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: 27 November 2014; 9(48)

November 2014

Study on major causes of chicken mortality and associated risk factors in Bahir Dar Zuria District, Ethiopia

A cross sectional study was conducted to assess major causes of chicken mortality and associated risk factors from November 2013 to May 2014 in Bahir Dar Zuria District, Ethiopia. One hundred respondents were selected using simple random sampling technique. Data collected using questionnaire survey and from laboratory investigation of parasites were analyzed using STATA version 11. Among all respondents, 63 and 37% of...

Author(s): Bereket Addis, Desalew Tadesse and Shigdaf Mekuriaw

November 2014

Physiological deterioration of pigeon pea seeds during storage

The pigeon pea appears as a good option for farmers to be used directly in food and feed and/or green manure. In spite of this potential, its cultivation area in our conditions is still incipient, mostly due to the lack of seeds of superior quality. It is known that the process of physiological deterioration of seeds varies according to species, constituting a relevant factor in seed technology. Storage problems in...

Author(s): C. F. Lisboa, D. A. Cunha, I. R. Teixeira, I. A. Devilla and A. J. Campos

November 2014

Phosphorus fertilization associated to inoculation of maize with diazotrophic bacteria

The effects of diazotrophic bacteria inoculation associated to phosphate fertilization on plant growth and leaf gas exchange parameters in maize plants (Zea mays L.) were investigated in the present study. Maize plants were grown in 13-L pots filled with clayey Rhodic Hapludox in a greenhouse. Treatments were arranged in a randomized block design in a 4 × 2 factorial: four seed inoculation treatments [control...

Author(s): Adriano Mitio Inagaki, Vandeir Francisco Guimarães#, Luan Fernando Ormond Sobreira Rodrigues, Mônica Bartira da Silva, Marla Sílvia Diamante, Leandro Rampim,Thaísa Muriel Mioranza and José Barbosa Duarte Júnior

November 2014

Determination of genetic distances in spring wheat by cluster analysis in Mazandaran province (North of Iran)

Forty-eight genotypes were planted in BIEKOL station field in 2009-2010. This study was carried out in augmented design with three check cultivars in three blocks (a total of 57 genotypes). In order to know uniformity, variance analysis of check genotypes showed that replications were not significant indicating no need for genotypes correction. Mean, standard deviation and coefficient variation for traits were...

Author(s): Khavarinejad M. S.

November 2014

Response of biofertilizers and homo-brassinolide on growth, yield and oil content of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

Sunflower is an important oil crop in India. The present study aims to find out the response of biofertilizers and homo-brassinolide on growth, yield and oil content of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). The results showed that inoculation of biofertilizers significantly affected plant height, total chlorophyll content and also significantly increased yield attributes viz., thalamus diameter, weight of thalamus, filled...

Author(s): A. K. Bera, K. Pramanik and B. Mandal