African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6559

Table of Content: 5 September, 2013; 8(34)

September 2013

Isolation, identification and screening of xylanase and glucanase-producing microfungi from degrading wood in Nigeria

The objective of this present study was to isolate, identify and screen for potential fungal isolates from local degrading wood chips with respect to glucanase and xylanase production. The fungal strains were isolated from degrading wood chips over a period of six months. Five hundred and twenty six isolates were obtained from the different degrading wood chips with different frequencies of occurrence. Using cultural...

Author(s): Adesina F. C., and  Onilude A. A.

September 2013

Crop yield bienniality in groups of genotypes of conilon coffee

]Programa de Pós-Graduação em Produção Vegetal, Centro de Ciências Agrárias da Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, CCA-UFES, Alto Universitário, Cx. P. 16, CEP: 29500-000, Alegre, Espírito Santo, Brazil. 2Departamento de Produção Vegetal, Centro de Ciências Agrárias da Universidade Federal do Espírito...

Author(s): Wagner Nunes Rodrigues, Marcelo Antonio Tomaz, Romário Gava Ferrão, Maria Amélia Gava Ferrão, Aymbiré Francisco Almeida da Fonseca and Lima Deleon Martins

September 2013

Analysis of three techniques for controlling invasive Lantana camara in Swaziland

In this study, we investigated three different treatment options for controlling infestations of the aggressive Invasive Alien Plant Species (IAPS) Lantana camara at the Emantini Game Reserve in Swaziland. Treatment options included cut stump treatment, foliar spraying with herbicide and hand pulling using a manual plant puller. Results from this study indicated that foliar spraying significantly reduces new...

Author(s): Anthony Tranter, Leslie R. Brown and Alan S. Barrett

September 2013

The growth characteristics of Liza (Mugil) abu (Heckel, 1843) in Atatürk Dam Lake

In this study, the population features of Liza abu in the Atatürk Dam Lake were examined. During the month of March 2004 and February 2005 period, 821 fish samples were collected by gillnets with mesh sizes of 18, 22, 26, 30, 34 and 38 mm. The total length differed between 11.10 and 22.20 cm. The total weights were 16.20 to 136.60 g, and the age distribution was between 1 and 5. 50.99% of the caught...

Author(s): Zafer DoÄŸu, Erdinç Åžahinöz, Faruk Aral and Ramazan Åževik

September 2013

Small-scale irrigation and household income linkage: Evidence from Deder district, Ethiopia

Investment in irrigation development is an important strategy in reducing risks associated with rainfall variability and achieving food security. This study examines the link between small-scale irrigation and household income. It also presents inherent institutional challenges in water allocation and the unintended outcomes. It used cross-sectional data obtained using a sample of 150 respondents selected through...

Author(s): Sisay Belay and Fekadu Beyene

September 2013

Effects of wind erosion on soil organic carbon dynamics and other soil properties: Dejgah catchment, Farashband County, Shiraz Province, Iran

Wind erosion effecting on soil carbon losses, should be considered from the standpoints of sustaining farmland productivity and producing accurate national carbon accounts.The worldwide spread of arid and semiarid areas with extensive damage to these areas gives them potential for carbon sequestration. Considering that a large portion of soil carbon is concentrated in 0 to 20 cm soil...

Author(s): Maede Faghihinia and Seyed Fakhreddin Afzali