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: 20 November 2014; 9(47)

November 2014

Assessment of knowledge gap and constraints affecting production and consumption of standardized dairy products in Wolayta Soddo, Southern Ethiopia

A study was conducted to assess knowledge gap and identify constraints on production and consumption of standardized dairy products.  Only 20, 10, 16.7, 3.3 and 6.7% had knowledge about standardized dairy products, hazard consequent of using substandard dairy products, proper standards during milk production, hazard analysis critical control point system and  what to check during shopping labeled dairy...

Author(s): Shewangizaw Wolde and Adisu Jimma

November 2014

Nitrate reductase activity and corn hybrid yields intercropped with Brachiaria brizantha in three sowing arrangements

Crop-livestock systems consists in the cultivation of agricultural and foraging species in the same area, in consortium, rotation or crops succession. Among several used crops, corn and brachiaria intercropping stands out, for its importance, cultivation tradition and adaptation of species to intercropping cultivation. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of Brachiaria brizantha (brachiaria) sowing arrangements on...

Author(s): Orismário Lúcio Rodrigues, João Carlos Cardoso Galvão, Evander Alves Ferreira, Daniel Valadão Silva, Márcia Vitória dos Santos, Lino Roberto Ferreira, Rosana Cristina Pereira and Rafael da Silva Felipe

November 2014

Stability analysis in genetically variant oilseed Brassica germplasm for Sclerotinia-rot resistance

Ninety two genotypes of oilseed Brassica juncea and Brassica napus were evaluated over three environments for analysis of stability parameters in relation to Sclerotinia rot resistance with responsible characters viz: plant age at the time of inoculation, stem diameter, stem lesion length and percent plant wilted/dead. The analysis of variance for stability revealed the presence of genetic variability in studied...

Author(s): Rajender Singh and Dhiraj Singh

November 2014

Bio activity of some botanicals on Helminthosporium infestans L. and Solanum aethiopicum L. (host)

Some botanicals were assayed in two laboratory trials for their relative toxicities to African eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum L.) and Helminthosporium infestans causing leaf spots disease at the Department of Crop Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. In the first experiment on the toxicity of the protectants to S. aethiopicum, three concentrations (10, 20 and 30 g/ml) were used. Four concentrations (0.03, 0.06, 0.12...

Author(s): Mbadianya J. I., Echezona B. C. and Ugwuoke K. I.

November 2014

Efficacy of imazapic, halosulfuron and sulfentrazone for Cyperus rotundus L. control in response to weed tuber density

This study determined the efficacy of sulfentrazone, halosulfuron and imazapic applied in preemergence conditions for the control of purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus L.) in response to weed tuber density. The tubers were planted in 5 L pots at densities of 6, 18, 24, 30 and 36 tubers/pot (133.3, 399.9, 533.2, 665.5 and 799.8 tubers/m2, respectively), and sulfentrazone (800.0 g a.i.ha-1), halosulfuron (112.5 g a.i....

Author(s): Bruna Pires da Silva, Renan Oliveira de Almeida, Tiago Pereira Salgado and Pedro Luis da C. A. Alves