AJAR (2016), Vol. 1, Issue 01

  • Pearl millet landraces: variability, yield components, grain and panicle quality

    Pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br] landraces from south Algeria: variability, yield components, grain and panicle quality Rahal-Bouziane1 H., Semiani2 Y. 1, 2: National Agronomic Research Institute of Algeria, INRAA of Baraki The millet is one of the most important cereals for food and feed in the world. Through this study, the behavior of 15 autochthonous cultivars of pearl millet in presence of one Nigerian control was done in Mitidja’s conditions (sub-humid region in Algeria) to assess the variability…

  • Influence of Poultry Feed Dynamism on Eggs Production

    Influence of Poultry Feed Dynamism on Eggs Production in Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria Onabajo A. O.1, Adamu C. O.1, Oyediran W. O.1, Onabajo, B. O.2, Adeyanju Y .T.1 Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria Department of Agricultural Science, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria This study was carried out to assess the influence of poultry feed dynamism on eggs production in Odogbolu Local…

  • A Panacea For Food Security And Sustainable Rural Development

    Mechanizing Postharvest Processing Operations: A Panacea For Food Security And Sustainable Rural Development *ONU, O. O., A. C. ONYENWOKE, K. J. SIMONYAN Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, P.M.B 7267, Umuahia Abia State, Nigeria. Food security and sustainable rural development are indispensible ingredients in attaining the Millennium Development goal (MDG) of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger. The reduced time for food preparation and the increasing demand for processed food heighten the need for developing…

  • Traditional to Smart Irrigation Methods in India: Review

    Traditional to Smart Irrigation Methods in India: Review Sirisha Adamala Applied Engineering Department, Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology and Research University, Vadlamudi-522213 Guntur, Andhra Pradesh Irrigation is the controlled application of water for agricultural purposes through manmade systems to supply water requirements that are not satisfied by the rainfall. Crop irrigation is vital throughout the world in order to provide the world’s ever-growing populations with enough food. Many different irrigation methods from traditional to smart ones are used over worldwide, including:…

  • Factors Affecting Sustainability Of Melon (Egusi) Production

    Factors Affecting Sustainability Of Melon (Egusi) Production In Rural Farming Households Of Southwest, Nigeria Oyediran, W. O.1, Omoare, A. M.2 and Ajagbe, B. O.3 1Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. 2Department of Agricultural Science Education, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. 3Department of Primary Education Studies, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria Melon crop plays important roles in the farming system and in the nutritional diet and economic well-being…