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: 21 May 2015; 10(21)

May 2015

Effect of storage materials on seed quality and health in Jute variety O-9897

The experiments were conducted in Jute Agriculture Experimental Station (JAES) and Kishoregonj Regional Station (KRS) of BJRI during the period April 2012 to January 2013. The present study was carried out with the objective was to find out suitable storage materials for quality jute seeds and fibre production. Six different types of containers viz. tin pot, plastic pot, poly bag, gunny bag lined with polythene, cloth...

Author(s): S. M. A. Haque, Md. S. Ali, M. M. Ali, M. A. Rahman and I. Hossain

May 2015

Curricular greening is deficient in universities

The objective is to describe the environmental awareness of undergraduate courses at Federal Institute of Education in Goias State, Brazil. The data are described using qualitative and quantitative approaches. It is a non-experimental descriptive research. Among the 201 disciplines from courses of Animal Science, Chemistry and Biology and Bachelor Degree areas, only 17 were found, that is, 8.4% had features that...

Author(s): Aurélio Ferreira Borges, Maria Dos Anjos Cunha Silva Borges, José Luiz Pereira De Rezende, Edmar Da Costa Alves and Jessé Alves Batista

May 2015

The organizational capabilities of rural enterprises, incremental innovation, and the university’s contribution

This paper analyzes the relationship between the market orientation and the entrepreneurial orientation in regards to the business performance of rural enterprises, considering the mediation of incremental innovation process and the moderation of the amount of employees with university level, as well as the collaboration needed between the university and the enterprise in terms of organizational capabilities. A survey...

Author(s): José Francisco dos Reis Neto, Celso Correia de Souza, Pablo Antonio Muñoz Gallego, Francisco de Assis Rolim Pereira, José Antonio Maior Bono and Michelle da Rosa Lopes

May 2015

Characterısatıon of volatıle compounds by spme and gc-fıd/ms of capers (Capparis spinosa L.)

Capparis spinosa L. has highly biologically active natural substances. C. spinosa L. is rich in volatile components, and is becoming increasingly popular because of its components’ potential role in contributing to human health. In this study, solid phase microextraction (SPME) was used to analyze the volatile compounds identified in C. spinosa L. Seventeen compounds, constituting 93.5% of the oil composition of...

Author(s): Rezzan Aliyazicioglu, Gonca Tosun, Nurettin Yaylı and Ozan Emre EyüpoÄŸlu

May 2015

Yield responses of grain amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus L.) varieties to varying planting density and soil amendment

Field experiments were conducted at the Experimental Farm of the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan, Nigeria (7° 30' N, 3° 50' E), at altitude 168 m above the sea level, during the 2010 and 2011 cropping seasons, to assess the yield responses of two grain amaranth varieties (TE81/28 and CEN 18/97) to planting densities (100,000, 60,000 and 40,000 plants ha-1) and soil amendments...

Author(s): Olofintoye J. A. T., Abayomi Y. A. and Olugbemi O.

May 2015

Genotype x environment interaction on sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) seed yield

Sesame is an oilseed crop grown for its seed and oil for local and export markets and is a great source of income for farmers, traders, processers and the national economy of Ethiopia. However, its productivity and production are influenced by environmental factors. This experiment was, therefore, carried out to estimate the nature and magnitude of interaction of genotypes with the environment and to identify stable...

Author(s): Mekonnen Misganaw, Firew Mekbib and Adugna Wakjira

May 2015

Correlation of the least limiting water range with soil physical attributes, nutrient levels and soybean yield

In soils that are compacted or undergoing compaction, the interval of water available to the plants can decline to zero, which according to the least limiting water range (LLWR) method is called the critical soil bulk density (Bdcritical), when LLWR = 0. The aim of this study was to determine the LLWR of a highly clayey typic dystrophic Red Latosol (Oxisol) and to correlate it with the soil physical attributes, nutrient...

Author(s): Fabricio Tomaz Ramos, João Carlos de Souza Maia, Marcio William Roque, Emílio Carlos de Azevedo, José Holanda Campelo Júnior, Oscarlina Lúcia dos Santos Weber and Aloisio Bianchini

May 2015

On farm evaluation of the growth and economic benefit of afar breed rams supplemented with different protein sources: The case of Raya-Alamata District

On-farm trial was conducted at Raya-Alamata District, Southern Zone of Tigray region, Northern Ethiopia. From the district three representative peasant associations namely Gerjelle, Limate and Harlle was selected based on sheep population and Ziziphus tree availability. The objective of this study was to evaluate the growth performance and economic benefit of Afar breed rams supplemented with different protein sources....

Author(s): Tesfay Hagos, Teshale Teklue, Dawit Gebregziabiher and Yohannes Tekie

May 2015

Physiological quality and genetic parameters of maize landraces seeds in southwestern Bahia

The environmental adaptation of maize germpasm is mainly controlled by certain genes, such as ZmCCT. This factor is influenced by both the genotype and the environment itself, being the gene able to express itself in the germination and seedling vigor under the conditions that is offered. The objective of this study was to estimate genetic parameters for traits related to physiological quality in maize landraces seeds....

Author(s): Erlani de Oliveira Alves, Ivan Vilas Bôas Souza, Talitta Silva dos Santos Paiva, Cláudio Lúcio Fernandes Amaral and Yuri Ferreira Amorim