Production systems, land cover change and soil factors affecting pasture production in semi-arid Nakasongola – IJAAR

Degradation,Emmanuel Zziwa, Geoffrey Kironchi, Charles Gachene, Swidiq Mugerwa, Denis Mpairwe

Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology, P. O. Box 30197, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Department of Agricultural Production, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University, P. O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganada

National Livestock Resources Research Institute, P. O. Box 96, Tororo, Uganda

Key words: Degradation, land use, rangeland, soil nutrients, Uganda.


The current pace of rangeland degradation imparted by appalling land use and management systems is greatly limiting the potential of the soil resource to support pasture production in semi-arid rangelands of Uganda. Continue reading


Stady of the effective factors on social forestry in the vegetation kabirkoh areas (Case Study: Dareshahr County) – JBES

Somaye Zeinivand-Nejad, Ali Roatami, Mehdi Heydari

Department of forest science, Islamic Azad University, Ilam Branch, Ilam, Iran 3University of Ilam, Iran

Key words: Social forestry, public participation, natural resources, relational factors.

Social forestryAbstract

Social forestry is a common effort aiming at the formation of forest production along with reserving forestry natural resources in long term for whole community to get benefit. Continue reading

Field evaluation of compost extracts for suppression of Fusarium wilt of tomato caused by Fusarium oxysporum F. sp. lycopersici – IJAAR

Solanum lycopersicum,S.G Haruna, S.A. Adebitan, A.U. Gurama

Department of Horticultural Technology, Federal College of Horticulture, P. M. B. 108, Dadin Kowa, Gombe State, Nigeria

School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Abubakar Tafawa, Balewa University, P.M.B. 0248, Bauchi State, Nigeria

Key words: Solanum lycopersicum, disease severity, soil-drenching, bio-control.


Field experiment was conducted at Research and Training Farm of Federal College of Horticulture Dadin Kowa, in the 2008 to 2009 cropping seasons, to evaluate the effect of compost extracts in suppressing Fusarium wilt on three tomato varieties. Continue reading

Evaluation of ecological aspects of natural vegetation of Pakpattan District using multivariate techniques – JBES

Arifa Zereen, Sheikh Saeed Ahmad, Andleeb Anwar Sardar and Zaheer-Ud-Din Khan

Arifa Zereen, University of Education, Bank Road Campus Lahore, Pakistan

Sheikh Saeed Ahmad, Department of Environmental Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, the Mall Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Andleeb Anwar Sardar, Department of Botany, Govt. College University Lahore, Pakistan

Zaheer-ud-din Khan, Department of Botany, Govt. College University Lahore, Pakistan

Key words: Multivariate Technique, Pakpattan District, Plant Communities, Soil and Water Parameters.

Plant CommunitiesAbstract

A survey of natural vegetation, soil and water of Pakpattan District was undertaken in this study. Floristic data was analyzed by using multivariate analysis techniques i.e., Tow- way Indicator Species Analysis (TWINSPAN) and Canonical Correspondence Analysis (CCA). Continue reading

Productivity of wheat/faba bean intercropping systems in response to sulphur fertilization and seed rate under contrasting management conditions – IJAAR

Ibrahim Yahuza

Crops Research Unit, Department of Agriculture, the University of Reading, RG6 6AR, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Key words: Sulphur fertilization, wheat seed rate, wheat/faba bean intercrop, conventional system, organic system.


Two field experiments carried out in contrasting production system (conventional versus organic) investigated the effects of sulphur (S) fertilization and wheat seed rate in wheat/faba bean (bean) intercropping system. For the conventional experiment, S fertilization reduced wheat seed yields and biomass yields substantially. Continue reading