International Journal of Applied Agricultural Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2019

  • Application of Lemongrass and Cinnamon Pesticides on Rice Ear Bug (Leptocorisa oratorius Fabricius) in Padi Plant

    Christina Salaki, Vivi Montong

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2019
    Pages: 105-108
    Received: 24 July 2019
    Accepted: 13 August 2019
    Published: 4 September 2019
    Abstract: Lemongrass and cinnamon plant are known holding active compounds that can be used as raw materials of plant pesticides. It is related with their ability to kill, extrude, and prevent the pest insects from feeding, including rice ear bug Leptocorisa oratorius, one of the dangerous and uncontrollable padi plant pests. This study was aimed at finding ... Show More
  • Weed Control in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) Through Mulch Types in Kakamega County, Kenya

    Anthony Simiyu Mabele, Millicent Florence Owuor Ndong’a

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2019
    Pages: 109-113
    Received: 12 August 2019
    Accepted: 30 August 2019
    Published: 16 September 2019
    Abstract: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is the third most important vegetable crop after potato (Solanum tuberosum) and onion (Allium cepa). Its production heavily involves the use of synthetic pesticides with detrimental impact on humans, insect pollinators, water sources, soil fertility and environment. This study uses different mulch types to mitigate thi... Show More
  • Postharvest Treatment with Hydrogen Peroxide to Control Orange Fruit Decay Caused by Penicillum digitatum and Penicillum italicum

    Xiangchun Meng, Zepeng Huang, Chao Fan

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2019
    Pages: 114-119
    Received: 29 August 2019
    Accepted: 30 September 2019
    Published: 15 October 2019
    Abstract: Imazalil and Thiabendazole chemical based fungicides are currently used to control citrus green/blue molds, which is mainly caused by P. digitatum and P. italicum. In order to find alternative methods for control of citrus fruit diseases to avoid fungicide caused health and environmental problems, current research was conducted to explore the antif... Show More
  • Effect of Erosion on Agricultural Land in Agyana Community in Abaji, Abuja

    Jibrin Ahmadu, Daniel Habila Galadima, Nkechi Blessing Chinedu, Ogechukwu Franca Eze

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2019
    Pages: 120-128
    Received: 13 August 2019
    Accepted: 24 September 2019
    Published: 16 October 2019
    Abstract: This study has investigated the effect of erosion on agricultural land in Agyana community of Abaji Area Council in Abuja, Nigeria. In this task, the study was able to operationalize the independent and dependent variables and do a structured observation and perform reliability checks on the accuracy of the observations made. In determining the are... Show More