African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849

Table of Content: 16 November, 2017; 12(46)

November 2017

Propagation of Farash (Tamarix aphylla) as affected by cutting lengths under low polytunnel and open air

A research study was conducted on Tamarix aphylla in August, 2008, in the experimental area of Department of Forestry, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Punjab to find out the impact of vegetative propagation of Farash (T. aphylla) through different size of cuttings in open air and under low polytunnel. In this study, 2", 4" and 6" long cuttings were planted in shade in polythene bags, with nine...

Author(s): Aitzaz Malik and Shahid Hafeez

November 2017

Consortium of maize and cowpea in organic farming - dry grain production

Intercropping of maize and cowpea is widely used by Brazilian family farmers. The aim of this work is to compare the grain yield of two maize cultivars, and one cultivar of cowpea in organic system. Treatments of monoculture of cowpea (Poços de Caldas) and maize ('BR106' and 'AG1051') and intercropping were used. A randomized block design with four replicates in an area under conversion to organic...

Author(s): Áurea I. A. Fonseca e Souza, Kerolém P. S. Cardoso, Ana E. de A. Brito, Glauco A. S. Nogueira, Fábio C. Coelho, Jocarla A. Crevelari, Anna C. S. Oliveira, Aurilena A. Silva, Cândido F. Oliveira Neto Diana J. P. Sousa and Jessica S. S. Teixeira

November 2017

Corn productivity in integrated crop-livestock system: Effect of different forage masses post-grazing

Forage management in integrated crop-livestock system is a complex activity that increases profitability, when well performed, therefore consequently influencing future crop productivity. This study aimed to evaluate the agronomic performance of corn cultivation in the integrated crop-livestock system using the no-tillage system in different forage masses post-grazing. The experiment was conducted in the municipality of...

Author(s): Paulo Eugenio Schaefer, Rodrigo Pizzani, Thomas Newton Martin and Thomé Lovato

November 2017

Use of spermidine reduced the oxidative damage in onion seedlings under salinity by modulating antioxidants

This research studies the role of spermidine (Spd) in conferring tolerance in onion seedlings under oxidative sress, caused by NaCl. Stress condition was applied on two months old onion seedlings by adding 10 gL-1 of NaCl, where 100 µM of Spd was sprayed twice daily before counting the stress duration. Under salinity stress, seedlings were observed for 7 days, and data were measured on relative leaf water,...

Author(s): Md. Motiar Rohman, Tanjina Islam, Mohammed Mohi-Ud-Din, Md. Robyul Islam, Md. Rezwan Molla, Mohammad Golam Hossain and M. A. Z. Chowdhury

November 2017

Private initiatives in rural irrigated agriculture towards sustainable livelihoods in Nadowli-Kaleo District, Ghana

At the dawn of the 21st Century, the goal of achieving poverty reduction became a global concern. Diverse livelihood public interventions such as the provision of community dams since then have been implemented in rural settings including Nadowli-Kaleo District of the Upper West Region, Ghana to promote food security through dry-season farming. However, the objectives of these interventions have not been realized....

Author(s): Jonas Kannyiri Naaderi and Romanus Dogkubong Dinye