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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
04 Jun 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

Standardizing the crop establishment methods, NPK fertilizer levels and weed management practices for enhanced growth and yield optimization of paddy-rice

Paper ID- AMA-12-10-2022-11733

The sustained rice yield plays an important role in the country’s GDP. Nowadays the key factors for enhanced growth and optimized yield of rice are often related to an appropriate crop establishment method (CEM), efficient nutrient fertilizer management (NFL), and sensible weed management practice (WMP). And therefore, the prime objective of this study was to standardize the CEM, NFL and WMP for sustained the optimized growth and yield of hybrid rice. The results disclosed that puddled transplanting rice (TPR) significantly enhanced rhizospheric and phyllospheric growth (plant height, tillers m-2, DMP, CGR, LAI, LAD, root volume and root biomass) and produced a significantly higher yield than un-puddled transplanting rice (UTPR) and dry direct seeding rice (DDSR). Application of 100% NFL registered the better growth with sustained yields though remained statistically identical with 125% NFL and both showed significant superiority over 75% NFL applied to the crop. However, herbicide layering (CW) of bispyribac-sodium 20g a.i. + pyrozosulfuron 20g a.i. was sprayed at 20 DAS/T in rice field had effectively controlled the weed flora associated though produced slightly a lesser yield productivity when compared to weed-free (HW) and both exhibited the maximum phyllospheric and rhizospheric growth with sustained yield over other two WMPs nonetheless failed to prove more remunerative than brown manuring (BM).

Toxicoligical study of Ocimum basilicum and Jasminum grandiflorum essential oils against Rhyzopertha dominica and Tribolium castaneum.

Paper ID- AMA-11-10-2022-11731

The study was carried out to evaluate the fumigant and repellent effect of Ocimum basilicum and Jasminum grandiflorum essential oils against Rhyzopertha dominica and Tribolium castaneum. Both tested essential oils had fumigant and repellent effect. For T. castaneum the highest concentration 0.24 mg/cm2 basil absolute had the lowest repellency with 65% while by basil oil was 82.5%, repellency. Jasmine absolute achieved the highest repellency at concentration of 0.12 mg/cm2 with 95% repellency. R. domenica was considerably more susceptible than T. castaneum in fumigant experiment. For R. dominica after 3 h basil oil had the strongest fumigant effect, with LC50 value 0.11 mg/cm3 while after 6 h basil oil had the strongest fumigant effect with LC50 value 0.07 mg/cm3. Based on LT50 Jasmine absolute seemed to be the most toxic material compared with the other materials used at the concentration of 0.4 mg/cm3, While against R. dominica calculated at four different concentration using fumigation method at the highest concentration (2.0 g/cm3) basil absolute had the strongest effect with LT50 of 2.15 h. The study also studied the chemical composition of tested essential oils and decleared that, acetic acid had the highest concentration with 15.951% for jasmine absolute and linalool is the main component in basil absolute with 46.345%, while Linalool was the main component in basil oil with 54.8%.


Paper ID- AMA-10-10-2022-11728

Urban greenery with the help of trees is the best and only method for lowering air pollution because the leaves of the trees absorb particulate matter, gases (such as sulphur oxides and nitrogen oxides), and metals. The ascorbic acid concentration, total chlorophyll content, leaf extract pH, and relative water content of 10 commonly found urban trees were assessed in the current study to determine their Air Pollution Tolerance Index (APTI) values. The study was taken up in three different urban localities, viz., control zone, heavy traffic zone and industrial zone in Coimbatore urban area of Western Tamil Nadu, India during the year 2021 – 22 under three different seasons namely summer, winter and rainy seasons. It was revealed that Thespesia populnea, Polyalthia longifolia and Delonix regia were outstanding tree species with high APTI value, which will perform best in urban air pollution condition. The remaining 7 tree species were categorized into good tolerant and moderate tolerant tree species, which can be used as 2nd and 3rd tier tree retardant rather than separate plantation programme in urban cities. This highly tolerant tree species in urban localities will not only helps in reducing the air pollution level, but also acts as a barrier as environmental protector.

Evaluation of castor genotype in terms of biochemical attributes and its influence on economic parameters of eco races of eri silkworm, Philosamia ricini (Donovan) in Tamil Nadu

Paper ID- AMA-10-10-2022-11727

Ericulture is mainly confined to North-Eastern region of India. In the present investigation, eco races of eri silkworm viz., Borduar, Barpathar, Khanapara, Mendipathar, Titabar and locally available commercial C2 breed were reared on four castor genotypes such as GCH 4, GCH 7, DCH 519, TMV 5 in comparison with local castor variety to evaluate the biochemical attributes of different castor genotypes and its influence on economic parameters of eco races of eri silkworm when reared on different castor genotypes. The study was carried out during the year 2019-2022 at department of Sericulture, TNAU, Coimbatore to identify suitable race for Tamil Nadu condition and the experimental design used for the study is FCRD (Factorial Completely Randomized Design) with four replications. The study revealed that, the castor genotype GCH 4 revealed higher level of biochemical constituents’ viz., crude protein (29.07 %), soluble protein (27.17 mg/g), total carbohydrate (39.21 %), crude fat (1.12 %) and ash content (4.73 %) followed by DCH 519 and least was recorded in TMV 5. Influence of castor genotypes on rearing of eco races of eri worms stated that leaves of GCH 4 recorded significantly maximum economic parameters followed by DCH 519 and local castor variety. Among the eco-races, Borduar registered best economic parameters followed by C2 breed in which both were on par with each other compared to other eco-races. The interaction between castor genotype x eri silkworm eco races, Borduar eco race of eri silkworm reared on the leaves of GCH 4 genotype found best for all parameters followed by GCH 4 x C2 breed and the lowest was recorded in TMV 5 x Barpathar.

Design for the socio-technical maintenance network « DFMSN »

Paper ID- AMA-09-10-2022-11725

The objective of the article is to propose a design for the Socio-Technical Maintenance Network “DFMSN” of the equipment of small agri-food units in West Africa, while considering significant indicators of this network in particular, the duration of the supply, the costs and life of spare parts of similar equipment, with good operational availability. We propose guidelines similar to design rules used as design aids. A local design team has been applied to demonstrate its applicability and validation. The result feedbacks are relevant however, other similar design experiments are needed to enrich the DFMSN.