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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

Submission Deadline
18 Jul 2024 (Vol - 55 , Issue- 07 )
Upcoming Publication
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
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Industrial and Commercial Design
Information Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Food Engineering

Direct and indirect methods for estimating gully erosion and proposals for management scenarios of the Funa Watershed in Kinshasa, DR Congo

Paper ID- AMA-10-10-2023-12649

The global erosive and sedimentary balances and its three ravines of geomorphological units between two successive levellings including 2019 and 2022, were indeed carried out and presented on the basis of LS MNT and LS Topography. Using the RUSLE model and topographic method, we proceeded to the description of the Funa watershed and the location of the ravines studied. The method of describing ravines involves the description of their geomorphological units, which requires the creation of a typology of forms, processes and factors of erosion and sedimentation within the ravines. Our descriptive method is complemented by a statistical analysis method to group the geomorphological units of the ravines according to the characteristics describing the processes and factors of erosion. Nearly 40% of the watershed surface is exposed to a soil loss rate of more than 25 tonnes per hectare per year, with an average of 45.8 tonnes per hectare per year across all watersheds in the study area. Indeed, the results show that the spatial distribution of soil loss zones classified as "high to critical" obeys specific conditions. According to the analyses, the characteristics of the areas most affected by this problem in the study area are those located on soils of a sandy nature, (Spolicsols). These terrains are usually found on medium slopes at an altitude of between 300 and 400 meters. However, the validity of these results is subject to debate, as these values may vary from one model to another depending on the methods adopted. Two scenarios were developed to determine the impact of these developments, and the results showed that the development of 16% of the watershed surface will reduce average erosion by more than 25%.

Assessing farmers knowledge towards Agri-Nutrition (A2N) in Uttar Pradesh and Telangana: A psychometric test development and impact analysis

Paper ID- AMA-10-10-2023-12648

Food environments improve the health and nutrition benefits of populations. Rapidly changing food systems, production and distribution patterns stress out to leverage the role of agriculture for nutrition. This requires enquiring the knowledge of farmers in both the fields of agriculture and nutrition for appropriate decision-making. The present study attempted to investigate Agri-Nutrition (A2N) knowledge level of 360 farmers from two agro-climatic regions of Uttar Pradesh and Telangana villages with a reliable and valid instrument development based on psychometric principles. The items with difficulty index (20-80), discrimination index (>0.2), point-biserial correlation (>0.2) were selected and administered to final sample. The findings indicate targeted efforts of providing nutrition education in model villages contributed to improved knowledge among farmers, which in turn positively affect nutrition security in the study area.

Amelioration of cold stress in marigold var. Pusa Narangi Gainda under North Indian plains

Paper ID- AMA-10-10-2023-12647

This experiment was conducted to investigate different strategies for alleviating cold stress in marigold for a period of two consecutive years (2021-2022 and 2022-2023) at the Centre for Protected Cultivation Technology (CPCT), ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. In this study, the marigold var. Pusa Narangi Gainda seeds were sown at three distinct sowing dates and seedlings were grown under two different growing conditions with the use of several treatments and their respective combinations. The parameters pertaining to growth and flowering were recorded and evaluated. Among distinct growing environments, the plants grown inside a low polytunnel were seen to exhibit superior growth compared to those under open field conditions. Whereas, in terms of the sowing date, October 15th recorded maximum in growth and flowering characteristics. In the context of various treatments, it was discovered that the combination of Chito Oligosaccharide at a concentration of 300 ppm with Arbuscular mycorrhiza showed favourable results as compared to control and other treatments. This study demonstrates the positive impact of utilizing low polytunnels under various sowing dates and treatments on the growth and flowering of marigold plants.

Influence of organic inputs and growing conditions on yield and yield related attributes of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.)

Paper ID- AMA-09-10-2023-12643

Studies were conducted to evaluate the “Influence of organic inputs and growing conditions on yield and yield related attributes of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.)” in the Experimental Farm, Department of Horticulture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat during the period 2020-2022. The field experiment was laid out in Factorial Randomized Block Design (RBD) with five treatments replicated three times under four different growing conditions with spacing of 30cm x 60cm. The four different growing conditions were rain shelter with insect proof net (S1) (top covered with 200 micron UV film and side wall of 40 mesh net), rain shelter without insect proof net (S2), net house (50% shade) i.e. S3 and open condition (S4). Treatments were FYM @ 180 g/plant (T1), rock phosphate @ 4.50 g/plant + microbial consortium @ 0.063g/plant (T2), T2 + vermicompost @ 45 g/plant (T3), T2 + enrich compost @ 45 g/plant (T4) and T2 + poultry manure @ 45 g/plant (T5).) .The yield attributes viz. number of fruit retained (19.33 nos), length (5.38 cm), diameter (4.26cm), volume (19.45 cc), average fruit weight (23.65g), fruit yield (457.88g/plant) was also found to be significantly higher in treatment combination T3S1 vermicompost @ 45 g/plant+ rock phosphate @ 4.5 g/plant + microbial consortium @ 0.063 g/plant in growing condition S1) in pooled analysis of both the years.

EFFECTS OF GENETIC AND NON-GENETIC FACTORS IN GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF THE SHEEP BREEDS

Paper ID- AMA-07-10-2023-12632

Genetic enhancement in livestock can be realized through selection and breeding systems in which the influence of genetic and non-genetic factors on productive traits is the utmost imperative feature for obtaining accurate estimates of breeding values. This study was carried out to analyze the genetic and non-genetic factors influencing the growth performance in sheep breeds. The data on the body weight of Kilakarsal, Vembur, Chevaadu, Ramnad White, and Mecheri sheep breeds at different ages were collected for a period of 10 years. The mean daily gains from birth to the weaning period (90 days) and from weaning to one year were estimated. Statistical analysis was performed using R software. The least-square means of birth weight of Kilakarsal, Vembur, Chevaadu, Ramnad White, and Mecheri were 2.4±0.01, 2.62±0.01, 2.37±0.10, 2.57±0.12 and 2.39±0.16 kg, respectively. The least-square means of one-year body weight of Kilakarsal, Vembur, Chevaadu, Ramnad White, and Mecheri were 19±0.16, 19.9±0.16, 21.6±1.62, 24.9±1.62 and 22.9±2.28 kg, respectively. The phenotypic correlations among birth weight and body weights at successive ages showed positive values and varied from low to high. This directed that selection for body weight at birth and or earlier ages would result in genetic improvement in successive ages. At birth, there is no significant difference among breeds. But as age advances breed differences occur. Ramnad White and Chevaadu are heavier than Kilakarsal and Vembur breeds. The effect sex of sheep on body weight was significant. In the selection and breeding programs, the consequences of environmental factors should be included.