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: 5 November 2015; 10(45)

November 2015

Mass loss, physicochemical characteristics of passion fruit peel (Passiflora edulis Sims) submitted to drying process

The peel of passion fruit has interesting properties, mainly as a source of dietary fiber, but there are few studies concerning the use of this portion of the fruit. This work aimed to evaluate the use of passion fruit peel to obtain flour through the characterization of the physicochemical properties of the peel of fresh passion fruit and subjected to drying process. Subsequently, the samples underwent weight loss...

Author(s): Silva, M. A. P. , Cagnin, C. , Caliari, M. , Carvalho, B. S., Plácido, G. R., Silva, R. M. , Soares, J. C., Lima, M. S., Araújo, V. F. P. and Carmo, R. M.

November 2015

Evaluation of CIMMYT drought tolerant maize germplasm for resistance to weevil (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulky) damage

This study was carried out to evaluate and assess the phenotypic correlation between the primary and secondary weevil resistant traits of 20 drought tolerant (DT) late maturing maize hybrids (LHYB) to weevil (Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky) damage. Well-conditioned experimental samples with uniform grain moisture content were infested with 32; 10 to 14 day old weevils in the controlled temperature and humidity (CTH)...

Author(s): Amen Mandizvidza, Peter Setimela and Shorai Dari

November 2015

Influence of bulk transportation, storage and milking system on the quality of refrigerated milk

Dairy farmers strive to meet industry quality standards, the industry focuses on the quality of the raw material for higher yield and quality of dairy product. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of bulk transportation, storage and milking system on the quality of refrigerated milk. Overall, 548 samples of refrigerated milk were collected, 312 from bulk tanks (individual and collective) and (manual and...

Author(s): Ruthele Moraes do Carmo, Marco Antônio Pereira da Silva, Bruno de Souza Carvalho, Felipe Rocha Silva, Edmar Soares Nicolau, Guilherme Henrique de Paula, Letícia Aparecida de Morais, Rodrigo Balduíno Soares Neves, Marcos Roberto da Silva, Moacir Evandro Lage and Thiago Vilela Abdelnoor Marques

November 2015

Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius) seedlings development under different luminous intensity

Brazilian pepper is a native mastic that despite its high potential is still underutilized nationally. Its main uses guiding use of herbal extracts for cosmetic purposes and as a suitable plant for reforestration of degraded areas. This research aimed to evaluate the influence of luminous intensity (shading) in the early development of Schinus terebinthifolius seedlings. For that purpose, 64 seedlings were subjected to...

Author(s): Daniel Schwantes, Affonso Celso Gonçalves Jr., Vilson Schwantes, Ubirajara Contro Malavasi, Gustavo Ferreira Coelho and Ricardo Felipe Braga de Sousa

November 2015

Hypsometric approaches to Eucalyptus experiments in Brazil

The objective of this study was to determine the best method to estimate tree height by different hypsometric approaches. This study is a provenance trial with Eucalyptus spp. in a 35-year-old pioneering plantation in the municipality of Lavras, Brazil. The census was taken by measuring the diameter at 1.30 m above ground and total height. All x and y coordinates of the individual trees were obtained and these trees...

Author(s): Henrique Ferraco Scolforo, Marcel Regis Raimundo, Jose Roberto Soares Scolforo, Jose Marcio Mello, Anderson Pedro Bernardina Batista and Bronson Bullock

November 2015

Delineation of management zones based on soil physical attributes in an irrigated guava field in the Semi-Arid region, Brazil

Delineating management zones based on soil physical attributes may be an important technique in order to optimize the use of irrigated water and fertilizers in the irrigated agriculture poles in the semi-arid region of Brazil. Therefore, the objectives of this study were: (1) To determine the spatial dependence of some soil physical attributes; and (2) To identify management zones using fuzzy c-means clustering analysis...

Author(s): Marcos Sales Rodrigues, Matheus Cerqueira Santana, Amélia Luiza Pereira Uchôa, Alex Xavier da Silva Mororo de Menezes, Ítalo Herbert Lucena Cavalcante and Augusto Miguel Nascimento Lima

November 2015

Geographical distribution of Puccinia triticina physiologic races in Egypt during 2012-2014 growing seasons

Wheat leaf rust caused by Puccinia triticina Eriks. is a common disease in Egypt and worldwide. Survey of wheat leaf rust samples and identification of physiological races using twenty single Lr genes are very important in describing virulence pattern variation, geographical distribution of leaf rust pathotypes and how its change in response to host selection. Variability in population of the causal organism is annually...

Author(s): Walid M. El-Orabey, Minaas E. Sallam, Reda I. Omara and Nagwa I. Abd El-Malik