Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015

  • Growth Parameters of Onion (Allium cepa L. var. Cepa) as Affected by Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates and Intra-row Spacing Under Irrigation in Gode, South-Eastern Ethiopia

    Weldemariam Seifu Gessesew, Kebede Woldetsadik, Wassu Mohammed

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 239-245
    Received: Aug. 18, 2015
    Accepted: Aug. 31, 2015
    Published: Oct. 14, 2015
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    Abstract: The productivity of onion crop is low due to poor agronomic and management practices in Gode district. Therefore, a field experiment was conducted at Gode Polytechnic College demonstration farm in 2013 under irrigation to assess the effect of N fertilizer rates and intra-row spacing on growth parameters of onion (Allium cepa L.). The treatments wer... Show More
  • Physicochemical Analysis of Pomegranate of Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan

    Faisal Abbas, Nawazish Ali, Yawar Abbas, Attarad Ali, Naveed Hussain, Tanveer Abbas, Abdul-Rehman Phull, Islamuddin

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 246-251
    Received: Sep. 25, 2015
    Accepted: Oct. 07, 2015
    Published: Oct. 28, 2015
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    Abstract: Juice can be considered as an important and functional ingredient in food products. The aim of current study was to screen and compare the physico-chemical properties of some indigenous species of pomegranate in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Pakistan. Fruits were collected from three tehsil regions of GB i.e. Bagrote, Jalalabad and Heramosh valleys. The fr... Show More
  • Variations in Climate Change Indicators and Implications on Forest Resources Management in Taraba State, Nigeria

    Agbidye Francis Sarwuan, Emmanuel Zando Angyu, Egbuche Christian. Toochi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 252-256
    Received: Jul. 29, 2015
    Accepted: Oct. 14, 2015
    Published: Oct. 30, 2015
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    Abstract: This study was carried out to investigate the variation in climate change indicators of specific interest of rainfall and temperature) in Taraba State from 1991 to 2011. Secondary data were obtained on these climate change indicators from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria. Data obtained on amount of rainfall... Show More
  • Indigenous and Current Practices in Organic Agriculture in Nigeria: A Review

    Ibeawuchi I. I., Obiefuna J. C., Tom C. T., Ihejirika G. O., Omobvude S. O.

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 257-262
    Received: Jul. 29, 2015
    Accepted: Oct. 15, 2015
    Published: Oct. 30, 2015
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    Abstract: The paper defines organic agriculture as holistic management system which promotes agro-ecosystem's health, biodiversity, biological cycle and biological activity without the external inputs of synthetic chemicals such as: fertilizers, pesticides, hormones and feed additives. Benefit include among others: high and comparable yield though could be s... Show More
  • A Comparative Study on the Effect of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers on Agronomic Performance of Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) and Pea (Pisum sativum L.)

    Bhaskarrao Chinthapalli, Dagne Tafa Dibar, D. S. Vijaya Chitra, Melaku Bedaso Leta

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 263-268
    Received: Sep. 29, 2015
    Accepted: Oct. 16, 2015
    Published: Nov. 10, 2015
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    Abstract: The study was conducted to observe the comparative effect of organic fertilizer (cow dung) and inorganic fertilizers like urea and potassium chloride on the growth, biomass and biochemical parameters of two legumes of pea (Pisum sativum) and faba bean (Vicia faba). Experiments were done using two plant species of legume family. Organic fertilizer l... Show More
  • Evaluation of Plant Growth Regulator, Immunity and DNA Fingerprinting of Biofield Energy Treated Mustard Seeds (Brassica juncea)

    Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Sambhu Charan Mondal, Snehasis Jana

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 269-274
    Received: Oct. 11, 2015
    Accepted: Oct. 19, 2015
    Published: Nov. 16, 2015
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    Abstract: Among the oilseeds grown around the world, mustard is one of the important crop worldwide due to its wide adaptability and high yielding capacity. Owing to the importance of its utilities as condiment, cooking oil and some medical aids, the demand for its seed production is too high. The present study was carried out to evaluate the impact of Mr. T... Show More
  • Valuation of Environmental Services of Catchment Forests Within Baubau Wonco Watershed

    Safril Kasim, Aminuddin Mane Kandari, La Ode Midi, Anita Indriasari

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 275-283
    Received: Oct. 20, 2015
    Accepted: Oct. 29, 2015
    Published: Nov. 17, 2015
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    Abstract: Catchment forests cover a total of 2.750, 11 Ha. This is about 31,85% of the total area of Baubau Wonco watershed. This forested land provides both tangible and intangible benefits of which some are perceived as environmental services. However, it has encountered high rate of deforestation and forests degradation [7]. A well managed catchment fores... Show More
  • Variations in Stem Borer Infestation and Damage in Three Maize (Zea mays L.) Types in Southern Guinea Savanna and Rainforest Zones of Nigeria

    Edache Ernest Ekoja, Olufemi Richard Pitan, Folashade Temitope Olaosebikan

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 284-290
    Received: Nov. 03, 2015
    Accepted: Nov. 11, 2015
    Published: Dec. 02, 2015
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    Abstract: The effects of location, maize types and borer control with carbofuran (Furadan 3G®) on the severity of maize stem borer infestation and damage was investigated in the late maize planting season of 2011. Treatments were laid out in randomized complete block design using a split-slip-plot factorial arrangement. Whole plot factor consisted of two loc... Show More
  • Evaluation of Plant Growth, Yield and Yield Attributes of Biofield Energy Treated Mustard (Brassica juncea) and Chick Pea (Cicer arietinum) Seeds

    Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Sambhu Charan Mondal, Snehasis Jana

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 291-295
    Received: Oct. 30, 2015
    Accepted: Nov. 26, 2015
    Published: Dec. 22, 2015
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    Abstract: The present study was carried out to evaluate the effect of Mr. Trivedi’s biofield energy treatment on mustard (Brassica juncea) and chick pea (Cicer arietinum) for their growth, yield, and yield attributes. Both the samples were divided into two groups. One group was remained as untreated and coded as control, while the other group (both seed and ... Show More
  • Study on Present Status of Fish Biodiversity in Wetlands of Sylhet District, Bangladesh

    Mohammed Ariful Islam, Md. Jahidul Islam, Sanzib Kumar Barman, Farjana Morshed, Sabiha Sultana Marine

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 296-299
    Received: Nov. 10, 2015
    Accepted: Dec. 14, 2015
    Published: Jan. 03, 2016
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    Abstract: The study was conducted to identify the present status of fish biodiversity in the wetlands of Sylhet district for a period of 12 months from January 2014 to December 2014. It was done by questionnaire interviews (QI) of fishers, focus group discussions (FGD), and key informant interviews (KII) and secondary data collection. During the study period... Show More
  • Research Progress on the Mechanism of Alfalfa Cold Resistance During Overwintering Period

    Wu Jiabin, Miao Shu, Zhang Ruiqiang, Miao Henglu, Wang Sen

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 300-304
    Received: Jan. 08, 2016
    Accepted:
    Published: Jan. 08, 2016
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    Abstract: Understanding and research on the mechanism of alfalfa cold resistance has become one of the hot spots in grassland and pasture accompany the rapid development of the scale of feeding grassland construction. This paper expounds the origin of damage to the alfalfa caused by low temperature stress in winter , and summarizes the physiological and bioc... Show More