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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
02 Dec 2022 (Vol - 53 , Issue- 12 )
Upcoming Publication
30 Nov 2022 (Vol - 53 , Issue 11 )

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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:

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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

Effect of microbial inoculants Pusa decomposer and TNAU biomineralizer on rice straw decomposition monitored by SEM and EDAX

Paper ID- AMA-13-08-2022-11613

Rice straw is a byproduct of rice cultivation, of which a considerable amount is burnt in India and other countries, causing environmental pollution and climate change by releasing greenhouse gases such as CO2, N2O, CH4, NOX, and CO into the atmosphere. The aim of this study was to recycle this huge amount of agricultural biomass by degrading it through microbial inoculants The present study consists of four treatments, rice straw (S), rice straw + water (SW), rice straw + water + Pusa decomposer (SF), and rice straw + water + TNAU biomineralizer (SB). Results of this study showed the accelerated decomposition process in microbial treated rice straw compared to rice straw + water (SW) and untreated rice straw (S). The distorted, rough, and porous surface structure of SEM micrograph in treatments SF and SB confirmed the ability of both the microbial consortia to decompose rice straw faster than in rice straw + water (SW) and untreated rice straw (S). EDAX spectra of elemental composition reported the carbon content in order of 33.66%, 29.75%, 13.33%, and 20.65% w/w of rice straw in S, SW, SF, and SB treatments respectively. The highest nitrogen content (0.64%) w/w of rice straw was reported in SF treatment and was followed by SB (0.61%) w/w, SW (0.45%) w/w, and S (0.43%) w/w of rice straw. Treatment SF and SB registered lower C/N ratios of 20.83 and 33.85 respectively compared to SW (66.11) and S (78.28) treatments.

Interaction effect of Phosphorous, Chloropyriphos and Rhizobium Inoculation on Growth Characterstics, Yield Components and Productivity Parameters of Chickpea under Central Plain Zone of Uttar Pradesh

Paper ID- AMA-13-08-2022-11612

Field experiments were conducted to Studies effect of Phosphorus, Chloropyriphos and Rhizobium inoculants on growth parameters, yield components and yield of chickpea during rabi season of 2020-21 and 2021-22 at students instructional farm, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur. The experiment consist of 18 treatments combinations in factorial randomized block design with three replications consisted of three levels of phosphorous (30, 60 and 90 kg ha-1), three chloropyriphos levels (0, 2.5 and 4.0 ml L-1) and two rhizobium inoculation levels (with rhizobium and without rhizobium). Chickpea variety RVG-203 was grown with the recommended agronomic practices. On the basis of results emanated from investigation it can be concluded that among the growth parameters maximum plant height at 90 DAS is 40.34 cm and 39.96, maximum number of branches is 17.48 and 17.82 during the both years of experimentation are associated with the treatment T18 [90 kg P+ 4.0 ml-1 Chloropyriphos with Rhizobium] and maximum number of nodules per plant at 60 DAS during first year is 26.53 and second year is 26.96 was associated with the treatment T15 [60 kg P+ 4.0 ml-1 Chloropyriphos with Rhizobium]. Similarly, among the yield components and productivity parameters maximum values in relation to number of pod plant-1, number of grain pod-1, 100 grain wt. (gm), grain yield (q ha-1), stover yield (q ha-1), biological yield (q ha-1) except harvest index (%) was also found in the treatment T15 [60 kg P+ 4.0 ml-1 Chloropyriphos with Rhizobium].

Influence of irrigation scheduling based on IW:CPE ratio and stress mitigating chemicals on growth and yield of coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) var Jawahar Dhaniya-10

Paper ID- AMA-12-08-2022-11607

In order to study the influence of exogenous application of stress mitigating chemicals such as salicylic acid, thiourea and KNO3 to alleviate moisture stress in coriander to improve the morphological and yield attributes through irrigation scheduling, an experimentation was conducted at Vegetable Research Centre, Department of Horticulture, JNKVV, Jabalpur (M.P.) during Rabi season for two consecutive years (2020-21 and 2021-22). The trial was laid out in split plot design with IW:CPE (0.6, 0.8, 1.0 and 1.2) as main plot and stress mitigating chemicals (SA, thiourea and KNO3) as subplot with different concentrations. The pooled analysis carried out during the study substantiated that coriander variety JD-10 sown under IW:CPE 0.8 gave better vegetative growth and higher yield as was superior over the others. Foliar application of SA@150ppm significantly enhanced the morphological traits and yield components thus giving a maximum yield of 18.47q/ha by producing more number of umbels, umbellets and seeds per plant. Treatment combination I2C2 (IW:CPE 0.8 with foliar application of salicylic acid @ 150ppm) gave better growth as plant height reached to 106.27cm at crop harvest with 7.02 branches plant-1, maximum seed yield of 14.92 g plant-1 and highest seed yield of 19.61q/ha. Seed yield was found to be in positive correlation with number of umbels plant-1, umbellets plant-1, seeds per umbel and seed yield plant-1. Thus it can be concluded that coriander produced under optimum soil moisture with ascribed irrigation level along with suitable dose of salicylic acid is optimum for coriander production and ensures higher yield.

Standardization and development of functional foods from mango seed kernels

Paper ID- AMA-10-08-2022-11604

Food processing industry by products or food wastes is produced in large amounts in the food processing industries annually around the world. The plant based food processing industries such as fruits and vegetable processing, cereals and pulse processing, nuts and oil seed processing industries etc., mainly produce by products such as bran, husk, pomace, seed, peel, shell, seeds, stems, seed coat during processing. They are dumped as waste or utilized as cattle feed and land filling of these by products cause environment pollution and loss of valuable nutrient components. Food processing industry by products give a promising source of bioactive and functional compounds which may be utilized because of their favorable nutritional and therapeutic properties. Demand for novel functional foods is rising rapidly owing to the increasing health awareness among consumers. The functional foods are used to reduce health risks (Cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes and metabolic disease, musculoskeletal disease) and improve health quality and health maintenance India is the second major producer of fruits and vegetables in the world. It contributes 10 % of world fruit production. Fruit wastes are rich in antioxidants and phyto-chemicals. Thus fruit processing wastes are useful in serving the functional properties. The aim of the study is to develop a sustaining and functional food products based on the by – products generated from the mango processing industries in Tamil Nadu. This research helps to use better economic utilization of mango processing industries. All these developed functional products have regular and expanding market both in India and foreign countries. This will pave a way to promote entrepreneurship in the area of fruit processing industries.

Evaluation of Production Potential and Feasibility of Different Forage Based Cropping System for Round the year Fodder Production

Paper ID- AMA-07-08-2022-11601

In the view of sustainable livestock production ample delivery of quality forage is very essential. A field experiment was conducted during 2012-13 to 2016-17 at Research Farm of Bihar Agricultural College; Sabour to identify the suitable forage based cropping system for quality fodder production to get sustainable agriculture production in round the year. The experiments is comprising of seven treatment in randomized block design (RBD), replicated thrice. The detail of all treatments were T1 (NB hybrid + Cowpea – Barseem - Lobia), T2 (Guinea grass + Cowpea - Barseem – Summer Bajra), T3 (Guinea grass + M. Sorghum- Barseem- Ricebean), T4 (Multicut Sorghum - Barseem – Maize + Cowpea), T5 (Sorghum- Barseem- Maize + Cowpea), T6 (Maize + Cowpea – Oat - Summer Bajra + Rice bean) and T7 (Sorghum + Cowpea – Oat – Summer Bajra + Rice bean). However in the cropping system the nutrient was supplied to different crop component on the basis of recommended dose of fertilizer as per treatment. The five years results revealed that Multicut Sorghum– Barseem - Maize + Cowpea cropping system under the treatment (T4) produced significantly higher Green fodder and dry fodder yield e. i. 1412 and 324.89 q/ha with higher net return (Rs. 2,29485) and benefit cost ratio (3.27) over the other treatments. The maximum average crude protein content was found in Napier Hybrid + Cowpea – Barseem– Lobia/cowpea cropping system (17.12%) which was significantly higher than that under all other treatments. Similarly, the maximum total crude protein yield was found in Multicut Sorghum – Barseem – Maize + Cowpea cropping system (25.78 q ha-1) followed by Sorghum – Barseem – Maize + Cowpea and Guinea grass + Cowpea – Barseem – Summer Bajra cropping systems e. i. 20.53 and 18.08 q ha-1 respectively. Inclusion of perennial grasses with annual forage provides continuous supply of green fodder round the year.