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: 21 August 2014; 9(34)

August 2014

Description of one new species of Tetrastichus Haliday (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) reared from the eggs and larvae of tortoise beetle from India

One new species of Tetrastichus Haliday (Tetrastichus burki sp. nov.) is illustrated and described from the eggs and larvae of tortoise beetle collected from Ipomoea sp. from Pantnagar Uttarakhand, India.   Key words: Tetrastichus, tortoise beetle, Ipomoea, new species.

Author(s): S. Rawat, M. A. Khan and M. Agnihotri

August 2014

Technical Efficiency of Fadama II Grain Farmers in Taraba State, Nigeria

The study focused on the productive capacity, technical efficiency of Fadama II grain farmers in Taraba State, Nigeria for the 2008/2009 farming season. Data for the study were obtained from primary source with the aid of interview schedule and analysed using descriptive statistics and stochastic frontier model. Findings revealed that the farmers are within the active farming age (37 years), had average farm size of...

Author(s): Ogbanje, E. C., Tsue, P. T. and Ogebe, F. O.

August 2014

Information sources of knowledge based economic development for fisheries in Turkey

Fishery is a very important sector in Turkey due to economic, geographic, traditional, and cultural conditions. The sector has being one of the four sub-sectors of the agriculture till recent year when the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock separate Fishery as an independent sector. The coastal areas, the amounts of lakes and rivers have been very important for fishery supplies in Turkey. Although Turkey has...

Author(s): Ahmet AYDIN and Guchgeldi BYASHIMOV

August 2014

Assessing incidence, development and distribution of banana bunchy top disease across the main plantain and banana growing regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Banana bunchy top disease (BBTD) was first identified in DR Congo in 1958. Previously, the disease’s distribution throughout the Congo basin had not been studied, so an initial study, to determine the incidence and severity of BBTD in banana and plantain producing regions of Oriental province, was carried out during 2009 to 2010. Three hundred (300) farms were surveyed across 4 districts and 19 territories, with...

Author(s): Faustin Ngama Boloy, Bonaventure Ibanda Nkosi, Joseph Komoy Losimba, Crispin Lebisabo Bungamuzi, Honoré Muhindo Siwako, Franck Walunkonka Balowe, Jérôme Wembonyama Lohaka, Benoit Dhed’a Djailo, Pascale Lepoint, Charles Sivirihauma and Guy Blomme

August 2014

Essential oils for the control of bacterial speck in tomato crop

Bacterial speck (Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato) is considered one of the major diseases of tomato crop worldwide and alternative methods to control it are desirable. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of essential oils (EOs) on P. syringae pv. tomato strain ufv-1 growth, in controlling bacterial speck in tomato plants, as well as to find the best application time of the EOs. The EOs used in this...

Author(s): Érika Oliveira da Silva, Samuel Julio Martins and Eduardo Alves

August 2014

Optimal conditions for germination of seeds of Epiphyllum oxypetalum

Queen of the night (Epiphyllum oxypetalum), an ornamental cactus, is widespread in many countries. The demand for this species is increasing because esthetic quality of its flowers is appreciated. This study aimed to analyze the influence of temperature, substrate and luminosity on the germination of E. oxypetalum seeds. A completely randomized design with four replications was used in a 3 x 2 x 2 factorial scheme,...

Author(s): Thiago Alberto Ortiz, Aline Moritz, Mariana Alves de Oliveira, Alessandro Borini Lone, Suzana Heiko Nakatani and Lúcia Sadayo Assari Takahashi

August 2014

Effect of organic manure and nitrogen on growth yield and quality of kinnow mandarin in sandy soils of hot arid region

The findings of present investigation revealed that the application of 80 kg farm yard manure (FYM) per plant significantly increased trunk diameter (9.47%), fruit yield (25.22 kg/tree), number of fruits (212.75 fruits/tree), average fruit weight (118.22 g), fruit diameter (5.96 cm), fruit length (5.58 cm), volume of fruit (129.71 cc), peel weight (32.95 g), weight of sacs (85.27 g), juice percentage (48.30%), TSS...

Author(s): P. C. Garhwal, P. K. Yadav, B. D. Sharma, R. S. Singh and A. S. Ramniw

August 2014

Effect of rates and forms of nitrogen splitting on corn in the Brazilian Cerrado of Piauí State

Zea mays crop has been standing out in the Brazilian Cerrado of Piauí State, located in the Northeastern Brazil. However, despite the high technology level utilized, yield levels are still below the expectation, mainly due to the mismanagement of nitrogen (N). This experiment was conducted in field using single-cross hybrid 30F53 from Pioneer®. The experiment was conducted as completely randomized blocks...

Author(s): José Ferreira Lustosa Filho, Júlio César Azevedo Nóbrega, Rafaela Simão Abrahão Nóbrega, Fabrício Ribeiro Andrade, Leandro Pereira Pacheco, Luana Chácara Pires and Jéssika Martins de Aquino