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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
03 Jul 2022 (Vol - 53 , Issue- 07 )
Upcoming Publication
31 Jul 2022 (Vol - 53 , Issue 07 )

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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:

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 Interventional Pulmonology (middletown, de.)
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

Impact assessment of drip irrigation on field crops in India: A Review

Paper ID- AMA-18-04-2022-11310

Water is the foremost natural resource, which is continually expensive and limiting input particularly in arid and semi arid regions, hence needs judicious use to harvest the maximum benefit from this limiting resource. Indian farmers are now finding ways to move from traditional practices to ultramodern technologies for crop production. Lately, drip irrigation is getting positive reception, acceptance, and adoption and plays a significant role in saving the water in water scarce areas. It enables the efficient utilization of limited water with improved water use efficiency. Adaptation of drip irrigation in major field crops of India like wheat, maize, sugarcane, legumes, oilseeds, seed spices is gaining momentum because of its higher productivity. By introducing drip irrigation, it is possible to increase the yield potential of crops by three times with the same amount of water. Enough experimental evidence is available from various parts of the country to suggest that drip technology saves water in comparison to surface method of irrigation from 18.7 to 47.7% in orchards and fruits, 2.1 to 42.9% in field crops, 11.9 to 38% in vegetable crops, 14.3 to 51.3% in root, bulb and tuber crops, 12 to 56% in plantation crops, 36.7 to 46.7% in spice crops and 41.4 % in flowers in a appropriately designed and managed drip irrigation system. Therefore, optimum irrigation levels with drip system would help in enhancing the economic yield as well as water use efficiency of field crops.

Studies on inducting variability in sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] cv. ST-14 through gamma irradiation

Paper ID- AMA-16-04-2022-11309

This study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of gamma irradiation on morphological, yield and biochemical attributes of sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] cv. ST-14. Cuttings of sweet potato vine were irradiated with gamma rays (15, 30, 45, 60, 75, and 90 Gy) and non-irradiated cuttings were chosen as controls. After irradiation, cuttings were planted in replication in a well-prepared field at 30 x 30 cm spacing. Result revealed that average days to 50 (%) sprouting was significantly delayed with increasing doses of gamma irradiation. Among the gamma irradiation earliest day of 50 (%) sprouting was recorded in 15 Gy (12.49 days), whereas the delayed sprouting was recorded at 45 Gy. The maximum sprouting per cent, survival per cent and vine length was recorded in control followed by 15 Gy. Exposed to higher dose of gamma irradiation tends to decease in sprouting per cent, survival per cent and vine length of sweet potato. The LD50 value occurred at 45 Gy gamma irradiation level. The results indicated that gamma irradiation treatment was adversely affected vegetative parameters, such as vine length, number of leaves, leaf length, leaf width, and average fresh weight above ground level were recorded in irradiated plants over the control. TSS, starch content, sugar percentage, and carotenoids content were unaffected by irradiation treatment and were found to be non-significant in both generations. In conclusion, our findings indicated that gamma irradiation had a significant impact on vegetative and yield characteristics but had no effect on biochemical properties.

Status And Need Of Mechanization Of Oil Palm Harvesting In Telangana

Paper ID- AMA-12-04-2022-11303

Oil palm is a tree without branches but with many wide leaves at its top. It has become the world’s number one plantation crop because of its unparalleled productivity. One of the important and cumbersome activities in palm fruit cultivation is harvesting. Harvesting of oil palm is difficult due to its thorns like cut stems. Harvesting is being carried out manually by using sickle and pole arrangement. But the process is cumbersome and needs lot of effort. To reduce the difficulty of harvesting and to achieve good productivity of the crop an optimum machine has to be developed. Much research was done in this sector, but still the industry is in the need of an optimum machine. Hydraulic lifting platforms, motorized (cantas) cutters, pneumatically operated cutters, were developed but these have their own setbacks. Recently, focus was drawn towards the robotics. Here, this paper explains all the available and developing technologies in the area of harvesting of oil palm.

Promising pureline selection of Bhaderwah Rajmash (Phaseolus vulgaris) and its molecular characterization

Paper ID- AMA-11-04-2022-11300

Rajmash (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is the most famous pulse crop preferred by consumers in Jammu and Kashmir. The pole type varieties are grown in the temperate region as an intercrop with maize. A promising pure line selection of Rajmash from Bhaderwah (Bhaderwah Rajmash 104) was selected on the basis of its quality, yield parameters and resistance to diseases/pests. The pure line selection was characterized using molecular markers viz., Inter Simple Sequence Repeats (ISSR), Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and EST- Simple Sequence Repeats (EST- SSR). DNA polymorphism was shown 10 RAPD primers, 8 ISSR primers and 9 EST-SSR primers.

Research on Pressure Relief Support Technology for High Ground Stress Soft Rock Tunnel

Paper ID- AMA-11-04-2022-11298

Based on the self-developed stress self-feedback pressure relief device, a visual pressure relief test of the fluid filling lining was carried out to quantitatively study the support effect under the action of three spring stiffness coefficients, three loading areas and four particle sizes of fluid sand. The study found that the fluid filling lining support process can be divided into two stages: fluid compression section and fluid discharge section. In the fluid compression section, the initial load reduction rate was up to 78%. When the lining pressure exceeded the threshold value of the relief valve, it entered the fluid discharge section. The relief valve automatically released the surrounding rock energy by releasing the fluid and the load reduction rate was up to 47%. The research showed that the smaller the fluid particle size, spring coefficient and relative loading area, the better the supporting effect of fluid filling lining. The study found that the fluid discharge cavity area expanded in the shape of a prismatic. With the increase of the loading area and the pressure relief threshold, the depth of the cavity area is decreased. The expansion model of the cavity area was established and the equation of the pressure area of the cavity area was given. The energy dissipation principle of the pressure relief support technology of fluid filling lining was analysed and the energy dissipation equation was given.