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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. Lizi Jiaohuan Yu Xifu/Ion Exchange and Adsorption Fa yi xue za zhi Dianzi Yu Xinxi Xuebao/Journal of Electronics and Information Technology Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment Consultant (ISSN:0010-7069) Jiaotong Yunshu Xitong Gongcheng Yu Xinxi/ Journal Of Transportation Systems Engineering And Information Technology

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18 Jul 2024 (Vol - 55 , Issue- 07 )
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31 Jul 2024 (Vol - 55 , 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:

Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication
Electronic Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Civil and architectural engineering
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Compatibility of native species of entomopathogenic nematode, Steinernema abbasi (Nematoda: Rhabditida) with pesticides registered in India

Paper ID- AMA-12-06-2024-13103

This paper reports the compatibility of native species of entomopathogenic nematode, Steinernema abbasi with pesticides (ten insecticides, six fungicides and six herbicides) that are registered for agricultural use in India. It was investigated how these chemical pesticides affected the viability and virulence of infective juveniles (IJs) of S. abbasi when exposed directly to them at recommended concentrations. After the IJs were subjected to the intended pesticidal concentrations, which was highest recommended dose specific to the type of pesticide, up to 72 hours, data on their survivability was documented. Thereafter, infectivity of the surviving IJs was documented by inoculating them on 4th instar larvae of Galleria mellonella under laboratory conditions. With the exception of cartap hydrochloride (100%) and acetamiprid (19.1%) among insecticides, carbendazium + mancozeb (23.5%) and tricyclazole (14.1%) among fungicides and pendimethalin (19%) and 2, 4 - D sodium salt (11%) among herbicides, all the tested pesticides showed less than 10% nematode mortality after 72 hours of exposure. The tested pesticides had no negative effect on the pathogenicity of IJs, since 100% mortality of Galleria mellonella larvae was observed in each treatment after 72 hours of inoculation. The experimental findings of this work are noteworthy in light of future prospects for combination treatments under the Integrated Pest Management programme against economically important insect pests of crops.

Evaluation of Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Different Varieties of Pearl Millet

Paper ID- AMA-11-06-2024-13101

Millet constitutes one of the most reliable dry-season crops in terms of global agricultural production. Pearl millet is the main millet crop grown in India. The present study was undertaken to investigate the physico-chemical composition of five different varieties of pearl millet. The evaluation of five different varieties viz; Pusa composite (383), Pusa composite (701), Dhanshakti, MBC-2 and Local variety-ACRA for physical parameters (seed weight, seed density, swelling capacity and swelling index), chemical parameters (moisture, crude protein and ash content) and antinutritional parameters (phytic acid and polyphenols) was carried out. The highest seed weight (11.87 g), seed density (1.24 g/ml), swelling capacity (0.65 5) and swelling index (0.55 %) was exhibited by Dhanshakti variety, whereas the lowest was observed in Local variety-ACRA. Maximum moisture content was observed in Local variety-ACRA (11.23 %), crude protein and ash content (11.13 and 1.87 %), respectively recorded in Dhanshakti. In contrast, the highest values for phytic acid (765.96 mg/100 g) and polyphenols (601.73 mg/100 g) were found in Local variety-ACRA.

Effect of establishment methods and weed management practices on weed control, growth and productivity of blackgram in tarai region of India

Paper ID- AMA-10-06-2024-13100

A field experiment was carried out in blackgram to find out the effect of various weed management practices and different establishment methods on growth, weed density, weed dry matter, yield and yield attributes at N. E. Bourlag crop research center of G.B.P.U.A&T, Pantnagar during kharif season of 2016. Field experiment was consisted of 2 main plot treatment i.e. raised bed and flat bed and 4 sub-plot treatment i.e. weedy check, Pre emergence (PE) application of pendimethalin 30EC @1.0 Kg/ha, post emergence (PoE) application of imazethapyr 10 SL @ 0.055 kg/ha applied at 20DAS and PE application of pendimethalin 30EC @1.0 Kg/ha + PoE application of imazethapyr 10 SL @ 0.055 kg/ha applied at 20DAS applied as which was carried out under a split plot design. Growth parameters, yield, yield attributes, weed density and weed dry matter was not affected significantly by different establishment methods except number of pods per plant, although raised bed method produced better result than flatbed method. Significantly, higher yield attributes and grain yield per hectare was obtained due to different weed management practices. Pendimethalin @1.0kg/ha 30 EC as PE, imazethapyr @0.055 kg/ha 10SL at 20 DAS as PoE, PE application of pendimethalin 30EC @1.0 Kg/ha + PoE application of imazethapyr 10 SL @ 0.055 kg/ha applied at 20DAS produced significantly higher productivity by 133.7 and 100.4 and 221% over weedy check respectively. Lowest weed density and weed dry matter was recorded under PE application of pendimethalin 30EC @1.0 Kg/ha + PoE application of imazethapyr 10 SL @ 0.055 kg/ha applied at 20DAS.

Assessment of leveraging impacts of micronutrients, biofertilizers and growth regulators on biochemical characters of pomegranate cv. Bhagwa

Paper ID- AMA-31-05-2024-13086

Assessment of leveraging impacts of chelated micronutrients, growth regulator and biofertilizers on biochemical characters of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cv. Bhagwa” was carried out on experimental fruit orchard of Department of Horticulture, VNMKV., Parbhani, during Mrig bahar in 2018-19 and 2019-20. This experiment was laid out in Factorial RBD, which is replicated twice with two factors i.e. Factor A: methods of plant propagation (P) i.e. P1: Air layered plants, P2: Tissue cultured plants and Factor B: different nutrients concentrations i.e. N1: Chelated micronutrients (CM.) @ 3.0 g/lit, N2: CM. @ 4.0 g/lit, N3: GA3 @ 75 ppm, N4: GA3 @ 100 ppm, N5: Biomix @ 0.3%, N6: Biomix @ 0.4%, N7: CM. @ 3.0 g/lit and Biomix 0.3%, N8: CM. @ 3.0 g/lit and GA3 75 ppm and Biomix 0.3%, N9: CM. @ 3.0 g/lit and GA3 75 ppm, N10: GA3 75 ppm and Biomix 0.3%, N11: Control. The result revealed that biochemical characters of fruits regarding TSS, total sugars, reducing sugars, ascorbic acid and anthocyanin content increases with application of chelated micron. @ 3.0 g/l + GA3 @ 75 ppm + Biomix @ 0.3% with interaction of tissue cultured plants. Whereas, acidity of fruit is reduced due to combined application of chelated micron. @ 3.0 g/l + GA3 @ 75 ppm + Biomix @ 0.3% with interaction of tissue cultured plants. This foliar application has produced significantly superior effect on biochemical parameters.

Potential of agroforestry and constraints in its adoption by the farmers

Paper ID- AMA-30-05-2024-13078

Agroforestry (AF) is an interdisciplinary endeavour that integrates agriculture and livestock with forests. It can assist by raising total productivity by utilising a blend of crops and trees. Examining the potential of AF and the obstacles farmers experienced in adopting it was the goal of the current study. A thorough survey was conducted in each of the four Tehsils as part of the study's implementation in the district of Jagatsinghpur, and 120 farmers who were chosen at random were questioned using a standardised questionnaire. According to our findings, 91.6% of farmers practiced AF for financial gain, and the majority of them farmed Areca catechu and Cocos nucifera on their farms. Most farmers expressed interest in replacing Tectona grandis with fast-growing species like Acacia auriculiformis and Mangifera indica in order to generate rapid financial returns. The main obstacles to farmers adopting AF were transportation issues involving wood-based markets and natural disasters, such as CYCLONE. For this reason, farmers are not growing timber species. The government should successfully construct the AF system so that farmers may embrace it on both a social and economic level. Reviving marketing resources as well as monetary and technological incentives is also necessary.