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.
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:
Integrated management practices offer optimum use of land and farm resources through combination of various climate smart agricultural practices and other improved farming practices at common platform. However, there exists a major concern of their awareness level among farmers which ultimately leads to low level of adoption among the farmers particularly in situation like Haryana where small and marginal land holdings farmers are dominated. The data were collected from Haryana state of India with the help of well- structured and pre-tested interview schedule and analysed with Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. Research findings concluded that farmers awareness level was observed to be the highest about the INM increase the crop yield with weighted mean score (WMS) 2.02, excessive pesticides use is hazardous (2.03), weeds compete for light, water and nutrients (2.14), integrated farming system helps to reduce the cost of production (1.91), organic farming reduces input cost and enhances food quality (2.36), zero tillage reduce the field preparatory, labour and fuel costs (1.78), information and communication technologies provide information accurately, frequently and timely (1.64), e-marketing promote the cashless transaction (1.88), and crop insurance minimize the risk of crop failure (2.28). Hence, it is suggested that sincere efforts by government are required for promotion of such eco-friendly and sustainable practices in the country.
Wheat (Triticum aestivum) is an important cereal crop of the world. Major biotic stress on wheat yield is the weeds. Wheat growing areas are now suffering from deficiency of micronutrients. Field experiment was conducted at RRS, Bawal during Rabi season of 2018-19 to evaluate the post-emergence herbicidal combinations with Zn or/and Fe in wheat. Experiment consisted of 18 treatments replicated thrice, was laid out in Randomized Block Design. Four herbicidal combinations viz. clodinafop + metsulfuron @ 60 g/ha, sulfosulfuron + metsulfuron @ 32 g/ha, mesosulfuron + iodosulfuron @ 14.4 g/ha, pinoxaden + carfentrazone @ (50 + 20g/ha) were evaluated with Zn, Fe and with both Zn as well as Fe. Yield components as well as grain yield of wheat increased significantly under the influence of herbicidal treatments over weedy check. Addition of iron and zinc to the herbicidal combinations resulted into increase in yield components and grain yield of wheat. Application of combined (Zn + Fe) with herbicidal combinations enhanced the grain yield of wheat significantly over application of sole herbicidal combinations. Highest grain yield was obtained under the influence of mesosulfuron + iodosulfuron @ 14.4 g/ha + ZnSO4 (0.5 %) + urea (2.5 %) + FeSO4 (0.5 %).