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: 31 March 2014; 9(13)

March 2014

Chemical composition of processed baru (Dipteryx alata Vog.) almonds: Lyophilization and roasting

The objective of this study was to evaluate percent and mineral composition, protein digestibility, bioactive compounds (phenols and flavonoids), total soluble solids (TSS), titratable acidity, pH, profiles of fatty acids (FA) and proteins, and the organic acids of baru (Dipteryx alata Vog.) almonds, subjected to different treatments (lyophilization and roasting), aiming to determine which process results in a better...

Author(s): Rodrigo Martins Fraguas, anderson Assaid Simão, Renato Silva Leal, Claudia Mendes dos Santos, Denise Alvaranga Rocha, Tassia Silva Tavares, Tamara Rezende Marques, Mariene Helena Duarte, Silvana Marcussi and Celeste Maria Patto de Abreu  

March 2014

Evaluation of plasma minerals vis-a-vis physiological status and seasonal variation in goats of Shuhama Alusteng area of Kashmir valley

Mineral disorders can have a great impact on animal performance and to draw optimum production the deficiency gap needs to be abridged. Regular assessment of livestock vis-a-vis physiological demands and/or geo-climatic variations is an important management strategy to overcome severe economic losses. A study was undertaken to evaluate the plasma mineral profile of goats in Shuhama Alusteng area of Kashmir valley, aimed...

Author(s): A. A. Dar, R. K. Jadhav, F. A. Rather, S. Bashir, U. Dimri, A. A. Khan, S. A. Wani and M. C. Sharma

March 2014

Effect of electromagnetic radiations on brooding, honey production and foraging behavior of European honeybees (Apis mellifera L.)

The present investigation was carried out at HREC, Dhakrani, Dehradun during August-December, 2010. For the experiment three treatments, i) Colonies below the tower, ii) Colonies equipped with cell phone and iii) Colonies without cell phone were taken into consideration. To quantify the effect of electromagnetic radiation (EMR), all the treatments having different radiation level were maintained. It was observed that...

Author(s): Pramod Mall and Yogesh Kumar

March 2014

Oats forage management during winter and nitrogen application to corn in succession

Tests were conducted aimed at studying the combination of different uses of soil cultivated with white oats cv. IPR 126 during winter with different of nitrogen (N) fertilization managements in corn in succession. Oats management regimes included grazing with 10 or 20 cm of residue heights (G10 or G20); mechanically cut (for haymaking) with 10 or 20 cm of residue heights (C10 or C20); without grazing or cutting with...

Author(s): Deise Dalazen Castagnara, Lucas Guilherme Bulegon, Paulo Sérgio Rabello de Oliveira, Tiago Zoz, Marcela Abbado Neres, Bruno Borges Deminicis and Fábio Steiner

March 2014

Screening of free living rhizobacteria associated with wheat rhizosphere for plant growth promoting traits

The use of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) for the benefits of agriculture is gaining worldwide importance and acceptance and appears to be the trend for the future. PGPR are bio-resources which may be viewed as a novel and potential tool for providing substantial benefits to the agriculture. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are known to influence plant growth by various direct or indirect...

Author(s): Adesh Kumar, Shambhoo Prasad and Sushil Kumar Singh

March 2014

Effect of salicylic acid on productivity and nutrient uptake of Brassica species under different planting durations

A field experiment was conducted at Udaipur during the Rabi season of 2011 to 2012 to evaluate the effect of planting duration and salicylic acid (SA) application on yield, quality and nutrient uptake of Brassica species. The results revealed that crops sown during SMW (Standard Meteorological Week) 41 recorded significantly (p < 0.05) higher seed, stover and oil yields, N and P uptake in seed and stover than SMW 43...

Author(s): Sarita Muhal, N. S. Solanki, P. Singh and K. B. Shukla