AJAR (2016), Vol. 1, Issue 02

  • Bio-stimulant of seaweed source as an organic alimentative to Bellary onion

    Bio-stimulant of seaweed source as an organic alimentative to Bellary onion: Bulb yield and Pyruvic acid levels Kosalaraman Karthikeyan, Munisamy Shanmugam Research and Development Division, AquAgri Processing Private Limited, B5, SIPCOT Industrial Estate, Manamadurai, Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu, India. The influence of bio-stimulant Aquasap powder derived from the red seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii was applied at 0.2% through foliar application on bellary onion at the establishment, vegetative, bulb formation and bulb development stage. Bulb yield and quality parameters such as total…

  • Integrated weed (Orobanche crenata) management on faba bean

    Integrated weed (Orobanche crenata) management on faba bean Mekonnen Misganaw Sirinka Agricultural Research Center, North Wollo, Ethiopia In Ethiopia pulse crops are widely grown and Faba bean (Vicia faba L., 2n=12) is an old world grain legume of the family Leguminasae. This crop is one of the major pulses grown in the highlands of Ethiopia ranging from 1800-3000 m.a.s.l receiving an annual rainfall of 700-1100 mm, and the country is now considered as one of the secondary centers of genetic…

  • Behavior of improved varieties and creoles of rice at the Baixada Maranhense

    Behavior of improved varieties and creoles of rice (Oryza sativa L.) at the Baixada Maranhense Ivaneide de Oliveira Nascimento1*, Antônia Alice Costa Rodrigues1, Raimunda Nonata Santos de Lemos1, Maria Rosangela Malheiros Silva1, Francisco de Assis dos Santos Diniz1, Leonardo de Jesus Machado Gois de Oliveira1 and Erlen Keila Cândido e Silva1  1 Post-Graduation Program of Agroecology, Maranhão State of University, Campus São Luís, São Luís, Maranhão State, Brazil. This study aimed to evaluate the performance of the different varieties of…

  • Impacts of climate change on crop production and its adaptation

    A Review on Impacts of Climate Change on Crop Production and its Adaptation in Sub-Saharan Africa Margaret Njeri Mwangi Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Egerton University, P.O. Box, 536-20115, Egerton, Kenya Climate change, which is inevitable, has a large impact on economies and livelihoods of many people. Therefore, the need to mitigate its impacts is paramount. Consequently, this has motivated a substantial body of research on the matter. The central issues that have been addressed are the impacts…