African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6191

Table of Content: 19 September, 2013; 8(36)

September 2013

Growth, yield and economics of baby corn (Zea mays L.) as influenced by Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) practices

Baby corn cultivation can contribute in diversifying cropping pattern. Performance of baby corn variety (VL-78) recommended for north hill zone was evaluated under different fertility levels. The experiment was laid in randomized block design with three replications. Application of farm yard manure (FYM) at 6 T/ha in combination with 150% recommended dose of fertilizer (225N:90P2O5:60 K2O kg/ha) reveled maximum cob...

Author(s): Ajaz A. Lone, B. A. Allai and F. A. Nehvi

September 2013

Effects of aqueous extract of Ricinus communis on radial growth of Alternaria solani

The study evaluated the effect of Ricinus communis aqueous extract on radial growth of Alternaria solani and its most effective concentration. The experiment was laid out using a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with R. communis extract tested at 3 concentrations of 25, 50 and 100% plus control on Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) amended medium in 3 replications for 2 separate experiments....

Author(s): Bayaso I., Nahunnaro H., and D. M. Gwary

September 2013

Tests confirm suitability of Ugandan soils for commercial growing of Artemisia annua Linn

The content of artemisinin from Artemisia annua Linn plants grown in different geographical regions of Uganda was investigated. Two analytical methods; high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and an ultraviolet (UV) spectrophotometric analytical procedure were used and the results were compared. The HPLC method was modified and revalidated before it was used for analysis of the plant samples....

Author(s): Byamugisha Tarsisius, Byamukama Robert and Ntale Muhammad

September 2013

Identification and evaluation of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (l.) moench) germplasm from Eastern Kenya

Eastern Province is a major sorghum growing zone in Kenya. There exist different composites, landraces, open pollinated and wild relatives of sorghum that are not yet known. The landraces continue to be maintained by cultural preferences and traditional practices by the farmers. Germplasm collection of landraces was done in four regions; Mbeere, Makueni, Kitui and Mutomo in the eastern province of Kenya which are major...

Author(s): Catherine W. Muui, Reuben M. Muasya and Duncan T. Kirubi

September 2013

Investigation of respiratory viruses in camel slaughtered at Addis Ababa Akaki Abattoir, Ethiopia

Camel is an important domestic animal uniquely adapted to the hot and arid environment, but its contribution to Ethiopian pastoralists is disproportionate to its resource potential due to the presence of various infectious and parasitic diseases in the area. Therefore this study was conducted with an attempt to isolate and characterize respiratory viruses from infected lungs. Accordingly, camel lung tissues...

Author(s): Gelagay Ayelet, Wosenne Negash, Tesfaye Sisay, Shiferaw Jenberie and Esayas Gelaye

September 2013

Efficacy of different isolates of fluorescent pseudomonads against bacterial leaf blight of rice

In the present study, experiments were conducted to test the efficacy of potential isolates of fluorescent pseudomonads against bacterial leaf blight of rice, under field condition. Different isolates of fluorescent pseudomonads were varied in terms of their comparative efficacy against bacterial leaf blight disease. Maximum reduction (50.69%) in disease severity was recorded with isolate FLP 84 followed...

Author(s): Gokil Prasad Gangwar

September 2013

Perceptions of in-service personnel on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training

Ajmer district is famous for vegetable cultivation and vegetable crops suffer heavy losses due to serious pests during its crop period. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices play a vital role in managing these pests. One of the important mandate of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) is to organise training programme for “In-service personnel” to update them with latest available technologies in the field of...

Author(s): Ramakant Sharma, S. K. Sharma and R. Porwal

September 2013

Effect of neem leaves (Azadirachta indica) on immunity of commercial broilers against new castle disease and infectious bursal disease

Most of the commercial poultry grower use antibiotics as growth promoters and to reduce the chance of occurrence of infectious diseases, which usually result in higher costs of production and ultimately lower net returns. Some plants and their extracts improve feed intake and their enzymatic activity may have antimicrobial, coccidiostatic or anthelmintic effects. Some researchers have investigated that neem when used in...

Author(s): Zahid Jawad, MUHAMMAD YOUNUS, Mutti-ur-Rehman, Azhar Maqbool, Rashad Munir, KHUSHI MUHAMMAD, Roshan Ali Korejo and Izhar Hyder Qazi