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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

Ecological Engineering methods for the management of Rice Black bug, Scotinophara lurida Burmeister (Pentatomidae: Hemiptera): an emerging pest in rice

Paper ID- AMA-23-02-2023-12042

Stinkbugs of the genus Scotinophara are common pests of rice in several Asian countries. Of the four Scotinophara sp. present on rice in India, only S. lurida (F.) was reported as a serious pests. Rice Black bug (RBB), Scotinophara lurida Burmeister (Pentatomidae: Hemiptera) movement in the rice ecosystem was monitored at Tamil Nadu Rice Research Institute, Aduthurai during the period from 2011 to 2021. Maximum light trap catches was observed in the month of July to September immediately after the receipt of rainfall, which favoured the brood emergence of black bug. Brood emergence and flight activity of black bug is affected by the rainfall. Application of Azolla @ 25 kg/ha, lemon grass as bund crop and Neem oil (3%) as foliar Spray on 10, 30, 60 days after transplanting (DAT) showed minimum incidence of the black bug and maximum yield (5507 kg/ha.) when compared to control (4996 kg/ha.). Thus it can be concluded that these information can be included in the integrated black bug management practices.

Management Package for Sucking Pest of Cotton Under High Density Planting System

Paper ID- AMA-23-02-2023-12041

The field experiment was conducted to study the management package for sucking pest under high density planting system in cotton during winter 2018-2019 (August 2018 to January 2019) and summer 2019 (February to July) at Cotton Research Station, Srivilliputtur. The results revealed that mean population of sucking pests viz., leafhopper, thrips, whitefly and number of whitefly per traps was minimum (4.00 and 1.09 /3leaves;1.52 and 1.38 /3leaves;1.44 and 0.84 /3leaves and 13.88 and 12.40/traps) and yield was high (18.65 and 17.53 q/ha) q/ha) in treatment (T5) of ST with Beaveria bassisana @ 10 g/kg of seed + soil application of neem cake @ 250 kg/ha + yellow sticky trap @ 40 nos./acre + release of green lacewing @ 1 lakh eggs/ha at 30 DAS + need based spray of Dinotefuran 20 % SG@ 150 g/ha or Flonicamid 50% WG @ 150 g/ha or azadirachtin 10000ppm @ 1 lit./ha on 20,35,50, and 65 DAS followed by T4 (16.54 q/ha and 15.44q/ha), T2 (16.50 q/ha and 15.95 q/ha) and compared to untreated check (10.98q/ha and 10.65 q/ha) and BCR (3.01 and 2.89) under high density planting system on cotton (HDPS).

Determination of Relationships between Plant Physical Characteristics for Yield Prediction Accuracy in Sugar Beet

Paper ID- AMA-21-02-2023-12039

In agricultural production, accurate crop yield and quality estimation in the early period are important factors in post-harvest planning. Although an acceptable accurate yield estimation is still made using terrestrial measurement methods, these methods are costly and time-consuming. The main difficulty in estimating yield and quality in products such as sugar beet is that the underground production section and its development cannot be physically monitored. The development status of the plant is generally monitored through the leaves. If a concrete relationship is deciphered between the plant indices and the growth stages of the plant, yield, and quality parameters can be monitored during the development period. To determine the physical relationships, the data of the four major production regions where 18% of Turkey's sugar production is realized were used for 2010-2020. In conclusion, the beet leaf reaches its maximum in the second half of July. In this period, the leaf-root relationship is medium-high, and leaf-sugar and leaf-yield relations are moderate. During the development of beet, root-sugar, and root-yield relationships are also at a medium-high level. When the rate of change is used together with the root/leaf ratio determined by months, it shows that accurate yield estimates can be made with these data.

Impact And Significance of CRM in Rural Banking – A Comprehensive Study

Paper ID- AMA-20-02-2023-12035

Customer relationship management (CRM) is a key strategy for rural banks to improve their customer service and increase customer satisfaction. In rural areas, where access to financial services is limited, rural banks play a crucial role in providing financial services to the rural population. CRM systems can help rural banks better understand their customers and provide tailored services, thereby increasing customer loyalty. The main goal of this paper is to review the role of CRM in rural banking and to discuss the recent trends and developments. CRM is a strategy and process that aims to understand, predict and manage the needs of customers in order to improve their satisfaction and loyalty. Rural banking, on the other hand, refers to the delivery of financial services to rural areas and is an important aspect of rural development. This study focuses on the challenges rural banks face in managing their customer relationships, the benefits of CRM for rural banks, and the recent trends and advancements in rural banking. The literature review section presents a comprehensive overview of the existing research on CRM in the banking sector. Regional rural and Co-operative banks are exclusively located in rural areas and are controlled by a small number of employees; they also provide good services within their capacity, but their CRM implementation is less effective than that of other banks. In order to retain and acquire the banking customer, the top management must collaborate with their staff to improve their services by providing information in local/regional languages and addressing complaints in a timely manner. In addition, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is considering a new way to provide customers with the option of portability of their bank account from one bank to another for better services. It is time for upper management to introduce new technological initiatives in order to serve customers more effectively and efficiently.

Influence of micro climatic variables on population dynamics of Thrips tabaci Lindeman on onion

Paper ID- AMA-20-02-2023-12034

Onion thrips are of major concern in onion production. Thrips populations are influenced by various climatic variables, different transplanting dates, and spacings. Considering this, an investigation was undertaken to find out the influence of climatic variables on Thrips tabaci Lindeman under three different planting dates in West Bengal, India (15th Aug, 30th Aug, 14th Sept during kharif season and 30th Nov, 15th Dec and 30th Dec during rabi season) and three different spacings viz., 15cm × 10cm,15cm × 15cm and 20cm ×15cm(plant to plant by row to row)for two consecutive years. Thrips populations were not observed on Kharif planted onion which might be due to frequent rainfall which acts as a controlling factor of thrips. Closer spacing with dense foliage supported more built-up of thrips population than the widely spaced crop with sparse vegetation. Out of three dates of planting of rabi season crop, the 30th November planted onion crop was comparatively less infested by T. tabaci. The study unveiled that 30th November would be the best time to transplant the rabi onion crop with a spacing of 15cm × 10cm in the Gangetic plains of West Bengal for better yield. Also, the ambient temperature and canopy temperature were found to have a significant positive correlation while canopy humidity was negatively correlated with the thrips population. Besides the mentioned microclimatic variables, incidental and reflected photosynthetically active radiation also revealed a correlation with thrips population fluctuations on a few occasions.