Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016

  • Effect of Flower Farm Effluents on Diversity and Composition of Macro Invertebrates in Marura Wetland

    Daniel Albert Wandera, Monicah Nanjala Mukhwana

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 207-214
    Received: Aug. 28, 2016
    Accepted: Sep. 12, 2016
    Published: Oct. 09, 2016
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    Abstract: Wetlands are important sites for biological conservation due to their rich biodiversity which possess high productivity. They also offer shelter to many organisms and offers services such as water purification and flood control. However, biodiversity in wetlands has been reduced due to human activities that cause pollution like, flower farm effluen... Show More
  • Planting Arrangement, Population Density and Fertilizer Application Rate for White Maize (Zea mays L.) Production in Bandarban Valley

    Mohammad Ali Akbar, M. A. Siddique, Mong Sanue Marma, M. Moksedur Rahman, M. Rafiqul Islam Molla, M. Matiar Rahman, M. Jafar Ullah, Mohammad Ashraf Hossain, Abdul Hamid

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 215-224
    Received: Aug. 03, 2016
    Accepted: Aug. 19, 2016
    Published: Oct. 15, 2016
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    Abstract: On-farm experiments were conducted in the Bandarban valley during dry season, October 2015 through March, 2016 to investigate the possibility of introducing white maize as human food. Yield response of two maize hybrids (PSC 121 and KS 510) planted in three different row arrangements was evaluated in one experiment. The other experiment determined ... Show More
  • Pedological Characterization of Soils Developed from Volcanic Parent Materials of Northern Province of Rwanda

    Providence Uwitonze, Balthazar Michael Msanya, Peter Wilson Mtakwa, Solange Uwingabire, Sylvere Sirikare

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 225-236
    Received: Sep. 14, 2016
    Accepted: Sep. 27, 2016
    Published: Oct. 26, 2016
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    Abstract: Soils formed from volcanic materials have high potential for agricultural production and support high human population densities. This study was carried out on soils developed from volcanic parent materials of Northern Province of Rwanda aiming largely on pedological characterization but to a certain extent on assessment of potentials of soils for ... Show More
  • Evaluation of Indigenous and High Yielding Rice Varieties for Growing in Tidal Floodplain Ecosystem of Southern Bangladesh

    Mohammad Jafar Ullah, M. Aminul Islam, M. Harun-or-Rashid, M. Moksedur Rahman, M. A. Siddique, M. Ali Akbar, Mohammad Abdur Razzaque, M. Faruque H. Mollah, Abdul Hamid

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 237-242
    Received: Sep. 01, 2016
    Accepted: Sep. 10, 2016
    Published: Oct. 27, 2016
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    Abstract: Growth and yield of three indigenous varieties (Lalmota, Moulata and Sadamota) of aman rice was compared with that of two high yielding varieties (BRRI dhan 41 and BRRI dhan 44) in tidal floodplain ecosystem for two growing seasons. 45 d old seedlings transplanted in seedbed experienced repeated cycles of tidal submergence. Depth and duration of ti... Show More
  • Effect of 60Co-γ Ray Radiation on the Reproduction of Cochineal (Homoptera: Coecoidea: Dactylopiidae)

    Chen Hai-You, Qin Zhi-Hong, Zhang Zhong-He

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 243-248
    Received: Oct. 26, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 07, 2016
    Published: Dec. 02, 2016
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    Abstract: 60Co-γ ray has been used to develop new varieties of cochineal. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of 60Co-γ ray radiation on the reproduction of cochineal. Different doses of 60Co-γ ray were used to treat cochineal and the ability of generating offspring was determined. The results showed that high dose of 60Co-&g... Show More
  • Assessment of Soil Chemical Properties and Fertility in Some Traditional Irrigation Schemes of the Babati District, Manyara Region, Tanzania

    Joachim HJR Makoi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 249-260
    Received: Oct. 18, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 03, 2016
    Published: Dec. 21, 2016
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    Abstract: Aim: To assess the soil chemical properties and fertility status in selected traditional irrigation schemes in Babati District Council in Manyara Region, Tanzania. Place and Duration of Study: The survey was conducted in Mkombozi, Muungano and Endamajek proposed irrigation schemes, Babati District, in Tanzania during the dry season of 2002. Methodo... Show More
  • Population Density of the Mona Monkeys (Cercopithecus mona, Schreber, 1774) in Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary, Cross River State, Nigeria

    Bukie James Oshita, Nchor Ayuk Atim, Ebu Vincent Tawo, Mgbang Edward Ubua

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 261-265
    Received: Jun. 20, 2016
    Accepted: Jul. 04, 2016
    Published: Dec. 29, 2016
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    Abstract: A survey of Mona Monkeys (Cercopithecus mona) in Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary, Cross River State, Nigeria, was conducted to determine its status, ecology and population density. Line transect method of wildlife population determination was adopted, and to assess the vegetation composition of the study area, the Total Enumeration Count of vegetat... Show More
  • A Model for Cocoa Farmers’ Group Strengthening in the Regency of Kolaka Timur, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

    Putu Arimbawa, Hartina Batoa, Iskandar Iskandar, Muhammad Aswar Limi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 266-271
    Received: Oct. 26, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 18, 2016
    Published: Dec. 29, 2016
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    Abstract: The existence of cocoa farmers’ groups is expected to play a role in improving the cocoa farmers’ prosperity. The objectives of the study were (1) to formulate strategies for strengthening cocoa farmers’ groups in order to improve the cocoa farmers’ prosperity, and (2) to analyze a strengthening model for sustainable cocoa farmers’ groups. The stud... Show More
  • Adaptation of Women to Climate Variability in the Southern Slopes of the Rumpi Hills of Cameroon

    Mukete Beckline, Sun Yujun, Samuel Ayonghe, Ojong Loveline Etta, Itoe Constantine, Tamungang Richard

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 272-279
    Received: Oct. 27, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 09, 2016
    Published: Jan. 09, 2017
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    Abstract: In this paper, we examine the vulnerability and adaptability of women along the southern slopes of the Rumpi Hills forest, Ndian Division of Cameroon. We used primary weather data and household livelihood surveys, to identify a broad range of climate variability that combine to create different adaptation and household livelihood outcomes. We used ... Show More
  • The Effect of Salt Concentration on Growth and Yield of Two Forage Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) Lines

    Maha Zein Elabdein Gaffer Omer, Abdelwahab Hasan Abdalla

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 280-284
    Received: Sep. 24, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 08, 2016
    Published: Jan. 16, 2017
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    Abstract: A nursery experiment was conducted during the summer of 2007 at the nursery of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, latitude 15° 40' and longitude 32° 32', to investigate the effect of salt concentration on growth and yield of two lines of forage sorghum. The salt levels were: the control that no salt was added to the tap water, addi... Show More