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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. Azerbaijan Medical Journal Gongcheng Kexue Yu Jishu/Advanced Engineering Science Zhonghua er bi yan hou tou jing wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery Interventional Pulmonology Kongzhi yu Juece/Control and Decision Zhenkong Kexue yu Jishu Xuebao/Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology Wuhan Ligong Daxue Xuebao (Jiaotong Kexue Yu Gongcheng Ban)/Journal of Wuhan University of Technology (Transportation Science and Engineering) Zhonghua yi shi za zhi (Beijing, China : 1980)

Submission Deadline
29 May 2023 (Vol - 54 , Issue- 06 )
Upcoming Publication
31 May 2023 (Vol - 54 , Issue 05 )

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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

Micro propagation (in vitro) techniques for Malabar Neem (Melia dubia Cav.)

Paper ID- AMA-12-11-2022-11805

Melia dubia Cav. is a Meliaceae family and the synonym of Melia composite Willd. It is a fast-growing deciduous tree with a strong, straight cylindrical bole and broad branches. The increased demand for wood and fiber and the declining availability of wood supplies have prompted investigations into the potential fast-growing species suitable for various wood-based industries, in particular, the pulp and paper industry. A diverse range of short-rotation forestry species have been deployed for commercial utility and large-scale plantations have been established as a source of industrial wood raw materials. Tissue culture plays an important role in solving the problem through rapid in vitro multiplication of novel genotypes and screening useful variants. Currently, successful methodologies have been developed through tissue culture and their possible application in forestry. The micro propagation studies identified nodal segments as ideal explant; the MS + 5.0mgl -1 of Kinetin and 2.0mgl -1 of BAP as the medium for shoot bud organogenesis and MS medium containing 3mg l -1 of IAA and 2mg l -1 of IBA as ideal medium for rhizogenesis.

Effect of various processing techniques and storage on the physico-chemical and functional characteristics of barley flour

Paper ID- AMA-11-11-2022-11804

This study aimed to investigate the influence of various processing techniques on the physico-chemical and functional characteristics of barley. Barley grains were subjected to seven different pretreatments viz., soaking, germination (48 h), germination (72 h), cooking, malting, roasting and popping. During the study, the assessment of physico-chemical and functional characteristics of barley depicted that the barley subjected to germination (72 h) recorded maximum water absorption capacity (100.40%), oil absorption (191.61%) and minimum bulk density (0.48%). During study it was further observed that barley subjected germination (72 h) recorded maximum L* value, minimum a* and b* values. Barley germination for 72 hours also recorded maximum crude protein (14.81%), crude fat (2.66%), crude fibre (5.72%), and total ash (2.39%) significantly. During the storage period of 90 days, the mean moisture content increased but the crude protein, crude fat, crude fibre, total total ash content of barley flour decreased significantly. On the basis of physico-chemical and functional characteristics of barley, treatment T3 (germination 72 h) was found to be the best among all processing methods.

Modeling and Forecasting of Area, Production and Productivity of Cereals in Tamil Nadu using Linear and Non-Linear Models

Paper ID- AMA-09-11-2022-11800

The present study has been undertaken to identify the best Linear and Non-Linear growth models for the area, production and production of cereals in Tamil Nadu and to predict future forecasts (up to 2025 A.D). The time series data about the area, production and productivity of cereals in Tamil Nadu were collected from the Seasonal crop report of Tamil Nadu for the period of 50 years i.e., from 1971-72 to 2020-2021. The objective of this study was to fit different trend equations like linear and non-linear growth models of cereals in Tamil Nadu and then select the most appropriate model. The best-fitted model for future projection was chosen based upon the highest Theil's U-Statistic, coefficient of determination (R2) and with the least MAPE, MAE and RMSE values for the purpose of future forecasts up to 2025 A.D. It is observed that the average area, production and productivity of cereals in Tamil Nadu during the study period were 3242 thousand hectares, 7429 thousand tonnes and 2409 kg/ ha respectively. The future forecasts by the cubic model indicated that there would be a substantial increase area, production and productivity in the future. It was observed that the forecasted area by 2025 AD would be 3390 thousand hectares. The forecasted production and productivity would be 13093 thousand tonnes and 4229kg /ha respectively by 2025 AD.


Paper ID- AMA-09-11-2022-11799

Food production in cities has long been a tradition in many countries around the world and a mainstream agricultural activity for many developed countries. Demand for local food, including strawberries (Fragaria ananassa L.), is gaining popularity globally due to its richness in vitamins, nutraceuticals and flavour. Farmers, growing strawberry under protected structure mostly prefers the horizontal methods (viz., cultivate on the soil as a single bed system) in India. The present investigation was carried out at Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh (Gujarat) during 2019-20 and 2020-21. The experiment was laid out in Completely Randomized Design, consisting four treatments each replicated four times. The triple layer system (T3) performed better in case of plant height (17.16 cm), canopy spread (29.06 cm), and number of leaves per plant (17.99). The number of flowers per plant (23.38) was significantly higher in the single layer system (T1) in contrast, higher marketable fruit (96.48%) was evident in the triple layer system (T3). Fruit weight was non-significant among the treatments. The single layer system (T1) exhibited maximum yield per plant (286.13 g), while the four layer system (T4) has shown maximum yield per acre (7734.63 kg). Acute variations with regards to the environmental parameters; temperature, relative humidity and irradiation attributed to differential growth and productivity in strawberry under different production systems. Based on the results obtained from the present investigation, it can be comprehended that the triple layer system (T3) of vertical garden could be considered for adaptation under the semiautomated protected structure for maximizing the productivity in strawberry cv. Winter Down.

Genotypic and Phenotypic Correlation Coefficient Studies in French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

Paper ID- AMA-09-11-2022-11798

Thirty-one French bean genotypes (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) including 22 genotypes obtained from NBPGR, New Delhi, six genoytpes collected from lower Pulne hills of Western Ghats and three released varieties viz., TKD 1, Arka Sukomal and Sonali were evaluated in Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications during 2020-2022 at Horticultural Research Station, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Thadiyankudisai, Tamil Nadu. Genotypic and phenotypic correlation studies for nine characters were assessed for association between different characters, direct and indirect effects of component traits on pod yield and other horticultural traits viz., days to first flowering, days to 50% flowering, pod length (cm), pod girth (cm), number of pods per plant, pod weight (g), yield per plant (g), yield per plot (kg), yield per hectare (t) of French bean. The results revealed that days to first flowering and days to 50% flowering had associated negatively and significantly with pod yield. The other traits viz., pod length, pod girth, number of pods per plant and pod weight showed positive and significant correlation with pod yield in French bean.