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: 19 November 2015; 10(47)

November 2015

Integrated crop-livestock farming system for sustainable agricultural production in Nigeria

Integrated crop-livestock is advocated to be very promising in boosting food productivity and soil fertility in Nigeria owing to its numerous synergistic benefits as outlined in this review. Particularly, the system will be very suitable in the savannah regions of the country where livestock production is predominant. Although integrated crop-livestock farming has been in existence in these regions, it is typically...

Author(s): Ezeaku, I. E., Mbah, B. N., Baiyeri, K. P. and Okechukwu, E. C.

November 2015

Effect of potassium doses fertirrigated in the nutritional contents of tomato fruit and leaves in their early development

Tomato is the most commonly consumed and marketed vegetables in the world and one of the plants that respond more to fertilization, and particularly in demanding potassium, which is responsible for stomata opening, sugar translocation, protein synthesis and enzymatic activation. Analysis of nutrients contents made available to the plant and its relationship with what is present in plant tissue is a great alternative for...

Author(s): Luiz Henrique Campos De Almeida, Eli Carlos de Oliveira, Mônica Mariana Jorge Fratoni, Gustavo Adolfo de Freitas Fregonezi and Hideaki Wilson Takahashi

November 2015

Comparison of stability methods in elephant-grass genotypes for energy purposes

Elephant grass is a plant of tropical origin with high biomass-production potential that stands out today as an alternative energy source. The potential of its genotypes depends on the genotype × environment interaction. The objective of this study was to estimate the genotype × environment interaction and compare stability methods in elephant grass for biomass production in a biannual cutting regime. The...

Author(s): Avelino dos Santos Rocha, Rogério Figueiredo Daher, Geraldo de Amaral Gravina, Antônio Vander Pereira, Erina Vitório Rodrigues, Alexandre Pio Viana, Vanessa Quitete Ribeiro da Silva, Antônio Texeira do Amaral Junior, Antônio Alonso Cecon Novo, Maria Lorraine Fonseca Oliveira and Erik da Silva Oliveira

November 2015

Correlations between chemistry components of caryopsis in oat genotypes cultivated in different environments

The study of trait correlations can allow the identification of occurrence, intensity and direction of associations between characters, providing information to elect the most correlated to the phenotypic performance of main chemical composition components in caryopsis of oat genotypes (Avena sativa L.). Thus, this study aimed to estimate the correlation between traits of chemical composition of caryopses in oat...

Author(s): Maraisa Crestani Hawerroth, José Antonio Gonzalez da Silva, Luiz Carlos Gutkoski, Emilio Ghisleni Arenhardt, Antonio Costa de Oliveira and Fernando Irajá Félix de Carvalho

November 2015

Effects of three levels of mycorrhiza and four levels of planting bed on total wet and dry weight of shoots and the number of lateral branches of white periwinkle (Catharanthus alba)

Medicinal and ornamental plant of periwinkle (Catharanthus alba) contains the valuable alkaloids of vinblastine and vincristine in vegetative parts and Ajmalicine in its root that play a role in the chemotherapy types of cancers. This study was conducted for evaluating the effects of three levels of biological fertilizer of mycorrhiza (control (m0), Glomus mosseae (m1) and Glomus intraradices (m2)) and four levels of...

Author(s): Sepehri B., Zarghami R., Salari A. and Nemati N.

November 2015

Losses of corn in the harvest, loading and transportation at rural property level

Corn belongs to the family of Poaceaes, and the corn grain is used mainly for human and animal consumption. This study aims to assess the total losses of maize grain in the harvest, losses in loading from the harvester to the truck and transportation losses up to its first point of reception. The experiment was conducted in the city of Itaipulândia-PR, Brazil. To perform the sampling of the losses in the crop...

Author(s): Lucas Possamai and Cornélio Primieri