African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6786

Table of Content: 24 August, 2017; 12(34)

August 2017

Growth and senescence of Urochloa brizantha under Brazilian Cerrado conditions

The growth and senescence of Urochloa brizantha cv. Marandu were analyzed under the Brazilian Cerrado conditions. The seeds were sowed in November at the beginning of the rainy season. Samples of tillers were collected. The culms, inflorescences, along with green and dead leaves were removed to obtain leaf area and dry matter measurements. The maximum leaf area index (LAI = 5.80 m2 m-2) was achieved at 97 days after...

Author(s): Tomás de Aquino Portes, Adriano de Melo Ferreira, Murilo de Melo Peixoto and Hyrandir Cabral de Melo

August 2017

Effect of row spatial arrangements on agromorphological responses of maize (Zea mays L.) and cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] in an intercropping system in Southern Cote d'Ivoire

Field trials were conducted at the University Nangui Abrogoua, Abidjan, southern Cote d'Ivoire during the 2015 and 2016 short rainy season to study the performance of maize (Zea mays L.) and cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] intercrop as influenced by row arrangement. A randomized complete block design (RCBD) with five treatments (SM; SC; MC; 1M1C and 2M4C) and three replications was used. SM was sole maize, SC...

Author(s): KIMOU Serge Hervé, COULIBALY Lacina Falengué, KOFFI Bertin Yao, TOURE Yaya, DÉDI Ky Juliette and KONE Mongomaké

August 2017

Effect of seeds pretreatment and storage on improvement of the germination and emergence of Anthyllis cytisoïdes L.

Anthyllis cytisoïdes L. is a species of shrubby legume that is a member of the Fabaceae family and grows in zones located along the coast, near the Mediterranean Sea. This shrubby forage species is considered a good aliment source for some ruminants. Pretreatment seeds germination and their viability after storage for long periods of time were tested. Pretreatment conditions were as follows: (T1) seeds were soaked...

Author(s): Acherkouk, M., Aberkani, K., Sabre, I. A., Maatougui, A., Amhamdi, H. and Haloui, B.

August 2017

Sample size for evaluation of eggplant and gilo seedlings

In horticultural nurseries, it is important to determine the number of plants to be evaluated to obtain reliable inferences about seedling growth. The objective of this study was to determine the sample size required to estimate the mean of quality traits of eggplant and gilo seedlings. The seedlings of both vegetables were produced in expanded polystyrene trays using (8×16) 128 cells each and 40 cm3 high. At 45...

Author(s): Leonardo Raasch Hell, Adriel Lima Nascimento, Omar Schmildt, Renan Garcia Malikouski, Adriano Alves Fernandes, Sávio da Silva Berilli, Nilson Nunes Morais Junior, Waylson Zancanella Quartezani, José Augusto Teixeira do Amaral and Edilson Romais Schmildt

August 2017

Agronomic practices and causes of decline in trifoliate yam (Dioscorea dumentorum Kunth Pax) production in Enugu State, Nigeria

Trifoliate yam is a species of yam with limited documented research and information on its production and importance in spite of its high yielding quality, nutritional, medicinal and industrial uses. This study was therefore carried out to describe agronomic practices, production trend and causes of decline in trifoliate yam production in Enugu state, Nigeria. Three agricultural zones, six blocks, eighteen circles and...

Author(s): Iwuchukwu J. C. and Okwor K. C

August 2017

Influence of boll sampling method and water stress on fiber quality of irrigated cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)

The quality of cotton fibers in Brazil has been studied. This was done by studying the fiber samples obtained from bolls removed from the middle third of the plants. These fiber samples are referred to as “standard sample”. This way to collect fiber data requires lots of labor, and may disguise the results obtained in experimental appraisals, due to human errors in gathering boll. Besides, cotton yield and...

Author(s): João Henrique Zonta, Ziany Neiva Brandão, Josiane I. S. Rodrigues, Heder Braun, Alécio Pereira, Elloise R. C. Lourenço and Valdinei Sofiatti