Archive | December 2017

Effect of plant population density and varietal differences on yield and yield components of onion (Allium cepa L.) in North Eastern Nigeria – IJAAR

Ibrahim Babale Gashua, Ahmed Abbator

University of Wolverhampton, School of Applied Sciences, Wulfruna, WV1 1SB, United Kingdom

University of Maiduguri, Department of Biological Sciences, Maiduguri, Nigeria

The Federal Polytechnic Damaturu, Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Damaturu, Nigeria

Key words: Ex-Borno, flavonoids, plant density, bululu, traits.

Allium cepaAbstract

Onion is grown extensively during dry season in the North eastern Nigeria for bulb as well as leaves production. The local producers were known to use random density planting in the field. Continue reading

Environmentally friendly plasma pretreatment for preparation of self-cleaning polyester fabric with enhanced deposition of TiO2 nanoparticles – JBES

Shiva Hashemizad, Aminoddin Haji, Seyed Saeed Mireshghi

Department of Textile Engineering, Yadegar -e- Imam Khomeini (RAH) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Department of Textile Engineering, Birjand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Birjand, Iran

Department of Textile Engineering, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran

Key words: Polyester, Plasma, TiO2, Self-cleaning, UV protection.


Tio2 nanoparticles (NTO) were loaded on plasma pretreated polyester fabric during a pad-dry-cure process. The influence of plasma treatment on the TiO2 nanoparticles adsorption and surface properties of the polyester fabric was investigated. Continue reading

Evaluation of tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum Mill.) for fruit yield and yield components in the southern Guinea Savanna ecology of Nigeria – IJAAR

tomatoG.O. S. Ojo, E. E. Ekoja, O. P. Ukpoju

Department of Crop Production, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria

Department of Crop and Environmental Protection, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria

Key words: Performance, southern Guinea Savanna.


Field experiments were conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi during the 2010 and 2011 rain fed cropping season with the objective of evaluating the performance of tomato varieties in the Southern Guinea Savanna ecology of Nigeria. Continue reading

Pomological diversity of fig (Ficus carica L.) accessions of kermanshah, Iran – JBES

Ficus carica ,Kyomars Abbasi, Isa Arji

Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran

Department of Seed and Plant, Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center, Kermanshah, Iran

Key words: Fig, Ficus carica L., Morphological, Accessions, Genetic Diversity.


The fig (Ficus carica L.) is one of the oldest fruit trees cultivated in Iran. Kermanshah province is located in the west of Iran. It have sub climate that fig grow by farmers and have some genotypes as wild fig. Many specific fig genotypes are much appreciated locally and nationally. Continue reading

Resistance to the larger grain borer (Prostephanus truncatus) and yield performance in selected local maize landraces in Kenya – IJAAR

Prostephanus truncatusS.W. Munyiri, I. M.Tabu

Chuka University, P.O. Box 109-60400, Chuka, Kenya.

Egerton University, P.O. Box 536-20115, Njoro, Kenya

Key words: Resistance, larger grain borer, landraces, maize, yield.


The larger grain borer (LGB) has continued to devastate maize grains especially in the dry and hot ecologies of Kenya. Resistance is a low cost environmentally sound avenue of pest management. Most of the improved cultivars are susceptible to the pest, and succumb to drought much faster. Continue reading