African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849

Table of Content: 2 February, 2017; 12(5)

February 2017

Productivity, nutritional quality and phenotypical stability of varieties of silage sorghum in Uberlândia, MG

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) is a good alternative for silage, especially in places with water scarcity and high temperatures, due to their morphological and physiological characteristics. Proper management contributes both to productivity and to the quality of forage. The present study was conducted with the following objectives: To evaluate the agronomic and bromatological performance of varieties of sorghum...

Author(s): Alyne Dantas Mendes de Paula, Evandro Fernandes de Abreu, César Henrique Souza Zandonadi, Fernanda Heloísa Litz and Carlos Juliano Brant Albuquerque

February 2017

Performance of an improved manual cassava harvesting tool as influenced by planting position and cassava variety

Cassava has become an important food security crop in Ghana over the years and in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa; making it the single most important source of dietary energy. Harvesting, one of the serious bottlenecks in the cassava production value chain, has received little attention in terms of mechanisation. Earlier attempts at mechanising cassava harvesting have been challenged mainly by inappropriate method of...

Author(s): Shadrack Kwadwo Amponsah, Joseph Nketiah Berchie, Joseph Manu-Aduening, Eric Owusu Danquah, Jonas Osei Adu, Adelaide Agyeman and Enoch Bessah

February 2017

Peat influence on Zn tolerance, bioconcentration and bioaccumulation in Eucalyptus grandis Hill ex Maiden

Soil contamination with zinc occurs in mining and agricultural areas through successive applications of pig slurry. Essential to the selection and adaptation of plants to contaminated soil, is the study of species showing not only tolerance but also bioaccumulation or bioconcentration of zinc associated with amelioration. In this context, this study aimed to evaluate the influence of peat addition on the tolerance,...

Author(s): Rodrigo Ferreira da Silva, Rudinei De Marco, Alex Negrini, Claudir José Basso, Vanderlei Rodrigues da Silva, Alexandre Swarowsky, Douglas Leandro Scheid , Marcia Matsuoka, Clóvis Orlando Da Ros and Paola Daiane Welter

February 2017

Radiological hazard of coffee to humans: a comparative study of Arabian and Turkish coffees

Thirty-nine Arabian and Turkish coffee powder samples purchased from various markets in Saudi Arabia were analyzed by High Pure Germanium (HPGe) gamma spectrometry to determine the activity concentrations of the natural and artificial radionuclides 238U, 226Ra, 232Th, 137Cs, and 40K. All samples, (except for two samples of Turkish coffee) were found to contain a high mean content of 40K, ranging from 839.83 to 1197.11...

Author(s): W. R. Alharbi and Zain M. Alamoudi

February 2017

Adaptability and stability of wheat cultivars sown on different dates in West Paraná

This study aimed to assess adaptability and stability of different wheat cultivars on different sowing dates in western region of Paraná, Brazil. The assay was composed by following wheat cultivars: CD 154, CD 1252, CD 108, CD 151, CD 1550, CD 104, CD 1440, CD 116, CD 150, and CD 1104, which were sown on three different dates: April 29th 2014, May 20th 2014, and June 26th 2014. The methods used to determine...

Author(s): Rafel Massahiro Yassue, Hugo Franciscon, Claudio Yuji Tsutsumi, Vanessa Aline Egewarth, Jonas Francisco Egewarth, Diandra Achre, Silvio Douglas Ferreira, Renan Silva Souza, Lorena Maia Noreto, Jeferson Piano and Paulino Ricardo Ribeiro Santos

February 2017

Effect of seed desiccation and sucrose concentration on the in vitro establishment of mangabeira (Hancornia speciosa Gomes var. gardneri) seedlings

Mangabeira (Hancornia speciosa Gomes var. gardneri) is one of the most important fruit trees in the cerrado biome, its fruits being highly valued both for in natura consumption and for processing. Although its seeds are delicate, losing viability within a few hours after collection, seeds still represent the predominant tool of propagation multiplication of this species, since the plant encounters limitations in the...

Author(s): Marcos Paulo dos Santos, Renata Alves de Aguiar, Daniel Cardoso Brandão, Larissa Leandro Pires, Yuri de Oliveira Castro, Fabiano Guimarães Silva, Luciene Machado da Silva Neri, Débora Regina Marques Pereira, João Rodrigo de Castro and  Alexsander Seleguini

February 2017

Physiological and agronomic characteristics of cassava genotypes

This experiment was conducted with the objective of evaluating physiological and agronomic characteristics of cassava genotypes in the municipality of Cândido Sales, State of Bahia, Brazil, between October 2010 and August 2012. Complete randomized block design was used, with three replications and 28 treatments formed by genotypes Amansa Burro, Aramaris, Bom Jardim, Bromadeira, Caipira, Caitité, Caravela,...

Author(s): Douglas Gonçalves Guimarães, Caio Jander Nogueira Prates, Anselmo Eloy Silveira Viana, Adriana Dias Cardoso, Vanderlei da Silva Santos, Sylvana Naomi Matsumoto, Quelmo Silva de Novaes, Nelson dos Santos Cardoso Júnior and Sandro Correia Lopes

February 2017

Spatial patterns of soil attributes in a fluvent in the semiarid region, Brazil

Spatial variability studies on soil attributes are fundamental for adoption of best agricultural practices concerned with irrigated agricultural sustainability. This study aims to infer the spatial variability patterns of soil moisture, soils salinity and soil texture in an irrigated area of Pernambuco State (Brazil) under cultivation of carrot (Daucus Carota L.), during the dry period of 2012. The area is a typical...

Author(s): Carolyne Wanessa Lins de Andrade, Abelardo Antônio de Assunção Montenegro, Suzana, Maria Gico Lima Montenegro, Jucicléia Soares da Silva and Uilka Elisa Tavares

February 2017

Rooting inducers and organic substrates in the propagation of 'Paluma' guava by cutting

To produce seedlings with quality is one of the factors that mostly contribute to increase the production chain of a fruit crop. The use of organic substrates in the production of seedlings becomes a way to reduce costs by using raw material available regionally. Then, the aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of rooting inducers and the contribution of organic substrates to improve the rooting of herbaceous...

Author(s): Jussara Cristina Firmino da Costa, Rejane Maria Nunes Mendonça, Leandro Firmino Fernandes, Gerciane Cabral da Silva, Silvanda de Melo Silva, Walter Esfrain Pereira, Lourival Ferreira Cavalcanti and Lucimara Ferreira de Figueiredo