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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. 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 Zhenkong Kexue yu Jishu Xuebao/Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology Wuhan Ligong Daxue Xuebao (Jiaotong Kexue Yu Gongcheng Ban)/Journal of Wuhan University of Technology (Transportation Science and Engineering) Zhonghua yi shi za zhi (Beijing, China : 1980)

Submission Deadline
29 Mar 2023 (Vol - 54 , Issue- 04 )
Upcoming Publication
31 Mar 2023 (Vol - 54 , Issue 03 )

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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

Individual behavior recognition of laying hens based on improved Faster R-CNN

Paper ID- AMA-14-12-2022-11886

Animal behavior is an important indicator of animal welfare evaluation, is the entry point of accurate poultry breeding, and for poultry farming, due to the small size of chickens and large breeding scale, automatic monitoring, especially individual monitoring has great difficulties, the realization of PLF of chicken farms is a difficult problem, in view of this problem, this paper proposes a method based on improving Faster R-CNN for individual behavior recognition of laying hens. The VGG16 in the Faster R-CNN object detection network was replaced with the ResNet50 network, and the RPN was improved, the number of proposals was reduced, the ROI increased, and the accuracy was improved, which could automatically identified the four basic behaviors of individual laying hens of standing, lying down, feeding and drinking. Simulate the construction of the living environment of laying hens in real state, collected videos of laying hens in natural state as input, divided the videos into pictures, and identify individual behaviors of 3200 pictures, and the recognition rates of standing, lying down, feeding and drinking water were 96.4%, 92%, 86.3% and 80.2%, respectively. At the same time, it can reduce the contact between farmers and chickens, and increase the safety of biological epidemic control.

Safety impact of neonicotinoid insecticide, Acetamiprid 20 SP on egg larval parasitoid, Chelonus blackburni Cam.

Paper ID- AMA-14-12-2022-11885

In agro-ecosystem, biological control agents like parasitoids and predators are the best alternatives to the pesticides, several of which have been replaced by new chemistry. The newer insecticides are eco-friendly, economical, more selective, highly safe and compatible with several biocontrol agents. Keeping this view the present study was undertaken to assess the effect of acetamiprid on the adults of C. blackburni. Results indicated that the acetamiprid 20 SP had significant adverse effect on the mortality of adults and also adult emergence at higher doses (acetamiprid 20 SP at 80 and 40 g a.i./ha) whereas acetamiprid at 10 and 20 g a.i./ha were found to be safe compared to standard check, monocrotophos.

Impact of Integrated Management practices against Cassava Mosaic Disease in Tamil Nadu

Paper ID- AMA-14-12-2022-11884

An experiment was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of physical, cultural, biological, antiviral and chemical management practices individually and integrated disease management against cassava mosaic disease during 2018-2020 under field conditions at Tapioca and Castor Research Station, Yethapur. Among the treatments, hot water treatment @ 520C for 20 minutes+ Yellow sticky trap @ 20 nos. /ac + Foliar spraying of Spirotetramat 150 OD @ 0.14g/ lit at 30 and 45 DAP has decreased cassava mosaic disease incidence (47.22 per cent), whitefly population (3.75 nos./leaf) and increased the tuber yield (52.23t/ha) compared to control.


Paper ID- AMA-13-12-2022-11883

An open top chamber experiment was conducted in Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore to know the effect of elevated Carbon dioxide (CO2) on plant growth, yield, yield attributes and nutrient uptake of rice and maize. Both the crops were grown under three Carbon dioxide levels viz., 376 µ mol mol-1 CO2 (C0), 550 µ mol mol-1 CO2 (C1) and 650 µ mol mol-1 CO2 (C2). Rice was grown in Irugur (S1) and Padugai (S2) soil series. Irugur soil series was clay loam in texture, taxonomically classified as Typic Ustropept. Padugai soil series was clayey in texture, taxonomically classified as Vertic Ustropept. Results revealed that plant growth parameters like plant height, number of tillers, yield attributes such as number of productive tillers, number of grains per panicle, number of filled grains per panicle, thousand grain weight, grain and straw yield were concomitantly increased from active tillering to harvesting stage. These parameters have high in 650 µ mol mol-1 CO2 than 376 µ mol mol-1 CO2. Padugai soil series recorded significantly higher plant growth parameters and yield attributes than Irugur soil series. Maize was grown in Palaviduthi (S1) and Periyanaickenpalayam (S2) soil series. Palaviduthi soil series was sandy 1oam in texture, taxonomically classified as Typic Rhodustalf. Periyanaickenpalayam series was sandy clay loam in texture, taxonomically classified as Vertic Ustropept. Among the soil series, Periyanaickenpalayam soil series (S2) recorded higher plant height, cob length, number of rows per cob, number of grains per cob, grain test weight, grain yield and stover yield compared to Palaviduthi soil series (S1). Comparison of CO2 levels indicated that, CO2 levels failed to attain the level of significance in growth and yield attributes. But, in both crops interaction between soil series and CO2 levels was failed to attain the level of significance.

Breeding and evaluation of Pleurotus sp. for short duration and high yielding potential by intraspecific hybridization

Paper ID- AMA-13-12-2022-11882

Pleurotus is a dominant genus comprising several edible species of great commercial significance. Crop duration of the commercially cultivated Pleurotus sp. is 45 to 50 days. Breeding of new strains for improved quality, early maturity and biological efficiency is an emerging concept. P. djamor isolate woody-1 was collected as natural selection and was found to be short cropping duration of 30 days but it is less palatable having rough texture in nature. It produced very thin, loose and non-rhizomorphic mycelia appearing dull white colour. This isolate was crossed with commercially available Pleurotus variety P. florida having long crop duration of 48-50 days but it is palatable and producing thick, compact and rhizomorphic mycelia with bright white colour. This study investigated to produce and evaluate hybrid progenies having short duration with high yielding potential through intraspecific hybridization between P. djamor isolate woody-1 and P. florida. Hybrid strains viz., K7Pf5, K1Pf4 and K4Pf4 produced 1st primordia in 12-14 days after spawning with total cropping duration of 33-40 days. The efficiency of hybrids produced were compared with their parents and also with other commercially available varieties (P. djamor MDU1 and P. eous var APK-1). Hybrid cultivar governing short duration with enhanced yield and high biological efficiency along with other desirable traits were identified for the benefit of mushroom farmers.