Archive | December 2016

Evaluation content of flavonoids and anthocyanins in Iranian borage (Echiumamoenumfich&mey) subjected in eshkevari accessions affected by different habitats in North of Iran – JBES

echium-wildpretiiEsmailBabakhanzadeh Sajirani, Javad Hadian, VahidAbdossi, Kambiz Larijani

Department of Horticulture Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Department of Agriculture, Medicinal Plants and Drug Research Institute, ShahidBeheshti University, G. C., Evin, Tehran, 1483963113, Iran

Department of Chemistry, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Key words: Iranian borage, flavonoids, anthocyanins, accession, altitude.


Iranian GoleGavZaban (Echiumamoenumfich&mey) is a perennial endemic Iranian medicinal plant belongs to Boraginaceae family and naturally grown in northern mountainous of iran.The violet dry petals have been used as medicinal purposes in folk Iranian medicine. Continue reading

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

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

National Livestock Resources Research Institutes, P. O. Box 96, Tororo, Uganda

Agricultural Research Corporation, P. O. Box 126, Wad Medani, Sudan

Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi, P. O. Box 795, Bujumbura

Department of Agricultural production, Makerere University, Uganda

KARI – Katumani Research Centre, P. O. Box 340 -90100Machakos, Kenya

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. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of varying levels of Phosphorus fertilizers on seed yields and the resulting net benefits associated with each level. lablab-purpureusThe paper examines results from three studies conducted in Uganda (treatments: 0, 15, 30, 40, 60, 80 and 100 kgP205 ha-1), Sudan (treatments: 0, 94 and 188 kg SSP/ha) and Burundi (treatments: 0, 20, 40, 60 and 80 kgDAP/ha). Generally, amendment of soil with P enhanced seed yield by 27, 18.4 and 4% in Uganda, Burundi and Sudan respectively. The highest increments in seed yield of 40, 27 and 5.3% were obtained at 30 kgP2O5, 60 kgDAP and 188 kgSSP Uganda, Burundi and Sudan respectively. Results from dominance analysis indicated that treatments 80 and 100 kgha-1 were dominated and their net benefits were lower than that of the control. In Uganda, marginal analysis showed that the marginal rate of return (MRR) from 0 to 15 and 30 kgP2O5 was 500 and 700% respectively, while moving from 15 to 30 kgP2O5 resulted into a MRR of 274%. The study concluded that the rate of 30kg P205ha-1 was the most economically viable rate for seed production in Uganda.

ijaar-v1-no-2-p20-27Get the original articles in Source: Volume 1, Number 2, December 2011 – IJAAR

Journal Name: International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research (IJAAR)

Published By: International Network for Natural Sciences

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

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

National Livestock Resources Research Institute, P.O. Box 96, Tororo, Uganda

Department of Agricultural Production, Makerere University, Uganda

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. However, adoption of particular manure application regimes would only be possible if the recommended regimes make economic sense to farmers whose major objective is usually to generate incomes. Continue reading

Impact of chronic exercise training on pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukine-6 in adult men with asthma – JBES

Ali Jalalvand, MasoudMoeini, JavadAlmasi, NaserFarokhroo

Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Hamedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran

Key words: Interleukin-6, Aerobic training, Chronic asthma.


Evidence supports an important contribution of low-grade systemic inflammation in asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The objective of present study was to determine whether aerobic training program affect serum IL-6 in males with asthma. Continue reading

Influence of casein and inulin on the properties of nano-particle encapsulation of fish oil – JBES

gty_fish_oil_ll_130628_33x16_1600Maryam Saberi,Mahnaz Hashemiravan, Nazanin Farhadyar

Department of Food Science and Technology, Varamin-Pishva Branch, Islamic Azad University,Varamin, Iran

Department of Chemistry, Varamin-Pishva Branch, Islamic Azad University, Varamin, Iran

Key words: Casein, inulin, fish oil, nano-mulsion, encapsulation.


The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of two components Casein and Inulin with known functional properties as wall material on properties of fish oil encapsulated powders. Two different level of concentration of fish oil and Continue reading