Manejo de Suelos - Fertilización, Compostado, Nutrición vegetal

Response of Maize (Zea mays L.) to Green Manure from Varying Populations of Cowpea in a Derived Savannah of Nigeria

  A field experiment was carried out at the Teaching and Research farm of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, located between longitude 70 15’ N and latitude 30 25’ E, a derived savannah in south western Nigeria. The study was carried out between April to September 2009 and...
Thomas Fabunmi
RO Balogun
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Handbook for Integrated Soil Fertility Management

  Contents:  1. Introduction  2. The need for ISFM 3. Principles of ISFM  4. Soil fertility management practices  5. Targeting ISFM options 6. Soil and crop production – an introduction 7. Tables and reference information
Thomas Fairhurst
Africa Soil Health Consortium

Influence by Artificial Defoliation and NPK Fertilizer Application on Growth and Yield of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L) Moench)

  A field trial to determine the effect of artificial defoliation and NPK fertilizer application on growth and yield of okra was conducted in 2010 and 2011 at the Teaching and Research Farms of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. Okra “Uselu Local...
CNC Nwaoguala
Kola E Law-Ogbomo
AU Osaigbovo
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Chemical Quality of Common Beans as Influenced by Genotype and Aluminium Rates Under Two Soil Liming Regimes

  Soil acidity affects seed yield and crop quality negatively due to aluminium toxicity in most humid tropics where the crop is cultivated for food and cash income by smallholder farmers. This study was conducted to assess the effect of different exchangeable aluminium concentrations on bean...
Hirpa Legesse
Nigussie-Dechassa R.
Setegn G.
G Bultosa
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Leaf Characteristics and Photosynthetic Pigments Response of Sunflower Hybrids toward Salt Stress

  A pot culture experiment was conducted to study the effects of four different levels of salinity (having osmotic potential of 0.00; -4.67; -9.35 and -14.04 bars) on the leaf characteristics and photosynthetic pigments of four hybrids of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). A significant...
Abdul Kabir Khan Achakzai
Academic Journal of Plant Sciences

A Review of Effect of Nutrient Elements on Crop Quality

The problem of low soil fertility and poor plant nutrition does not only affect crop yields but also crop quality. A review of many refereed published journal articles and books sourced from internet and libraries was conducted with the aim of highlighting the effects of plant nutrition on crop...
Keston Njira
J Nabwami
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Use of Vegetable Oils as Biopesticide in Grain Protection- A Review

             Cereals and pulses have great biological and nutritional value in human diet. The losses during growing crops and post harvest handling, processing, storage and distributions systems vary between 20-60%. Three major groups of storage enemies are:...
Anurag Singh
Ashish Khare
Amit P. Singh
Journal of Fertilizers & Pesticides

Detoxification of Olive-mill Solid Waste and its Probable Application as Organic Fertilizer

  Despite the phytotoxicity of olive-mill solid waste (OMSW) due to its high polyphenols content, OMSW have fertilizer characteristics, which make it a potential source for organic fertilization. Composting of OMSW treatment process was conducted in this study to eliminate the phytotoxicity...
Salama M El-Darier
Hoda A Ahmed
Mohamed S Abd El Razik
Eman Salah Allam M
Journal of Fertilizers & Pesticides

Effects of Different Irrigation and Fertilization Treatments on Growth and Yield of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in Iraq

The experiment was implemented during the autumn season 2013, to study the effect of three methods of irrigation and fertilization on the development and yield of the potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) cv Rivera. Two methods of drip irrigation (putting the pipe at the bottom and at the top of furrows)...
Abdel-Monnem Sadalaha Kahlel
International Journal of Horticulture and Ornamental Plants

Blossom-End Rot and Calcium Nutrition of Pepper and Tomato

Had the ancient Roman Empire not developed concrete and cement, the domed buildings, arched bridges and aqueducts we see today would not still give testimony to the Romans’ ingenuity or to the durability of a simple mineral: limestone. Although calcium (Ca) is well known as the main...
Joshua L. Mayfield
William Terry Kelley
University of Georgia Extension