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: 126

Table of Content: May 2013; 5(3)

May 2013

Influence of canopy structure on yield of cassava cultivars at various toposequences of an inland valley agro ecosystem

  A two-year trial to evaluate differences in canopy parameters in relation to productivity of cassava was conducted in inland valley ecology in a 4 × 4 Latin square design. Canopy parameters differed between sites, toposequence positions and years due to large differences in water table depth and weather conditions. Leaf number, leaf formation rate, leaf area index, canopy area and stay green ability...

Author(s): M. T. Lahai, I. J. Ekanayake, and J. P. C. Koroma

May 2013

Factors determining farmers’ participation in Striga resistant maize variety (SAMMAZ 11) production in Ushongo Local Government area of Benue State, Nigeria

  Parasitic weed called Striga hemonthica has been found to be a serious problem in Ushongo Local Government Area. It was in the light of this that farmer-led approach was employed to create awareness to farmers on the available improved technology in Striga control. A demonstration plot was designed whereStriga resistant maize variety (SAMMAZ 11) was grown. One hundred and twenty...

Author(s): Yusuf O., Sani I., Usman S. and Dawang C. N.

May 2013

Correlation of stipe length, pileus width and stipe girth of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) grown in different farm substrates

  A study was performed to correlate the stipe length, pileus width and stipe girth of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) grown in different farm substrates. The experiment was laid out in a completely randomized design with eight treatments and four replications. The farm substrates (treatments) were composed of mixtures of different types of agricultural wastes with lime and water as additives to each...

Author(s): Chukwurah N. F., Eze S. C.,  Chiejina N. V.,  Onyeonagu C. C.,  Okezie C. E. A.,  Ugwuoke K. I., Ugwu F. S. O., Aruah C. B., Akobueze E. U. and  Nkwonta C. G.