American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry

Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2020

  • Effects of Planting Depth on Germination and Growth of Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) at Fitche, Oromia National Regional State, Central Ethiopia

    Endalkachew Baye, Zebiba Ebirahim, Naol Kasahun, Nebiyat Wasyihun, Kebede Siyum, Dinknesh Yachiso, Zenash Tiruneh, Bosena Fekadu

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2020
    Pages: 58-63
    Received: 3 February 2020
    Accepted: 13 April 2020
    Published: 28 May 2020
    Abstract: The depth of sowing is important in maximizing the potential of seedling emergence and crop growth. Too shallow sowing results in poor germination due to inadequate soil moisture at the top soil layer. On the other hand, deep sowing can also significantly reduce crop emergence and growth. It would create the emergence seedling had less performance ... Show More
  • Equation Chapter 1 Section 1 Corn Suitability Rating for Southern Highland Zone of Tanzania - A Feasibility Assessment at the TARI-Uyole, Mbeya, Tanzania

    Johnson Godlove Mtama, Charles Lee Burras, Balthazar Michael Msanya

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2020
    Pages: 64-68
    Received: 25 November 2019
    Accepted: 23 December 2019
    Published: 4 June 2020
    Abstract: Corn productivity indices (CSR2T) for representative soils in the Southern Highland Zone of Tanzania were developed. The approaches used were derived from Iowa State University’s CSR2. Consistent with ISU, index points were applied to the pedon based on the USDA Soil Taxonomy subgroup, family particle size class, and available water holding capacit... Show More
  • Mineral Fertilizer Microdosing Alone or Combined with Urea on Maize and According to the Soil Chemical Elements Variation (Thies, Senegal)

    Rabi Housseini Malam Laminou, Saliou Ndiaye, Djibril Diallo, Aliou Badara Dieye, Mariama Dalanda Diallo, Aliou Guisse

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2020
    Pages: 69-76
    Received: 18 May 2020
    Accepted: 1 June 2020
    Published: 8 June 2020
    Abstract: Mineral fertilizer microdosing is a technique developed not only to compensate for the low availability of mineral fertilizers but also to optimize their removal by the crop. A microdose experiment on a maize crop (rainfed) was conducted at The Center for Application of Agricultural Techniques (CATA) of the National School of Agriculture of Thies (... Show More
  • Biodiversity and Plant Growth Promoting Potential of Bacteria from Soybean Rhizosphere of Saline Soil

    Dhanraj Nakade

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2020
    Pages: 77-80
    Received: 5 April 2020
    Accepted: 24 April 2020
    Published: 12 June 2020
    Abstract: PGPR are root-associated bacteria that form symbiotic relationships with many plants. These are the Bacteria that colonize plant roots and promote plant growth are referred to as plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR). PGPR are highly diverse and are important in plant growth promotion and increase in yield of crops. Almost all of the PGPR bac... Show More
  • Evaluation of the Smallholder Farmers’ Perception and Acceptance for Push-Pull Technology in Western Hararghe Zone of Oromia, Ethiopia

    Abebe Teshome, Belay Roba

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2020
    Pages: 81-90
    Received: 12 August 2019
    Accepted: 6 September 2019
    Published: 17 June 2020
    Abstract: Cereal crops play an important role in ensuring food security in Africa and providing cash income for most households in the rural areas. In the last two decades, African region has been experiencing a significant decline in per capita food production in which the cereals explaining most of the observed variance in total food production. The declin... Show More