African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6559

Table of Content: 18 February; 5(4)

February 2010

In-vitro plantlet propagation and microtuberization of meristem culture in some wild and commercial potato cultivars as affected by NaCl

  The effects of in vitro salinity (NaCl) on plantlet growth, microtuberization and genetic diversity was investigated under saline and non-saline conditions using twelve cultivars (clones) of potato named Ranger-russet, AGB-69-1, MEX-32,Maine-28, Loman, Araucana INTA, Surena INTA, American-INTA, Aracy, FLS-5, Agria and Marphona, which were planted in the greenhouse. Young shoots were cut...

Author(s): Mansoor Saljooghian Pour, Mansoor Omidi, Islam Majidi, Dariush Davoodi and Parichehreh Ahmadian Tehrani

February 2010

The effect of gibberellic acid (GA3) on minerals of Mungbean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek) irrigated with different levels of saline water

  The experiment was carried out to study the effect of gibberellic acid (GA3) on minerals of mungbean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek) irrigated with different levels of saline water. Salt concentration of water for treated were 0, 50, 100 and 150 mM NaCl and 200 mg/L gibberellic acid (100 mg/L as seed pre-soaking and 100 mg/L as foliar application) were used. Results showed that plants treated with...

Author(s): Nasser Akbari, Mohsen Barani, Ehsan Drikvand and Hadi Ahmadi

February 2010

Problems regarding the protection of traditional urban pattern: The case of Bartin, Turkey

  Historical texture of the settlement is one of the important factors in the past and present of the culture. Important components of this historical pattern are historical places of the city and the traditional patterns which create this structure. To save this historical pattern should be the first aim of the governments in order to carry them to the future generations. Turkey has signed many international...

Author(s): Sebahat Aciksoz, Sevgi Gormus and Bulent Yilmaz

February 2010

Influence of water deficit stress on wheat grain yield and proline accumulation rate

  The study of physiological responses of different wheat varieties to water stress could be a useful tool to understanding of the mechanisms of drought resistance. This field study was conducted to evaluate the effect of water deficit stress on proline accumulation rate and wheat grain yield at Iran in 2008. A bread wheat (line N84-12) was evaluated by contrasting irrigation regimes (well-watered (control...

Author(s): H. Maralian, A. Ebadi, Didar, T. R and B Haji-Eghrari

February 2010

First report of aphidopathogenic fungi Fusarium semitectum (Berkeley and Ravenel, 1875) and Fusarium sacchari (Butler and Hafiz Khan) Gams (1971) on Capitophorus elaeagni (Del Guercio) (Hemiptera: Aphididae)

  During the autumn of 2007, some mycosis symptoms have been observed on the different biological stages of development of Capitophorus elaeagni (Del Guercio) prospected in many regions of production of artichoke in Tunisia. Fungi isolation was conducted from aphid’s cadavers. It revealed the presence of cream-coloured mycelia colonies. Morphologic identification, based on the development of...

Author(s): Guesmi Jouda, Ben Halima Kamel Monia and Boughalleb Naima

February 2010

Field treatments of Foray 76 B and VBC 60074 against Thaumetopoea pityocampa (Den. and Schiff.) in Fethiye-Turkey

  Taumetopoea pityocampa (Den. and Schiff.) is the most important coniferous pest in Turkey. Although several methods have been used in attempting to control this major forest pest up to now, the problem still remains largely unsolved in Turkey. In order to control this pest, we planned and applied field treatments for experiment. Foray 76B and VBC 60074 bioinsecticides includingBacillus...

Author(s): H. H. Cebeci, R. T. Oymen and S. Acer

February 2010

Studies on the impact of anthropogenic interference on wild honeybees in Mysore District, Karnataka, India

  The field investigations were carried out to record the wild honeybee populations at different agro-ecosystems of Mysore District in Karnataka during 2006 - 2008. Data revealed the distribution of Apis dorsata, Apis florea and Trigona iridipennis, and their colony decline at natural and man-made ecosystems. The colony density, abundance and nesting sites of these species varied...

Author(s): S. Basavarajappa

February 2010

Genetic analysis for yield and its components in doubled haploid wheat

  The inheritance of grain yield and its components (number of spikelets per spike, number of tillers, number of grains per spike, plant height) has been studied through a full diallel cross of eight doubled haploid bread wheat. Generation mean and variance analysis was carried out on P1, P2, F1, F2, BC1 and BC2generation of two crosses to complement the genetic information from the diallel analysis....

Author(s): J. Ojaghi and E. Akhundova

February 2010

Primary disease dairy herds in North-eastern Algeria

  The sera coming from 450 dairy cows have been analyzed for the detection of brucellosis. The rate of prevalence of the infection is 10.44%. The test of the Intradermotuberculination for the detection of tuberculosis showed that the rate of prevalence of the infection is 08.22%, with a significant difference (p < 0.05) between the individuals of 2 years and those of more than 4 years. All studied sanitary...

Author(s): R. Bouzid,  N. Laouabdia Sellami, A. Benkhelil, A. Hocine, R. Ouzroutand  K. Touati