Maize managed on diverse cropping systems and N supply on yield and quality of maize stover silage – IJAAR

Maize,Akim T. Omokanye, Frank M. Kelleher and Alison McInnes

Centre for Horticulture and Plant Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Building

J4, Hawkesbury Campus, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC NSW 1797, Australia

School of Environment and Agriculture, University of Western Sydney, Building

K29, Hawkesbury Campus, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC NSW 1797, Australia

Peace Country Beef & Forage Association, Grande Prairie Regional College, Box 3000, Fairview, Alberta, T0H 1L0, Canada

Key words: Maize, cropping systems, silage yield, silage quality, livestock nutrition.

Abstract

Maize stover can be an inexpensive source of forage for ruminant livestock, which may be grazed, stacked or ensiled. In the present study, maize stover was evaluated for silage yield and quality in five cropping systems using three rates of N fertilizer (0, 60 and 120 kg N ha-1). Continue reading

Temporal trend calculation of di (drought index) and comparison of two methods of IDW and KRG as important spatial analysis tools – JBES

DroughtMaryam Rashidfar, Hassan Ahmadi, Gholamreza Zehtabian

Department of Agricultural and Natural Resources, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Department of Agricultural and Natural Resources, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Collage of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran

Key words: Drought, drought index, temporal trend, spatial analysis, DI.

Abstract

Drought is one of the main natural causes of agricultural, economic and environmental damage. The objective of this study is to provide a comparative spatial analysis by using IDW and KRG methods in Taleghan Watershed in Iran with the view to identifying trends and onset of drought. Continue reading

Characteristics of ‘Oblacinska’ sour cherry (Prunus Cerasus L.) clones – IJAAR

Prunus CerasusZoran Nikolić, Katerina Nikolić, Dragan Janković, Ana Krstić

Faculty of Agriculture, University of Priština, Lešak, Serbia

Primary school Radoje Domanović, Bošnjace, Serbia

Key words: ‘Oblacinska’ sour cherry, clone, fruit, dry matter, sugar.

Abstract

This work presents a three-year study of twelve clones of ‘Oblacinska’ sour cherry. The studies were carried out at production plantings of sour cherry of the social company ” Porecje” Vucje at working units Slavujevce and Igriste, Continue reading

Annual ring analysis of persian oak (Quercus Brantii) to determine periods of stress and tensions on Zagros Forests (case study: forests of Ilam County) – JBES

Quercus BrantiiReza Ahmadi, Hadi Kiadaliri, Asadollah Mataji, Sasanbabaei Kafaki

Department of forestry, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research, Terhran, Iran

Key words: Quercus Brantii, ring width, chronology, Zagros forests, Ilam Province.

Abstract

Goal of this study was to analyze relationships between the annual variability of Persian Oak (Quercus Brantii) tree-ring chronologies and the variability of the main climatic parameters in Zagros forests of Iran. Continue reading

Effects of fresh leaf materials of Sesbania sesban (L.) Merrill on the growth and photosynthetic pigments of nightshade (Solanum nigrum L. var. popolo) – IJAAR

Solanum nigrumMusyimi D. Mutisya, Okello S. Victor, Sikuku P. Anyango and Mutevu J. Masila

Maseno University, Department of Botany, School of Biological and Physical Sciences, P.O BOX 333, Maseno, Kenya

Key words: Carotenoids, cheaper nutrients, chlorophyll, green manure, Sesbania.

Abstract

Solanum nigrum L. is one of the African leafy vegetable consumed in Kenya. High cost of inorganic fertilizers has made it inaccessible by smallholder farmers leading to low yields. Continue reading