Archive | September 2018

Implications in the rehabilitation of degraded watershed and rangeland in Hazara regions of Pakistan – JBES

rangeland,By: Sultan Muhammad


Hazara region is located in the north of Khyber pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Hazara region is one of the most important areas with respect to watershed and rangeland resources. The watershed and rangeland of the upper area of the region are being cleared for cultivation, grazing, fodder, fuel wood, and timber. Removal of vegetation on steep slopes in conjunction with intense monsoon rainfall has aided to massive erosion and landslides, resulting in deterioration of watershed and rangeland resources in particular and environment in general. Continue reading

Factors affecting reproduction and growth performances in West African Dwarf sheep in sub-Saharan Africa – IJAAR

Djallonke sheep,By: U. P. Tougan


The West African Dwarf (WAD) sheep is a hairy sheep breed found over the south area of the 14th parallel of West Africa and Central Africa. It is a compact breed with a small mature size and short horizontal lop ears. WAD sheep are capable of limiting parasite multiplication and remain productive in tsetse-infested areas. The dwarf sheep is mainly reared according to traditional rearing system in West Africa and met alone or generally associated with other animal species in almost all households. Continue reading

Ethnobotany of medicinal plants in the region Béni chougrane (Mascara, Algeria) – JBES

Medicinal plantsBy: Marouf Baghdad


This herbal study was conducted in the Mascara region (Beni Chougrane), whose population is closely linked to the various natural resources. our study is to provide a floristic inventory of medicinal plants and to collect information concerning the uses Therapeutic made in said region. Continue reading

Agronomic status of Sesame/Thala (Sesamum indicum L.) cultivations in dry regions of Sri Lanka – IJAAR

Sesamum indicum,By: I. A. J. K. Dissanayake


A farmer interview (n=251) was conducted in five Sesame growing districts in dry regions of Sri Lanka (Anuradhapura, Ampara, Hambanthota, Mannar, and Puttalam) to identify the agronomic aspects of Sesame cultivation. A pre-tested questionnaire was used to collect data and the Index of Qualitative Variation (IQV) was calculated to describe and compare the variation within and among the distributions of nominal variables. Continue reading

Water use and plant growth of selected container grown ornamental plants under capillary wick based irrigation system and conventional irrigation system in Kenya -IJAAR

Ornamental horticultureBy: Mburu Martin Mungai


The Ornamental Horticulture industry is a major industry in the world, comprising a complex group of enterprises which consume a lot of water. The current irrigation production system of potted ornamental plants in Kenya involves the use of hosepipes and watering cans, methods which are inefficient as water and nutrients are lost through drainage. Continue reading