African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6561

Table of Content: 30 December; 6(33)

December 2011

Mathematical modeling on tomato plants: A review

Mathematical models allow for predictions of behavior under specific handling and environmental conditions, and are particularly useful in expensive studies or in studies where long term effects may be difficult to monitor. In mathematical modeling there are two main types of models: descriptive models and mechanistic models; the first are relationships between response and predictor which are not ruled by biological...

Author(s): C. A. Medina-Ruíz, I. A. Mercado-Luna, G. M. Soto-Zarazúa and I. Torres-Pacheco and E. Rico-García

December 2011

Legal infrastructure of agricultural areas in the view of cadastre and ownership in Turkey and sustainable development

One of the most valuable and the most important wealth sources of all countries is land. Land is always the strongest material and spiritual relationship which ties the people to their native countries’ land with the ownership fact. Therefore the relationship between land and the people is closely connected with the countries’ social, political and economic problems. Cadastre has been the main tool to...

Author(s): Güler YALCIN

December 2011

Problems and management of insect pests in social forestry in Nigeria

Social forestry involves the participation of the local people in the management and protection of forests and afforestation with the purpose of fostering environmental, social and rural development. The species commonly planted belong to the genera Acacia, Albizia, Artocorpus, Azadirachta, Casuarina, Celtis,Eucalyptus, Moringa, Mangifera, and Prosopis. This paper studied the...

Author(s): Alao, J.S. , Sale, F.A and Ojo, A.S.

December 2011

Dynamic analysis of the relation between industrial technology and foreign trade of China’s wooden furniture

China has emerged as the number one furniture exporter globally, and its furniture industry witnesses great development in both quality and quantity. By analyzing the relation between the furniture export and technology of furniture industry, the paper aims at exploring the dynamic path of technology and trade during the development of China’s wooden furniture manufacturers. In this study, the dynamic model of...

Author(s): Baodong Cheng and Ruoyi Chen

December 2011

Analyzing inter-sectoral linkages in India

The paper examines the inter-sectoral linkages among the three major sectors- agriculture, industry and service- of Indian economy using the input-output framework. We observed that the inter-sectoral linkages have been undergoing structural changes during the pre- and post-reform periods. The ‘agriculture-industry’ linkage has not only been deteriorating over the years, it has undergone...

Author(s): Dilip Saikia

December 2011

A review on the enhancement of rice production in paddy field with minimum input of water

Fresh water resources are decreasing globally, because of climate change and increasing competition of industrial and urban development. Scarcity of water resources in world’s leading rice-producing countries such as China and India has threatened the production of rice crop, which is the main staple food in Asia, particularly China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Pakistan. Hence increasing demand of...

Author(s): M. A Talpur, Ji Changying, S. A Junejo, T Guangzhao, A. A Tagar,  and F. A Chandio

December 2011

Wheat cultivar blends: A step forward to sustainable agriculture

It is only in the last hundred years or so that crop monoculture has become predominant in industrialized agriculture for field and plantation crops. The reasons were for simplicity of planting, harvesting and other operations, which could all be mechanized, and for uniform quality of the crop product. However, monoculture produced severe disadvantages, such as vulnerability to diseases, pests and weeds, and yield...

Author(s): Javad Faraji

December 2011

Soil amendments, plant extracts and plant products for integrated disease management in agricultural crops: A review

Various cultural practices, including the use of cover and rotational crops, composts, tillage systems, and others have been promoted as management options for enhancing soil quality and health. All cultural practices are known to directly or indirectly affect populations of soilborne pathogens and the severity of their resultant root diseases. Number of products formulated with plant products and extracts are harmful...

Author(s): Deepak

December 2011

Genetic improvement of cotton tolerance to salinity stress

Soil salinity is a great threat to cotton production worldwide. Plant adaptation to environmental stresses involves the expression of specific stress-related genes. Consequently, engineering genes that protect and maintain the function and structure of cellular components can enhance tolerance to salinity stress. Engineered cotton plants have been reported to perform much better than their wilt plants either in...

Author(s): Xinrong Ma, , Hezhong Dong and Weijiang Li