Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2017

  • Proximate Composition and Amino Acids of Four Species of Pine Caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae)

    Jian-Zhong He, Zhong-He Zhang

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 55-58
    Received: Feb. 27, 2017
    Accepted: Mar. 10, 2017
    Published: Mar. 25, 2017
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    Abstract: The objectives of the study were to analyze the nutritional composition of some species of pine caterpillars and to encourage utilization of these forest insect pests, therefore, the study constituted part of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) for these forest pests in China. The results showed that the crude protein (CP) content of the pupae of 4 sp... Show More
  • Tree Species Diversity and Their Potential Uses in Kizee Village Forest Reserve, Tanzania

    Joshua Maguzu, Mathew Mndolwa, Nancy Eliad Pima, Franklin Bomani, Pray Solomon

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 59-65
    Received: Jan. 25, 2017
    Accepted: Mar. 11, 2017
    Published: Apr. 01, 2017
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    Abstract: Tree species diversity and their potential uses were assessed in Kizee Village Forest Reserve, Muheza District. Household survey, focus group discussions, key informant interview and tree diversity surveys were used during data collection. Data were analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively using the Statistical Package for Social Science. Tre... Show More
  • Fiber Dimension and Derivatives Value of Sugar Palm Frond in Various Positions

    Fatriani, Banjarbaru

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 66-68
    Received: Mar. 16, 2017
    Accepted: Mar. 24, 2017
    Published: Apr. 01, 2017
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    Abstract: This study aimed to analyze the dimensions of fiber and its derivatives in order to utilize as an alternative material of pulp and paper making. Dimensions of fiber include fiber length, fiber diameter, lumen diameter, and cell wall thickness; the values of derivatives studied were runkell ratio, felting power, muhlstep ratio, flexibility ratio, an... Show More