Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2014

  • Water Supply Efficiency of Brought for Phenological Stages on a Few Morpho-Physiological Parameters of the Durum Wheat (Triticum durum Desf.)

    Aïcha Megherbi-Benali, Zoheir Mehdadi, Fawzia Toumi-Benali, Laid Hamel, Mohamed Benyahia

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 439-446
    Received: Aug. 27, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 15, 2014
    Published: Nov. 20, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.aff.20140306.11
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    Abstract: Our work consists in quantify the benefits effects of a water supply brought to different phenological phases on the durum wheat yield and morpho-physiological traits associated to it. For this purpose, two tests are performed in the field: the first conducted under rainfed conditions and the second with the addition of water at 50 mm tillering and... Show More
  • Beeswax Production and Marketing in Ethiopia: Challenges in Value Chain

    Gemechis Legesse Yadeta

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 447-451
    Received: Nov. 24, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 05, 2014
    Published: Dec. 16, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.aff.20140306.12
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    Abstract: Beeswax is one of the most valuable and oldest bee products to be used by mankind and still being used in the development of new products in various fields such as cosmetics, foods, pharmaceuticals, engineering and industry. Ethiopia has huge apicultural resources that made it the leading beeswax producer in Africa, and one of the important beeswax... Show More
  • In Vitro Germination and Direct Shoot Induction of Yeheb (Cordeauxia Edulis Hemsl.)

    Yohannes Seyoum, Firew Mekbib

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 452-458
    Received: Nov. 21, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 04, 2014
    Published: Dec. 18, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.aff.20140306.13
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    Abstract: ‘Yeheb’ (Cordeauxia edulis Hemsl) is a multipurpose and evergreen shrub and endemic to southeastern corner of Ethiopia and Somalia. It is adapted to low and irregular rainfall and survives a very long dry season. It has enormous economic and food security role to the pastoralist of Somali in Ethiopia. However, the plant is threatened with extinctio... Show More
  • Characteristics of Indigenous Mycorrhiza of Weeds on Marginal Dry Land in South Konawe, Indonesia

    Halim, Fransiscus S. Rembon, Aminuddin Mane Kandari, Resman, Asrul Sani

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 459-463
    Received: Nov. 28, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 14, 2014
    Published: Dec. 19, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.aff.20140306.14
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    Abstract: South Konawe is one of the areas that have the potential for the development of marginal farming dry land, which is wide enough, with a predominance of Ultisol type. In such area, more than 80% of farming communities who are dependent on the farming activities are still conventional to characterize the shifting cultivation. In many cases, most weed... Show More
  • Induction of Callus and Somatic Embryogenesis from Cotyledon and Leaf Explants of Yeheb (Cordeauxia edulis Hemsl)

    Yohannes Seyoum, Firew Mekbib, Adefris Teklewold, Belayneh Admassu, Dawit Beyene, Zelalem Fisseha

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 464-468
    Received: Nov. 23, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 11, 2014
    Published: Dec. 22, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.aff.20140306.15
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    Abstract: ‘Yeheb’ (Cordeauxia edulis Hemsl) is a multipurpose and evergreen shrub and endemic to southeastern corner of Ethiopia and Somalia. It is adapted to low and irregular rainfall and survives a very long dry season. It has enormous economic and food security roles to the pastoralist of Somali Region State in Ethiopia. However, the plant is threatened ... Show More
  • The Ecological Status and Uses of Ricinodendron heudelotii (Baill.) Pierre and Gnetum Species around the Lobeke National Park in Cameroon

    Roseline Gusua Caspa, Isaac Roger Tchouamo, Jean-Pierre Mate Mweru, Joseph Mbang Amang

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 469-480
    Received: Dec. 03, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 19, 2014
    Published: Dec. 27, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.aff.20140306.16
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    Abstract: Ricinodendron heudelotii (Baill.) Pierre (Euphorbiaceae), Gnetum buchholzianum Engl. and Gnetum africanum Welw. (Gnetaceae) are among the major species of non timber forest products (NTFPs) of the Lobeke National Park (LNP). The growing demand for these products has led to an increase in exploitation; but no information exists on the status of the ... Show More
  • Fertilizer, Lime and Manure Amendments for Ultisols Formed on Coastal Plain Sands of Southern Nigeria

    Ayodele O. J., Shittu O. S.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 481-488
    Received: Nov. 24, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 22, 2014
    Published: Dec. 27, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.aff.20140306.17
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    Abstract: The highly weathered and leached soils formed on Coastal Plain Sands under excessive rainfall regime in southern Nigeria are Ultisols. The appropriate management practices with which to obtain high crop yields in these soils, characterized by high acidity, nutrient deficiencies and imbalances, should be developed. Surface layer (0-15 cm) samples of... Show More
  • Dynamics of Soil Fertility as Influenced by Different Land Use Systems and Soil Depth in West Showa Zone, Gindeberet District, Ethiopia

    Lechisa Takele, Achalu Chimdi, Alemayehu Abebaw

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2014
    Pages: 489-494
    Received: Dec. 18, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 28, 2014
    Published: Jan. 08, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.aff.20140306.18
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    Abstract: Land use change from natural forest to cultivated land, grazing land and subsequent changes in soil physicochemical properties was widespread in Ethiopia. Thus, assessing land use-induced changes in soil properties are essential for addressing the issues of agro-ecosystem transformation and sustainable land productivity. The aim of the study was to... Show More