African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6562

Table of Content: 28 January 2016; 11(4)

January 2016

Propagation studies in Gloriosa superba

Studies on seed germination in glory lily revealed that seeds soaked in hot water for one hour results in maximum germination of 32.75%, with earlier germination (48.35 days) and vigor index (565.92), when compared to other chemical treatments or growth regulator. Effect of certain growth regulators (GA3, Kinetin, Ethrel) on the sprouting of tuber was assessed and ethrel at 500 ppm recorded maximum sprouting percentage...

Author(s): S. Anandhi, K. Rajamani and M. Jawaharlal

January 2016

Rural women’s access to productive resources: Implications for poverty reduction- the case of Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR)

Rural areas of Ethiopia strikingly vary in terms of social and economic structure, geography and culture. The same is true for rural women’s participation in productive activities. Likewise rural women of Gamo Gofa Zone are experiencing inadequate right to access different productive resources like land and other resources they require. This study therefore, intends to identify the existing rural women’s...

Author(s): Yohannes Mare and Gebrerufael Girmay

January 2016

Effect of tillage method on Fusarium blight severity and yield of soybean in Omu-Aran, Southern Guinea Savannah of Nigeria

Fusarium blight of soybean, caused by Fusarium oxysporum is one of the most destructive diseases of the legume. The pathogen is difficult to control owing to its persistence in the soil and wide host range. Soil tillage practice is one of the most important components of cultural soil management techniques that have a great influence on intensity of plant diseases. This study investigated the effect of tillage practice...

Author(s): Abiodun Joseph, Patrick Ajibola Aluko, Benson Oluwafemi Ademiluyi and Avwerosuo Erere

January 2016

Nutrients dynamics in soil solution at the outset of no-till implementation with the use of plant cocktails in Brazilian semi-arid

Tillage systems strongly impact nutrient transformations and plant availability. Therefore, the objective of this study was to assess the impacts of conversion of conventional tillage (CT) to no-till (NT) with a mixture of cover crops and green manure as nutrient uptake in a fertilized melon (Cucumis melon) in a semi-arid region of Brazil. Two fields experimental involved randomized blocks design, in a split-plot...

Author(s): Antonio Pereira Filho, José Teixeira Filho, Vanderlise Giongo, Welson Lima Simoes and Rattan Lal

January 2016

Seedling and adult plant resistance to leaf rust in some Egyptian wheat genotypes

Leaf rust of wheat caused by Puccinia triticina Eriks. is one of the most widespread disease in Egypt. In this study, thirteen Egyptian wheat genotypes were evaluated for leaf rust resistance at seedling stage under greenhouse condition and adult plant stage under field conditions over three growing seasons that are, 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 and three locations that are, Itay El-Baroud and Nubariya...

Author(s): Minaas E. Sallam, Walid M. El-Orabey and Reda I. Omara

January 2016

Use of kitchen waste based bio-organics for strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch) production

Utilization of waste materials is now getting popularity in agriculture production as a part of organic management. In the present experiment liquid manure from kitchen waste along with animal and plant parts was prepared and utilized them for strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch) cv. Sweet Charlie production. The aim of the study was to see the effect of liquid manure on improvement of vegetative growth, yield and...

Author(s): Vivek Tiwari, Sutanu Maji, Sanjay Kumar, Govind Prajapati and Rahul Yadav

January 2016

Effect of sowing dates and nitrogen levels for ethanol production from sweet sorghum stalks and grains

Sweet sorghum is being investigated as a feedstock for ethanol production in semi-arid countries. It can be grown with fewer inputs than other energy crops. In Iran, due to long growing season, ethanol is produced from both sweet sorghum stem and grain. In other countries, ethanol is not produced from sweet sorghum grain due to low grain yield or short growing season. The purpose of this study was to maximize ethanol...

Author(s): Abbas, Almodares and Syyed Hassan, Hoseini

January 2016

Silicon and excess ammonium and nitrate in cucumber plants

Excess ammonium and nitrate are associated with physiological disorders in plants; however, these disturbances can be minimized with the use of silicon, especially in plants supplied with ammonium. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of silicon on the presence of excess ammonium and nitrate in two cucumber varieties (Cucumis sativus) on physiology and growth of the plants. The experiment was carried...

Author(s): Cid Naudi Silva Campos, Renato de Mello Prado, Gustavo Caione, Antonio João de Lima Neto and Fábio Luiz Checchio Mingotte

January 2016

Ecophysiological and biochemical behavior in young plants of Parkia gigantocarpa Ducke subjected to waterlogging conditions

The Parkia gigantocarpa is a neotropical tree that naturally occurs in terra firme forest and floodplain. The aim of the study was to evaluate the physiological and biochemical behavior in young plants of P. gigantocarpa subjected to waterlogging conditions. The waterlogging was imposed at approximately 5 cm above the blade surface of the soil using pots with a capacity of 14 kg of substrate. The experimental design was...

Author(s): Waldemar Viana de Andrade Júnior, Benedito Gomes dos Santos Filho, Cândido Ferreira de Oliveira Neto, Angelo Cleiton da Costa Pereira, Raimundo Thiago Lima da Silva, Ismael de Jesus Matos Viégas, Kerolém Prícila Sousa Cardoso, Luma Castro de Souza, Tamires Borges de Oliveira and Ricardo Shigueru Okumura