African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6858

Table of Content: February, 2022; 18(2)

February 2022

In vitro efficiency of crude extract of Ricinus communis, Abroma augusta, and Bombax ceiba seed on brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee

Brinjal shoot and fruit borer, Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee is a major pest. The frequent use of toxic chemical insecticides ultimately poses a problem due to pollution of the environment, health hazards, and adverse effects on beneficial organisms. Hence, the current researches looked into the efficacy of various botanicals against brinjal pests. This experiment was carried out to see how ethyl acetate and methanol...

Author(s): Rina Khatun,#, Khasrul Alam,#, Shahin Rana, Abdullah Al Mashud, Abdullah Al Masud, Sabbir Ahmed, Rezuanul Islam and Mohammad Abu Hena Mostofa Jamal  

February 2022

Analysis of climate change vulnerability and adaptation towards increase resilience among farmers in Borno State, Nigeria

This study analyzed climate change vulnerability and adaptation among smallholder farmers in Borno State, Nigeria. The study was conducted in Sudan and Guinea savannah Agro-Ecological Zones (AEZ) of the state. Survey research design was employed for the study. Multi-stage sampling procedure was used in selecting 360 farmers for the study. Descriptive statistics such as percentages, frequencies, means and livelihood...

Author(s): Mohammed D., Timothy E., Abaka S. S and Arubi A. A  

February 2022

Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on the growth and development of maize (Zea mays L.) Grown in Bangui (Central African Republic) under controlled conditions

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) on the growth and development of maize (Zea mays) in a greenhouse at the University of Bangui  for three months under controlled conditions. Data collection was done at 30, 60 and 90 days after sowing (DAS) for growth parameters (plant height, crown diameter, number of leaves) and above-ground, root and total biomass were...

Author(s): Elian Hubert Dieu-Béni, Touckia Gorgon Igor, Djamndo Djasbé Mathurin, Ngalambo Emmanuel, Ngonda Cesar, Gueret Egisthe and Goudidenango Eric Borgio  

February 2022

Response of common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) to seed treatment in Central Kenya

Seed treatment presents an opportunity to boost bean productivity; however, the technology has not been widely tested in Kenya and the sub Saharan Africa region. An experiment was carried out at Kandara, Central Kenya to compare the effects of seed treatment applications on bean performance. The split-plot design experiment with three replicates included four seed treatment products: Apron Star, Seed Plus, Gro Plus and...

Author(s): Boaz S. Waswa, Eliezah Kamau, David Karanja and Franklin Mairura  

February 2022

Tree performance and peach fruits yield and quality under compounds sprays to induce sprouting

The sprouting induction is a fundamental cultural practice in peach orchards grown in subtropical regions around the world. The evaluation of alternatives compounds to induce sprouting is necessary mainly considering its effects on fruit quality. Two alternative compounds such as 2.5% nitrogen fertilizer (NF) + 4% calcium nitrate (CN) and 4% calcium nitrate (CN), besides the control were compared with 0.6% hydrogen...

Author(s): Rafael Bibiano Ferreira, Sarita Leonel, Jackson Mirellys Azevedo Souza, Magali Leonel, Marcelo Souza Silva, Rafaelly Calsavara Martins and Vitor Hugo Artigiani Filho  

February 2022

Measuring technical efficiency and its determinants among sweet potatoes farmers in Western Uganda

Sweet potato is one of the important staple food for majority of Ugandans. As such, it is depended on by many households. Reportedly, sweet potatoes production is low especially in Western Uganda. This may have been attributed to resource misallocation leading to some levels of efficiency or inefficiency. However, the current level of efficiency or inefficiency and its determinants in sweet potatoes production is...

Author(s): Midamba Dick Chune, Alela Beatrice, Atukunda Bwesigye Obrine, Mary Kwesiga and Ogei Kizito  

February 2022

Modeling the water balance of a ruminant production system in the semi-arid region

In the Brazilian semi-arid region, most cattle properties that use small dams as a source of water are unaware of the water balance of this system, which makes it difficult to plan and use this resource rationally. In this context, the objective was to demonstrate the impact of water consumption from a ruminant production system in a small reservoir. The water use model was developed using the Vensim PLE™ software...

Author(s): Samuel Rocha Maranhão, Rodrigo Gregório da Silva, Gherman Garcia Leal de Araújo and Magno José Duarte Cândido

February 2022

Redefining conservation agriculture through appropriate use of herbicides and fertilisers to improve crop production in Mozambique

The effects and applicability of conservation agriculture in different farming contexts are highly contested. Yet, there has been limited attempt to adapt the conservation agriculture system to the conditions of resource-poor farmers, focusing primarily on the existing farmers’ capacity and objective to practice conservation agriculture. The study assessed the factors that influence adoption and dis-adoption of...

Author(s): Inacio M. Cipriano, Didy O. Onautsu, Titki D. Tarassoum, Idris I. Adejumobi, and Bily A. Bolakonga

February 2022

Elite local rice varieties resistant to bacterial leaf streak caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola under field conditions in Burkina Faso

This study aims to evaluate the phenotype of nine genotypes of rice, during two consecutive seasons, in plots of rice farmers in irrigated plains Kou valley and Di. A Fisher block was implanted with three replicates at both sites on plots that had previously been shown to have a high incidence of bacterial leaf streak (BLS). The incidence, severity, growth rate of the disease, and the average yield of the different...

Author(s): Sylvain Zougrana, Issa Wonni, Kadidia Koïta and Boris Szurek

February 2022

Variability of soil chemical properties in lower Wabishebele Sub-Basin in Somali Region South-eastern Ethiopia, as influenced by land use and land cover

This study was performed at lower Wabishebele sub-basin in Somali region south eastern Ethiopia to analyse the land use and cover and spatial variability of soil chemical properties of the sub-basin and develop soil map. A total of 41 soil samples were collected from 0-30 cm depth and analyzed for; pH total nitrogen (TN), available phosphorus (AP), and exchangeable potassium (EK). The data was analyzed through...

Author(s): Dahir Yosuf Abdi, Derege Tsegaye Meshesha    and Tadeos Shiferaw Woldegiorgis

February 2022

Potential of aqueous neem extract for Thaumastocoris peregrinus control

Eucalyptus cultivation has undergone great expansion in recent years due to the increase in commercial production of this wood for the paper, cellulose and steel industries. One of the main factors responsible for production losses is insect attack. The main insect that acts as a pest, devastating eucalyptus plantations is Thaumastocoris peregrinus, being controlled through the application of synthetic insecticides. The...

Author(s): Andressa Layane Ferreira Linhares, Mauricélia Ferreira Almeida, Edmar de Souza Tuelher, Michela Costa Batista, Roldão Carlos Andrade Lima, Adriana de Sousa Freitas,Bianca Pinheiro da Costa Neiva, Brunna Tavares da Silva Brito Sousa, Kaio Lucena Vidal, Jeferson Pereira da Silva, Raylson Marcelo Fernandes de Lima, Yago Luan Santos Vila Nova and Nayane Ketley Ferreira Linhares