African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6848

Table of Content: 17 August, 2017; 12(33)

August 2017

The study of entrepreneurial skills required by small scale poultry farmers in Orumba North and South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria

The study investigated entrepreneurial skills required by small-scale poultry farmers in Orumba North and South Local Government Area of Anambra State. Four research questions were developed and hypothesis tested at 0.05 level of significance. Twenty nine (29) structured questionnaire items were developed and face validated by three experts. The reliability of the questionnaire was determined using Cronbach Alpha...

Author(s): Felistas E. NwariejI, Bridget .C. Obi and Ejiofor Tochukwu

August 2017

Restoring soil fertility in previously sugarcane cropped farms for maize production in Butere- Kakamega County

The depletion of fertility in tropical soils of sub Saharan Africa (SSA) is mainly due to continuous cropping without proper nutrient replenishment. This study was intended to find ways of restoring soil fertility towards sustainable maize production in previously sugarcane cropped fields in Butere-Kakamega County. Field experiments were conducted in Butere and Bukura sites located in Kakamega County in the long rains...

Author(s): S. Oyamo, C. Serrem and A. N. Otinga

August 2017

Growth and yield responses of sesame to organic fertilizer under tropical conditions

The use of cattle manure and other organic compounds can be a profitable and efficient alternative in sustainable agriculture. The aim of this work was to evaluate the development and production of sesame ‘BRS Seda’ for organic fertilization at different doses, under the conditions of soil and climate found in Catolé do Rocha, in the State of Paraíba, Brazil. The following characteristics were...

Author(s): Ivomberg Dourado Magalhães, Alexandre Bosco de Oliveira, Leandro Silva do Vale, Claudio Silva Soares and Rener Luciano de Souza Ferraz

August 2017

Response of yield and yield components of tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.) to different inter and intra-row spacing at Merebleke, Northern Ethiopia

A field experiment was conducted at Aksum Agricultural Research Center Merebleke irrigation testing site for two years, 2014 and 2015 cropping calendar under irrigation condition. The objective of the study was to determine the effect of Inter and intra-row spacing on growth, Yield and fruit characteristics of Melkashola variety of tomato. The trial was laid out in factorial randomized complete block design in three...

Author(s): Shushay Chernet, Fasigaw Belay, Guesh Tekle, Yemane Kahsay, Nahom Weldu and Gebretsadkan Zerabruk

August 2017

Pollination activity and foraging behavior of local honeybee (Apis mellifera) under open and caged conditions in Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia

Locally there is cultivation of vegetables in greenhouse as a production system; however, it is not common to use honeybee as pollinators. This might be due to a fear of low pollination efficiency or activity of local bees under caged condition. Moreover there is no research related to the foraging behavior of local honeybee under caged condition. Hence, this investigation was designed to study foraging behavior of...

Author(s): Haftom Gebremedhn