Foraging and pollination activity of Macronomia vulpine (Gerstaecker, 1857) (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) on Gossypium hirsutum L. (Malvaceae) flowers at Maroua, Cameroon – IJAAR

Gossypium hirsutum,Dounia, Fernand-Nestor Tchuenguem Fohouo

Laboratory of Zoology, Higher Teacher Training College, University of Yaoundé I, P. O. Box. 47 Yaoundé, Cameroon

Laboratory of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Ngaoundéré, P. O. Box. 454 Ngaoundéré, Cameroon

Key words: Macronomia vulpina, Gossypium hirsutum, flower, pollen, pollination.


To evaluate the impact of Macronomia vulpina (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) on bolls and seeds of Gossypium hirsutum, its foraging and pollinating activities were studied in Maroua, during two seasons of flowering (August-October 2010 and 2011). Continue reading

Effect of organic fertilizers on apparent nitrogen utilization and yield of sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) as influenced by fertilizer timing – IJAAR

Capsicum annuum,Paul Kinoti Ng’ang’a, Katrin Meriel Jezik

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Gregor Mendel Strasse 33, A-1180 Wien, Austria

Key words: Organic nitrogen fertilizers, apparent N utilization, N mineralization, yield, sweet pepper.


A glasshouse experiment was carried out at the University of Natural resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria during the months of April to September in both 2012 and 2013 to investigate the effect of organic Continue reading

Chemical composition of essential oils of three Pistacia cultivars in Khorasan Razavi, Iran – IJAAR

Pistacia,Rahele Zhiani, Marjan Moradi, Fatemeh Abedi

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Neyshabur branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Khorasan Razavi Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran

Key words: Pistacia species, analysis, GC-MS, constituents, Kovats’ indices.


The essential oil from leaves of Pistacia lentiscus L., an aromatic member of three Pistacia (Pistacia Vera L.) cultivars, including Kalle Ghoochi, Akbari, and Sefid that were analyzed by GC-MS. These Pistacia species have been collected from Khorasan Razavi, Iran. Constituents were identified by their mass spectra and Kovats’ indices. Pistacia1,8-cineole, α-pinene, β-pinene, β-thujene, and limonene were found to be the major constituents.

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Journal Name: International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research (IJAAR)

Published By: International Network for Natural Sciences

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Proximate composition and some physical attributes of three mango (Mangifera indica L.) fruit varieties – IJAAR

Mangifera indicaS.T. Ubwa, M. O. Ishu, J. O. Offem, R. L. Tyohemba, G. O. Igbum

Department of Chemistry, Benue State University, Makurdi-Nigeria

Department of Physiology, Pharmacology & Biochemistry, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi-Nigeria

Key words: Mango, proximate, analysis, sensory, nutritional.


The proximate composition and some physical parameters of three mango (Mangifera indica L.) fruit varieties; {‘Hindi’ mango (HM), ‘Julie mango (JM) and Local mango (LM)} were determined. Continue reading

Morpho-agronomic variability and GxE interactions of Manila Hemp (Musa textilis L. Née) genotypes grown in varying agroecozones in Southern Mindanao, Philippines – IJAAR

Musa textilisFlorence Zapico, Catherine Hazel Aguilar, Marianita Eroy, Joey Real Marie Barbosa, Deocyth Sarsalejo and Sittie Rokaiya Banisil

Science Department, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Mindanao State University- Fatima, General Santos City 9500 Philippines

Philippine Coconut Authority- Region 11, Bago Oshiro, Tugbok District, Davao City, 8000 Philippines

Key words: Musa textilis L. Nee, principal component analysis, GxE interaction, Pearson’s correlation, cluster Analysis.


Taximetric statistical methods were carried out on morpho-agronomic traits from three Manila hemp (Philippine abaca) varieties planted in three locations in Southern Mindanao, Philippines. Principal Component analysis (PCA) resulted in the extraction of five principal components which collectively accounted for 99.85% of total variance. Continue reading