Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2017

  • Growth Performance of Some Multipurpose Tree Species Around the Homesteads in Gimbo District, Southwestern Ethiopia

    Getahun Yakob Edo, Kebede Gizachew Gebremedihn, Anteneh Fekadu Woldsenbet, Kefyalew Kassa Guta

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Sep. 11, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 28, 2015
    Published: Jan. 12, 2017
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    Abstract: The objective of the study was to evaluate the performance of some exotic (Sesbania sesban, Leucaena leucocephala, Grevillea robusta, Azadirachta indica, and Casuarina equisetifolia) and indigenous (Cordia africana, Millettia ferruginea, Albizia gummifera, Moringa stenopetala and Prunus africanus) tree species at the backyard and boundary of homega... Show More
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Factors Related to Practices of Forest Conservation Among Forest Dependent Communities in the Tocha District Southern Ethiopia

    Biniam Tesfaye, Bahilu Bezabih

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 6-19
    Received: Oct. 18, 2016
    Accepted: Dec. 07, 2016
    Published: Jan. 18, 2017
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    Abstract: The study was conducted to assess and explain indigenous knowledge and factors related to practice of forest conservation among forest dependent community in the three kebeles in Dawuro Zone, Tocha District. The communities involved were Malla and Manja. In light of this, both primary data and secondary data were used. Primary data was obtained thr... Show More
  • Environmental Changes and Fisherman Welfare in Coastal Area of Kendari Bay

    Muhammad Aswar Limi, La Sara, Taane La Ola, Lukman Yunus

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 20-25
    Received: Nov. 25, 2016
    Accepted: Dec. 14, 2016
    Published: Jan. 21, 2017
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    Abstract: The research objective is to assess the changes in coastal area of Kendari Bay and to describe fisherman welfare in Kendari Bay. The study conducted in May-June 2016 in coastal area of Kendari Bay. The research location was determined purposively. Research population included the head of the family of fisherman who lived in coastal area of Kendari ... Show More
  • Optimum Levels of Phosphorus and Potassium for Rice in Lowland Areas of Kilombero District, Tanzania

    Asheri Mwamba Kalala, Nyambilila Abdallah Amuri, Johnson Mashambo Semoka

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 26-33
    Received: Jan. 01, 2017
    Accepted: Jan. 21, 2017
    Published: Feb. 27, 2017
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    Abstract: The optimal recommended rates of phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) in the Kilombero valley, Tanzania are outdated. The Objective of the study was to establish optimum rates of P and K for improved rice cultivation in rice fields of Kilombero valley. Two on-farm experiments were carried out in two seasons of January to May 2014 and 2015 at Mkula, Mba... Show More
  • A Geospatial Analysis of Bark Beetle-Induced Wildfire Risk Zones in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest

    Marco Allain, Andrew Nguyen, Evan Johnson, Emily Williams, Stephanie Tsai, Susan Prichard, J. W. Skiles

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 34-44
    Received: Dec. 28, 2016
    Accepted: Jan. 21, 2017
    Published: Mar. 02, 2017
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    Abstract: Over the past 30 years mountain pine beetle (MPB) outbreaks have become widespread throughout the western US and Canada. MPB attacks leave acres of dead trees that may predispose forest landscapes to large fires. With the use of field work and geospatial technology, these outbreaks can be better mapped and assessed to evaluate forest health. This s... Show More
  • The Life Tables of Dactylopius Coccus Costa (Homoptera: Dactylopiidae) at Different Temperatures and Humidities

    Zhonghe Zhang

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 45-48
    Received: Feb. 02, 2017
    Accepted: Feb. 16, 2017
    Published: Mar. 02, 2017
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    Abstract: A laboratory study on the life tables at different temperatures and humidities of the cochineal, Dactylopius coccus Costa, is summarized to reveal proper culturing environtment for the insect. It is found that constant temperature 19°C and 31°C are not suitable for cochineal culture while constant temperature 22°C, 25°C and 28°C are appropriate. Am... Show More
  • Study on Classification Corn Seedling and Weed Based on RGB Model and HSV Model

    Xinyu Hu, Fuzhong Li

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 49-54
    Received: Mar. 13, 2017
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    Published: Mar. 15, 2017
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    Abstract: RGB (Red-Green-Blue) model and HSV (Hue-Saturation-Value) model are used to classify corn seeding and weed. Plants are distinguished from background based on color feature, and the binary image is acquired. As foreground in binary image, corn seedling and weed are labelled effectively with a set of numbers after clearing noise and labelling connect... Show More