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: 26 February, 2012; 7(8)

February 2012

Atatürk forest farm’s management and it’s relationship with the cooperatives

In the first years of the republic, in 1925, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk established a farm that is currently called Atatürk Forest Farm (AFF). Atatürk managed the AFF and all the other farms by himself in 1937; AFF adhered to Government Agricultural Management Association. In 1950, AFF was bounded to Government Production Farms and it reached its identity today. In 1998, Natural Resources...

Author(s): Gülen Özdemir and Mustafa Çelik

February 2012

Statistically forecasting of some market variables of florists on usage of wild plant species in Istanbul, Turkey

The importance of non-timber forest products increases in forestry. Forests are not generating only timber; they also produce different materials used for medical, ornamental or food purposes. To generate knowledge to be used in modeling of wild species demanded for ornamental purposes, a research project was formulated. The principle aim of the study is to share the findings of market research component of the project....

Author(s): Eyyüp Atıcı

February 2012

The effects of superphosphate application and mucuna (Mucuna pruriens) management options on chemical characteristics of a sandy loam soil in Zimbabwe

Low soil fertility due to monoculture crop production systems is recognized as one of the major biophysical causes for declining per capita food production in sub-Saharan Africa. The major objectiveof this research was to investigate the effect of two superphosphate levels and four mucuna management options on soil chemical properties on a depleted kaolinitic sandy soil in Zimbabwe. The two phosphorous treatments were...

Author(s): M. D. Shoko, P. J. Pieterse and G. A. Agenbag 

February 2012

Growth and development of common vetch (Vicia sativa L.) in a gasoline-polluted soil amended with organic or inorganic amendments

The ability of various crops to grow and maintain its average yield when they are cultivated in contaminated soils should be better explored to choose the most appropriate crop when suddenly a gasoline-pipeline collapse on soils of subsistence agricultural systems. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of organic or inorganic amendments on plant characteristics, biomass yield, colony-forming units...

Author(s): Fabián Fernández-Luqueño, Langen Corlay-Chee, Edmundo Robledo-Santoyo, Joel Pineda-Pineda, Antonio Vázquez-Alarcón, Luís Alberto Miranda-Romero, Gaudencio Cabrera-Lazaro, Joaquín Méndez-Bautista, Fernando López-Valdez and Luc Dendooven 

February 2012

Heavy metal transfer to vegetables from contaminated farmland adjoining sub urban animal park/market, Uyo

A natural, riparian buffer/farm adjoining a 3000 m2 suburban animal park/market in Uyo municipality was investigated to establish the heavy metal (HM) pollution and transfer to plants/vegetables grown on the soil affected by polluted runoff and organic waste disposal from upslope animal market/park. Wet acid digestion and atomic absorption spectrometry were applied to determine HM concentrations.  Data were...

Author(s): O. E. Essien and E. E. Douglass

February 2012

Simultaneous detection of three transgenic events in crops using multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

In spite of all advantages for using end-point polymerase chain reaction (PCR) this technique can onlyshows a limiting: only is possible to detect one gene DNA sequence by reaction. However multiplex PCR has been proposed for employing in the detection of two or more DNA sequences or genes. This implies sometimes savinge time and money. The objective of this study was to adapt the multiplex PCR technique for detection...

Author(s): Mariana Cantú-Iris, Claudia Macías-de-la-Cerda, Jesús Morlett Chávez, Raúl Rodríguez- Herrera, Cristóbal Noé Aguilar and Humberto Reyes-Valdés