American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry

Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016

  • A Long-Term Data Sequence (1960-2013) to Analyse the Sustainability of Hay Quality in Irrigated Permanent Grasslands Under Climate Change

    Gihan Mohammed, Fabienne Trolard, Guilhem Bourrié, Marina Gillon, Didier Tronc, François Charron

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 140-151
    Received: 8 March 2016
    Accepted: 18 March 2016
    Published: 17 October 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20160406.11
    Abstract: Face to climate, land and water use changes, sustainability of crop systems and quality of production is in debate. Long term database concerning hay's mineral contents, dry matter and climate dynamics (rainfall and temperature) have been collected and are used here to argue these questions. Such data are scarce, but here were made available, as th... Show More
  • Early Survival Evaluation of Trees and Shrubs for Their Adaptability Planted Under Moisture Conservation Structures at Hawi Gudina District, West Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia

    Desalegn Mamo, Eshetu Ararso, Alemayhu Diriba, Shimelis Dekeba, Dulo Hussen

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 152-155
    Received: 12 July 2016
    Accepted: 28 July 2016
    Published: 11 November 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20160406.12
    Abstract: The ever-increasing demand for biomass energy in developing countries like Ethiopia seeks urgent attention. Tree growth depends on genetic potential of the species and environmental conditions. A study was conducted at Hawi Gudina district during 2010-2013 to evaluate early survival of different agroforestry trees/shrubs (Meliaazedarach, Moringaole... Show More
  • Monosaccharide Analysis of Dendrobium moniliforme Polysaccharides by High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry

    Xingjun Xi, Shangzhen Xiao, Fei Tang, Qiao Chu, Tao Lan, Genlai Dong

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 156-162
    Received: 6 December 2016
    Published: 7 December 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20160406.13
    Abstract: To obtain monosaccharide components information of Dendrobium moniliforme polysaccharides, a HPLC-ESI-MS method was proposed. The crude polysaccharides were extracted and purified from D. moniliforme as samples (DMP). Then, the polysaccharides were hydrolyzed with trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) and derivated by 1-phenyl-3-methyl-5-pyrazolone (PMP). PMP... Show More
  • Agricultural Production: Improving “Dabsha” Mango Trees Productivity and Fruit Quality by Biological Fertilizers

    Ahmed Fathallah El-Shiekh

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 163-167
    Received: 24 October 2016
    Accepted: 13 December 2016
    Published: 13 January 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20160406.14
    Abstract: Bio-fertilizers are used to improve the fertility of the land using biological wastes, hence the term bio-fertilizers and biological wastes do not contain any chemicals which are detrimental to the living soil. This study was done at Dibba Experiment Station, Eastern Region, Ministry of Environment & Water, UAE to study the effect of two types of b... Show More
  • Tidal Trends and Magnitude of Chwaka and Uzi Bays as a Proxy of Seawater Intrusion in Jozani Groundwater Forest, Zanzibar, Tanzania

    Masoud Salum Said, Balthazar Michael Msanya, Johnson Mashambo Semoka, Salim Mohamed Salim Maliondo

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 168-177
    Received: 14 December 2016
    Accepted: 4 January 2017
    Published: 2 February 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20160406.15
    Abstract: Tidal characteristics, land altitude, level of groundwater, and rainfall patterns are among the main factors determining seawater intrusions in coastal areas. As Jozani Groundwater Forest (JGWF) is a coastal forest of low altitude found between Chwaka and Uzi bays, it was assumed the forest is increasingly being intruded by seawater. This study was... Show More