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: 1 October 2015; 10(40)

October 2015

Morphoagronomic traits of BRS 610 sorghum submitted to artificial defoliation

The objective of this study was to evaluate the agronomic traits of BRS 610 forage sorghum, based on developmental stages and defoliation levels. The experiment was conducted in a protected environment, located in União experimental farm, in Nova Xavantina-MT, in vases with 8 dm-3 capacity in soil classified as dystrophic red latosol. The experimental design was a randomized block, arranged in a 4 x 3 + 1...

Author(s): Alan Mario Zuffo, Joacir Mario Zuffo Júnior, Jodean Alves da Silva, Adaniel Sousa dos Santos, João Batista da Silva Oliveira, Everton Vinicius Zambiazzi, Adriano Teodoro Bruzi, Nelson Júnior Dias Vilela, Guilherme Leite Dias Vilela and Ana Carolina Gonçalves Ferreira

October 2015

Understanding the linkage of urban and rural markets of cassava products in Nigeria

The importance of cassava to the livelihoods of many millions of poor people has made the commodity a target for interventions. The potential of the crop is large because it offers the cheap source of food calories and the highest yield per unit area. It also has multiple roles as famine reserve, food and cash crop, industrial raw material and livestock feed. The objectives of this paper were to describe the traditional...

Author(s): Marco Túlio Ospina-Patino and Chuma Ezedinma

October 2015

Influence of combined sources of nitrogen fertilization on quality of cv. Vitória pineapple

Vitória pineapple besides surpassing cultivars traditionally consumed in Brazil, such as Pérola and Smooth Cayenne, exhibits resistance to Fusarium. In this sense, nitrogen fertilization is a critical factor because it interferes with the production and postharvest quality regardless of variety. Thus, this research aimed to evaluate the influence of doses and sources of nitrogen on the content of...

Author(s): Ana Lima Dantas, Silvanda de Melo Silva, Renato Lima Dantas, Walter Esfrain Pereira, Renato Pereira Lima, Rejane Maria Nunes Mendonça and Djail Santos

October 2015

Evaluating the selectivity of registered fungicides for soybean against Trichogramma pretiosum Riley, 1879(Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae)

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of fungicides registered for soybean on the parasitoid Trichogramma pretiosum Riley, 1879 (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae). Bioassays wereconducted in laboratory exposing adult insects to dried residues of fungicides, using the methodology proposed by the International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Plants (IOBC). The...

Author(s): Magano, D.A., Grutzmacher, A.D., De Armas, F. S., Paulus, L.F., Panozzo, L.E., Mentnech, K.J. and Zotti, M.J.

October 2015

Growth and gas exchange of okra under irrigation, organic fertilization and cover of soil

The objective was to evaluate leaf area and gas exchange of okra plants for different irrigation depths, organic matter content and mulch. The activities were conducted in an experimental area of the State University of Paraíba, Campus IV, Catolé do Rocha-PB. An experimental design with randomized blocks, treatments distributed in a factorial 2 × 5 × 2 related to two irrigation levels, 100 and...

Author(s): Antonio Michael Pereira Bertino, Evandro Franklin de Mesquita, Francisco Vanies Da Silva Sa, Lourival Ferreira Cavalcante, Nubia Marisa Ferreira, Emanoela Pereira de Paiva, Marcos Eric Barbosa Brito and Antonio Missiemario Pereira Bertino

October 2015

Gender and age analysis on factors influencing output market access by smallholder farmers in Machakos County, Kenya

Output markets are key prerequisite for enhancing agriculture-based economic growth and increasing rural incomes. However majority of smallholder farmers rarely access output markets. The study determined factors influencing smallholder farmers in Yatta district to access output market based on data collected from 160 households. The data was disaggregated in terms of gender and age and analyzed using SPSS and STATA...

Author(s): Margaret N. Mwangi, Margaret Ngigi and Wellington Mulinge

October 2015

Microbial and physico-chemical evaluation of soils from different farming systems practicing fields in Lesotho and the adaptive capacity of Machobane Farming System to climate change

In Lesotho, agriculture remains a major source of income for more than 80% of rural population. The arable land accounts for about 9% of the total land area and the current crop yields are half the level achieved in the late 1970s. Despite its contribution to Lesotho’s development, the rural economy has been languishing due to poor land management and farming practices, declining soil fertility, poor weather...

Author(s): Sissay Bekele Mekbib, Adesola Olaleye, Massia Johane and Taddesse Wondimu