African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6848

Table of Content: 29 December, 2016; 11(52)

December 2016

Root-promoting substances enhance Sugarcane's drought tolerance

Sugarcane (Saccharum spp) is an expanding culture for the production of bioethanol around the world which requires certain practices to improve its productive performance at the different ecosystems. This work's aim is to evaluate the initial Sugarcane growth and drought tolerance through the application of biostimulants. For this purpose an experiment was conducted in a greenhouse using completely randomized...

Author(s): Lauricio Endres, Humberto Cristiano de Lins Wanderley Filho, Paulo Ricardo Aprígio Clemente, Breno Kennedy Lima Bezerra and Vilma Marques Ferreira

December 2016

Phenology, yield and fruit quality of four persimmon (Diospyros kaki L.) cultivars in São Paulo’s Midwest countryside, Brazil

The aim of this study is to evaluate the phenology, yield and fruit physicochemical characteristics of four persimmon cultivars (Diospyros kaki L.) in São Paulo’s Midwest countryside, Brazil. The persimmon cultivars studied were ‘Pomelo’, ‘Rama Forte’, ‘Fuyu’ and ‘Rubi’. The main phenological phases of persimmons trees were evaluated. Despite significant...

Author(s): Marlon Jocimar Rodrigues da Silva, Tamires Esther Ferreira, Sofia Domiciano, Ana Paula Maia Paiva, Marco Antonio Tecchio and Sarita Leonel

December 2016

Factors associated with weed occurrence in Southwest region of Goiás

After the introduction of Roundup Ready® technology, there were changes in community composition of weeds in the Southwest of Goiás. In this sense, this study aimed at evaluating weed distribution in different cropping systems in this region. Thus, phytosociological survey was conducted in three different periods. Studies were conducted on thirty-five areas derived from combined soybean crops resistant to...

Author(s): Weverton Ferreira Santos, Sérgio de Oliveira Procópio, Alessandro Guerra da Silva and Marcelo Ferreira Fernandes

December 2016

Characterization of production system and breeding practices of sheep producers in Doyogena district, Southern Ethiopia

An exploratory survey was undertaken in Doyogena district of Southern Nation Nationalities Peoples region of Ethiopia to understand the sheep production system, the breeding practices, selection criteria and sheep production constraints in order to develop a sheep breeding strategy. Data were collected from 107 households using semi-structured questionnaire and group discussion. Descriptive statistics and index were...

Author(s): Taye M., Yilma M., Mengistu S., Abiso T., Bassa Z., Wolde S., Rischkowsky B., Dessie T., Okeyo M. and Haile A.

December 2016

Agronomic performance of hybrids and varieties of maize in function of nitrogen in coverage

This study aims to compare the agronomic performance and the productivity of the corn hybrid AG 1051 and the Incaper Capixaba 203 variety in function of different nitrogen (N) doses in coverage. The experiment was held at the Federal Institute of Espírito Santo - Campus Santa Teresa. The design was of randomized blocks and the treatments were arranged in a split plot scheme, with four repetitions. The plots were...

Author(s): Diego Corona Baitelle, Kezia Moraes Vieira, Danilo Força Baroni, Francisco Braz Daleprane, Ismail Ramalho Haddade, Sílvio de Jesus Freitas, Jorge Montoanelli Correa and Flávio Wirlan Andrade da Silva

December 2016

Assessment of fruit postharvest handling practices and losses in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Demand for fresh fruit is steadily increasing in big cities of Northwestern Ethiopia. As a result, fruits are transported from nearby as well as long distance sources to urban centers such as Bahir Dar. The type of fruit crops available in the market and number of fruit retailers are increasing from time to time. However, the key challenge facing the sector is loss across the supply chain. Therefore, the objectives of...

Author(s): Yigzaw Dessalegn, Habtemariam Assefa, Teshome Derso and Amare Haileslassie

December 2016

Soil green manure and physic-hydric attributes under rubber tree plantation in São Paulo’s western plateau, Brazil

São Paulo’s western plateau is a privileged region for rubber tree plantation, since it does not present favourable conditions for the development of plant disease. However, the soil in that region is still scarcely studied. This study has the objective of evaluating the effect of management practices applied between the lines of rubber trees (Hevea brasiliensis) in physic-hydric attributes of a red oxisol...

Author(s): Adriana Aparecida Ribon, José Frederico Centurion, Kathleen Lourenço Fernandes, Leonardo Rodrigues Barros, Amanda Romeiro Alves, Clarice Backes, Alessandro José Marques Santos, Eduardo da Costa Severiano, José Milton Alves, Vladia Correchel