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: 134

Table of Content: June 2010; 2(6)

June 2010

Assessment of large population of cassava accessions for resistant to cassava bacterial blight infection in the screen house environment

  Cassava bacterial blight (CBB) is caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv manihotis (Xam) a major cassava disease in all cassava growing area of the world. Resistance to the disease is found in Manihot esculenta and, in addition, has been introduced from a wild relative, M. glaziovii. We introduced a novel method of screening large population of cassava accessions in a...

Author(s): A. A. Ogunjobi, , O. E. Fagade A. G. O. Dixon and R. Bandyopadhyay

June 2010

Production and characterization of flour produced from ripe “apem” plantain (Musa sapientum L. var. paradisiacal; French horn) grown in Ghana

  The importation and processing of wheat grain into flour by economies like Ghana does constitute an enormous economic drain. To remedy this situation, FAO of the United Nations launched its Compost Flour Programme, which aimed to formulate flour mixtures consisting mainly of indigenous raw materials and raw wheat to a lesser extent. The production of plantain baked products, instant breakfast meals and baby...

Author(s): H. D. Zakpaa , E. E. Mak-Mensah  and J. Adubofour

June 2010

Effect of water deficit at grain repining stage on rice grain quality

  Rice production is usually reduced by water stress that can evenly occur during rice cycle in West Africa under bimodal rainfall pattern. In order to determine the effects of water stress on rice grain quality, experiments were conducted on upland site (on ferralsol) at the main AfricaRice research center at M’be, 30 km North of Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire. The rice varieties CG14 (Oryza...

Author(s): M. Fofana, M. Cherif, B. Kone, K. Futakuchi and A. Audebert

June 2010

Effects of an environmentally friendly seed coating agent on combating head smut of corn caused by Sphacelotheca reiliana and corn growth

  Head smut of corn is caused by the fungus Sphacelotheca reiliana and occurs in the North-east of China and in regions of similar climate. Yield losses due to the disease are variable and directly depend on the severity of the disease. The objective of this study was to produce a coating technology to protect corn from S. reiliana and to avoid environmental pollution. The effects of...

Author(s): Defang Zeng, Xiang Mei and Juanjuan Wu