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AMA, Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America

Submission Deadline
26 Sep 2023 (Vol - 54 , Issue- 09 )
Upcoming Publication
30 Sep 2023 (Vol - 54 , Issue 09 )

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:

Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication
Electronic Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Civil and architectural engineering
Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Effect of Physical and Physiological seed Quality in Groundnut Varieties under Different Storage Conditions

Paper ID- AMA-06-06-2023-12314

The freshly harvested groundnut pods of different varieties viz., VRI 2, VRI 6, VRI 7, VRI 8, CO 6, CO 7 TMV 7 and TMV 13 were collected and dried to 9% moisture content, packed in cloth bag without any pod treatment and stored under cold (4 ± 2°C) and ambient storage condition (28 ± 2°C). The seeds were evaluated for the seed quality characters at monthly interval upto 12 months revealed that the varieties VRI 7 and TMV 13 showed higher germination than other varieties irrespective of storage condition. With reference to the storage conditions, seeds stored in cold conditions recorded higher germination than the ambient condition stored seeds irrespective of varieties.

Traditional bio-amendments and agrotechnology improves productivity of Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.) in sodic soil condition

Paper ID- AMA-05-06-2023-12313

Agroecological interventions are imperative for boosting agricultural productivity and soil fertility while increasing profitability of subsistence farmers in low-income countries by replacing synthetic fertilizers. Traditional methods of sustainable farming are an emerging concept for designing the management practices of agriculture which help to assist in proper execution of the task. With this context, the present study was aimed to evaluate the impact of animal manures (cow manure) and plant residue-based organic amendments on soil quality, nutrient uptake and balance yield under sodic condition of Ayodhya. The field experiments were conducted for two years at the above two sites and amendments were done at a rate by replacing chemical fertilizers. Field trials were conducted with the 100% RDF as control, and other treatments with different bioenhancers paired with mulch and non-mulch. The organic amendments were done during stages and the residual effect was observed at the end of the experiment. Though soil organic carbon (SOC) was found to show significant (p ≥ 0.05) increase in cow pat pit amended plots, jeevamrita followed by panchagavya showed year wise increase in both soil organic carbon (SOC) and available nutrients. Plant growth and yield attributes in amended plot slight changes to that of control in the first year but after that amended plot showed better performance in the next year. All amendments resulted in higher benefit: cost ratio except control. Our study advocates that validation of suitable amendment based on organic inputs are imperative for improving the yield, soil quality and nutrient balance.

Analysis on Adoption of recommended banana cultivation technologies among banana growers in Theni District of Tamil Nadu, India

Paper ID- AMA-05-06-2023-12312

In India banana ranks first in production and third in area among fruit crops. It accounts for 13% of the total area and 33% of the production of fruits. Production is highest in Maharashtra (3924.1 thousand tones) followed by Tamil Nadu (3543.8 thousand tonnes). Within India, Maharashtra has the highest productivity of 65.70 metric tones/ha against national average of 30.5 tonnes/ha. Mango and Banana are the leading fruit crops in Tamil Nadu accounting for over 81% of the total fruit production. Hence, the present study was undertaken with the following objective to study the Knowledge and Adoption level of recommended banana cultivation technologies among banana growers with a sample size of 120 farmers. The respondents were selected based on purposive random sampling method. The data were collected from each respondent through pre-tested interview schedule. The results of the study revealed that high level of knowledge regarding selected practices of banana production technologies like Drip Irrigation (95.83%), Desuckering (92.50%), Pre-treatment of suckers (86.67%), Fertigation (91.67 %), Propping (84.16%), Bunch cover (60.00%), Ratoon crop (98.33%), Use of Growth Regulators (61.67%), Micronutrients (67.50%), Intercropping at earlier stages (70.83 %). The high level of adoption by the banana growers was reported in practices like Drip Irrigation (92.50%), selection of varieties (81.60%), time of harvesting (82.50%), Fertigation (87.50%), Pre-treatment of suckers (82.50%), Desuckering (78.33%), Intercropping at earlier stages (66.66%).


Paper ID- AMA-05-06-2023-12311

Four field trials of two season studies in two different geographical locations were conducted in the temperate region of Nilgiri District, Tamil Nadu, India. Results revealed that, chlorantraniliprole 18.5 SC @ 10 g a.i. ha-1 and emamectin benzoate 5 SG @ 10 g a.i. ha-1 treated plots were observed more than 90 percent reduction of P. xylostella larval population after two rounds after spray and recorded relatively safer to spider population when compared to other test insecticides. Based on per cent reduction in population of P. xylostella over untreated control, the order of relative efficacy of different insecticidal were, chlorantraniliprole 18.5SC @ 10 g a.i. ha-1 = emamectin benzoate 5SG @ 10 g a.i. ha-1 > indoxacarb 14.5SC @ 40 g a.i. ha-1 = novaluron 10EC @ 75 g a.i. ha-1 = chlorfenapyr 10 SC @ 75 g a.i. ha-1 > thiodicarb 75WP @ 750 g a.i. ha-1 = fipronil 80 WG @ 75 g a.i. ha-1 > chlorpyrifos 20 EC @ 400 g a.i. ha-1. A reduction in the population of spiders in chlorantraniliprole 18.5 SC @ 10 g a.i. ha-1 and emamectin benzoate 5SG @ 10 g a.i. ha-1 treated plots were observed immediately after the application of insecticides. Though there was a sudden decline in the population, it started increasing gradually. Hence, chlorantraniliprole 18.5 SC @ 10 g a.i. ha-1 and emamectin benzoate 5SG @ 10 g a.i. ha-1 will be recommended for the management of P. xylostella in cabbage ecosystem in temperate regions.

Studies on mass multiplication of arbuscular mycorrhiza in different substrates

Paper ID- AMA-04-06-2023-12310

The current study was undertaken to investigate the mass multiplication of different combinations of three arbuscular mycorrhizal isolates (Glomus, Acaulospora and Scutellospora) in three different substrates (Soil:FYM, Soil:Vermiculite and Soil:Sand) in terms of root colonization (%) and spore quantification using lemon grass as host plant. Lemon grass raised in Soil:Vermiculite treated with the combination of all three isolates (ie., Gl+Ac+Sc) recorded the highest root colonization (99.99%) and maximum spore density of 121.10 per 10 g of soil. Root colonization and spore count were high positively correlated with each other (0.996). Thus, the present study might be significant as it suggests an economical as well as eco-friendly highly effective inoculum.