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.
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
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
G.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
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
S.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