African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6562

Table of Content: 31 August, 2017; 12(35)

August 2017

Performance of intraspecific hybrids (Kouillou x Robusta) of Coffea canephora Pierre

The experiment was carried out in 2005 in the municipality of Ouro Preto do Oeste at the experimental station of Embrapa Rondônia. 256 genotypes were evaluated, from nine hybridizations among parents of Kouillou (Cpafro 121, Cpafro 194, Cpafro 199 and Emcapa 03) and Robusta (Robusta 1675, Robusta 2258 and Robusta 640). The experimental design was a randomized complete block design, where each cross was represented...

Author(s): Alexsandro Lara Teixeira, Flávio de França Souza, Rodrigo Barros Rocha, José Roberto Vieira Junior, Josemar Dávila Torres, Karine Marques Rodrigues, Marcos Santana de Moraes, Camila Andrade Silva, Victor Emanuel Gonçalves de Oliveira and João Luiz Resende Lourenço

August 2017

Farmers’ perception of agromorphological traits and uses of cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott) grown in Ethiopia

Cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott) is one of the tuberous root crops in the Araceae family that has been grown in Ethiopia. It has spread widely and has become an important part of the agriculture and food systems of indigenous communities in southern and southwestern Ethiopia. However, less research attention has been given to cocoyam. It is a neglected/underutilized or ignored crop.  A survey was...

Author(s): Eyasu Wada, Zemede Asfaw, Tileye Feyissa and Kassahun Tesfaye

August 2017

Effect of cutting time on agronomic and nutritional characteristics of nine commercial cultivars of Brachiaria grass compared with Napier grass during establishment under semi-arid conditions in Rwanda

A study was conducted to identify the most productive cultivars and their cutting management to optimize nutrient productivity in semi-arid areas of Rwanda. Four cultivars of Brachiaria brizantha (Piatá, MG4, Marandú and Xaraes), two cultivars of Brachiaria humidicola (Llanero and Humidicola), two cultivars of Brachiaria hybrid (Mulato and Mulato II) and one cultivar of Brachiaria decumbens (Basilisk) were...

Author(s): Mupenzi Mutimura, Cyprian Ebong, Idupulapati M. Rao, and Ignatius V. Nsahlai

August 2017

Development of a low cost and energy efficient tobacco curing barn in Zimbabwe

Most of the tobacco in Zimbabwe are grown by small scale tobacco growers who rely on wood-fuelled inefficient conventional barns with fuel wood requirements as high as 14 kg wood to one kilogram of cured tobacco leaf. This level of fuel wood use is not sustainable as it results in massive tobacco-curing related deforestation. The main objective of this study was therefore to design an energy efficient barn (Kutsaga...

Author(s): W. Munanga, F. T. Mugabe, C. Kufazvinei and S. Dimbi

August 2017

Effect of planting density on growth, yield and yield attributes of rice (Oryza sativa L.)

The study was conducted during 2012 from May to August cropping year at paddy field of Tsukuba International Training Center (TBIC), Japan. The main purpose of the experiment was to investigate the effect of planting density on the growth, yield and yield attributes of rice. The experiment comprised of five planting densities (16.7, 22.2, 25, 33.3 and 50 hills m-2). It was arranged in Randomized Complete Block Design...

Author(s): Berhanu Arbissie Asmamaw

August 2017

Effect of integrated agronomic management practices on yield and yield components of groundnut in Abergelle, Tigray, Ethiopia

Poor soil fertility, moisture stress, and shortage of early maturing varieties are the major groundnut production constraints in the study area. This study was executed to evaluate the effect of Diammonium phosphate (DAP) and gypsum application, tied ridging and supplementary irrigation on groundnut production. The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications in two sites....

Author(s): Gebreselassie Redae, Dereje Assefa and Solomon Habtu