Archive | March 2015

A cost-benefit analysis for utilization of poultry manure in cabbage production among smallholder crop-livestock farmers

cabbage production

Mugerwa Swidiq, Kabirizi Jolly Mary, Kigongo John, Zziwa Emmanuel

Key words: Marginal rate of return, net-benefits, yield.


Efficient utilization of animal manures is critical in sustaining productivity and profitability of smallholder crop-livestock production systems. Continue reading

Measures against damage of some perishable products on transit

perishable products

Fadeyibi Adeshina, Zinash Delebo Osunde, Bello Kehinde

Key words: Measures, damage, perishable products, transit.


Postharvest handling of agricultural raw material is a very important aspect of processing and storage engineering that can mar, if not properly handled, or make food product availability in a country. Continue reading

A comparative analysis of phosphorus fertilizer regimes on seed production of Lablab in East and Central Africa

pasture seed

Mugerwa Swidiq, Sara Babiker, Habonayo Glorios, Nijimbere Aloys, Kayiwa Stephen, Zziwa Emmanuel, Njarui Donald

Key words: Marginal rate of return, net benefits, dominance analysis, pasture seed.


Lablab purpureus is an important forage legume in smallholder crop-livestock systems of East and Central Africa. Seed yields of L. purpureus are generally low owing to limited phosphorus levels in most soils. Amendment of soil with phosphorus fertilizers is thus critical in enhancing lablab seed production. Continue reading

Synergistic antibacterial effects of three edible plants extract against antibiotic-associated diarrheagenic resistant bacteria


Md. Abu Sayeed, Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Md. Mostafizur Rahman, M. Sarwar Parvez, Mohammad Firoz Alam

Keywords: Synergistic effect, AAD resistant bacteria, MIC and MBC.


In vitro synergistic antibacterial effects among Alocasia macrorrhizos rhizome, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius corm and Colocasia esculenta corm extracts were tested against six resistant bacteria viz., Continue reading

Multivariate analysis of important morphological traits in some rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) Genotypes


Mahsa Mohammadjani Asrami, Hamid Najafi Zarrini, Seyyed Rasoul Mousavi

Key words: Canola, oil, Correlation, Regression.


In order to determine traits relationship and genetic diversity in some commercial genotype in Canola based on morphological traits, an experiment was conducted with eight Canola varieties in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications in experimental field of Sari Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Iran. Continue reading