Archive | April 2017

Neem seed extract (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) (Meliaceae) protects tomato crops (Lycopersicon esculentum Miller) (Solanaceae) against Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranichidae) pests – IJAAR

Ripe fresh tomatoes growing on the vine.Goudoum Augustin, Philippe Kosma, Tchoing Nestor, Léonard Ngamo Tinkeu

The University of Maroua, The Higher Institute of Sahel, Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Derived Products, Maroua, Cameroon

The University of Ngaoundere, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Ngaoundéré Cameroon

Key words: Tetranychus urticae, neem seed, acaricide, protect, Tomato.


Tetranychus urticae is the main pest rapidly developing resistance to chemical acaricides used to treat tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) in the Far North Region of Cameroon. In an effort to develop an alternative tomato production strategy, Continue reading

The effect of different salinity levels on leaf length and breadth of 20 genotypes of monogerm and sugar beet polygerm in greenhouse conditions – JBES

Sugar beetBahram Mirzamasoumzadeh, Babak Ahadzadeh, Nasim Naderi

Young Researchers and Elite Club, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran

Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Ardabil branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran

Key words: Sugar beet, salinity stress, leaf length and breadth


Salinity is one of the most important limiting factors of economic use of grounds for cultivation of agricultural plants and one of the most significant research areas of researchers of the new plant science is the study of biological changes of the Continue reading

Restoration of soil fertility by using organic and mineral amendments: the case of the urban perimeter of Franceville (Gabon) – IJAAR

A. cruentus,Maurice Ognalaga, Pherla Ichida Oyanadigui Odjogui, Alain Ondo Azi, Jacques Ndzoutsi

Agrobiology Research Unit, University of Sciences and Technology, Franceville, Gabon

Key words: A. cruentus, Growth parameters, C. odorata, Cattle manure, Pig manure.


A study on the response of Amaranthus cruentus seedlings to four amendments was carried out at the urban perimeter of the “Institut Gabonais d’Appui au Dévelopment” in Franceville. The applied doses were 300 kg/ha for NPK, 60 t/ha for Continue reading

Evaluation of genetic diversity in pea (Pisum sativum) based on morpho-agronomic characteristics for yield and yield associated traits – JBES

Pisum sativumHafiz Muhammad Imran Umar, Shoaib-Ur-Rehman, Muhammad Bilal, Syed Atif Hasan Naqvi, Syed Amir Manzoor, Abdul Ghafoor, Muhammad Khalid, Muhammad Tayyab Iqbal, Abdul Qayyum, Farah Ahmad, Malik Ahsan Irshad

Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, FAST, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan.

Department of Plant Pathology, FAST, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan

Department of Forestry, FAST, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan

Institute of Agri Biotechnology and Genetic Resources, NARC, Islamabad, Pakistan

Department of Biotechnology, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Key words: Genetic diversity, Accessions, PCA, Pisum sativum, Traits.


The genetic diversity in 128 exotic pea accessions from diverse origin was determined for four qualitative traits flower color (FC), testa color (TC), cotyledon color (CC) and pod shape (PS) and eleven quantitative attributes i.e., plant Continue reading

Methodological approach to indigenous fruit trees breeding: case of Dacryodes edulis (G. Don.) H. J. Lam.(Burseraceae) in Cameroon – IJAAR

Dacryodes edulisMakueti Josephine Therese, Tchoundjeu Zacharie, Van Damme Patrick, Kalinganire Antoine, Asaah Ebenezar, Tsobeng Alain

World Agroforestry Centre, PO Box. 16317, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Department of Plant Production, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Laboratory of Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Ethnobotany, University of Ghent, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamycka 129, Prague 6-Suchdol, 165 21, Czech Republic

World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF-WCA/Sahel, BPE 5118, Bamako, Mali.

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Sierra Leone, 32A Wilkinson Road, PO Box 210, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Key words: Controlled pollination, cultivar development, fruiting efficiency, progeny trial, tree breeding.


Very little work has been done forthe varietal improvement of indigenous fruit trees. Controlled cross pollination tests were conducted on Dacryodes edulis to assess the influence of the origin of the male parent and the type of Continue reading