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: 3 July 2014; 9(27)

July 2014

Summer sesame response to moisture and thermal regimes

A field experiment was conducted at Instructional Farm of Soil and Water Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh during summer season (February - May) 2012 to study the sesame response to moisture and thermal regimes with three factorial strip plot design; three factors are thermal regimes (date of sowing), moisture regimes (Irrigation interval) and use...

Author(s): Sondarva K. N., Rank H. D. and Jayswal P. S.

July 2014

Factors influencing food insecurity among small farmers in Nigeria

This study estimates a food insecurity index and examines the factors that influence food insecurity among small farmers in Nigeria. Data for the study were collected from 400 farming households in Osun area of the southwestern Nigeria. Descriptive statistics, a cost of calorie function (COC) and a Tobit regression model were used to analyze the data. A regression model made up of 15 regressors was specified. Eleven of...

Author(s): Agbola P. O.

July 2014

Improved efficiency of microspore culture of Brassica campestris ssp. pekinensis (Chinese cabbage)

We selected two cultivars of Brassica campestris ssp. pekinensis (Chinese cabbage), ‘Futian 50’ and ‘Changkuai,’ to investigate the factors that influence microspore embryogenesis and plantlet regeneration. We have also discussed some protocols for the induction culture of microspore-derived embryos and for rooting and transplantation of microspore-derived plantlets. We obtained the following...

Author(s): HAN Yang, YE Xue-ling, FENG Hui , LOU Hong and RUAN Ya-nan

July 2014

Assessment of soil properties and crop yield under agroforestry in the traditional farming system

The rate at which soil ecosystem is being degraded in crop production systems in the tropics is alarming. This study therefore attempts to assess the physico-chemical properties of soil and crop yield under agroforestry in the traditional farming systems. This was a researcher-designed, farmer-managed participatory experiment. Two farming systems (cashew/maize intercropping and sole maize cropping) were used. The two...

Author(s): Adewole M. B. and Adeoye G. O.

July 2014

Effects of organic amendments and fungicides on the survival of collar rot fungus of soybean incited by Sclerotium rolfsii

Soil-borne plant pathogenic fungi cause heavy crop losses all over the world. With variable climate from region to region, among tropical and subtropical land crops, soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merill]. is an important oil seed crop, providing vegetable oil as human food. Results revealed that alone fungicidal seed treatment (main), alone soil application of organic amendments (sub) and their interactions significantly...

Author(s): A. K. Pawar, A. P. Surywanshi, D. B. Gawade, S. N. Zagade and A. G. Wadje

July 2014

Effects of nitrogen rates and application time on popcorn

Among the various limiting factors in the production of Brazilian popcorn, paucity of information on cultural practices is highlighted, with emphasis on the management of fertilizer, especially nitrogen (N) topdressing. This mineral nutrient is of great importance in several agronomic characteristics of corn plants, mainly components of production. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of N management on...

Author(s): Luiz Fernando Pricinotto, Pedro Soares Vidigal Filho, Carlos Alberto Scapim, Odair José Marques, Ricardo Shigueru Okumura and Deivid Lincoln Reche