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: 2 October 2014; 9(40)

October 2014

Evaluation of post emergence herbicides on summer groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) in new alluvial zone of West Bengal

A field experiment was conducted during summer season of 2010 and 2011 at district seed farm, Kalyani under Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, to find out the effect of different post emergence herbicides on summer growing groundnut in new alluvial zone of West Bengal. All the herbicidal treatments as well as weed free check significantly increased the yield and yield attributing...

Author(s): S. K. Gunri, A. Sengupta, R. Nath, P. S. Bera and A. M. Puste

October 2014

Testing market integration and convergence to the law of one price in Indian onions

Spiraling prices of onions in India undermine the sustainability of current economic growth process and raised the question of price integration among the spatially separated markets. Co-integration test has been used to identify whether onion markets in India share a common linear deterministic trend and the law of one price holds true in view of rising prices in the recent past. The study sourced the wholesale daily...

Author(s): Sendhil R., Sundaramoorthy C., Venkatesh P. and Thomas L.

October 2014

Effect of integrated nutrient management on yield and quality of acid lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle)

Integrated nutrient management refers to maintenance of the soil fertility and plant nutrient supply to an optimum level for sustaining the desired crop productivity through optimization of the benefits from all possible sources of plant nutrient in an integrated manner. Therefore, it is a holistic approach, where we first know what exactly is required by the plant for an optimum level of production, in what different...

Author(s): G. Lal and H. Dayal

October 2014

Geochemical evaluation of high-fluoride and nitrate groundwater: A Case Study from Qinkenpao area, Daqing, China

Groundwater quality problems have emerged in many geographical areas due to natural environmental processes and human intervention in the geosystems. Hydrogeochemical appraisal of fluoride contaminated groundwater in Qinkenpao area, Daqing State, China is carried out by means of groundwater quality investigations. Results obtained from aqueous speciation modeling using AQUACHEM 5.1 reveal that the groundwater is...

Author(s): Mingzhu Liu, Seyf-Laye Alfa-Sika Mande, , Yonggen Zhang and Honghan Chen

October 2014

Effect of culture filtrate of Curvularia inaequalis on disease control and productivity of grape cv. Isabel

This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a culture filtrate of the saprophytic fungus Curvularia inaequalis on the control of the foliar diseases downy mildew and isariopsis leaf spot of grapevine and on the incidence and severity of grape fruit mildew under field conditions. This study also analyzed the physical and physicochemical characteristics of fruits that were treated preharvest during standard season...

Author(s): Cristiane Mendes Da Silva, Katia Regina Freitas Schwan-Estrada, Cacilda Marcia Faria Duarte Rios, Bruno Neves Batista and Sergio Florentino Pascholati

October 2014

Transhumant migration of Baruwal sheep (Ovis aries): A case study from the Kanchenjunga conservation Area of Nepal

The transhumant sheep production is traditional farming system adopted by the herders of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) of Nepal. A rapid field survey by was organized in the KCA of Nepal in order to know the basic of transhumant sheep production in the focus group discussion (FGD), it was learned that the current number of herders and sheep population were sharply declined since the last two decades in KCA....

Author(s): S. R. Barsila, N. R. Devkota and I. Barshila

October 2014

Physiological maturity of seeds and colorimetry of yellow passion fruit (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa Degener)

The passion fruit is among the major fruit crops grown in Brazil, being propagated by seeds due to ease of implementation. However, obtaining seeds of quality is associated with the proper time of collection. Thus, the objective was to determinate the physiological maturity of seeds of passion fruit (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa Degener) using the external color of the fruit. Seeds from passion fruit were collected...

Author(s): Andre Gustavo Battistus, Felipe Fuchs, Ricardo Felipe Braga de Sousa, Marlene de Matos Malavasi, João Alexandre Lopes Dranski, Leandro Rampim, Lucas Guilherme Bulegon, Vandeir Francisco Guimarães, Thaísa Muriel Moranza, Mônica Anghinoni Müller and Paulo Ricardo Lima

October 2014

Herbaspirillum seropedicae inoculation and nitrogen fertilization on nitrogen use efficiency of different corn genotypes

The biological N fixation provided by diazotrophic bacteria may be an alternative for corn production in more sustainable or low-input agricultural systems. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the interactive effect of seed inoculation with Herbaspirillum seropedicae and nitrogen fertilization on the nitrogen use efficiency of different corn genotypes, through the technique of isotopic dilution of 15N. The...

Author(s): Érica de Oliveira Araújo, Marcio Reis Martins, Fábio Martins Mercante, Antonio Carlos Tadeu Vitorino and Segundo Sacramento Urquiaga

October 2014

Technical efficiency and productivity growth in Egypt’s cotton production

The production of cotton has great economic importance in Egypt. However, in the last years an important decline was observed both in cotton production and cultivated area. One of the suggested causes of this decline is the low productivity growth. In this paper we employ the stochastic frontier analysis to analyze the evolution of total factor productivity (TFP) from its determinants (including the efficiency). The...

Author(s): Xosé A. Rodríguez and Yahia H. Elasraag