Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment




Vol 4, Issue 3&4,2006
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255


Volume 4, Issue 3&4, 2006
Journal Contents

Pg.No Article Title:
8-9

Phytochemical screening and in vitro antifungal properties of Fagara zanthoxyloides

A. Banso 1, Joshua E. Ngbede 2*

10-14

Date fiber, a byproduct of date syrup (Debis) extraction influences serum lipid concentrations in rats fed 0.2% cholesterol

Abdelhamid Kerkadi

15-16

In vitro antibacterial activity of aqueous garlic (Allium sativum Linn.) extract on isolates from surface wounds

Ayuba A. Kudi 1, Joshua E. Ngbede 2*

17-19

Angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitory activities of beverages made from sea algae and commercially available tea extracts

Takeshi Nagai 1*, Nobutaka Suzuki 2, Toshio Nagashima 1

20-22

Prevalence of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 from diarrhoeal patients in Jos hospitals, Nigeria

Joshua E. Ngbede 1*, Israel A. Jideani 2, Ediga B. Agbo 2

23-25

Biochemical implications of the consumption of Zonocerus variegatus, (Orthoptera: Pyrgomorphidae) and Cirina forda Westwood (Lepidoptera: Saturnidae)

R. F. Ogunleye

26-32

Expanding the uses of phane, a nutritionally rich local food in Southern Africa

Omo Ohiokpehai

33-36

Comparing forced air cooling and water cooling for apples

Felipe Silva 1, 2, Bernard Goyette 1, Gaétan Bourgeois 1, Clément Vigneault 1, 2*

37-40

Antimicrobial susceptibility of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli 0157:H7 isolated from diarrhoeal patients in Jos hospitals, Nigeria

Joshua E. Ngbede 1*, Israel A. Jideani 2, Ediga B. Agbo 2

41-44

Physicochemical changes of stored cowpea, Vigna unguiculata, treated with selected essential oils to control cowpea bruchid, Callosobruchus maculatus (F.)

Gayan R. S. Rubasinghege 1, Priyani Paranagama 1, Krishanthi Abeywickrama 2*

45-49

Dietary phytates protect the rat against lead toxicity

Florencia Cúneo 1, Jaime Amaya-Farfan 1*, Marcelo A. Morgano 2

50-55

Production of a recombinant vp1 protein of the chicken anaemia virus for the development of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

I. O. M. Soliman 1*, M. A. M. Lila 1, M. Z. Saad 1, R. A. Rahim 2

56-60

Inter-relationship of physical and physicochemical parameters to cooking time of African breadfruit (Treculia africana) seeds

Titus U. Nwabueze *, Chinwe Nwokenna

61-65

Chemical composition and antibacterial and antimutagenic activity of Tunisian Rosmarinus officinalis L. oil from Kasrine

Zohra Marzouk 1, Aicha Neffati 2, Belsem Marzouk 3, Imed Chraief 4, Khemiss Fathia 5, Leila Chekir Ghedira 6, Kamel Boukef 7

66-73

Growth arrest of human gastric adenocarcinoma cells by bioactive compounds of Cordyceps jiangxiensis (CaoMuWang) through induction of apoptosis

Jian-hui Xiao 1, 2*, Dai-xiong Chen 1, Ning Fang 1, Zu-lin Liu 1, Tao Zhang 1

74-78

Quality of flash and rotary dried fufu flour

L. O. Sanni 2*, A. A. Adebowale 1, T. A. Filani 1, O. B. Oyewole 1, A. Westby 3

79-83

The influence of cigarette smoking on vitamin C, trace elements and lipid profile of healthy, Saudi adult males

Khalid S. Al-Numair

84-89

Influence of transportation, subclinical Salmonella infection and slaughter on plasma histamine level of pigs

Jörg R. Aschenbach 1*, Uwe Roesler 2, Jutta Gottschalk 3, Frank Ahrens 1, Andreas Hensel 2, 4, Gotthold Gäbel 1

90-94

Farmers’ efficiency under irrigated and rainfed production systems in the derived savannah zone of Nigeria

A. I. Adeoti

95-98

Comparative assessment of yield potentials of improved cowpea breeding lines using performance index and ranking methods

Hakeem A. Ajeigbe 1*, Sanusi G. Mohammed 2, Bir B. Singh 1

99-104

Phosphorus fertilization effect on dry matter production and biomass partitioning in sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) grown on an acidic loamy-sand Alfisol

Ezekiel Akinkunmi Akinrinde

105-109

Mineral availability and growth of banana (Musa acuminate var. Dwarf Cavendish) explant under various relative matric potential in vitro

Mohammad E. Amiri 1*, Kazem Arzani 2

110-113

Physiological response of two variants of egusi melon (Citrullus lanatus) to plant population density in a humid environment

Olufemi J. Ayodele, Ayodeji E. Salami *

114-117

Performance of a new formulation of atrazine for weed control in maize in Nigeria

David Chikoye *, Udensi E. Udensi, A. Fontem Lum

118-126

Farmers’ perceptions of the speargrass (Imperata cylindrica) problem and its control in the lowland sub-humid savannah of Nigeria

David Chikoye 1*, Jim Ellis-Jones 2, Gbassey Tarawali 1, Patrick Kormawa 3, Ole Nielsen 1, Simon Ibana 1, Ter-Rumun Avav 4

127-134

In vivo and in vitro comparative studies of Origanum species

Souad El-Gengaihi 1*, H. S. Taha 2, A. M. Kamel 1**

135-137

Influence of different harvest times on the yield and oil composition of spearmint (Mentha spicata L. var. spicata)

Süleyman Kizil *, Özlem Tonçer

138-142

Characterization of pepino accessions and hybrids resistant to tomato mosaic virus (ToMV)

Miguel Leiva-Brondo, Jaime Prohens, Fernando Nuez *

143-146

A preliminary analysis on the yield gap of winter wheat between demonstration plots and farmers’ fields

Weili Liang 1, Hongzhan Lü 1, Aiping Xia 1, Guiyan Wang 1, Fengshu Qin 2, Zhenqi Yang 2, Yuhai Lü 3

147-150

Correlation and genetic variability in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz)

V. O. Ntui *, E. A. Uyoh, U. Affangideh, U. Udensi, J. P. Egbonyi

151-156

Response of upland cotton to hill density and plant population under early and late planting production systems in a semi-arid environment

Vincent B. Ogunlela *, Ehiabhi C. Odion

157-161

Response of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) to partial defoliation at different growth stages in a semi-arid tropical environment

Vincent B. Ogunlela *, Ehiabhi C. Odion

162-166

Cultivar evaluation and mega-environment investigation of Dioscorea cayenensis cultivars in Ghana based on the GGE biplot analysis

Emmanuel Otoo 1, Robert Asiedu 2

167-170

Combination effect of soil slope and rimsulfuron action on weed flora and phytotoxicity on maize crop under Mediterranean conditions

V. Triantafyllidis 1*, D. J. Bilalis 2, D. Hela 3, P. Dimopoulos 1, T. Albanis 4, A. Efthimiadou 2

171-174

A comparison of growth regulators for adventitious shoot regeneration from hypocotyls of flax (Linum usitatissimum L.)

Mustafa Yildiz, Murat Özgen *

175-180

Cross-sectional area of the root medium affects water uptake of tomato in a closed system

M. S. Albaho

181-185

Productivity and technical efficiency of oil palm production in Nigeria

O. S. Iwala, J. O. Okunlola *, P. B. Imoudu

186-191

Phenotypic divergence in the meta-population of the Hourani durum wheat landrace

A. A. Jaradat

192-196

Effect of sowing depth on emergence, growth and yield of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench)

F. O. Odeleye 1*, O. M. O. Odeleye 2, A. O. Olaleye 3, F. B. Yakubu 4

197-201

Lewis acid-base concept – a unifying principle applicable to soil system, geochemistry and biology

Raina Niskanen

202-208

Stress responses of fruits and vegetables during storage

Raina Niskanen, Ramdane Dris

209-213

Effect of container type nursery techniques on growth and chlorophyll content of Acer platanoides L. and Liquidambar styraciflua L. plants

Francesco Ferrini *, Francesco P. Nicese

214-217

Bioremediation of a petroleum-hydrocarbon polluted agricultural soil at different levels of water application in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Josiah M. Ayotamuno *, Reginald B. Kogbara, Muideen O. Taleat

218-222

Comparison of corn and elephant grass in the phytoremediation of a petroleum- hydrocarbon- contaminated agricultural soil in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Josiah M. Ayotamuno *, Reginald B. Kogbara, Paul N. Egwuenum

223-227

Reaction of cotton and soybean cultivars to populations of Meloidogyne javanica and M. incognita in Zimbabwe

Vhukile Kutywayo 1, Dumisani Kutywayo 2, Eastonce Gwata 3

228-234

Rural leadership and sustainable agriculture: Criteria for recruiting leaders

G. H. Zamani 1, E. Karami 2

235-239

Chemical speciation of metals in environment, its relevancy to ecotoxicological studies and the need for biosensor development

P. A. Azeez 1*, B. Anjan Kumar Prusty 1, E. P. Jagadeesh 2

240-243

Growth responses of bermudagrass and seashore paspalum under various levels of sodium chloride stress

Mohammad Pessarakli 1, Hayat Touchane 2

244-251

Towards a paradigm shift for agricultural extension: An environmental sociology perspective

Dariush Hayati, Kurosh Rezaei-Moghaddam

252-256

Quartz porphyry (Bakuhan-seki) as soil amendment in improving soil quality and yield of soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.)**

Emelie Casayuran Ablaza 1*, Noriko Takeda 2, Katsumi Ishikawa 2

257-261

Effects of community participation on perception of sustainability of rural water projects in Oyun local government area of Kwara State, Nigeria

 L. A. Akinbile 1, M. A. Oladoja 2*, F. M. Awoniyi 1, B. O. Adisa 2

262-265

Influence of minimum tillage systems on physical and chemical properties of soil

Teodor Rusu, Petru Gus, Ileana Bogdan, Ioan Oroian, Laura Paulette

266-270

Livestock impact on dynamic and structure of tropical dry forest of the Sierra de Manantlán, Mexico

Flor María Montero-Solís 1, Lázaro Rafael Sánchez-Velásquez 2*, María del Rosario Pineda-López 2, Luis Manuel Martínez-Rivera 3, Timothy Moermond 4, Juan Corral Aguirre 1

271-275

Assessment of the environment-related problems and prospects of vegetable production in peri–urban areas of Lagos State, Nigeria

M. A. Oladoja 1*, L. A. Akinbile 2, B. O. Adisa 1

276-283

An assessment of soil quality in Pokhare Khola watershed of the Middle Mountains in Nepal

Krishna R. Tiwari 1*, Bishal K. Sitaula 2, Trond Børresen 1, Roshan M. Bajracharya 3

284-287

Status of oil pollution in sediment samples from the Aden Coast, Yemen

Hassan M. Bedair 1*+, Mahyoub A. Saeed 2, Hamid T. Al-Saad 3

288-291

Constraints to small-scale fish farming in Delta State, Nigeria

A. U. Ofuoku 1*, G. M. Ugbomech 2, U. N. Uzokwe 1, V. Ideh 2

292-295

Community development committees’ participation in forest protection in Delta Central Zone, Delta State, Nigeria

A. U. Ofuoku *, O. M. Agbogidi