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: 24 July 2014; 9(30)

July 2014

Effect of lupine (Lupinus Spp.) intercropping and seed proportion on the yield and yield component of small cereals in North western Ethiopia

Wheat, barley and finger millet as a major crop and lupine as a companion crop are food crops often traditionally grown in an intercropping in North Western Ethiopia. The experiment was conducted on intercropping of lupine (Lupinus albus L.) with wheat (Triticum aestivum), barely (Hordeum vulgar) and finger millet (Eleusine coracana) in 2009 at Adet Agricultural research station. The treatments were  sole wheat at...

Author(s): Yayeh Bitew , Fetien Abay and Tadesse Dessalegn

July 2014

Head and lateral length on water distribution uniformity of a PVC drip irrigation system

Characteristics of emitters under low pressure are essential for the design of low pressure drip irrigation systems. Few data is provided by the manufacturers for drip emitter operating under low pressures. No guidelines regarding the optimum combination of operating pressure head and lateral length available either. A laboratory test was conducted to evaluate the effects of pressure head and lateral length on water...

Author(s): ASENSO Evans, , LI Jiuhao, CHEN Hai-Bo, OFORI Emmanuel, ISSAKA Fuseini, and MENSAH-BRAKO Bismark

July 2014

Analysis of the effect of non-formal credit sources in enhancing the income of small scale rubber farmers in Edo State, Nigeria

The effect of non-formal credit sources in enhancing the income of  small-scale rubber farmers in Edo State were studied by purposive selection of ninety respondents drawn from rubber growing local government areas of Edo state. Data collected were analyzed using the production function to examine the influence of some variables on the income of respondents. Empirical result showed that 65% of variations in income...

Author(s): Yustus S. F. , Lalabe B. C. and Giroh D. Y.

July 2014

Managing national poverty eradication programme for food security among all farmers Association in Nigeria

The study evaluated the impact of National Poverty Eradication programme (NAPEP) on food security among the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), using data from Kogi State of Nigeria. The study is borne out of the curiosity to address the problems of poverty and hunger in Kogi State of Nigeria. The z-test statistics was used to test the hypothesis at 5% level of significance. The study showed that beneficiaries of...

Author(s): J. C. Ihemeje, B. C. Asogwa and J. A. C. Ezihe

July 2014

Growth, nodulation and yield components of mung bean (Vigna radiata) as affected by phosphorus in combination with rhizobium inoculation

Mungbean (Vigna radiata L.) is capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen through bacteria living in its root nodules. To study the influence of phosphorus (P) fertilization and Rhizobium inoculation on the nodulation, growth and yield of mungbean (Vigna radiata), a pot experiment was conducted in wire house, during spring season of 2010 at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. A composite soil sample was collected from...

Author(s): Arif Hussain, Amjed Ali, Tasneem Khaliq, Ashfaq Ahmad, Zubair Aslam and Muhammad Asif

July 2014

Changes in morphological and physiological characteristics of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) hybrids in relation to the water deficit stress

Sunflower is one of the most cultivated oil crops in the world. In Middle East environments where water deficit frequently occurs, tolerant cultivars and irrigation are used to overcome environmental constraints due to water scarcity. Since, in the literature, the data on the effect of these techniques on morphological and physiological characteristics of sunflower are scarce and contrasting, the aim of this paper was...

Author(s): Iraj Alahdadi, Hussein Oraki and Fataneh Parhizkar khajani

July 2014

Utilization of common carp fish surimi in baby food products

This work was conducted to increase the nutritional value of some baby food namely Cerelac (rice-base) widely distributed in the Egyptian markets. Raising protein and minerals of baby food (Cerelac) increases its nutritional value. Dried surimi from common carp fish (Cyprinus carpio) fortified at 10, 20 and 30% levels. Chemical composition, microbiological, quality aspects and sensory evaluation were determined. Results...

Author(s): Emad M. El-Kholie, Mohammed A. T. Abdelreheem and Seham A. Khader

July 2014

Wood ash effect on the productive characteristics of Marandu grass in Cerrado soils

The nutrient dynamics in soils are directly influenced by fertilizer application. Wood ash is an alternative fertilizer and soil corrective that provides enhanced fertility and increased crop production. This study aimed to evaluate the productive characteristics of Marandu grass and the functions of levels of plant ash in two Cerrado soils. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse with a completely randomized...

Author(s): Maria Débora Loiola Bezerra, Edna Maria Bonfim-Silva and Tonny José Araújo da Silva

July 2014

Induced genetic variability for yield and yield traits in aromatic rice (Oryza sativa L.)

The nature of induced mutation for polygenic variability was studied in two traditional aromatic rice genotypes, viz., Kalanamak and Badshah Bhog. Induced variability was observed in both the M2 and M3 generations indicated the possible selection for quantitative characters. The shift in mean was not found to be unidirectional nor equally in both directions in all the treatments. Most of the mutagenic families in...

Author(s): S. K. Chakravarti, H. Kumar, J. P. Lal and S. Singh

July 2014

Trypsin (serine protease) inhibitors in peanut genotypes aiming for control of stored grain pests

Peanut seeds from different genotypes were evaluated for activities of trypsin inhibitors (serine protease), based on in vitro and in vivo assays, aiming to further selection of genitors in breeding programs for tolerance of stored grain pests. The in vitro assays were based on inhibition of insect digestive enzymes and also on thermal and pH stabilities of seed protein, while the in vivo assays were performed with...

Author(s): Patrícia de Lima Martins, Roseane Cavalcanti dos Santos, João Luis da Silva Filho, Fábia Suelly Lima Pinto⊃ and Liziane Maria de Lima,

July 2014

Residual effect of transgenic soybean in soil microbiota

Today, Brazil is the second major soybean (Glycine max (L.) producer of the world; however, few studies on the effects of transgenesis in the soil microbiota are completed. This study aims at assessing the residual effect of a transgenic soybean with tolerance to the imidazolinone herbicide group on the soil microbiota. The parameters examined were: the soil basal respiration, microbial biomass carbon (MBC) of the soil,...

Author(s): Raquel Minuceli Vilvert, Dione Aguiar, Régio Márcio Toesca Gimenes and Odair Alberton,