International Journal of Applied Agricultural Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2017

  • Selenium in the Soil-Plant Environment: A Review

    Uttam Saha, Abioye Fayiga, Leticia Sonon

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2017
    Pages: 1-18
    Received: 2 December 2016
    Accepted: 22 December 2016
    Published: 12 January 2017
    Abstract: Selenium (Se) exhibits a “double-edged” behavior in animal and human nutrition. It is a micronutrient required in low concentrations by animals and humans, but toxic at high concentrations. Selenium deficiency has been associated with cancer and other health problems. Selenium requirements are commonly met through soils and plants such as wheat, ri... Show More
  • Genetic Parameters for Sorghum Varieties in Different Population Densities

    Kareema Mohamad Wuhaib, Banan Hassan Hadi, Wajeeha Abed Hassan

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2017
    Pages: 19-24
    Received: 26 August 2016
    Accepted: 1 September 2016
    Published: 13 February 2017
    Abstract: Experiments were carried out at Field Crop Dept., College of Agric., Univ. of Baghdad, during spring and fall seasons of 2013. The objectives were to estimate the:1- Phenotypic, genotypic and environmental variations, 2- Genotypic and phenotypic coefficient of variation and 3- broad sense heritability for seven traits days to 50% anthesis (DTA), pl... Show More
  • Screening of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Genotypes for Salinity Tolerance in Ethiopia

    Dawit Asnake, Hussien Mohammed

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2017
    Pages: 25-31
    Received: 27 December 2016
    Accepted: 9 January 2017
    Published: 6 March 2017
    Abstract: This study was carried out to investigate the effect of 4 different salinity levels (0, 4, 8 and 12 dSm-1) on yield of 13 rice genotypes along with a salt-tolerant and susceptible check genotypes to identify salt tolerant rice genotype to be used under irrigation. A factorial combination of the fifteen genotypes and four salinity levels was laid ou... Show More