African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6863

Table of Content: 3 March 2016; 11(9)

March 2016

In-vitro bioavailability of selected minerals in dry and green shelled beans

Mineral deficiency especially that of iron and zinc has continuously emerged as  a public health issue in developing countries, probably due to the over dependence on plant food sources, which contain more than enough minerals to meet the daily requirement but have a low bioavailability for physiological purposes. Experiments on in-vitro bioavailability were carried out on dry and green shelled beans. In-vitro...

Author(s): Peter Mamiro, Akwilina Mwanri, Delphina Mamiro, Martha Nyagaya and Julius Ntwenya

March 2016

Educational value of managerial and productive support of a cooperative of small-scale livestock producers

The objective of this paper was to study the productive situation of a producers' cooperative of small animals. This paper is based on the experience of partaking in the management of a cooperative of small-scale livestock producers that created an opportunity for scientific learning for the students of zootechnics at the Alagoas State University-UNEAL. The results of this study revealed that through exposure to the...

Author(s): José Crisólogo de Sales Silva, Alex Romualdo Nunes de Oliveira, Maria Mácrima de Sales Silva and Andrei Atroshenko

March 2016

Management of a rural estate using a multi-criteria tool to support decision making

The global population increase associated with an increase in purchasing power has caused an increase in food demand greater than productivity. This global context has generated demand for scientific development in agriculture and the collection of practical results from experimental farms and research institutes. The objective of this study was to build a process, illustrated by a model, to support the management of an...

Author(s): Marilda da Penha Teixeira Nagaoka, Alberto Kazushi Nagaoka, Leonardo Ensslin, Sandra Rolim Ensslin, Leonardo Corrêa Chaves and Fabrícia Silva da Rosa

March 2016

Relationship on the incidence of Thrips tabacci and spacing of garlic plantation

Thrips, Thrips tabaci Lind. (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), is a key pest of garlic in Brazil. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of spacing on T. tabaci infestation of a garlic crop. The experiment was conducted at the experimental farm of the Goiano Federal Institute (Instituto Federal Goiano – IF Goiano) - Campus Urutaí. The experimental design was a randomized block with nine treatments and spacing...

Author(s): André Cirilo de Sousa Almeida, Luciano Nogueira, Maurílio de Sousa Netto, Alexandre Igor de Azevedo Pereira and Flávio Gonçalves de Jesus

March 2016

Metabolic profile of Brazilian pine embryos and megagametophyte of stored seeds

Changes in availability of metabolites during seed deterioration might damage processes of synthesis and energy release for embryonic growth. This research aimed to determine which alterations occur in metabolic profile over storage of Araucaria angustifolia seeds and how these alterations are related to viability loss. Metabolic profile of samples stored at 60, 120, and 180 days, at ambient temperature, refrigerator...

Author(s): Cristhyane Garcia Araldi, Cileide Maria Medeiros Coelho and Marcelo Maraschin

March 2016

Gender gap and female workforce participation in agriculture in Andhra Pradesh, India

Women’s participation in the agricultural labour force (38.87 and 55.67%) in India and the State of Andhra Pradesh, India (Census of India, 2001) plays a distinctive role in earning a livelihood for the family. The objective of the study was to examine the pattern of women work force in agricultural activities in Andhra Pradesh (AP), India and is based on secondary data taken from the census of 2001 and 2011 and...

Author(s): Amtul Waris, B. Nirmala and S. Arun Kumar

March 2016

Allelopathic effect of irrigation with different concentrations of leaf extracts of Jatropha curcas L. on growth Brassica oleracea

The competition for sunlight, nutrients or space makes many plants from releasing toxins that can harm the growth and development of competing plants. This work aims to measure the allelopathic effect of the physic nut leaf extract on the cabbage plantation growth. The experiment was conducted in the Missal city, state of Parana, Brazil. It was used 6 different concentrations of extract Jatropha. curcas L., as follow:...

Author(s): Jhonatas Antonelli, Cleber Antonio Lindino, Reinaldo Aparecido Bariccatti, Samuel Nelson Melegari de Souza, Willian Cezar Nadaletti, Paulo André Cremonez and Eduardo Rossi

March 2016

Characterization of farming systems in Jammu region of J&K State and its policy implications

Farming systems of households in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir State have been analyzed based on the primary data collected through a total sample of 450 farmers in 2010-2011. The cereal based farming system and livestock based farming system has been found mostly in the study area except in Rajouri district where only cereal based farming system was predominant. Livestock and cereals only have been found to be...

Author(s): Dileep Kachroo, Jyoti Kachroo, Anil Bhat, N. P. Thakur, A. K. Gupta, Vijay Khajuria and Mudasir Iqbal

March 2016

Crude glycerol co-digestion associated with swine manure in biogas production: A study in Brazil

This study aimed to evaluate the crude glycerol efficiency, from biodiesel production, biogas production with co-digestion of swine manure. The process was conducted with several concentrations of glycerol 0, 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40% (w/w) and swine manure with a concentration of 20, 40 and 60% (w/w) with pH 7.2 and 35°C. The fermentation periods were 21 and 30 days. Fifty ml of micro-reactors were used airtight...

Author(s): Friedrich Leandro, Sanderson Karina, Pazuch Felix Augusto, Bariccatti Reinaldo Aparecido, Lenz Anderson Miguel, Souza Samuel Nelson Melegari, Lindino Cleber Antonio, Nogueira Carlos Eduardo Camargo, Siqueira Jair Antonio Cruz,  Frigo Elisandro Pires and Feiden Armin