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: 1 September, 2016; 11(35)

September 2016

Logistics and storage of soybean in Brazil

Soybean is one of the most important cultures harvested in the world, and Brazil is ranked the second major producer and the top exporter of this oilseed. Brazil presents good edaphoclimatic conditions for soybean cropping, it has a strong research structure and has capacity to enhance its cropping area, and however, the faulty infrastructure in its own terrain hinders logistic operations for soybean flow and...

Author(s): Fernando Castro de Oliveira, Paulo Henrique Moreira Coelho, Maurílio de Sousa Neto, André Cirilo de Souza Almeida, Fenelon Lourenço de Sousa Santos, João Paulo de Morais Oliveira, Bruna Santos de Oliveira, Itamar Rosa Teixeira and André José de Campos

September 2016

Physiological quality of second crop soybean seeds after drying and storage

This work was carried out with the goal of determining the immediate and latent effects of different temperatures of drying air on the physiological quality of soybean seeds produced during the second crop. The seeds, which were collected close to their physiological maturity and had a moisture content of approximately 23% (w.b.), were exposed to different drying temperatures (40, 50, 60, 70, and 80°C) until their...

Author(s): Cesar Pedro Hartmann Filho, Andre Luis Duarte Goneli, Tathiana Elisa Masetto, Elton Aparecido Siqueira Martins and Guilherme Cardoso Oba

September 2016

Response of Chinese cabbage to source and rate of N topdressing application in tropical soil in Brazil

The aim of this study was to evaluate the response of Chinese cabbage (hybrid Deneko) to source and rate of N topdressing application. The experimental design was a randomized complete block, consisting of nine treatments (4x2+1 factorial design), with five replications, that is, four rates of N (54, 108, 162 and 216 kgha-1); two sources of N (urea and ammonium sulphate); and a control (without N topdressing). The...

Author(s): Carla Verônica Corrêa, Bruno Novaes Menezes Martins, Aline Mendes de Sousa Gouveia, Ana Emília Barbosa Tavares, Natália de Brito Lima Lanna and Antonio Ismael Inácio Cardoso

September 2016

Response of broccoli to sulphur application at topdressing in the presence or absence of organic compost at planting

The literature has confirmed the efficacy of sulphur (S) when growing Brassicaceae. However, there are no studies with this nutrient on broccoli. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the response of broccoli (hybrid Avenger) to sulphur rates applied at top dressing in the presence or absence of organic compost at planting. The experimental design was a randomized complete block, with ten treatments (5 x 2...

Author(s): Carla Verônica Corrêa, Aline Mendes de Sousa Gouveia, Bruno Novaes Menezes Martins Ana Emília Barbosa Tavares, Natália de Brito Lima Lanna, Antonio Ismael Inácio Cardoso and Regina Marta Evangelista

September 2016

Nitrogen accumulation and productivity of green corn in function of ways and seasons of top-dressing nitrogen fertilizer application

Nitrogen is one of the nutrients required in large amounts by plants and mostly influences corn yield. With the objective of evaluating the best timing and methods of N fertilizer application in topdressing on corn, this experiment was carried out in Ipameri County, State of Goiás, Brazil, on a Red Yellow Latossol (Ferralsol). The treatments were distributed in a randomized complete block design with four...

Author(s): João Paulo de Morais Oliveira, Adilson Pelá, Dalton Ribeiro, Bruna Santos de Oliveira, Leandro Mariano da Silva, Jéssica Ferreira Silva and Patrícia Souza da Silveira

September 2016

Selectivity and efficiency of herbicides in warm season turfgrass varieties

Weed infestations and the few post-emergent control alternatives available are some of the main problems in the management of ornamental and sports lawns. Given the exposed, the study aims to evaluate the selectivity of five herbicides to four grass varieties: Paspalum notatum (bahia grass), Cynodon dactylon (bahama grass- ITG6), Zoysia japonica (japanese lawn grass) and Zoysia japonica (imperial – ITG5), as well...

Author(s): Danilo C. M. da Silva, Anne E. Cesarin, Pedro F. R. B. Martins, Daniel P. Ferrarezi, Pedro L. da Costa A. Alves, and Kathia F. L. Pivetta,

September 2016

Effect of humic substances and nitrogen fertilization on yellow passion fruit cultivation in the Brazilian semiarid region

Fruit production of yellow passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims. f. flavicarpa Deg.) is affected by several factors, such as climate, soil and agricultural practices, including fertilization and irrigation, which are essential for high crop yield. Thus, an experiment was carried on to evaluate the effect of humic substances and different nitrogen doses supplied through fertigation on fruit production of yellow passion...

Author(s): Roberto Lustosa Silva, Ítalo Herbert Lucena Cavalcante, Augusto Miguel Nascimento Lima, Luirick Félix Silva Barbosa, Clériton de Souza, Erivan dos Santos Sousa, Thiago Bruno da Silva Lessa and Lourival Ferreira Cavalcante

September 2016

Soybean seed treatment with micronutrients, hormones and amino acids on physiological characteristics of plants

The study is aimed at contributing to the research on physiological effects of seed treatment with micronutrients, hormones and amino acids. Two experiments were conducted, first in a greenhouse (partially controlled conditions) and second in the field at Patos de Minas, MG, Brazil. Four seed treatments were arranged in a randomized block design (control; micronutrients Zn, Mn, B, Mo, Ni and Co; hormones: indole butyric...

Author(s): Luís Henrique Soares, Durval Dourado Neto, Evandro Binotto Fagan, Walquíria Fernanda Teixeira, Marina Rodrigues dos Reis and Klaus Reichardt

September 2016

Fermented milk drink flavored with Murici pulp added of passion fruit bark flour

This study aimed to evaluate the physicochemical parameters, antioxidant activity, color and sensory profile of fermented milk drink with murici and passion fruit bark flour (FCM). Four milk drink formulations were processed: 0% FCM + 5% murici pulp (Treatment 1 - control); 0.5% FCM + 5% murici pulp (Treatment 2); 1.0% FCM + 5% murici pulp (Treatment 3) and 1.5% FCM + 5% murici pulp (Treatment 4). The scanning electron...

Author(s): Gabriela Vieira Leal Couto, Marco Antônio Pereira da Silva, Hemilaine Campos Pádua, Diene Gonçalves Souza, Ligia Campos de Moura, Geovana Rocha Plácido, Márcio Caliari, Maria Siqueira de Lima, Luiz Eduardo Costa do Nascimento, Nayane Matias Silva, Bheatriz Silva Morais de Freitas

September 2016

Decomposition rate of crambe phytomass on Haplortox under different soil management practices

The aim of this study was to assess the decomposition rate of crambe straw under different soil management practices based on no-tillage system. The experiment was carried out at the experimental area of the Agronomic Institute of Paraná - IAPAR, regional center of Santa Tereza do Oeste, Paraná, Brazil. Treatments consisted of four soil management practices: Traditional No-tillage System - TNTS –...

Author(s): Marcos Felipe Leal Martins, Deonir Secco, Luiz Antonio Zanão Junior, Luciene Kazue Tokura, Reginaldo Ferreira Santos, Samuel Nelson Melegari de Souza, Aracéli Ciotti de Marins and Tiago Roque Benetoli da Silva

September 2016

Genetic variability and correlation analysis of rice (Oryza sativa L.) inbred lines based on agro-morphological traits

In order to evaluate genetic variability of agro-morphological traits and also determine the correlation between grain yield with its components in rice lines, 17 recombinants inbred lines, their parents and a check variety were grown in research station of Africa rice center in Benin republic during two consecutive years 2013 and 2014. The experiments were laid out in a randomized complete block design with four...

Author(s): Abdourasmane K. Konate, Adama Zongo, Honore Kam, Ambaliou Sanni and Alain Audebert

September 2016

Inorganic solute accumulation in noni (Morinda citrifolia Linn) under salt stress during initial growth

Noni (Morinda citrifolia) is a fruit species which is well adapted to different soil and climate conditions, and may be a good option for farmers in arid and semi-arid regions. To evaluate the tolerance of noni plant in the initial phase to salinity and the accumulation of inorganic solutes in its organs, an experiment was carried out in a greenhouse under hydroponic system. The experimental design was completely...

Author(s): Alide Mitsue Watanabe Cova, André Dias de Azevedo Neto, Rogério Ferreira Ribas, Hans Raj Gheyi and Renata Velasques Menezes

September 2016

Use of Bacillus spp. as growth promoter in carrot crop

Growth promoting rhizobacteria may increase the yield of some crops. Several microbial products that stimulate plant growth have been marketed. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of bacteria from Bacillus genera on the production of commercial carrot roots (Daucus carota L.) in field conditions. The following isolates: SF 264 (Bacillus spp.), SF 268 (Bacillus spp.) and commercial...

Author(s): Junia Maria Clemente, Carine Rezende Cardoso, Bruno Sérgio Vieira, Iara da Mata Flor and Robson Luz Costa

September 2016

Phosphorus fractionation in sediments of the ypacarai lake basin

The aim of this paper was to determine the phosphorus fractions in the sediment, at different points of the tributaries, on the lake, and on the Ypacarai lake basin. There was a collection of 23 bottom sediment (SF) samples of 0 to 0.05 m of tributaries of the Ypacarai lake basin and 10 samples from the lake. The sand, silt and clay fractions and textural class were determined; in addition to the P forms, grouped in...

Author(s): Diego Algusto Fois Fatecha, Jimmy Walter Rasche Alvarez, Nestor Cabral, Jazmin Guadalupe Ojeda Rojas, Jéssica Caroline Coppo, Alfredo José Alves Neto, Eloisa Lorenzetti, Cesar Kent Hoshiba Watanake, Bruna Broti Rissato and Cristiani Belmonte