Archive | April 2015

Effect of planting methods and different source of N fertilizer on some agronomic characters in rice (Vr. BRRI dhan 39)

BRRI dhan

Nasiruddin, M. F. Alam

Key words: Planting methods, N fertilizer, BRRI dhan 39, Oryza sativa, yield.


Proper planting methods are important for crop establishment and fertilizer has a beneficial effect on soil physical properties. Keeping this in view a study was carried out at biological science research field, Rajshahi University campus during June to October 2000 to evaluate the planting methods and different N fertilizer effect on yield and yield contributing characters of BRRI dhan 39. Continue reading

Assessment of enterovirus contamination in vegetable samples in Morocco by reverse transcription Nested-PCR


Ibenyassine, Y. Karamoko, M. El fennouni, R. Ait Mhand, M. Elfahim, M. N. Benchekroun, M. M. Ennaji

Key words: Vegetables, enterovirus, RT-PCR detection, wastewater, Morocco.


Vegetables are often implicated in the transmission for food-borne diseases, but local research on enteric viruses in vegetables is scarce despite its importance for public health. Continue reading

Effects of different sowing date and the combined effects of sowing date and seed rates on the performance of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)/faba bean (Vicia faba L.) intercropping system


Ibrahim Yahuza

Key words: Wheat/faba bean intercropping system, bean sowing date, temporal resource use, spatial resource use.


Temporal complementarity in resource use is not well understood in wheat (Triticum aestivum) /faba bean (bean; Vicia faba) intercropping system. Results from a field experiment involving this intercrop combination indicate no benefit in resource use by delaying bean sowing date (BSD), as the total intercrop (wheat + bean) seed yields were reduced with delay in BSD. Continue reading

The prevalence of extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) among Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species urinary isolates from Abia state university teaching hospital (ABSUTH) aba, Abia State Nigeria

Escherichia coli

L. Nwosu, E. S. Amadi, C. E. Nwanyanwu, C. I. Chikwendu, C. L. Madu

Keywords: Beta-lactamases (ESBLs), Prevalence, Urinary isolates.


The prevalence of extended spectrum β-lactamases among 246 clinical isolates from Abia State University teaching Hospital patients was investigated. The isolates were made up of 134 Escherichia coli and 112 Klebsiella species. Antimicrobial susceptibility of the isolates was determined by the disc diffusion method. Continue reading

Evaluation of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) cultivars for dry season production in the Southern Guinea Savanna ecology of Nigeria


Evaluation of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) cultivars for dry season production in the Southern Guinea Savanna ecology of Nigeria

O. S. Ojo, B. I. Richard, T. Iorlamen

Key words: Cultivars, genotypic- response, season, Savanna.


Field experiments were conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi during the dry seasons of 2010 and 2011 with the objective of evaluating the performance of okra cultivars in the Southern Guinea Savanna ecology of Nigeria. Continue reading