitrogen levels

A field experiment was conducted at the National Maize Research Program (NMRP), Chitwan, Nepal during summer of 2014 to evaluate the response of tillage methods (conventional and zero tillage) and nitrogen levels (0, 60, 120 and 180 kg ha-1) on grain yield of two maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids (Rampur hybrid-2 and RML32/RML17). The experiment was laid out in strip-split plot design consisting of sixteen treatments with...

Author(s): Roshani Sharma, Komal Bahadur Basnet, Santosh Marahattha and Tika Bahadur Karki

January 2018

Effects of growth media on rooting of stem cuttings of hybrid coffee varieties

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of different growth media on rooting of stem cuttings of hybrid coffee varieties. The experiment was conducted on-station under a shade house at Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI) from October 2013 to February 2014 using a split plot experiment in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with four replications. The main factor consisted of five hybrid...

Author(s): Jeremiah M. Magesa, Theodosy J. Msogoya and Cornel L. Rweyemamu

January 2018

Yield and quality performance of some peach varieties grown under Sanliurfa ecological conditions

Peach has a wide range of adaptation to tropical, subtropical and temperate climatic zones around the world, hence is spreading as a fruit species. This study was done in a semiarid climate in Sanliurfa. The phenological, pomological and yield characteristics of 11 peach cultivars (Maycrest, Springcrest, Earlyred, Cardinal, Redhaven, Glohaven, Dixired, Cresthaven, Maria Marta, Elegant Lady and Monroe), were determined....

Author(s): Ali Ä°kinci and Ä°brahim Bolat

January 2018

Effects of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) on the physicochemical properties of fishpond water and growth of African catfish

Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is an aquatic plant that has the capacity to absorb nutrients, making it a potential alternative for the management of fishpond water. The effect of this plant on the physicochemical properties of fish pond water and on the growth of African catfish was investigated in this study. Four plastic ponds 2.0×2.0×1.2 m deep were used for the study. Fifteen percent of the...

Author(s): Emmanuel A. Echiegu, Lillian I. Ezeugwu and Samson N. Ugwu

January 2018

Animal feeds legislation: Chicken value chain actors practices and predicaments in Uganda

This study was conducted to assess the effects of absence of a legal framework regulating the animal feeds industry on poultry value chain actor performance and sustainability. The objectives of the study were to identify the key constraints faced by individual farmers, livestock feed manufacturers, and field veterinary personnel; and assess challenges cutting across the industry actors. Data used in the study were...

Author(s): Nanyeenya W. N., Kabirizi J., Taabu L., Kasadha M. and Omaria R.

January 2018

No-tillage effect on carbon and microbiological attributes in corn grown in Manaus-AM, Brazil

The soil is the most important carbon reservoir, but agricultural practices involved in tillage systems decrease the soil carbon stock. This study aims to evaluate the effect of no-tillage (NT) on carbon and microbiological attributes of the soil in corn plantations in Manaus-AM, Brazil. Soil was sampled in a secondary forest (SF) and in corn grown under different tillage systems, including conventional tillage (CT),...

Author(s): Aleksander Westphal Muniz, Ronielly Hadna da Silva Nunes, Telma Andréa Carvalho Silva, Enilson Luiz Saccol de Sá, Cláudia Majolo, Ana Beatriz Fiuza and José Renato Pereira Cavallazzi