African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6785

Table of Content: 1 June, 2017; 12(22)

June 2017

Popularization of dorper sheep breed for enhancing production and productivity of local sheep: In the case Enda-Mekoni Woreda Southern Tigray, Ethiopia

Ethiopia has endowed sheep breed with poor productivity in terms of meat yield. Therefore demonstration of Dorper breed sheep was conducted at Enda-Mekoni Woreda with the objective of improving production and productivity of local sheep. Two pure male Dorper sheep were introduced to Enda-Mehoni Woreda for community based breeding strategies. Data such as live Body weight and farmer perception were collected. Data was...

Author(s): Temesgen Tesfay, Hagos Kidane, Tesfay Atsebha, Teshale Teklu, Solomon Wayu, Adehanome Baraki, Yekalo Teklay, Zebrhe Teklay, Haileselassie Amare and Zelealem Tesfay

June 2017

Response of African Nightshade (Solanum sp.) to cassava peel-based manure in the humid forest zone of Cameroon

Studies were conducted at Ekona in the humid forest agro-ecological zone of Cameroon to evaluate the effects of cassava peel-based manures on the growth and yield of African Nightshade. The first experiment consisted of evaluating the composted cassava peel and poultry manure applied at the rates of 0, 5, 10 and 20 t/ha and 150 kg/ha NPK (20:10:10) fertilizer. In the second experiment, a dried and grind mixture of...

Author(s): Nkengafac Jetro Njukeng, Francis Ajebesone Ngome, Ives Bruno Mousseni Efombagn and Carine Nono Temegne

June 2017

Isolation, identification and molecular characterization of Rhizobium species from Sesbania bispinosa cultivated in Bangladesh

The investigation was carried out to study the characteristics of rhizobial strains isolated from the leguminous plant, Sesbania bispinosa growing in different regions of Bangladesh. Forty-four isolates were studied for biochemical and molecular characteristics. Isolates were able to utilize different carbohydrates. All isolates showed complete resistance to cloxacillin and penicillin G that results in increased...

Author(s): Nusrat Nahar, Anowara Begum and Humaira Akhter

June 2017

Perceptions of risk and risk management strategies in family agroindustries

The importance of risk perception and risk management has been addressed by studies of agriculture and livestock activities; however, there have been few studies in other contexts, such as family agroindustries. This study provides information on risk perception and risk management in family agroindustries in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The analysis involves 72 family agroindustries in 43 counties, and the...

Author(s): Cristian Rogério Foguesatto and João Armando Dessimon Machado

June 2017

Improving grain legume yields using local Evate rock phosphate in Gùrué District, Mozambique

Acid, infertile reddish-brown soils characterize large amounts of central Mozambique. Few of these soils are in food production representing a missed opportunity for agricultural productivity and a missed alternative to improve the food security of the country. Low levels of soil nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, and potassium limit crop growth. Local agricultural amendments for acid, infertile soils such as...

Author(s): António Rocha, Ricardo Maria, Unasse S. Waite, Uatema A. Cassimo, Kim Falinski and Russell Yost

June 2017

Technical efficiency of smallholder barley farmers: The case of Welmera district, Central Oromia, Ethiopia

Crop production and productivity are not only inevitably affected by level of adoption of improved technologies and external factors but also the technical efficiencies of producers. The main objectives of this study are to estimate technical efficiency of sample barley farmers, assess determinant factors and compute yield loss due to inefficiency. Plot level data from 180 barley growers were collected through three...

Author(s): Wudineh Getahun and Endrias Geta

June 2017

Influence of Bradyrhizobia inoculation on growth, nodulation and yield performance of cowpea varieties

Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) has a major role in daily diet of the rural community and poor urban population, serving as a source of energy, protein and minerals, in developing countries. Its straw used for animal feed, and the crop also improves soil fertility by fixing the atmospheric nitrogen. However, its productivity is constrained by lack of improved varieties and poor agronomic practices. A field experiment...

Author(s): Tarekegn Yoseph, Bekele Baraso and Tewodros Ayalew

June 2017

Quality of planting systems in varieties of sugarcane

This study aimed to assess the operational quality of mechanized planting and semi-mechanized sugarcane for RB835054 and SP813250 varieties. The sugarcane has significant importance in Brazil, as it is a strong presence of culture in the economic field, with sugar and ethanol production. The mechanization of agricultural operations has been implemented in order to increase operational performance and reduce cost, thus...

Author(s): André Ferreira Damasceno, Carlos Eduardo Angeli Furlani, Cristiano Zerbato, Rafael Henrique de Freitas Noronha and Remo Marini Zoia

June 2017

Further studies on Bovine Ixodide Ticks in and around Bedelle, Southwest Ethiopia

Considering the economic impact of various ticks species on livestock, the present study was conducted for epidemiological characterization of common ticks infesting Ethiopian cattle between November 2013 and March 2014 period at various locations of Bedelle region. A total of 384 cattle were examined on random basis throughout the five months, out of which 231 cattle were found to be infested with ticks (60.12%). On...

Author(s): Hunde Aboma, Assefa Kebede and Mukarim Abdurahaman

June 2017

Effects of genotype on yield and yield component of soybean (Glycine max (L) Merrill)

In 2013, the multi-location trial was implemented to evaluate the new soybean genotypes for their agronomic performance against the local check. The experiment was conducted in three locations namely Ilonga, Kibaha, and Mlingano in each location a triplicated trial involving six genotypes of soybeans were implemented. The effects of genotype, location and genotype x environment interaction under combined analysis on...

Author(s): Liberatus Dominick Lyimo, Musa Rashid Tamba, and Richard Raphael Madege

June 2017

Agronomic efficiency of inoculant based on Azospirillum brasilense associated with nitrogen fertilization at maize

The objective was to evaluate the agronomic efficiency in the field of the inoculant Fluid and Turfoso containing the bacterium Azospirillum brasiliense, strains AbV5 and AbV6 applied by treatment of seeds in the corn crop associated with nitrogen fertilization in different localities. Four experiments were carried out in different sites involving two in Paraná and one each from Mato Grosso do sul and Santa...

Author(s): Vandeir Francisco Guimarães, Marcelo Andreotti and Jeferson Klein