The crown effect of Persian Oak (Quercus brantii LindI.) high trees on the physical and chemical properties of soil in Iran Zagros forests (Case study: Dalab canyon, Ilam County) – JBES

Quercus brantiiAzadeh Maleki, Ali Mahdavi, Masoud Bazgir

Department of Forest Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ilam University, Ilam, Iran

Key words: canopy cover, Persian Oak, physical properties, chemical properties, Zagros forests.

Abstract

Forest trees, especially ones growing in the arid and semi arid regions, have a significant impact on the soil under and outside the tree crown and function of these ecosystems. Given that the study of relation between the trees and soil is one of the key factors in the forest management and planning, Continue reading

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Performance of maize as influenced by population density and organic manure types at Samaru, Zaria, Nigeria – IJAAR

maizeHamma Idi Lakun, Mahmoud Babawuro Ali, Simon Simeon Yusuf

Samaru College of Agriculture, ABU, Zaria, Nigeria

Federal College of Horticulture, Dadin-kowa, Gombe State, Nigeria

Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria

Key words: Population density, maize, organic manures, growth and yield.

Abstract

A field trial was conducted to study the performance of maize at different population density and organic manure types during the 2014 cropping season at the Teaching and Research Farm of Samaru College of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University, Continue reading

Concentrations of heavy metals in raw wastewaters of Cotonou city (Benin) – JBES

Dogbè Clément Adjahouinou, Emile Didier Fiogbé

Research Laboratory on Wetlands, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Sciences and Technics, University of Abomey-Calavi, Republic of Benin

Key words: Heavy metals, wastewater, main sewers, Cotonou.

wastewater,Abstract

The current study aims to determine the concentration of heavy metals in raw wastewaters of Cotonou. Waters of three main sewers dumping their contents in Cotonou lagoon have been bimonthly sampled at their discharge point. Continue reading

Performance of tomato as influenced by organic manure and sowing date in Samaru, Zaria – IJAAR

iStock_000006630012SmallMahmoud Babawuro Ali, Hamma Idi Lakun, Wakili Abubakar, Yusuf Salisu Mohammed

Federal College of Horticulture, Dadin Kowa, Nigeria

Samaru College of Agriculture, ABU, Zaria, Nigeria

Key words: Tomato, organic manure, sowing date, growth, yield.

Abstract

A field trial was conducted to study the performance of tomato as influenced by organic manure and sowing date during the 2013 dry season at the Teaching and Research Farm of Samaru College of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria on the growth and yield of tomato. Continue reading

Toxicity assessment and phytochemical analysis of Broussonetia papyrifera and Lantana camara: Two notorious invasive plant species – JBES

Broussonetia papyriferaHuma Qureshi, Muhammad Arshad and Yamin Bibi

Department of Botany, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Key words: Toxicity, invasive species, novel weapons hypothesis, dose response, pharmaceutical drugs, agricultural chemicals.

Abstract

The blind dependence on synthetics is over and people are returning to the naturals with hope of safety and security. As concern regarding the health issues of synthetic medicinal, industrial and agricultural chemicals increases, attention is focused on finding some alternative management strategies. Continue reading