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AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America

AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America (AMA) (issn: 00845841) is a peer reviewed journal first published online after indexing scopus in 1982. AMA is published by Farm Machinery Industrial Research Corp and Shin-Norinsha Co. AMA publishes every subjects of general engineering and agricultural engineering.

Submission Deadline
07 Aug 2022 (Vol - 53 , Issue- 08 )
Upcoming Publication
31 Aug 2022 (Vol - 53 , Issue 08 )

Aim and Scope :

AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America

AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America (ISSN: 00845841) is a peer-reviewed journal. The journal covers Agricultural and Biological Sciences and all sort of engineering topic. the journal's scopes are in the following fields but not limited to:

Azerbaijan Medical Journal Gongcheng Kexue Yu Jishu/Advanced Engineering Science Zhonghua er bi yan hou tou jing wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery Interventional Pulmonology
Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication
Electronic Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Civil and architectural engineering
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Industrial and Commercial Design
Information Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Food Engineering

Nutritional, antinutritional and in vitro digestibility of sprouted mung beans

Paper ID- AMA-18-07-2022-11540

Germination increases the bioavailability of nutrients and sprouts are a good source of vitamins and minerals. Seeds of three mung bean varieties (SGC-16, SGC-20 and IPM-02-3) of Assam were sprouted at 24, 48, 72 and 96 h under dark at 25±2°C. Significant increase in moisture content, crude protein, crude fibre and ash contents, while crude fat, starch and carbohydrate content significantly decreased during the sprouting period. Mineral contents (Na, K, P, Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn, and Cu), vitamin C, niacin significantly increased during the sprouting period. Thiamine increased up to 72 h and riboflavin increased up to 48 h and then both showed decreasing trend. Antinutritional factors like phytic acid and tannin significantly decreased while, in vitro protein digestibility significantly increased during sprouting periods. The varieties SGC-20 and SGC-16 are nutritionally superior over the variety IPM-02-3 which can be recommended for use in breeding as sprout varieties.

Critical analysis of performance of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) in Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh

Paper ID- AMA-12-07-2022-11532

Farmer Producer Organizations enable member farmers to reap the benefits of economies of scale in purchase of inputs, marketing, processing and value addition to their produce. The findings of performance of FPO would help the FPO promoting agencies, NGOs and management of FPO to focus their efforts on further improvement of functioning and services provided by the FPO to its members. The results revealed that, the overall mean performance score related to functioning was good. Among five components related to functioning indicator, the performance of audit system was ranked first followed by performance of members representation group dynamics, infrastructural facilities and governance and management. Whereas the overall mean performance score related to services was average. Among five service components, the performance of technical services was ranked first followed by the performance of input services, financial services, marketing services, processing and value addition.

On Farm Evaluation of Balanced Fertilization on Productivity, Nutrient use Efficiency and Economics of Pre-dominate R-W Cropping System of Jammu Region

Paper ID- AMA-12-07-2022-11530

A field experiment was conducted at 24 locations (four farmers in a village, three villages viz., Kothimorh, Dabber and Chakbana of Bishnah and Shekhupur, Chakmajra and Chakkeema of Arnia in two blocks i.e. Bishnah and Arnia) to evaluate the effect of balanced fertilization on productivity, nutrient use efficiency and economics of Rice-Wheat predominant cropping system of Jammu district of J&K during 2017-18 to 2019-20. The Experiment was laid out in RBD design. Seven fertilizer treatments; Control (0-0-0), N alone (N-0-0), NP (N-P-0), NK (N-0-K), NPK (N-P-K), NPK + Zn (N-P-K-Zn), FP (Farmers Practices) were taken under study and the data revealed that the application of recommended dose of NPK +ZN realized the highest grain yield of rice 2916.14 kg/ha and wheat (2926.29 kg/ha) and productivity in terms of REY 5772.85 kg, system net returns Rs 133188 with B:C ratio of 3.16 in comparison to other treatments. However, the average partial factor productivity was observed in the order of NPK in Rice (97.20, 145.80 and 291.61) and in Wheat (29.26, 58.52 and 117.05 kg grain/kg) along with agronomic use efficiency of 54.86, 82.29 and 164.58 in rice and 15.47, 30.94 and 61.89 kg grain/kg of applied nutrient in wheat. And Nutrient response in rice (26.7 kg grain/kg) and wheat (28.23 kg grain/kg) was also observed in the plots fertilized with recommended dose of NPK+ Zn. Balanced application of N, P and K was found to increase the system productivity and nutrient use efficiency of Rice-Wheat cropping system.

A comparative study on nutritional and functional composition of fresh apple pomace and dried apple pomace powder

Paper ID- AMA-08-07-2022-11524

Apple pomace is considered a major by-product of apple juice processing, which is generated in several million metric tons worldwide every year. Due to its low recovery rate, it is generally disposed of as waste, resulting in various public hazards and environmental pollution. However, it is a rich source of numerous nutritional and functional compounds such as carbohydrates, phenolic compounds, dietary fibre, minerals, and, organic acids. Therefore, this study was undertaken to study the nutritional and functional composition of fresh and dried apple pomace powder to explore its possibilities of usage in the food industry. The fresh pomace and dried apple pomace powder were subjected to various physio-chemical analysis such as bulk density, tapped density, flow ability (Carr Index), cohesiveness (Hausner ratio), carbohydrates, energy value, total polyphenols, antioxidant activity and, hydration properties. While, the functional characterization was obtained by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis. The comparative analysis revealed that the moisture content decreased from 80.04% to 8.23 percent, while, the ash content, fat, fibre, protein, carbohydrates, energy value, ascorbic acid, total phenols and antioxidant activity increased significantly from 1.12 to 2.06 percent, 0.63 to 2.39 percent, 4.65 to 20.68 percent, 0.81 to 3.12 percent, 12.75 to 63.52 percent, 12.75 to 290.25 kcal/100g, 6.15 to 12.21 mg/100g, 95.26 to 451.14 percent and 75.21 to 85.37 percent, respectively. Moreover, the FTIR analysis confirmed the presence of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, phenols and identified various functional compounds including quinones, organic matter, ethers, lignin, aromatic compounds, oxy compounds and disulphides, etc.

Succession of insect pests and natural enemies in brinjal in Manipur, North East India with bio-pesticide application

Paper ID- AMA-06-07-2022-11520

Solanum melongena is one of the most popular vegetables of India and found to be affected by several insect pests which attribute to the low productivity of brinjal. The populations of insect pests and natural enemies on brinjal were surveyed during 2020-21 for studying their succession. The experiments were carried out in a Randomized Block Design (RBD). It was found that the Aleurodicus dispersus, Paracoccus marginatus, Amrasca biguttula biguttula, Aphis gossypii and Leucinodes orbonalis were found to be dominant and abundant in the brinjal ecosystem. Moderate infestation was found during rainy season but heavy infestation was observed from November to January, 2021. The bio pesticide Verticillium lecani, Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana were applied on brinjal grown in fields which later was found to be effective and can prevent the population buildup of insect pest of brinjal ecosystem.