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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

Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal spores in different Mulberry growing soils of Tamil Nadu in relation to soil physico-chemical properties

Paper ID- AMA-04-06-2023-12309

The study was undertaken to investigate the impact of physico-chemical properties of soil on spore density, root colonization and distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungal species associated with mulberry (Morus sp.) from ten districts of Tamil Nadu, India. The AM spore density and root colonization were high positively correlated with N (r = 0.742 and 0.785 respectively), P (r = 0.877 and 0.857 respectively), K (r = 0.944 and 0.929 respectively) and OC (r = 0.939 and 0.956 respectively), less positively correlated with EC (r = 0.018 and 0.002 respectively) and negatively correlated with pH (r = -0.381 and -0.295 respectively). Out of the native AM fungi identified, Glomus was found to be predominant followed by Acaulospora and Scutellospora. Our findings highlight the relationship between soil nutrients and AM fungi, and hence provide an insight into the potential use of AM fungi for the growth and development of mulberry.

Acute Oral Toxicity Study of Phytogenic Feed Additives loaded Herbosome formulation in Wistar Albino Rats

Paper ID- AMA-04-06-2023-12308

An experimental study was conducted to assess the acute oral toxicity of a phytogenic feed additives loaded herbosome formulation, following OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) toxicity guidelines 423. The formulation consisted of a scientifically developed combination of herbs, including Asparagus racemosus, Withania somnifera, Tinospora cordifolia, Phyllanthus emblica, Cinnomomum zeylanicum, Peuraria tuberose, Allium sativum, and piper nigrum in equal parts as poly herbal extract, combined with Phosphatidyl choline (1:3 ratio). Female Wistar Albino rats (n=6) were orally administered a dose of 2000 mg/kg body weight. Animals were observed for signs of toxicity, and body weight parameters were measured. No abnormal signs or symptoms were observed, and no mortality occurred during the study, indicating the safety of the formulation. The study, conducted in accordance with OECD guidelines 423, demonstrates the safe use of the phytogenic feed additives loaded herbosome formulation in Wistar rats. These findings suggest its potential as a safe and effective feed additive. Further investigations are required to explore its long-term effects and efficacy in different animal species. Overall, this study contributes to the understanding of the acute oral toxicity profile of the phytogenic feed additives loaded herbosome formulation.

Diversity in lentil (Lens culinaris M.) based over molecular markers

Paper ID- AMA-03-06-2023-12307

The present study entitled as “Diversity in Lentil (Lens culinaris M.) based over Morphological and Molecular Markers” was carried out using 30 diverse varieties/strains for seed yield and its components. The material was planted during rabi, 2013-14, at Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur and Agriculture Research Station, Kota. Observations were recorded for 10 yield contributing characters and seed protein content. Genetic divergence [15] was computed for each location separately and over pooled basis. DNA was isolated with CTAB extraction buffer method. DNA concentration and purity was checked by spectrophotometer and agarose gel electrophoresis. Isolated DNA was used as template for amplification of DNA using 20 randomly selected decamer primers. To conclude, characters 100-seed weight followed by pods/plant and biological yield/plant contributed maximum towards divergence at both locations and over pooled analysis. Based over field studies conducted over 2 locations, divergent and high yielding genotypes in clusters VI/VII/I (RKL 603-1, IPL406, RKL 606-09, DPL-62, RKL1003-59F, RKL1017, RKL1003-53E, RKL1003-44E and RKL1003-46E) were identified. It is interesting to record that using RAPD analysis, above genotypes were also classified as most divergent belonging to different clusters.

A study on Dry matter intake, Average Daily Gain and Feed Conversion Ration of Tellicherry Goats under Intensive system Feeding Management

Paper ID- AMA-02-06-2023-12306

A study was carried out at Instructional Livestock Farm Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu to find out the production and reproductive performances of Tellicherry goats under intensive system of feeding management. Forty Tellicherry kids from the age of three to four months were utilized for the study. Eight male and twelve females were used to study the above production performance parameters. The animals were fed with roughages and concentrate feed as per the standards based on their age and body weight. Daily feed intake, DMI and efficiency of feed utilization was calculated as feed intake per unit gain. Animal body weight was recorded every month to calculate body weight changes and ADG. The male animals had significantly (P<0.01) higher DMI than female group throughout the experimental period. The total body weight gain was significantly (P<0.01) higher in males (9.55 ± 0.54 kg) than in females (6.78 ± 0.42 kg). The FCR did not vary significantly between males and females whereas, it increased with the advancement of age. This study revealed that Tellicherry breed of goats could be effectively reared for commercial goat meat production under intensive system of feeding management system in north western Agro-climatic zone of Tamil Nadu.


Paper ID- AMA-31-05-2023-12305

Forest is an important natural resource for a healthy nation, as it contributes a lot to the overall development. Nilgiris which forms part of the biodiversity rich Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, harbours a lot of indigenous flora of excellent medicinal value and provides employment opportunities to the local community. The six tribal communities viz., Thodas, Kotas, Kurumbas, Irulas, Paniyas and Kattunayakas are present in this district and their traditional knowledge towards the use of medicinal plants in their day to day life were documented from the present study. A total of 66 medicinal plant species were explored from the present study using pre structured questionnaire and various PRA tools. Among the species documented, the maximum share was for trees with 30 species which recorded for various medicinal usages by these tribal communities and was followed by herbs (18 species), shrubs (12 species) and climbers (6 species) which were also assessed for various medicinal usages. Wild animals interference and the long distance to travel for collection, legal interference by the forest department and depletion of flora were recorded as the major problems during the collection of medicinal plants from the forest in that order. When disposing the medicinal plants, transport of the collected plants and lack of storage facilities were recorded as the major constraints.