Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015

  • Nematode Fauna of Rajaji National Park, with First Record of Granonchulus subdecurrens Coetzee, 1966 (Mononchida: Mylonchulidae) from India

    Vinita Sharma, Alka Dubey

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: Oct. 26, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 13, 2014
    Published: Jan. 22, 2015
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    Abstract: A total 26 species of terrestrial nematode (15 from order Dorylaimida and 11 from order Mononchida) has been recorded from Rajaji National Park (RNP), Uttarakhand, India. All are being reported first time from RNP. Of these, Granonchulus subdecurrens Coetzee, 1966 is being recorded from first time from India.
  • Change in Diversity and Abundance of Nematode Destroying Fungi in Land Use under Irrigation in Selected Small Scale Irrigation Schemes in Kenya

    Wachira P. M., Kimenju J. W., Otipa M.

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 7-13
    Received: Dec. 08, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 06, 2015
    Published: Jan. 28, 2015
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    Abstract: Intensity of land cultivation is usually associated with increase in crop production and loss of soil biodiversity or its function. This study was conducted to determine the effect of intensity of land use under irrigation on the occurrence, abundance and diversity of nematode destroying fungi in selected small scale irrigation systems in Kenya. Th... Show More
  • Adaptability Study of Black Cumin (Nigella sativa L.) Varieties in the Mid and High Land Areas of Kaffa Zone, South West Ethiopia

    Ermias Assefa, Addis Alemayehu, Teshom Mamo

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 14-17
    Received: Dec. 24, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 06, 2015
    Published: Feb. 01, 2015
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    Abstract: The bases of the idea to conduct this field experiment are the uses of the spices and the suitable agro-ecology of Kafa zone. There was no any research activity conducted in the Kafa zone in relation to highland seed spices. It is important to evaluate the adaptability of improved black cumin varieties in the Kafa zone in order to diversify their p... Show More
  • Multitemporal Land Use Changes in a Region of Pindus Mountain, Central Greece

    Apostolos Ainalis, Ioannis Meliadis, Konstantinos Tsiouvaras, Katerina Ainali, Dimitrios Platis, Panagiotis Platis

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 18-23
    Received: Dec. 28, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 18, 2015
    Published: Feb. 02, 2015
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    Abstract: Natural ecosystems are renewable resources with special environmental, social and economical attributes and characteristics. The increasing need of the human beings for a better environment leads to the use of new technologies that offer many advantages in detecting changes in the ecosystems. In this study the integration of remote sensing tools an... Show More
  • Tree Growth Response of Pinus oocarpa Along Different Altitude in Dedza Mountain Forest Plantation

    Anderson Ndema, Edward Missanjo

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 24-28
    Received: Jan. 20, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 29, 2015
    Published: Feb. 06, 2015
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    Abstract: Understanding of the effects of altitude on tree growth is central to forest management, especially in the establishment of seed source stands. A study was conducted to investigate the effect of altitude on the growth height, diameter at breast height (dbh) and volume of Pinus oocarpa in Malawi. Stands of Pinus oocarpa at the altitude of 1500m, 170... Show More