Archive | May 2018

Effects of different rainwater harvesting methods on the growth rate of Pistacia atlantica under rigid environmental conditions – JBES

Pistacia atlantica,By: M. Farahnak Ghazani


Applying rainwater harvesting methods is very important in arid and semi-arid regions because of rigid environmental conditions and growth limiting factors such as low rainfall and its irregular distribution, high evapotranspiration, long dry season, wide range of temperature changes along the year and sever wind. Continue reading

Aquatic Insect Similarity Connecting Natural Wetland Habitat and Ricefield for Ecological Rice Production in Agusan Marsh in Mindanao, Philippines – IJAAR

Lowland rice field,By: P. Varela


This study describes the relationship of the natural wetland habitats in Agusan Marsh to nearby rice fields and its implication to ecological rice production. Aquatic insects play multiple roles in the ecosystem such as predators, prey to other animals and decomposers which help in maintaining ecological balance. Continue reading

Enhanced phytoremediation of heavy metal polluted soil with native crops of Punjab, Pakistan – JBES

FungiBy: Shazia Akhtar


In the present study, chemically and biologically enhanced phytoremediation potentials of maize (Zea mays) and mustard (Brassica campestris) were evaluated by cropping them on two different metals contaminated soils of Lahore and Gujranwala for 75 days. Continue reading

Improving soil quality and upland rice yield in northern Benin with no-tillage, rice straw mulch and nitrogen fertilization – IJAAR

Upland riceBy: Elliott Ronald Dossou-Yovo


Management practices that simultaneously improve soil properties and yield are crucial to sustain high crop production and minimize detrimental impact on the environment. The objective of this study was to determine the influence of tillage, Continue reading

Valorization of shea caterpillar droppings (Cirina butyrospermi Vuillet) in the ecological management of soil fertility in Burkina Faso – IJAAR

Cirina butyrospermiBy: A.P.K Gomgnimbou


Works on park lands show that shea tree is a widespread species in the fields in Burkina Faso. There are caterpillars which are rich in proteins and throw out important quantity of dejection on the soil surface. Continue reading