Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014

  • Predicting Growth and Yield Models for Eucalyptus Species in Aek Nauli, North Sumatera, Indonesia

    Siti Latifah, Teodoro Reyes Villanueva, Myrna Gregorio Carandang, Nathaniel Cena Bantayan, Leonardo M. Florece

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 209-216
    Received: Jun. 13, 2014
    Accepted: Jul. 03, 2014
    Published: Jul. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: This study was conducted primarily to develop a yield prediction model for Eucalyptus spp plantations in Aek Nauli, North Sumatera, Indonesia as a contribution to sustain development and management of forest plantations. Data for growth and yield model were collected from the inventory and permanent sample plots (PSPs). The data in this study ... Show More
  • The Most Important Factors Affecting Yield of the Eucalyptus Species

    Siti Latifah, Teodoro Reyes Villanueva, Myrna Gregorio Carandang, Nathaniel Cena Bantayan, Leonardo M. Florece

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 217-223
    Received: Jun. 14, 2014
    Accepted: Jul. 10, 2014
    Published: Jul. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: This study was conducted primarily to obtain factors affecting yield for forest plantation Eucalyptus spp in Aek Nauli, North Sumatera, Indonesia. The data in this study used 650 rhombic plots consisting of 106 PSPs and 544 inventory plots with several variations of plot size. Stands features referred to diameter, height, merchantable volume, age, ... Show More
  • Forest Offence Types, Trends and Lapses: Case Study of the Nkawie Forest District of Ghana from 2005-2010

    Mercy A. A. Derkyi, Ton Dietz

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 224-232
    Received: Jun. 14, 2014
    Accepted: Jun. 24, 2014
    Published: Jul. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: The documented analysis of the forest offences revealed eight forest offence types with prevalent cases being chainsaw milling, illegal logging and illegal farming. Between 2005 and 2010, the district recorded 121 offences with more offences occurring in the on-reserve areas than in the off-reserve areas. The timber species, which was most exploite... Show More
  • Nutritional Evaluation of Varying Levels of Cooked Flamboyant Seed Meal (Delonix Regia) on the Growth Performance and Body Composition of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus) Fingerlings

    Gabriel Gana Bake, Elizabeth Itunu Martins, Suleiman Omeiza Eku Sadiku

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 233-239
    Received: Apr. 17, 2014
    Accepted: May 06, 2014
    Published: Jul. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: A feeding trial was conducted to evaluate the effect of inclusion level of cooked Delonix regia seed meal (CDRM) in the practical diet of Oreochromis niloticus fingerlings through their growth performance and nutrient utilization for 56 days. Four iso-nitrogenous and iso-lipidic experimental diets were formulated to contain 35% crude protein and 9.... Show More
  • Strategies of Eco-Friendly Stimulant Use Policy in Perum Perhutani, Indonesia

    Sukadaryati

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 240-248
    Received: Jul. 17, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 08, 2014
    Published: Aug. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: The use of strong acid H2SO4 stimulant (AN-ORGANIC) in effort to improve resin results in Perum Perhutani area is proved not safe for workers and the environment. On the other hand, eco-friendly stimulants such as ETRAT has been used in most areas of Perhutani and wood vinegar were developed. This research is aimed to identify strategies of eco-fri... Show More
  • Comparison and Relationship between Water Parameters and Abundance of Insects in Field and Irrigation System of Paddy Area of Sungai Burong, Tanjung Karang, Selangor, Malaysia

    Norazliza R., Fauziah I., Mohd Rasdi Z., Fairuz K., Ismail R.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 249-256
    Received: Jul. 18, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 06, 2014
    Published: Aug. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Any disturbance that occurs in agro-ecosystem especially in alteration of water quality has significant effects towards the diversity and distribution of insects. Improper agronomic practices in plantation areas such as the extensive use of fertilizers and pesticides may cause the disturbance of water quality. Thus, affecting the diversity and dist... Show More
  • Bioefficacy of Allium sativum (L.) Oil and Capsicum annum Miller (Chili Pepper) Fruit Powder Against Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) Infestation in Stored Cowpea Grains

    Duna Madu Mailafiya, Fatima Mohammed Maina, Michael Mamman Degri, Habila Atirbau Sharah

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 257-263
    Received: May 23, 2014
    Accepted: Jul. 16, 2014
    Published: Aug. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: The oil and fruit powder of Allium sativum Linn and Capsicum annum Miller (chili pepper) respectively and the combination of both were evaluated in the laboratory (30 - 35˚C and 60 - 65% RH) against the pulse beetle - Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) infestation of stored cowpea grains. The bioactivity of these plant materials ... Show More
  • Agro-Economic Performance of Crop Diversification in Rice Based Cropping Systems of Northwest Bangladesh

    Md. Abu Zaman Sarker, Md. Ashraful Alam, Akbar Hossain, Md. Abdul Mannaf

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 264-270
    Received: Jun. 16, 2014
    Accepted: Jul. 10, 2014
    Published: Aug. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: Among the winter (Rabi) crops, wheat is one of the most important temperature-sensitive crops and is the second most important grain crop after rice in Bangladesh. An experiment was conducted in research field of Wheat Research Centre, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Dinajpur, Bangladesh with 5 different cropping patterns including whea... Show More
  • Decomposition Rate of Pigs’ Manures and Nutrient Release Pattern in Wetland Condition

    Bokossa Hervé Kouessivi Janvier, Saïdou Aliou, Fiogbé Emile Didier, Kossou Dansou

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 271-278
    Received: Aug. 13, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 26, 2014
    Published: Sep. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: Recent studies reported the important contribution of animal dejections as organic manure for crop production but, little is known on the decomposition rate and nutrient release pattern in wetland of the manure of pigs nourished with diet enriched with Azolla filiculoides. A litter bag study was carried out under full control during 6 weeks in pots... Show More
  • An Assessment of the Socio-Economic and Ecological Impacts of Environmental Changes on Rural Livelihood: A Study Across Addado, Buhodle and Northern Galkaayo of Central and Northern Somalia

    Badal Ahmed Hassan, Edinam K. Glover, Olavi Luukkanen, Ramni Jamnadass, Ben Chikamai

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 279-291
    Received: Aug. 17, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 28, 2014
    Published: Sep. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: The international community has long recognized desertification as a significant global social, economic and environmental problem of concern with detrimental effects on the livelihoods of people in many countries world-wide. To explore this critique, this study examined local people’s views on the causes, effect and socio-economic impact of desert... Show More
  • Effects of Wastewater Characteristics on Fish Quality from Integrated Wastewater Treatment System and Fish Farming in Urban Areas, Tanzania

    Ahamdi Habibu Mkali, Jasper Ijumba, Karoli Nicholas Njau

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 292-298
    Received: Aug. 19, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 28, 2014
    Published: Sep. 10, 2014
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    Abstract: Availability of suitable water is one of the most important limiting factors for development of sustainable aquaculture in the urban areas. As a consequence, the use of wastewater effluents for aquaculture is on the rise in developing countries, Tanzania being one of the implementing country; quality of fish from such environments becomes questiona... Show More
  • Analysis of Rules in Use the Formation of Committee Boundary (PTB) State Forest Area in Indonesia

    Pernando Sinabutar, Bramasto Nugroho, Hariadi Kartodihardjo, Dudung Darusman

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 299-306
    Received: Aug. 15, 2014
    Accepted: Aug. 29, 2014
    Published: Sep. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Forest area gazettment in Indonesia is done through the appointment process, boundary demarcation, mapping and determination of forest area. The process was organized by the Committee Boundary (PTB) with the involvement of several agencies in the area are coordinated by Forest Center for area stabilization (BPKH). This study analyzed the interactio... Show More
  • The Role of Non-Wood Forest Products in Poverty Alleviation and Food Security in Urban Ghana

    Mawutor K. Glover, Edinam K. Glover

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 307-312
    Received: Aug. 17, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 06, 2014
    Published: Sep. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Non Wood Forest Product (NWFP) is as old as the existence of humans and has gained increasing importance. The study focused on processing NWFPs in urban Ghana with special reference to the bushmeat commodity chain that supplies the urban areas. It described the existing forms of bushmeat processing requirements and constraints. It also examined the... Show More
  • Evaluation and Future Options for Hillock Crop Production System in Lalmai Region of Bangladesh

    Khokan Kumer Sarker, Md. Ashraful Alam, Mohammad Kamrul Hasan, Mohammad Raziul Hassan Mondol

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 313-319
    Received: Aug. 18, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 04, 2014
    Published: Sep. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Lalmai hillock area is emerging as one of the prominent vegetable growing areas of Bangladesh. The study was undertaken to evaluate the existing cropping patterns, economic analysis, identify general problems and develop future options for improving hillock crop production systems in the Lalmai hillock areas of Comilla region in Bangladesh. The stu... Show More
  • Wetland Management in Bangladesh: A Study on Beel Bakar

    Shoumo Khondoker, Md. Lokman Hossain, Khondoker Azizul Hoque Moni

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014
    Pages: 320-328
    Received: Aug. 27, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 09, 2014
    Published: Sep. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Being a riverine country, Bangladesh maintains a large volume of water by its different channels like river, canal, beel, haor, baor, lake and so on. Beel is one of the ancient types of water body in the context of Bangladesh. Among all the types of water bodies existing in Bangladesh, beel is obviously a fascinating one due to its biodiversity and... Show More