Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2023

  • Carbon and Nutrients Dynamics Along a Lixisol Profile as Affected by Long-Term Organic and Mineral Fertilization

    Dohan Mariam Soma, Delwendé Innocent Kiba, Ouakoltio Youssouf Abidine Traoré, Zacharia Gnankambary, François Lompo, Papaoba Michel Sedogo

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2023
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: Nov. 28, 2022
    Accepted: Dec. 16, 2022
    Published: Jan. 10, 2023
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    Abstract: Lixisols in sub-Saharan Africa are known to be deficient in nutrients and organic matter and therefore long-term studies could provide appropriate solutions for their better management. This study was conducted at the long-term field trial of Saria established since 1960 in the Centre West region of Burkina Faso. In plots where sorghum and cowpea w... Show More
  • Understanding Coastal Residents’ Perception on Urban Green Spaces in Benin, West Africa

    Djikpo Vignon Adelphe Rosos, Teka Oscar, Djossa Bruno, Oumorou Madjidou, Sinsin Brice

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2023
    Pages: 8-17
    Received: Jan. 07, 2023
    Accepted: Jan. 30, 2023
    Published: Feb. 14, 2023
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    Abstract: Urban green spaces have several benefits for humans and environment as ecosystem services that are neglected and underestimated in developing countries. This study was undertaken to assess the importance of UGS to citizens’ communities, evaluate threats to their viability, and identify participatory strategies locally applicable for urban green spa... Show More
  • Best Sowing Date for Wheat Summer Planting in Kunming

    Cheng Jia-sheng, Wang Zhi-long, Qiao Xiang-mei, Wang Zhi-wei, Liu Lie, Huang Ge, Cui Yong-zhen, Yu Ya-xiong, Wu Yu

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2023
    Pages: 18-22
    Received: Jan. 30, 2023
    Accepted: Feb. 22, 2023
    Published: Mar. 09, 2023
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    Abstract: [Background] Wheat is the most important food crop, with the largest planting area in the world. However, in the production process, due to the species degradation and the occurrence of new diseases, the antigens of old varieties are lost, resulting in reduced yield and even no harvest. In order to ensure the stable yield and increase of wheat, the... Show More
  • Evaluation of Lactic Acid Bacteria for the Control of Aflatoxin Contamination in Silage

    Sheila Okoth, Leonard Wamae, Innocent Kariuki, Limbikani Matumba, Vesa Joutsjoki, Hannu Korhonen

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2023
    Pages: 23-31
    Received: Feb. 17, 2023
    Accepted: Mar. 07, 2023
    Published: Mar. 16, 2023
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    Abstract: This study evaluated the effect of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) on fermentation and aflatoxin concentrations of napier grass, whole crop green maize and whole crop dry maize plant silages, infested with aflatoxigenic mold Aspergillus flavus. The forage was chopped into 10kg portions in duplicates and inoculated with 100 ml of 106-7 CFU/ml, B2 27 Lb. ... Show More