Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
Start Year: 2006
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DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12599[Article Number: F30820966045]
This experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of two processing methods (smoking and solar drying) on the proximate content, organoleptic characteristics and nutritional qualities of Clarias gariepinus. The moisture content of the smoked fish sample was lower (8.10%) than that of the sun dried sample (25.00%). The crude protein, carbohydrate, fat, ash, crude fibre and nitrogen free extract of the smoked fish... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12605[Article Number: 157C3A766049]
Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is an important crop produced in Ethiopia for oilseed production and it was ranked first in total production from oil crops in 2013. The study is based on a survey of 166 farmers covering six kebeles in Gimbi district, Ethiopia with the objectives of identifying factors affecting choice of market outlet of sesame producers in the study area. Data were collected from both primary and secondary... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12478[Article Number: 8AF313466051]
Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is one of the exportable commodities in Ethiopia, though its productivity is threatened by moisture stress. This research aims to study effect of organic mulches and land preparation methods on sesame productivity and in-situ moisture conservation. The experiment was carried out in Humera, Western Tigray during 2015/16 growing season. The experimental design was factorial randomized complete... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12623[Article Number: DC2A75666055]
Castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) is an oleaginous of high economic value because its oil has numerous applications in the industry, such as in the manufacture of enamels and paints. Presently, its production is aimed at being used as a biodiesel. The main obstacle to a high production is the survival of the young plants in field in a no-tillage system. An alternative would be the production of seedlings. The objective... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12523[Article Number: 93954AF66059]
The diversity of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in commercial guava orchards in the Northwest region of Espírito Santo, Brazil was recorded. Also, their population dynamics, correlation with climatic factors and their parasitoids were recorded. This study was carried out in three commercial guava orchards of the cultivar Paluma, located in the municipality of São Roque do Canaã, Central region... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12498[Article Number: A66EA8565975]
Twelve quantitative traits such as germination percentage, days to 50% flowering, plant height, branches plant-1, clusters plant-1, pod length, days to maturity, 1000-seed weight and grain yield plot-1 were studied to determinate ample variation and association between 100 Guar [Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.] genotypes to screen out the best performing lines. Variance study of quantitative traits in various... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12314[Article Number: 9496E5565977]
Twenty one hybrids along with two check varieties of maize were assessed for genotype environment interaction (GEI) and stability for selection of the best hybrid maize in three different Agro-Ecological Zones (AEZ) of Bangladesh during rabi season 2014/2015. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design with 3 replications. The additive main effects and multiplicative interaction (AMMI) model was used... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12570[Article Number: 1D5D62165979]
A grain yield trial was conducted in three locations in Southern Ghana. The objective of the trial was to determine the effects of genotype by environment interaction on 90 early maturing hybrid maize. The trial was conducted in Fumesua, Ejura and Kpeve; representing the forest, forest-Savanna transition and coastal-Savanna transition zones respectively. The analysis of variance for grain yield demonstrated that... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12225[Article Number: 62B1C8E65987]
Mulching minimizes water evaporation from cropped surfaces and increases efficiency of water utilization by the crops. A study was conducted between January to March and August to November 2015 in Zimbabwe, to establish the effect of different densities of thatch grass (Hyperrhenia filipendula) mulch on growth and yield of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) under drip irrigation. The experiment was laid in a Randomized... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2016.11282[Article Number: C3FA75665887]
The present study was conducted with the objective to characterize the husbandry practices and phenotypic characteristics of mature Bati, Borana and Short-eared Somali goats kept under traditional management systems so that the information generated can be used in designing breeding programs. The study was covered five districts in four administrative zones of Ethiopia representing Bati (in Oromia Zone) and Kalu (in... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12530[Article Number: 439213B65889]
The Eastern flank of Mount Cameroon is made up of human settlement and agricultural activities. Determination of phosphorus (P) fixation characteristics of soils around this region is important for a clean environment and economic fertilizer application. The objectives of this study were to evaluate P-fixation characteristics of soils within the region and identify factors contributing to P-fixation. Composite surface... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12503[Article Number: 55E830D65895]
The use of organic fertilizers is essential for the sustainable production of vegetables. In this context, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different doses of cattle manure on plant nutrition, yield, extraction and exportation of nutrients in the snap bean cultivar “macarrão trepador”. The experiment was held in EPAMIG-southeast, in Oratório-MG. The randomized block design... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2016.11753[Article Number: 262A64565897]
Simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers (36 microsatellite pairs) were used to assess genetic diversity among sixteen rice (Oriza sativa L.) cultivars from Iran, four from Uzbekistan, and one from Afghanistan, and to compare this diversity with that of three control cultivars including Nipponbare, Jasmine 85 and Basmati 370. Among the 36 microsatellite pairs, 31 produced polymorphisms ranging from 1 to 7 alleles (average =... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12554[Article Number: A32BF4565901]
Thirty six Colletotrichum capsici (L.) single spore isolates associated with brown blotch disease in cowpea were collected from three agro-ecological zones of Burkina Faso from October to November 2014. To identify the most virulent strains, cowpea genotypes KVx61-1, KVx396-4-5-2-D and Moussa Local was inoculated with each isolate. The results showed that isolates 096-SA-2, 071-FA-6 and 079-PM-2 were the most virulent,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12485[Article Number: D22A31165903]
Coffee has the characteristic of ripening unevenly. Production through wet process favors ripe berries. The fraction of green and green-cane fruit on the coffee tree is normally treated as an inferior quality product. The objective of this work was to evaluate the physical and sensorial aspects of the quality of green-cane and cherry coffee produced through wet process. Batches of coffee were separated according to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12446[Article Number: 8D5A76B65771]
The experiment was carried out in 2005 in the municipality of Ouro Preto do Oeste at the experimental station of Embrapa Rondônia. 256 genotypes were evaluated, from nine hybridizations among parents of Kouillou (Cpafro 121, Cpafro 194, Cpafro 199 and Emcapa 03) and Robusta (Robusta 1675, Robusta 2258 and Robusta 640). The experimental design was a randomized complete block design, where each cross was represented... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12465[Article Number: 6E0FCB865773]
Cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott) is one of the tuberous root crops in the Araceae family that has been grown in Ethiopia. It has spread widely and has become an important part of the agriculture and food systems of indigenous communities in southern and southwestern Ethiopia. However, less research attention has been given to cocoyam. It is a neglected/underutilized or ignored crop. A survey was... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12474[Article Number: 12776D865777]
A study was conducted to identify the most productive cultivars and their cutting management to optimize nutrient productivity in semi-arid areas of Rwanda. Four cultivars of Brachiaria brizantha (Piatá, MG4, Marandú and Xaraes), two cultivars of Brachiaria humidicola (Llanero and Humidicola), two cultivars of Brachiaria hybrid (Mulato and Mulato II) and one cultivar of Brachiaria decumbens (Basilisk) were... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2017.12413[Article Number: 69A795765781]
Most of the tobacco in Zimbabwe are grown by small scale tobacco growers who rely on wood-fuelled inefficient conventional barns with fuel wood requirements as high as 14 kg wood to one kilogram of cured tobacco leaf. This level of fuel wood use is not sustainable as it results in massive tobacco-curing related deforestation. The main objective of this study was therefore to design an energy efficient barn (Kutsaga... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2014.9455[Article Number: 69A439B65785]
The study was conducted during 2012 from May to August cropping year at paddy field of Tsukuba International Training Center (TBIC), Japan. The main purpose of the experiment was to investigate the effect of planting density on the growth, yield and yield attributes of rice. The experiment comprised of five planting densities (16.7, 22.2, 25, 33.3 and 50 hills m-2). It was arranged in Randomized Complete Block Design... Read more.
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