Archive | January 2018

Yield response of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) at varying sowing depths in Makurdi, Nigeria – IJAAR

okraMichael Ojore Ijoyah, Okpomor Oghogho Endurance, Atanu Samuel Ojochogu

Department of Crop Production, University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2373, Makurdi, Nigeria

Key words: Abelmoschus esculentus, sowing depths, okra yield, guinea savanna ecology.


Field experiments were conducted from June to August during the years 2009 and 2010 cropping seasons at the University of Agriculture Research Farm, Makurdi, Nigeria, to evaluate the yield response of okra at varying sowing depths and to determine the optimal sowing depth that will maximize yield under Makurdi conditions. Continue reading

Detect the effect of climatic factors on the growth and yield Biology of rapeseed in Kermanshah Provinceby means of GIS system – JBES

M.Shojaei Poor, Navid adibifard, Mehrdad Esfandiari, S.R. Hassanpour Avanji

Department of Agronomy, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Karaj, Iran

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

Key words: Agroclimate, Autumnal Canola, Deviation from Optimum Percentage (DOP), Phenology, Kermanshah.


Weather and climatic parameters and their impact on farming plants are one of the foremost effective factors on improvement of crop yield. The potential facilities of various regions may be determined with agroclimatic study and exploit maximally from these facilities. Continue reading

Importance and management of fusarium wilt (Fusarium udum Butler) of pigeonpea – IJAAR

Fusarium udum,Rael Karimi, James Otieno Owuoche, Said Nandy Silim

Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), P.O. Box 340, Machakos, Kenya

Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soil Science, Egerton University, P.O. Box 536, Egerton, Kenya

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), P.O. Box 39063, Nairobi, Kenya

Key words: Pigeonpea, disease, distribution, management.


Fusarium wilt (Fusarium udum Butler) is an important soil borne disease of pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp], which causes significant yield losses in susceptible cultivars throughout the pigeonpea growing areas. Continue reading

Impact of crude oil pollution on the physicochemical and microbiological properties of orashi river wetland in Egbema, Nigeria – JBES

Ike, C. C., Nwaugo, V. O., 3Nweke, C. O., Anochie, C. C.

Department of Biological Sciences, Novena University, Ogume, P.M.B. 02 Kwale, Delta State. Nigeria

Department of Environmental Resources Management, Abia State University, P.M.B. 2000, Uturu. Nigeria

Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 1526 Owerri. Imo State. Nigeria

Key words: Crude oil, Impact, Wetland.

crude oilAbstract

The study investigated impact of crude oil pollution on the physicochemical and microbiological parameters of crude oil polluted Orashi River wetland. The physicochemical, microbiological parameters and trend of enzymatic activities in crude oil polluted and unpolluted wetlands were evaluated. Continue reading

Profile of lead (Pb) heavy metal in water, sediment and seagrass (Thalassia hemprichii) in Ambon Island, Maluku, Indonesia – JBES

Charlotha I. Tupan, E. Y. Herawati, D. Arfiati, Aulanni’am

Graduate School of Fishery and Marine Science, Brawijaya University, Malang, East Java, 1Indonesia and Lecturer at the Fishery and Marine Science Faculty, Pattimura University, Maluku. Jalan Veteran, Malang, 65145, Indonesia

Faculty of Fishery and Marine Science, Brawijaya University, Malang, East Java. Jalan Veteran, 2Malang, 65145, Indonesia

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Brawijaya University, Malang, East Java. Jalan 3Veteran, Malang, 65145, Indonesia

Key words: Thalassia hemprichii, timbal, biomonitoring, bioindicator.

Thalassia hemprichiiAbstract

The differences of lead heavy metal accumulation in water, sediment and among seagrass of Thalassia hemprichii (roots, rhizomes and leaves) were conducted on Ambon Island, Maluku. Samples were taken from two areas ( Inner Ambon Bay and the southern part of the Ambon island) Continue reading