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International Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Technology

ISSN: 2455-815X



An Empirical Analysis of the effect of Agricultural Input on Agricultural Productivity in Nigeria

Published On: October 28, 2017 | Pages: 077 - 085

Author(s): Ojiya Emmanuel Ameh*, Okoh Abo Sunday, Mamman Andekujwo Baajon and Ngwu Jerome Chukwuemeka
The main object of this study is to investigate the effect of Agricultural input on Agricultural productivity in Nigeria from 1990 to 2016 using secondary annual time series data sourced from World Bank database (2016) and Central Bank of Nigeria Statistical Bulletin (2016). ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/2455-815X.000026

Assessment of Commercial Beef Cattle Fattening Practices and performance in East Shoa Zone

Published On: September 27, 2017 | Pages: 067 - 076

Author(s): Genet Dadi* Mengistu Urge and Tsegay Teklebrhan
The study was conducted in Adama, Lome and Adami-Tulu districts of East Shoa Zone of Oromia Regional State to assess commercial fattening practices, and to evaluate performance of commercial fattening. ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/2455-815X.000025

Physicochemical properties of Ethiopian Beeswax, the case of South Wollo zone, Amhara Region

Published On: September 15, 2017 | Pages: 061 - 066

Author(s): Addisu Bihonegn*, Desalegn Begna, Asaminew Tassew and Zeleke Mekuriaw
The study was conducted in three purposively selected districts of South Wollo Zone, Tehulederie, Kalu and Dessie Zuria, intended to analyze the physicochemical properties of beeswax produced in 2015/6. Twenty-six beeswax samples were collected being sourced from honey extract, ‘Tej sefef’, old combs and purchased beeswax blocks and analyzed at Sekota Dry land Agri ...
Abstract View Full Article View Additional File(s) DOI: 10.17352/2455-815X.000024

Coprecipitation procedure for speciation of chromium in some dairy food product and water samples by FAAS

Published On: August 31, 2017 | Pages: 055 - 060

Author(s): Şerife Saçmacı*
A new method based on the coprecipitation procedure (CP) for separation/speciation using flame atomic absorption spectrometric (FAAS) determination was proposed for the determination of Cr(III)/ Cr(VI) in some real samples with Co(II)/α-Benzoin oxime precipitate. ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/2455-815X.000023

Influence of Slaughtering Ages on Carcass Characteristics, Meat Composition and Haematology of Extensively Managed Red Sokoto Bucks Slaughtered In Abeokuta Metropolis, Nigeria

Published On: August 07, 2017 | Pages: 049 - 054

Author(s): Amosu Semethon David, Oderinwale Olatunde Akeem*, Jolaosho Oladapo Oluwadamilare, Sanusi Ganiyu Omotayo and Oluwatosin Bamidele Omonuwa
The study was conducted to evaluate the effects of ages at slaughtering on carcass characteristics, meat composition and haematology of extensively managed Red Sokoto bucks slaughtered in Abeokuta Metropolis ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/2455-815X.000022

Determination of Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn and Cd after Heat Treatment in some vegetables and Green Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) grown in the Middle Black Sea Region

Published On: August 01, 2017 | Pages: 042 - 048

Author(s): S Fatma Aygun*
Background: In this study, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn and Cd were determined after heat treatment of spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.), leek (Allium porrum L.), green bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/2455-815X.000021

Quality Characteristics of shortbread Biscuit Fortified with Fermented Jack bean Flour

Published On: July 26, 2017 | Pages: 036 - 041

Author(s): Ogori Akama Friday*, FF Ajayi, OA Folorunsho and AF Ogori
Biscuit are usually produced from wheat flour, increasing cost and limited supply of wheat demand that attention be given to the application of indigenous grains to totally or partially replace wheat in bakery products. ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/2455-815X.000020

Isolation and Characterization of Microsatellite Markers in Canthon (Petelcanthon) Staigi (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) and Cross-Amplifi cation in Related Species

Published On: May 23, 2017 | Pages: 032 - 035

Author(s): GAS Cruz*, CA Ferreira-Neto, AC Lira-Neto and RC Moura*
The species Canthon (Peltecanthon) staigi is a Neotropical “dung beetle” from Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest, which plays a key ecological role reallocating organic material and in some cases being a seed disperser. ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/2455-815X.000019

Detection of Viable but Nonculturable Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Ground Beef by Propidium Monoazide real-time PCR

Published On: May 20, 2017 | Pages: 026 - 031

Author(s): Jehan Mahmoud Mahmoud Ouf, Yuan Yuan, Prashant Singh and Azlin Mustapha*
Escherichia coli O157:H7 can enter into a viable but nonculturable (VBNC) state under stress conditions. Pathogens in this dormant state may escape detection if conventional methods are employed, ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/2455-815X.000018

A New Technology Separating Allelopathy From Competition in Pot Experiments

Published On: March 20, 2017 | Pages: 019 - 025

Author(s): Jamal R Qasem*
A new technology is developed to separate allelopathy from competition in pot experiments. Square pots of any sizes may be used. Each pot is divided by a metal or pvc mesh (100-150 micrometer) barrier fi xed from the bottom to pot surface. The barrier divides the pot into two sections fi lled by the same amount of soil mixture. ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/2455-815X.000017

Connection among Body Measurements and Flying Speed of Racing Pigeon†

Published On: March 10, 2017 | Pages: 009 - 018

Author(s): Steven Mercieca, Bertalan Jilly and András Gáspárdy*
The ability of racing pigeons to navigate and to fi nd their way home is determined by many factors. The aim of this investigation was to prove the outer and inner environmental impacts on the fl ying performances of racing pigeon fl ock. The fi eldwork consisted of taking down of various body measurements of 49 birds, which was improved by collection of racing-, m ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/2455-815X.000016

Parameters Related to Nodulating Ability of Some Legumes

Published On: March 10, 2017 | Pages: 005 - 008

Author(s): Viliana Vasileva*
Parameters related to nodulating ability of some legumes were studied in a pot trial in the Institute of Forage Crops, Pleven, Bulgaria during the 2013 and 2014 years. ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/2455-815X.000015

Melanocortin-4 Receptor in Fish: A Review

Published On: January 20, 2017 | Pages: 001 - 004

Author(s): Zheng-Yong Wen*, Yuan-Chao Zou, Chuan-Jie Qin, Deng-Yue Yuan and Rui Li
The melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) belongs to the melanocortin system, has been well investigated in mammals. Which plays important roles in several physiological processes, such as regulating energy homeostasis, cachexia, cardiovascular function, glucose and lipid homeostasis, reproduction and sexual function, drug abuse, pain perception, brain infl ammation, and ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/2455-815X.000014