Journal of
Dryland Agriculture

  • Abbreviation: J. Dryland Agric.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2476-8650
  • DOI: 10.5897/JODA
  • Start Year: 2015
  • Published Articles: 48

Table of Content: December 2017; 3(1)

December 2017

Screening for Drought Tolerance in Maize Hybrids using Drought Indices

A study was conducted to select extra-early maize hybrids for drought tolerance and investigate the efficacy of different drought indices. The material consisted of 10 single cross hybrids which were selected from 66 single cross hybrids using IITA base index. The initial experiment was conducted at Ikenne and was laid in a randomized incomplete block design with two replicates. Data collected were subjected to analysis...

Author(s): A. S. Shaibu, M.A. Ayo-Vaughan, A.A. Adnan and R.O. Abdulmalik

December 2017

Mitigation of Moisture Stress in Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) by Foliar Application of Salicylic Acid in Sudan Savanna Agro-Ecology, Nigeria

Field experiment was conducted to study the influence of salicylic acid in the mitigation of moisture stress in sweet pepper. Treatments consisted of four rates (0, 0.2, 0.4 and 0.6gL-1) of salicylic acid and three moisture stress stages (vegetative, flowering and fruit setting). These were laid out in split plot design with three replications. Results of the study revealed that exogenous application of salicylic acid...

Author(s): Y.M. Bakundi and S.U. Yahaya

November 2017

Detection of Gastro-Intestinal Helminthes in Local Chicken (Gallus gallus) Sold at Sharada Market, Kano Metropolis, Nigeria

Fifty gastrointestinal tracts of local breed chickens slaughtered at Sharada market slaughter slabs Kano State were collected and examined for helminth parasites, formol ether concentration technique was used to concentrate the gut and analysis carried out. A total of 95 parasites belonging to five species were isolated and identified. Of these parasite, Railleitina tetragona was found to be the most prevalent (22%)...

Author(s): Imam, T. S., Dambo, R. , Sa’id, M. A. and Suleiman, K.

December 2017

Phenotyping and Prediction of Maize (Zea mays L.) Yield using Physiological Traits

The use of physiological traits as an indirect selection is important in augmenting yield – based selection procedures. Field experiment was conducted at the Research and Teaching Farm of Faculty of Agriculture, Bayero University, Kano to study physiological responses of different maturity groups of maize in Sudan savanna, determine the association between physiological traits and grain yield as well as predict...

Author(s): A. S. Shaibu, S. I. Yusuf, and A. A. Adnan

December 2017

Performance Evaluation of Deutz-Fahr M1202 Combine Harvester on Rice Crop in Kano State- Nigeria

On-farm research to evaluate the performance of Deutz-Fahr (M1202) combine harvester on rice crop was conducted on Agricultural Engineering Department research and demonstration field, Bayero University, Kano. The experiment was run in a completely randomized block design based on three independent variables which include: forward speed of the machine, 3 levels each of moisture content of the crop and clearance. Field...

Author(s): J. Suleiman and N. D. Dangora

December 2017

Response of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.) to Antitranspirants and Moisture Stress in Kano, Sudan Savanna of Nigeria

The study was conducted to determine the effect of antitranspirants and moisture stress on productivity of tomato. The treatments consisted of two antitranspirants (Benzoic and Salicylic acids) at (0, 200, 400 and 600 ppm) concentration and three moisture stress stages (vegetative, flowering and fruit setting). These were arranged in a split-plot design and replicated three times. Antitranspirant and moisture stress...

Author(s): H. M. Isa., A. A. Manga and M. A. Hussaini

December 2017

Evaluation of the Chemical and Microbiological Properties of Kilishi Sold in Kano Metropolis

The study was conducted to evaluate chemical and microbiological properties of Kilishi retailed at some designated locations in Kano Metropolis. The locally prepared Kilishi samples were obtained from four locations (A, B, C and D) and the experiment laid in a completely randomised. Data generated were analysed using analysis of variance and significantly different means separated by Tukey HSD post hoc test. The results...

Author(s): Inusa, S. K. and Said, I. S.

December 2017

Phenotypic and Temperature Tolerance Variations in Bacterial Endophytes Isolated from Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) Nodules Recovered from Smallholder Farms in Northern Nigeria

The significance of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp) as nutritional, economic and a soil fertility promoter had already been elucidated by many researchers. The present work was aimed at isolation and characterization of rhizobial and non-rhizobial endophytes of cowpea nodules recovered from smallholder farms in northern Nigeria. The study soils were analyzed and found to have varying physical and chemical...

Author(s): Halima Musa Rabiu

December 2017

Effect of Phosphorus Levels on Growth and Yield of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) in Zaria, Nigeria

Phosphorus is critical to cowpea yield because it stimulates growth, initiate nodules formation as well as influencing the efficiency of rhizobium-Legume symbiosis. In Nigeria, legumes receive little form of mineral phosphorus fertilizer as they accordingly depend on the natural soil available phosphorus for growth and yield which results to low yield. It was due to this problem that field trials were conducted at the...

Author(s): Namakka A., Jibrin D. M., Hamma I. L., Bulus, J.

December 2017

Correlation and Contribution of Some Growth and Yield Components to Fruit Yield of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.)

Interrelationships among tomato yield and yield components for moisture stressed tomato in most of Sub-Saharan Africa through foliar sprayed Antitranspirants using path-coefficient analysis that describes a cause-and-effect relationship have not been documented. In view of this, a field experiment was conducted during the two successive dry seasons of 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 at the Teaching and Research Farm of Faculty...

Author(s): H. M. Isa., A. A. Manga and M. A. Hussaini

December 2017

Effect of Brine (NaCl) on Germination of Sorghum and Pearl millet Seeds

This study was conducted to investigate the effect of salinity levels on seed germination of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) and pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L. R. Br.) in a Laboratory. The experiment was conducted using one improved sorghum variety Kaura and one pearl millet variety SOSAT-C88. Fifty seeds of each of the treatment were germinated in Petri dishes containing filter paper of 9cm diameter. Treatments...

Author(s): M. A. Dawud,) N. A. Gworgwor,) and A. B. Askira)

December 2017

Relationship of Rice Crop Depredation to Rodent Density Estimates in Eastern Kano, Nigeria

In many parts of Africa rodent depredation on growing rice has been the cause of distressing losses. In rain-fed fields near Tarauni, northeast of Kano, Nigeria, the Nile rat, Arvicanthis niloticus and the Multimammate rat, Mastomys natalensis, are major rodent pests involved in upland rice damages. The objectives of this work were to determine the proportion of rice damaged at selected growth phases and maturation...

Author(s): Safianu Rabiu

December 2017

A Comparative Performance Evaluation of an Existing and a Modified Groundnut Seed Roasting Machines

Groundnut seed roasting is a critical step in the processing for oil extraction, snack nuts, confectionaries and peanuts for roasting. Roasting enhances oil extraction processes as it reduces the oil’s viscosity, releases oil from intact cells and reduces the moisture content. A comparative performance evaluation of an existing and a modified groundnut seed roasting machines was carried out and reported in this...

Author(s): M. S. Abubakar, A. A. Sadiq and I. Lawan