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The Effects of Biochar and Farm Yard Manure on Soil Properties and Crop Growth in the Himalayan Agroforestry System

Although the population continues to increase and the demand for food grows, many parts of South Asia are experiencing agricultural land degradation and reduced productivity. This paper presents the findings of a study that looked at using biochar and Farm Yard Manure (FYM) at 5t/ha and 20t/ha, respectively, as soil amendments in a coffee agroforestry…
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The Influence of Agro-Ecological Factors on Fruit Mineral Content and Occurrence of Jelly Seed Disorder in ‘Tommy Atkins’ and ‘Van Dyke’ Mangoes in Kenya

One of the most serious issues in mango production in Kenya, as well as other mango-producing countries around the world, is jelly seed disorder. Jelly seed is a physiological condition that expresses itself in the breakdown of tissues around the seed, reducing the marketability of the affected fruits. This problem presents itself in the affected…
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The Influence of Dolomitic Lime and Muriate of Potash Application on Fruit Mineral Content and Jelly Seed Disorder Incidence of Mango (Mangifera indica L.)

Jelly seed physiological condition is one of the factors leading to mango (Mangifera indica L) losses in Kenya and other parts of the world. It’s thought to be linked to a lack of N, K, Mg, and Ca in the fruit’s supply. Mango production in Kenya has increased as a result of rising demand for…
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Comparative Assessment of Male and Female Cassava Beneficiaries’ Participation in the First Phase of the Third National Fadama Additional Financing Project in Anambra State, Nigeria

In Anambra State, Nigeria, the study evaluated the involvement of male and female cassava beneficiaries in the first phase of the Third National Fadama Additional Financing programme. 120 cassava beneficiaries who took part in the project were chosen using a multi-stage sampling technique to meet the study’s objectives. Data was collected using well-structured questionnaires, and…
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Studies on Consumption of an Aquatic Vegetable Eshing Ekai Thabi among the Meiteis of Manipur

Eshing Ekai Thabi, also known as water mimosa or water sensitive plant, is a pantropical nitrogen-fixing perennial legume that is widely considered an aquatic weed in some countries. However, the plant is used as a vegetable by the Meiteis, Manipur’s valley residents, and is considered a local delicacy. The aim of this study was to…
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Effect of Different Levels of Nutrients and Intercropping on Flowering Behavior of Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) Variety VRI-2: An Advance Study

At the State Horticultural Farm in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu, an experiment was conducted to see how different levels of nutrients and intercropping (Pulses) affected the flowering behaviour of Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) variety VRI -2. The study found that using 100 percent of the prescribed fertiliser dose plus 100 kg of FYM and rising cowpea…
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Performance of All India Co-Ordinated Vegetable Improvement Project (AICVIP) Hybrid Trials (IET, AVT-I and AVT-II) on Growth, Yield and Quality of Bhendi (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench): An Advance Study

From 2012 to 2014, a field experiment was conducted at the Department of Vegetable Crops, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India, to examine the performance of All India Co-Ordinated Vegetable Improvement Project (AICVIP) hybrid trials (IET,AVT-I and AVT-II) on growth, yield, and quality of Bhendi (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench). For…
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Experience of Rural Dwellers on Social Capital and Banana/Plantain Production for Income Generation in Osun State

The contribution of social capital to banana/plantain production in Irewole Local Government Area, Osun State, was investigated in this report. Social capital can be described as an asset that banana/plantain producers need in order to expand their production in order to increase household food security and ensure a sustainable livelihood that contributes to the nation’s…
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Effect of Creep in the Fundamental Frequency and Stability of a Slender Wooden Column of Composite Section

Since wood is a viscoelastic material, creep is a possibility in wooden structures. Creep will alter the strictly elastic parameters defined in initial wood characterization tests because its behaviour is influenced by the material’s rheology, even at constant stress levels. Models in which the immediate elastic deformation is increased by a viscous deformation, resulting in…
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Assessment of Genetic Variability in Mid-altitude Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Collection of Ethiopia

The aim of this study was to evaluate the genetic variability and character association in 81 Ethiopian mid-altitude sesame accessions based on important agronomic traits. The study was conducted using a 9 x 9 Simple Lattice Design (SLD) with two replications. Melkassa Agricultural Research Centre Ethiopia, during the major cropping seasons of July through December…
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