American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry

Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2019

  • Association of Aeschynomene histrix with Andropogon gayanus or Panicum maximun: A Comparative Study of Pasture Quality

    Yapo Magloire Yapi, Moussa Kimse

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2019
    Pages: 36-43
    Received: 5 September 2018
    Accepted: 30 October 2018
    Published: 13 April 2019
    Abstract: Forage crops are essential for developing ruminant livestock farming. The combination of grasses and legumes in the same pasture provides a forage with more balanced nutritional value which enhances animal performance. In sub-Saharan africa, forage crops are very rarely practiced. The objective of this study was to improve the quality of the forage... Show More
  • Woody Species Richness and Diversity at Ades Dry Afromontane Forest of South Eastern Ethiopia

    Muktar Reshad, Alemayehu Beyene, Muktar Mohammed

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2019
    Pages: 44-52
    Received: 12 January 2019
    Accepted: 22 March 2019
    Published: 18 April 2019
    Abstract: The study was conducted at Ades Dry Afromontane Forest at 407 km Southeast of Addis Ababa to assess the diversity and composition of woody plant species. The sampling design was based on a US Forest Service model for the indigenous forests. A total of 60 circular plots each with an area of 0.017 ha were arranged in groups of four where a central pl... Show More
  • Urban Forestry and Ecosystem Services in the City of Dolisie (Congo)

    Victor Kimpouni, Jean De Dieu Nzila, Hervé Fortuné Kaya

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2019
    Pages: 53-65
    Received: 14 January 2019
    Accepted: 24 March 2019
    Published: 29 April 2019
    Abstract: The study, conducted in the city of Dolisie, provides an overview of plant diversity, ethnobotanical and ecosystem services, people's expectations and perceptions of urban forestry. It is based on the botanical inventory and interviews involving city managers and populations. A total of 34 species belonging to 26 genera and 17 families have been re... Show More
  • Tree Cover on Cattle Farms in the Southeast Region of Guatemala

    Jennifer Solis, Cristóbal Villanueva, Guillermo Detlefsen, Christian Brenes, Sergio Vilchez

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2019
    Pages: 66-77
    Received: 26 February 2019
    Accepted: 9 April 2019
    Published: 7 May 2019
    Abstract: Often livestock activity is related to deforestation and loss of natural resources such as soil and water quality and quantity. The strategies that come from this perception seek the minimization of livestock effect of greenhouse gas emissions into the environment. Silvopastoral systems is been used as an alternative to increase tree cover on lives... Show More
  • Effects of Stem Rust (Puccinia graminis f.sp. tritici) on Yield, Physical and Chemical Quality of Durum Wheat Varieties in East Shoa Zone, Ethiopia

    Ashenafi Gemechu Degete, Alemayehu Chala

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2019
    Pages: 78-83
    Received: 2 January 2019
    Accepted: 7 February 2019
    Published: 17 May 2019
    Abstract: Stem rust or black rust caused by Puccinia graminis f.sp. tritici is one of the major biotic constraints of wheat production in Ethiopia. The disease may cause substantial quantitative and qualitative yield losses but much of the work in Ethiopia on this pathosystem focuses on quantitative yield loss and qualitative losses are often overlooked. As ... Show More