Journal of
Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Biotech. Sustain. Dev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2340
  • DOI: 10.5897/JABSD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 144

Table of Content: July 2012; 4(4)

July 2012

A comparative analysis of yield performance of maize (Zea mays L.) under different tillage methods in Musana communal area, Zimbabwe

  In order to reduce the negative effects of conventional tillage there is need to develop or adopt alternative tillage systems. A comparative study on the effects of three tillage methods on the yield performance of a maize cultivar SC633 was conducted in Musiiwa ward of Musana Communal Area, Mashonaland Central Province in Zimbabwe. The experiment was conducted on existing farmers’ fields. A randomized...

Author(s): Nyakudya I. W., L. Jimu, V. Muripira and T. J. Chikuvire

July 2012

Comparative evaluation of rice and sunhemp root inhabiting Pseudomonas fluorescens for optimized glucanase production

  Exploitation of rhizosphere inhabiting Pseudomonas fluorescens for useful products like industrial enzymes remains largely less explored. Glucanase enzyme produced by P. fluorescens has wide range of application in food, textile and brewing industry, other than their antifungal activity for agricultural use. In our study, native isolates of P. fluorescens from rice and sunhemp...

Author(s): Harsha Payal, Nandhini Sasidharan, Kavya Madhavan, Divyalakshmi Venkatachalam, Sowmya Rajendran, Thangavelu Thayumanavan and Subramanian Babu