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: 22 May 2014; 9(21)

May 2014

Irradiation as a quarantine treatment against Bactrocera invadens, in Mangifera indica, L. in Ghana

The detection of the African invader fly, Bactrocera invadens, in Ghana has led to limitations in the mango export industry. The limitations ranging from increased control costs to rejection of exports has necessitated studies in the area of quarantine treatment. A study was conducted to ascertain the effective dose of gamma irradiation for the control of B. invadens in fruits intended for export. Pupae were obtained...

Author(s): Bernard Tawiah Odai, , David D. Wilson, Franklin B. Apea Bah, Wellington Torgby-Tetteh, and Michael Yao Osae

May 2014

Effect of organic bio-stimulators on broiler performance: A review

Present review article was designed with the aim to see the effect of organic bio-stimulator on the performance of broilers. Due to rapid urbanization and industrialization, the demand for meat, particularly tender chicken poultry meat (broiler) is rapidly increasing day by day. The cost of feeding in poultry production alone accounts for 60 to 70% of the total farm expenditure. This cost can be minimized to some extent...

Author(s): Ram Niwas and Devi Prasad Singh

May 2014

Inoculation of Herbaspirillum seropedicae in three corn genotypes under different nitrogen levels

The biological nitrogen fixation (FBN) associated with maize culture becomes extremely important, even if only part of the need for N by culture may be supplied by this process. The aim of this study was to verify the behavior of three maize hybrids to inoculation of Herbaspirillum seropedicae under different nitrogen levels. The test was conducted under controlled conditions of greenhouse and the experimental design...

Author(s): Érica de Oliveira Araújo, Fábio Martins Mercante, Antonio Carlos Tadeu Vitorino and Leandro Ramão Paim

May 2014

Fertility capability classification and GIS mapping of soils in Agbarho town, Delta State, Nigeria

The rapid increase in population growth in Nigeria has led to increased pressure on available land for agricultural uses, resulting in land degradation and subsequent soil infertility. This situation has in turn resulted in the desperate need of farmers to improve their yields and profits. The fertilizers utilized for this purpose are usually not compatible with the soil needs which are known to vary over space. The...

Author(s): Ufuoma Efe, Akpovwovwo

May 2014

Wheat cultivars under bulk density levels in Cerrado Rhodic Hapludox, Central Brazil

The Brazilian Cerrado presents potential to expand its wheat cultivation, but soil compaction is one of the factors that may limit production. The objective of this study was to evaluate production characteristics and chlorophyll index of two wheat cultivars (Triticum aestivum L.) under bulk density levels. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse, with Rhodic Hapludox collected at 0.00-0.20 m depth. The...

Author(s): Edna Maria Bonfim-Silva, Ellen Cristina Alves de Anicésio, Tonny José Araújo da Silva, Osvaldo Guedes Filho, Renata Bachin Mazzini Guedes and Jakeline Rosa de Oliveira

May 2014

Dissipation and residue behavior of oxine-copper on litchi field application

An analytical method was established for oxine-copper residues in litchi, litchi pulp and soil. The residue levels and dissipation rates of oxine-copper was detected by high performance liquid chromatography- photodiode array (HPLC-PDA). At three fortification levels of 0.10, 0.50 and 2.00 mg/kg in litchi, litchi pulp and soil, recoveries were in the range 80.1 to 103.5%, with relative standard deviations (RSD) of 1.52...

Author(s): Yanjing Xing, Xiaoliang Liu and Dongqiang Zeng  

May 2014

Response of selected sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) germplasm to aluminium stress

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. (Moench) is an important food security crop in sub-Saharan Africa. Its production on acid soils is constrained by aluminium (Al) stress, which primarily interferes with root growth. Sorghum cultivation is widespread in Kenya, but there is limited knowledge on response of the Kenyan sorghum cultivars to aluminium stress. The aim of the study was to identify and morphologically characterise...

Author(s): Emily Jepkosgei Too, Beatrice Ang’iyo Were, Augustino Osoro Onkware, Justin Hanson Ringo, Peter Kisinyo, Anders S. Carlsson, Evans Ouma, Mulatu Geleta and Samuel Gudu

May 2014

Agronomic, morphological, anatomical and physiological characteristics of tolerant and non-tolerant drought maize varieties

The agronomic, morphological, anatomical and physiological characteristics of native and improved varieties of rain fed drought tolerant maize (DTV) and non-tolerant varieties (NDTV) was compared. Correlation analysis of each variety in terms of production characteristics and other variables was done. This was done in order to observe if some of the latter could be used as selection indices of productive plants. The...

Author(s): Maximino Luna-Flores, Serafín García-Hernández, Alfredo Lara-Herrera, J. Jesús Avelar- Mejía, J. Jesús Llamas-Llamas, Maximino Gerardo  Luna-Estrada and Roberto Ruiz-de la Riva