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 June 2015; 10(25)

June 2015

Fodder production, yield and nodulation of some elite cowpea (Vigna unguiculata [L.] Walp.) lines in central Malawi

Cowpea is (Vigna unguiculata [L.] Walp.) is multipurpose legume grown for its edible grain and leaves and may be used as green manure or animal feed. The shoot biomass or fodder production of cowpea nodulation and effectiveness are seldomly considered in screening and release studies, yet such information is important for the use of the crop. A field study was therefore conducted Bunda College, (14° 35 S’;...

Author(s): Kingley Magulu and Vernon Henderson Kabambe

June 2015

Power take-off rotation and operation quality of peanut mechanized digging

Considering that mechanized digging is an important stage in the productive chain of peanut, the studies related to the quantification of visible, invisible and total losses are still scarce, making it necessary to investigate these losses in order to obtain the operation control. In this context, the aim of this study was to evaluate the losses mentioned and the operational performance in the mechanized peanut digging...

Author(s): Evaldo Ferezin, Murilo Aparecido Voltarelli, Rouverson Pereira da Silva, Cristiano Zerbato and Marcelo Tufaile Cassia

June 2015

Management of spot blotch of wheat using Fungicides, Bio-agents and Botanicals

Experiments were conducted to know the effect of recommended dose of fungicides (Propiconazole, Carbendazim and Hexaconazole), bio-agents and botanicals on incidence and severity of spot blotch disease and seed yield of wheat. Two sprays of Carbendazim at 0.1% at tillering and boot leaf stage resulted in the maximum reduction in spot blotch incidence and severity followed by two applications of Propiconazole at...

Author(s): Bikesh Yadav, Ramji Singh and Adesh Kumar­

June 2015

Synergistic effect of methane emission through ruminant production

The world we live in is not in isolation, therefore every action undertaken by humans and animals have a direct effect on humans. Some sort of boomerang effect. Methane is produced mostly by anaerobic microbial metabolism in the rumen and sent out through eructation into the environment. Methane and other gases such as carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide (CO2 and N2O) have been giving great concern worldwide as they...

Author(s): T. O. Ososanya and T. O. Faniyi

June 2015

Agro-climatic zoning for citriculture in the Agreste region of Pernambuco State, Brazil

The objective of this study was to accomplish an agro-climatic zoning for the Agreste region of Pernambuco State, Brazil, with the aim to identify agro-climatic zones for citrus cultivation. Monthly climatic data of 100 stations from over 20-year observation series (1911 to 1990) were selected within and close to the study area. From climatic data of mean air temperature and rainfall, we calculated the climatic water...

Author(s): Márcio Salu Pereira, Tonny José Araújo da Silva, Ênio Farias de França e Silva, Edna Maria Bonfim-Silva, Alessana Franciele Schlichting and Renata Bachin Mazzini-Guedes

June 2015

Morphological, physical and chemical properties of soils associated in toposequence forestablishing taxonomy classes in Pratapgarh District of Rajasthan, India

The present study was conducted to study the variability in soil properties in relation to landforms, in the present investigation, two transects that is, Aravalli mountain ranges and Malwa plateau, were selected in the Pratapgarh district having eight landforms namely hill, pediments, valley, and plain in the Aravalli Mountain ranges and Malwa plateau, respectively. Total eight pedons were examined in the field and...

Author(s): D. P. Singh and M. S. Rathore

June 2015

Influence of NPK on crop performance and leaf nutrient status of banana under sub surface drip fertigation system

Field experiment was carried out at AICRP- Water Management block, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai during 2010 - 2011. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design (RBD) with three replications. The treatments consisted of T1-Surface irrigation with soil application of recommended dose of fertilizers, T2- Subsurface drip fertigation of 100% RDF (P as basal, N and K through drip as urea and...

Author(s): M. Yuvaraj and P. P. Mahendran

June 2015

Yield and oil content of peanut (var. TMV-7) and sunflower (var. Co-2) applied with bio-stimulant AQUASAP manufactured from seaweed

The effect of bio-stimulant AQUASAP manufactured from seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii (Rhodophyta) farmed in Indian water on the yield and oil content of peanut and sunflower was studied under field condition. The AQUASAP at 5% foliar application promoted the vegetative growth, yield and oil content in both peanut and sunflower significantly. Compared to control the yield of seed in peanut increased by 31.69% with 14.27%...

Author(s): Kosalaraman Karthikeyan and Munisamy Shanmugam