Fruit & Vegetable Production - GAP, IPM, Pest Control, Weed Control, Organic

Manejo Integrado del Gorgojo del Camote o Tetuán del boniato, Cylas formicarius (Fab.), en Cuba

La amplia experiencia del Centro en el manejo integrado de plagas de papa sirvió de base para el desarrollo de estrategias para combatir el gorgojo del camote en Cuba. Estas fueron divulgadas a través de intensivos programas de capacitación desarrollados en estrecha colaboraci...
Fausto Cisneros Vera
Jesús Alcázar Sedano
Centro Internacional de la Papa

Strip Tillage and Early-Season Broadleaf Weed Control in Seeded Onion (Allium cepa)

    Field experiments were conducted in 2007 and 2008 near Oakes, North Dakota (ND), USA, to evaluate if strip tillage could be incorporated into a production system of seeded onion (Allium cepa) to eliminate the standard use of a barley (Hordeum vulgare) companion crop with conventional...
Sarah Gegner-Kazmierczak
Harlene Hatterman-Valenti

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

Agricultural Alternatives: Apple Production

  Apples may be grown in many parts of the country and lend themselves well to part-time farming operations. The initial investment for apples can be high depending on the production method chosen, land preparation, and initial investment in the trees. A commercial orchard is expected to be...
Robert M. Crassweller
Lynn F. Kime
Jayson K. Harper
The Pennsylvania State University

Performance of Improved Bean Varieties in Kasulu and Kibondo Districts of Kigoma Region, Tanzania

  A project aimed at improving bean production in Kigoma Region was carried out from 2008/09 to 2010/11 in Kasulu and Kibondo districts. Soils at trial sites varied from sandy clay loams to clay, mostly acidic with pH water varying from 4.5 to 6.3 (mean 5.5 +- 0.5) with low to medium (1....
Erasto Shenkalwa
A Kalala
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

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

Effect of Organic Fertilizers on Physical and Chemical Quality of Sugar Loaf Pinapple (Ananas cosmosus L) Grown in Two Ecological Sites in Ghana

  Pineapple has a large demand for plant nutrients and for this reason; fertilization is almost mandatory where the fruit is destined for sale. As consumer demand for organic food grows, organic production and certification is seen as a valuable alternative for smallholder farmers in...
Mavis Owureku-Asare
Agyei-Amponsah J
Agbemavor SWK
Apatey J
Sarfo AK
Okyere AA
Twum LA
MT Dodobi
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Effect of Mulch and Different Fungicide Spray Regimes on Yield of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L) in Tanzania

  In many areas in Tanzania, pests management for tomato involves weekly pesticide sprays. The practice poses a threat to the environment and health of consumers. In this study the effect of pesticide spray regimes and use of mulch were evaluated on ‘Tanya VF’ and ‘Tengeru 97...
Hosea D. Mtui
Mark A. Bennett
Kalunde P. Sibuga
Amon P. Maerere
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Effect of the Treatments in Controlling Purple Blotch Complex of Onion (Allium cepa L.)

   A field experiment was conducted during the rabi season to study the management of Purple blotch of onion through some chemicals and plant extracts. The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with 3 (three) replications of each treatment. There were 11...
Umme Sarifun Akter
Harun Or Rashid
Aminur Rahman
Rafiqul Islam
Maksudul Haque
Academic Journal of Plant Sciences