Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2013

  • Effect of Nutrient and Pre-Infested Brinjal, Solanum Melongena by Whitefly and Aphid on Population Dynamics of Whitefly, Bemisia Tabaci

    Mohd Rasdi Zaini, Che Salmah Md Rawi, Abu Hassan

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2013
    Pages: 1-10
    Received: Feb. 02, 2013
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    Published: Feb. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: This study investigated the consequence of nutrient concentration levels and pre-infestation of brinjal (Solanum melongena) plant (by whitefly and aphids) on population of whitefly (Aleyrodidae; Hemiptera) over two cropping periods. Both factors, nutrient levels and pre-infestation by pests could also change plant-pest relationship especially with ... Show More
  • Ergonomic Design: Experimental Studies of Multi-Task Vehicle

    Eyal Byran, Issachar Gilad, Rivka Oxman

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2013
    Pages: 23-32
    Received: Jan. 28, 2013
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    Published: Feb. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: The design of off-road vehicles is complicated. Particularly when the driving, is accompanied with another task, simultaneously (e.g. plowing). Such a complex environment may lead to human error and end up with an accident. In Aus-tralia, 20-25 percent of vehicle accidents’ casualties are from off-road accidents. The literature suggests three combi... Show More
  • Study of Somatic Embryogenesis in Leaf Explants of Sapindus Emarginatus Vahl

    Srinivas Devaraju, K. Jaganmohan Reddy

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2013
    Pages: 33-37
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    Published: Feb. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: Plant regeneration through Somatic embryogenesis has several advantages over other routes to in vitro plant production and appears that most promising area of research for large scale production and rapid plant propagation. Sapindus emarginatus vahl commonly known as soap nut tree wherein the nut shell contains saponin, which acts like soap when co... Show More
  • Global Agricultural Policies: Reforms and Future Agriculture

    M. B. Dastagiri, MNV Prasad Gajula, PA Lakshmi Prasanna, T. K. Immanuelraj

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2013
    Pages: 38-48
    Received: Feb. 15, 2013
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    Published: Feb. 20, 2013
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    Abstract: Globally, Agriculture it seems is back on the development agenda, seen as a key to spurring growth and reduction poverty, and as a key route to meeting the Millennium Development Goals. Continent -wide policy can safeguard each country’s independence. The main focus of this paper is to analyse global agricultural policies and critically appraisal o... Show More