African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6848

Table of Content: 21 September, 2017; 12(38)

September 2017

Comparative assessment of proximate content and organoleptic quality of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) processed by smoking and solar drying methods

This experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of two processing methods (smoking and solar drying) on the proximate content, organoleptic characteristics and nutritional qualities of Clarias gariepinus. The moisture content of the smoked fish sample was lower (8.10%) than that of the sun dried sample (25.00%). The crude protein, carbohydrate, fat, ash, crude fibre and nitrogen free extract of the smoked fish...

Author(s): Iheanacho S. C., Nworu S. A., Ogueji E. O., Nnatuanya I., Mbah C. E., Anosike F., Okoye C., Ibrahim U. B., Kogi E. and Haruna M.

September 2017

Application of multivariate probit on determinants of sesame farmers market outlet choices in Gimbi District, Ethiopia

Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is an important crop produced in Ethiopia for oilseed production and it was ranked first in total production from oil crops in 2013. The study is based on a survey of 166 farmers covering six kebeles in Gimbi district, Ethiopia with the objectives of identifying factors affecting choice of market outlet of sesame producers in the study area. Data were collected from both primary and secondary...

Author(s): Fikiru Temesgen, Bezabih Emana, Fikadu Mitiku and Efa Gobana

September 2017

Effect of organic mulches and land preparation methods on soil moisture and sesame productivity

Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is one of the exportable commodities in Ethiopia, though its productivity is threatened by moisture stress. This research aims to study effect of organic mulches and land preparation methods on sesame productivity and in-situ moisture conservation. The experiment was carried out in Humera, Western Tigray during 2015/16 growing season. The experimental design was factorial randomized complete...

Author(s): Goitom Teame

September 2017

BRS Gabriela (Ricinus communis L.) castor bean seedlings in function of substrate and container volume

Castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) is an oleaginous of high economic value because its oil has numerous applications in the industry, such as in the manufacture of enamels and paints. Presently, its production is aimed at being used as a biodiesel. The main obstacle to a high production is the survival of the young plants in field in a no-tillage system. An alternative would be the production of seedlings. The objective...

Author(s): Francisco Hélio Alves de Andrade, Carla Sabrina Pereira de Araújo, Ronimeire Torres da Silva, Anselmo Ferreira da Silva, Maria de Fátima de Queiroz Lopes, Miguel Avelino Barbosa Neto, Felipe Rafael Linhares dos Santos, Kadson Emmanuel Frutuoso Silva and Rosinaldo de Sousa Ferreira

September 2017

Populational dynamics of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in guava orchards in the Northwest region of Espírito Santo, Brazil

The diversity of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in commercial guava orchards in the Northwest region of Espírito Santo, Brazil was recorded. Also, their population dynamics, correlation with climatic factors and their parasitoids were recorded. This study was carried out in three commercial guava orchards of the cultivar Paluma, located in the municipality of São Roque do Canaã, Central region...

Author(s): Fernando Zanotti Madalon, Lusinério Prezotti, Caroline Merlo Meneghelli, José Romário de Carvalho, Victor Dias Pirovani, Rodrigo Zanotti Madalon, Khétrin Silva Maciel, Geovane Schulz Lauvers, Jorge Montoanelli Correa and José Guilherme Bergamim Mellere