African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6859

Table of Content: 30 October 2014; 9(44)

October 2014

Design and development of an animal drawn farmyard manure spreader

In India bullock-carts / tractor-trailers are used to transport the farm yard manure (FYM) from the compost pit to the field and manure is stack piled in the field. The spreading of stack piled manure is performed manually with spade, which involves human drudgery. Therefore the existing bullock carts used for transport of manure to the field could be modified for FYM spreading operation also. Keeping all these facts in...

Author(s): R. C. Singh and C. D. Singh

October 2014

Effect of alkalinity on germination efficiency index, seedling growth, free proline and sugar during early seedling growth of rice

Effect of varying level of alkalinity (pH 8.5, 8.8 and 9.2) induced by sodium carbonate on germination efficiency index, seedling growth, free proline and sugar content were recorded in embryo-axis of three rice genotype NDR-501, USAR-1, and IR-24 after 72, 96, 120 h of soaking. Germination efficiency index (GEI), seedling growth and sugar (reducing and non-reducing) decreased with increasing alkalinity levels as...

Author(s): Shambhoo Prasad, Bindu Prasad, Garima Yadav, Deepak Kumar, Ajit Tiwari, Poonam, Arun Kumar, Adesh Kumar, Kunvar Gyanendra Kumar, Pradeep Kumar and Amitesh Kumar

October 2014

Impact of an agricultural chronosequence in recharge areas of aquifers in the Brazilian savannah

Current study was conducted, in 2010, on the Boa Vista Farm at the Rio Claro watershed of the southwestern region of Goiás, state, Brazil. The region features micro-reliefs with marshy fields and predominantly Haplic Plinthosols. Most areas were incorporated into the agricultural production systems without evaluating the impact on their hydro-physical characteristics. Current analysis evaluates the transformation...

Author(s): Raimundo Rodrigues Gomes Filho, José Henrique da Silva, Helder Barbosa Paulino, Marco Aurélio Carbone Carneiro, Carlos Alexandre Gomes Costa and Marconi Batista Teixeira

October 2014

Compositional quality of Zalmati virgin olive oil: Effect of the aromatization process with rosemary essential oils (Rosmarinus officinalis L.)

Zalmati olive oil was aromatized with essential oils obtained from rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.), to improve its quality. Parameters such as fatty acids composition, pigments and quality parameters were characterized for various blends of virgin olive oils and essential oils (0.005, 0.01 and 0.02%). Results show that aromatized oils had an improved composition as compared to that of pure olive oils. An increasing...

Author(s): M. Ben Rached, M. Abdallah and M. Guerfel

October 2014

Fungicides phytotonic action on the development of soybean

Some studies has shown that some fungicides may promote phytotonic effect on plants, resulting in gain on the growth and productivity. The objective here was to evaluate the phytotonic action of different fungicides, when applied on the seed and aerial part treatments on the soybean culture. Experimental design chosen was a randomized-block type with nine treatments consisting of eight groups of fungicides applied as...

Author(s): Wendell Rezende Moreira Ribeiro, Leandro Pereira Pacheco, Fernando Pereira Monteiro, Fabiano André Petter, Wellson Lopes de Carvalho, Tiago de Oliveira Sousa, Adriano Venicius Santana Gualberto and Francisco de Alcântara Neto

October 2014

Spatial variation in soil moisture with subsurface drip irrigation in cane sugar

The sugarcane agroecosystem has been the focus of much research. Mainly, because the sugarcane in Brazil has great economic importance and land occupancy. Prominent among this research is water replacement in the soil, which can be monitored by tensiometers. Therefore, this study aimed to monitor the matric potential at different positions in the soil to check the influence of the depth and horizontal distance from the...

Author(s): Renato Campos de Oliveira, Fernando Nobre Cunha, Nelmício Furtado da Silva,Piero Iori, Marconi Batista Teixeira and Rubens Duarte Coelho

October 2014

Evaluation of different treatment on the occurrences of seed borne fungi of Mungbean Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek seed

The efficacy of different treatment measures viz., corbendazim, Benomyle, Vitavax, Neem, Garlic, Trichoderma harzianum and Trichoderma viride were evaluated for the occurrences of seed borne fungi viz., Aspergillus spp, Penicillium spp, Alternaria alternata, Rhizopus and Fusarium spp which were isolated from two genotype of Mungbean viz., HUM-4 and HUM-12, from, 180 and 360 days period of storage. Both genotypes were...

Author(s): Saurabh Singh, Asha Sinha and Jyotiranjan Mishra