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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. Shenyang Jianzhu Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)/Journal of Shenyang Jianzhu University (Natural Science) General Medicine (ISSN:1311-1817) Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine Zhongguo yi liao qi xie za zhi = Chinese journal of medical instrumentation Lizi Jiaohuan Yu Xifu/Ion Exchange and Adsorption Kexue Tongbao/Chinese Science Bulletin Dalian Haishi Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Dalian Maritime University

Submission Deadline
02 Mar 2024 (Vol - 55 , Issue- 03 )
Upcoming Publication
29 Feb 2024 (Vol - 55 , Issue 02 )

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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:

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

Genotypic and Phenotypic Correlation Coefficient Studies in French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

Paper ID- AMA-09-11-2022-11798

Thirty-one French bean genotypes (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) including 22 genotypes obtained from NBPGR, New Delhi, six genoytpes collected from lower Pulne hills of Western Ghats and three released varieties viz., TKD 1, Arka Sukomal and Sonali were evaluated in Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications during 2020-2022 at Horticultural Research Station, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Thadiyankudisai, Tamil Nadu. Genotypic and phenotypic correlation studies for nine characters were assessed for association between different characters, direct and indirect effects of component traits on pod yield and other horticultural traits viz., days to first flowering, days to 50% flowering, pod length (cm), pod girth (cm), number of pods per plant, pod weight (g), yield per plant (g), yield per plot (kg), yield per hectare (t) of French bean. The results revealed that days to first flowering and days to 50% flowering had associated negatively and significantly with pod yield. The other traits viz., pod length, pod girth, number of pods per plant and pod weight showed positive and significant correlation with pod yield in French bean.

Study on Soil Properties of Different Tree based Land use Systems in Eastern and South Eastern Coastal Plain Zone of Odisha

Paper ID- AMA-07-11-2022-11795

In the present investigation, an attempt has been made to study the effect of land use systems on soil physical, chemical and biological properties in eastern and south-eastern coastal plain zone of Odisha. We have employed Completely Randomized Design (CRD) technique over eight land use systems to analyze different soil properties of soil viz. MBC, MBN, SBP, SFP, SOC, BD, PD, EC, PH. It has been found from the analysis that the MBC, MBN, soil bacterial and fungal population is the higher in natural forest than other tree based land use systems. The bulk density, particle density, pH and EC of soils in different tree based land use systems are negatively correlated with microbial properties of soil but water holding capacity, soil organic carbon and available nitrogen is positively correlated with microbial properties of soil in different tree based land use systems. Among the tree based land use systems homestead agro forestry and teak plantation recorded physico-chemical and microbial properties comparable with natural forest and better than agricultural rice lands. It is found from the study that the land use homestead agro-forestry and teak plantation are recommended in the coastal area of Odisha for soil health improvement and sustainable production.

Optimization of incident solar radiation for microgreens cultivation under simulated agriphotovoltaics

Paper ID- AMA-07-11-2022-11794

Under agriphotovoltaics and/or in shade net house, plants fail to perform well under reduced solar radiation. Controlled growing systems using artificial LED lights can be considered to increase productivity in those areas. In this study, spinach was grown in hydroponics under 8 combinations of sunlight and cool white LED light at night (T1: 100% sunlight (SL), T2: ≈75% SL), T3: ≈50% SL, T4: ≈25% SL, T5: ≈75% SL + ≈25% LED, T6: ≈50% SL + ≈50% LED, T7: ≈25% SL + ≈75 % LED, and T8: ≈100 % LED) as treatments to know the effects of LED and reduced sunlight on its different morpho-physiological attributes and also to optimize lighting conditions for productive and profitable spinach cultivation under simulated agriphotovoltaics. Observations taken on 15, 30 and 45 days after germination revealed that values of all the parameters except leaf nitrate content got reduced with the reduction in the solar availability. Use of white LED lights with lower solar irradiance has helped plants to overcome the stress condition up to some extent by improving their growth attributes, however, its 100% use could not help much due to marginal intensity of red band in it. Overall, T1 has come up with the best results followed by T5, T6, T2, T3, T7 and T4, while T8 least performed. The present finding envisaged that cool white LED lights may be a good replacement for solar light. However, these could be replaced with grow lights with wider wavelength range to get higher productivity and profitability.

Developing Hapten Conjugates For Imidacloprid Immunoassay

Paper ID- AMA-07-11-2022-11793

Pesticide residues are determined using sophisticated equipment such as UHPLC, LCMS, GC, and GCMS, which necessitate high operating costs, a controlled atmosphere for instrument housing, and technical personnel for handling. The field of immunoassay has made it possible to determine pesticide residues in food products in situ without the assistance of technical personnel. In order to establish an immunoassay approach, it is necessary to synthesize hapten and conjugate it with a carrier protein for generating an immunological response in any animal system. Therefore, the method for synthesizing imidacloprid hapten and the covalent linkage with carrier proteins such as Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) were explored in this work. Thin-layer chromatography analysis of synthesized hapten revealed that its Rf value was distinct from that of the imidacloprid standard (0.98) and hapten (0.2). The production of imidacloprid hapten was subsequently confirmed by LCMS and 1HNMR. The generated hapten was conjugated with BSA using the active carboxyl ester technique for further use as an antigen.


Paper ID- AMA-07-11-2022-11792

The study aims at finding the extent of farmers knowledge about happy seeder technology of wheat sowing in standing paddy stubbles and correlation with their personal attributes, was conducted in Ambala & Kurukshetra district of Haryana state with the sample of 160 respondents of twenty villages. As per results, however, majority of the farmers were belonged to full and partial level of knowledge about some Aspects/Items (Those were related to benefits of happy seeder and suitable type of tractor for operating it), out of Thirteen Aspects/Items, selected and listed in interview schedule for the study, such as Happy seeder is a time and fuel-saving technology, Happy seeder technology is an Eco-friendly technology, Happy seeder improves soil health and, Compatible tractor type and its HP for operating the machine. But, even that, they had little knowledge about the remaining Aspects/Items, Therefore, their overall knowledge about the HS was less, in fact, the majority of farmers possessed a low level of expertise about Happy seeder technology as a whole. So, most of the respondents were belonged to low level category of Overall knowledge towards Happy Seeder Technology. In case of personal traits, it was found that those attributes which had taken in the study, were found to have positively correlated but only one trait i.e. age was negatively correlated with knowledge level of farmers.