Current Issue : July - September
Volume : 2021
Issue Number : 3
Articles : 5 Articles
Water control is a major problem in crop production, particularly in fragile
ecosystems such as the Sahel. Water is the most important factor in plant
productivity. Many initiatives have been developed in this direction, including
all methods of irrigation and water and soil conservation. The objective of
this work is to assess the effectiveness of this amendment in crop production
in the context of climate variability. The methodology is based on experimentation
to statistically compare the natural biomass on a soil of silty-clay-sandy
texture, divided into two blocks, one of which is amended with potassium
polyacrylate and the other is not. This study showed that the wet and dry
biomasses produced on soils with potassium polyacrylate are significantly
higher than those produced on unamended soils at the 5% threshold. Based
on these results, potassium polyacrylate may be a solution to recurrent dryness
pockets. However, uncontrolled environmental testing is necessary to
confirm these results....
A total of four field experiments were conducted during 2017, 2019 and 2020
in Ontario, Canada to determine if applying a fungicide 2 - 3 days after a herbicide,
applied POST, reduces visible injury, increases crop vigour and increases
yield of soybean. At 3 DAB (days after fungicide application), the
POST application of glyphosate, fomesafen, bentazon, thifensulfuron-methyl,
cloransulam-methyl and imazethapyr caused..........
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the food wastes compost
(FWC) and its non-aerated fermented extract (NFCE) on seed germination
and growth of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.), watercress (Nasturtium officinale
), chili pepper (Capsicum annuum), peas (Pisum sativum L.), chickpea
(Cicer arietinum) and beans (Vicia faba ) under greenhouse conditions. The
FWC and NFCE were physico-chemically and microbiologically characterized.
The NFCE effect was evaluated on tomato, watercress, and chili pepper
seeds germination and seedling growth.........
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of paddy rice ploughing techniques
on water use and the yield of rice crop, as well as water use efficiency for rice growing in small-holder
irrigation schemes. The study was conducted at a farmer’s field in Powo B sub-block of Maugo
Irrigation Scheme. The period of study was from July 2019 to January 2020, which is the rice season.
The experimental site was located in the vicinity of Olare Shopping Centre, Kamenya Sub-location,
Kochia East Location, Kochia Ward, Rangwe Sub-County, Homa Bay County, Nyanza Region, Kenya
in Maugo rice scheme in Kenya. In the study, four irrigation tillage practices were applied: ox-plough,
conventional ox-plough, hand hoe and tractor ploughing. The results showed that conventional
ox-ploughing consumed the highest amount of water at 1240 mm. The highest water use efficiency
of 0.49 kg/m3 and highest yield of 5.7 tons/ha were observed for hand hoe ploughing. Use of the
hand hoe ploughing technique increased yields by 20 percent, as compared to the conventional
ox-ploughing. Therefore, the use of water for ploughing is not necessary in the study area. Future
research will be needed to see how farmers are adopting the technology before scaling up to full
mechanization, as partial mechanization was not profitable....
Black cumin (Nigella sativa L.) the highly aggregate valuable medicinal plant
was field cultivated for two subsequent seasons (2018, 2019) designed as factorial
split plot based on randomized complete block with 3 replications. The
main factors 4 elicitors: salicylic acid, (SA) Nano-selenium (NPs), yeast (YS)
chitosan (CH) and (E0), control. Whereas, the sub-main plot 4 biofertilizers,
dray Moringa leaves extract, (MLE), neem dray leaves extract (NME), humic
acid (HA) and traditional (NPK) chemical fertilizer as control. Allied statistical
analysis of variance revealed that biotic and abiotic elicitors coincide
biofertilizer and NPK chemical fertilizer.......
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