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: 4 June 2015; 10(23)

June 2015

In vitro inhibitory effect of selected fungicides on mycelial growth of ambrosia fungus associated with the black coffee twig borer, Xylosandrus compactus Eichhoff (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Uganda

Black coffee twig borer is a new but rapidly spreading insect pest of coffee in Uganda. Female beetles bore into primary branches/twigs and cultivate an ambrosia fungus for feeding their larvae. Thus, controlling the fungus means depriving the brood a source of food. Three fungicides, chlorothalonil (Glider), tebuconazole (Orius 25EW) and dimethomorph + mancozeb (Volar) were evaluated in vitro for their effectiveness in...

Author(s): Godfrey Kagezi, Patrick Kucel, Sammy Olal, Fabrice Pinard, Joseph Seruyange, Pascal Musoli and Africano Kangire

June 2015

Alternative methods of soybean inoculation to overcome adverse conditions at sowing

Soybean growth in Brazil relies solely on biological fixation for nitrogen nutrition, However, the effective establishment of the symbiosis between plants and elite strains of Bradyrhizobium is jeopardized by current agricultural practices, such as seed treatment with pesticides that can be toxic to the bacteria. In addition, global climatic changes have altered temperature and rainfall patterns, which, in turn, may...

Author(s): Mariangela Hungria, Marco Antonio Nogueira and Ricardo Silva Araujo

June 2015

Tourism pattern of Alwar district of Rajasthan: A study

Every state always motivate tourism to revenue and also exchange of culture. A huge biodiversity across the world exploring by the peoples in last few decades. And this trends is more in developing countries like India. India is having vast cultural, social, religious immense diversity. It is intermixing of various cultures like British, Mugals and local kings for a long period of time. Nowadays these situations...

Author(s): M. Lata, V. K. Gupta, V. K. Verma, C. K. Dotaniya and D. Johari

June 2015

The contribution of farmers’ organizations to smallholder farmers’ well-being: A case study of Kasulu district, Tanzania

Farmers’ Organizations’ (FOs) play a significant role as an institutional vehicle for promoting agricultural development through helping farmers solve common problems in relation to agricultural inputs, credit, technical knowledge and marketing of produce. All these services aim at improving farming activities and enabling them to gain economic benefits to sustain their well-being. Based on the above, this...

Author(s): Pelimina B. Msuta and Justin K. Urassa

June 2015

Correlation analysis for various grain contributing traits of Zea mays

For the study of genetic variability and correlation analysis among grain yield and its contributing traits an experiment was conducted in the research area of Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan during crop season of 2011. The heritability was found 96.06 to 99.99% while genetic advance was from 15.939 to 63.439%. Significant genotypic correlation was found for...

Author(s): Qurban Ali and Muhammad Ahsan

June 2015

Effect of halopriming treatment on seed germination and seedling emergence of Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum L., Caesalpiniaceae) from Zanjan, Iran

The effect of seed halopriming with potassium nitrate on germination and emergence traits of Cercis siliquastrum L seeds, in two experiments were evaluated, one in the laboratory and the other in a greenhouse. The studies were a completely randomized design and 4 replications. The treatments included non-priming and halopriming with potassium nitrate at one of four concentrations (0, 100, 250, 500 and 750 mM) for 48 h,...

Author(s): Naser Norouzi Haroni, Masoud Tabari and Daniel Dey

June 2015

Production and utilization of Musca domestica maggots in the diet of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) fingerlings

Musca domestica maggots were produced from poultry dung for five weeks, and its meal utilized as a replacement for fishmeal in the diet of the fingerlings of Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. The maggots were cultured in four different enclosures: aluminium mobile maggotry, aluminium, plastic and wooden boxes. They were harvested at the end of the culture period, processed by oven-drying, and grinding into powdery...

Author(s): B. I. Ezewudo, C. O. Monebi and A. A. A. Ugwumba

June 2015

Nitrogen levels effect on wheat nitrogen use efficiency and yield under field conditions

A two year (2009-10 and 2010-11) field experiment was conducted on twelve wheat genotypes supplied with four levels of nitrogen (recommended dose of nitrogen; RDN, RDN-50%, RDN-25% and RDN+25%) to identify genotypes with maximum nitrogen use efficiency. Physiological parameters namely plant height, tiller number, spikelet number, grain yield, thousand grain weight and biomass increased with increases in nitrogen dose....

Author(s): G. Kaur, B. Asthir and N.S. Bains

June 2015

Rice farming in saline lowland of Sahel: Combination of anti-salt dam, salt-tolerant varieties, fertilizers to improve yields

Salinity stress, drought and the lack of water supply are major constraints limiting rice productivity in rainfed lowland of the Sine Saloum region. To alleviate these constraints, several actions have been undertaken including construction of anti-salt dykes and using of salt tolerant varieties. The objectives of this study were: (a) analyze the hydraulic operation of these lowlands and salinity rate during wet season....

Author(s): Bama Nati Aïssata Delphine, Bado Boubié Vincent, Soussou Sambou, Mel Valèrec and Gaye Cheikh Bacaye

June 2015

Protective effects of Ca2+ against NaCl induced salt stress in two lentil (Lens culinaris) cultivars

Salinity affects ~ 950 million ha of the world’s land area. More importantly, this worldwide problem is gradually increasing and limiting productivity. The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effects of Ca2+ against NaCl induced salt stress in Lens culinaris. We comparatively analyzed growth, oxidative stress, photosynthetic potential and antioxidant enzyme activities in red and green...

Author(s): Hafize Dilek Tepe and Tülin Aydemir