Archive | November 2017

Concentrations of heavy metals in raw wastewaters of Cotonou city (Benin) – JBES

Dogbè Clément Adjahouinou, Emile Didier Fiogbé

Research Laboratory on Wetlands, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Sciences and Technics, University of Abomey-Calavi, Republic of Benin

Key words: Heavy metals, wastewater, main sewers, Cotonou.

wastewater,Abstract

The current study aims to determine the concentration of heavy metals in raw wastewaters of Cotonou. Waters of three main sewers dumping their contents in Cotonou lagoon have been bimonthly sampled at their discharge point. Continue reading

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Performance of tomato as influenced by organic manure and sowing date in Samaru, Zaria – IJAAR

iStock_000006630012SmallMahmoud Babawuro Ali, Hamma Idi Lakun, Wakili Abubakar, Yusuf Salisu Mohammed

Federal College of Horticulture, Dadin Kowa, Nigeria

Samaru College of Agriculture, ABU, Zaria, Nigeria

Key words: Tomato, organic manure, sowing date, growth, yield.

Abstract

A field trial was conducted to study the performance of tomato as influenced by organic manure and sowing date during the 2013 dry season at the Teaching and Research Farm of Samaru College of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria on the growth and yield of tomato. Continue reading

Toxicity assessment and phytochemical analysis of Broussonetia papyrifera and Lantana camara: Two notorious invasive plant species – JBES

Broussonetia papyriferaHuma Qureshi, Muhammad Arshad and Yamin Bibi

Department of Botany, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Key words: Toxicity, invasive species, novel weapons hypothesis, dose response, pharmaceutical drugs, agricultural chemicals.

Abstract

The blind dependence on synthetics is over and people are returning to the naturals with hope of safety and security. As concern regarding the health issues of synthetic medicinal, industrial and agricultural chemicals increases, attention is focused on finding some alternative management strategies. Continue reading

Performance of cocoyam (Colocosia esculentus L.) as influenced by organic and inorganic manure in Samaru, Zaria, Nigeria – IJAAR

cocoyamI.L Hamma, B.A Mahmoud, A. Wakili, M.A Hayatuddeen

Samaru College of Agriculture, D.A.C. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Department of Horticultural Technology, Federal College of Horticulture, Dadin-kowa Gombe State, Nigeria

Department of Agricultural Education, Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe State, Nigeria

Key words: Cocoyam, organic manure, inorganic manure, growth and yield.

Abstract

A field trial was conducted to study the performance of cocoyam as influenced by organic and inorganic manure during the 2014 cropping season at the Teaching and Research Farm of Samaru College of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Continue reading

Interaction between fungi mycorrhiza and Treflan herbicide on root colonization of clover (Trifolium repens) – JBES

Trifolium repens,Ebrahim Shirmohammadi, Mojtaba Khaje, Hassan Shahgholi, Ghasem Hosein Talaei Hosein Goudarzifar

Member of Scientific Board, Department of Soil Sciences, Faculty of Soil and Water Engineering, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran

Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture Sciences, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran

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

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

Department of Chemistry, Aligoodarz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Aligoodarz, Iran

Key words: Colonization, Pesticide, Treflan, Trifolium repens.

Abstract

There is little information on the issues such as interaction between mycorrhiza fungi and herbicide application and their effects on plant growth. Therefore, factorial experiment was arranged in completely randomized design with three replications in Shahrood University of Technology in 2013. Continue reading