Archive | June 2015

Effect of varying maize intra-row spacing on intercropped yields of egusi melon (Citrullus lunatus Thunb.) and maize (Zea mays L.) at Makurdi, Nigeria

Citrullus lunatus Thunb

Michael Ojore Ijoyah, Amos Alexander, Fanen Felix Terna

Key words: Intercropping, intra-row spacing, egusi melon, maize.


Field experiments were conducted from June to September during the 2010 and 2011 cropping seasons, at the Research Farm, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria, to evaluate the effect of varying maize intra-row spacing on intercropped yields of egusi melon and maize and to assess the advantages of the intercropping system. The trial consisted of five treatments, replicated three times in a randomized complete block design. Continue reading

The effect of irrigation and nitrogenous and phosphorous biofertilizers on yield and yield component on chickpea (Cicerarietinum L.) ILC482 line

Cicerarietinum L

Zahra Rabieyan, Farrokh Rahimzadeh Khoei, Vida Ahmadi

Key words: Biofertilizers, Biosuper, Chickpea,Deficit Irrigation, Nitragen.


To evaluate the effects of nitrogenous and phosphorous biofertilizers on yield and yield components of chickpea under different irrigation levels a research was conducted in a split plot experiment with three replicationsbased on completelyrandomized block design at Research Field of Islamic Azad University Tabriz Branch in the spring of 2009. Irrigation levels (normal and deficit irrigation) were considered as a main factor and also fertilizers levels (control, nitragin, biosuper and nitragin + biosuper) sub factors respectively. Continue reading

Effect of rice bran application for eco- friendly weed control, growth and yield of lowland rice in Bangladesh

rice bran

M.K.A. Bhuiyan, A.J. Mridha, G.J.U. Ahmed, S.A. Islam, M.A.A. Mamun

Key words: Rice bran, weed control, Rice Growth and yield.


Experiments were conducted during dry season of 2006 and 2007 at BRRI farm Gazipur and Bhanga,Faridpur to determine the effectiveness of rice bran against weed suppression, rice growth and its impact on rice yield. Treatments comprise of rice bran applied at the rate of 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 tha-1 and compared with unweeded, weed free and two hand weeding in RCBD design with three replications. Continue reading

Genetic diversity of orange fruit (Citrus sinensis L.) cultivars in Tunisia using AFLP markers

Citrus sinensis L

Olfa Saddoud Debbabi, Najla Mezghani, Maher Madini, Nasr Ben Abedelaali, Rym Bouhlel, Aymen Ksia, Massaoud Mars

Key words: genetic diversity, AFLP markers, Citrus sinensis L., Tunisia.


In Tunisia, Citrus sinensis culture is spread especially in Cap Bon region in the North East. It is represented by a large number of varieties. AFLP (Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism) markers were used in order to study genetic diversity. Thirty accessions representing the majority of orange germplasm were collected from Cap Bon region. AFLP products were analyzed by capillary electrophoresis on an automated ABI Prism 3130 DNA sequencer. Continue reading

The effect of soil penetration rate and domestic wastewater irrigation on different plants and soil systems


Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi

Key words: Irrigation, domestic wastewater, final penetration rate.


The main objective of this work was to study the irrigation effects by domestic wastewater on changes in final penetration rate. This experiment was carried out in a completely randomized block design in in Islamic Azad University, Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Iran by measuring essential features related to soil characteristics. Continue reading