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This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> en-US (Asian Journal of Agricultural and Horticultural Research) (Asian Journal of Agricultural and Horticultural Research) Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:54:11 +0000 OJS 60 Egg Characteristics in Two Strains of Japasese Quail Eggs (Coturnix coturnix japonica) <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The study evaluated effect of strain on external and internal egg indices of two strains of Japanese quails (Cinnamon Brown (CBS) and Panda White (PWS) Strains)). 300 birds per Strain were reared in a Completely Randomized Design in an intensive system of management practice with <em>ad libitum </em>feed and water for 10 weeks. Strains were considered treatments. 300 eggs were used for&nbsp; External (Egg Weight (EW), Egg Length (EL), Egg Width (EW), Eggshell Weight (SW), Shell Thickness (ST) and&nbsp; Internal (Yolk Height (YH), Yolk Diameter (YD), Albumen Weight (AW), Albumen Diameter (AD), Albumen Height (AH), Haugh Unit (Hu)) egg parameters. Data were subjected to ANOVA of SAS Ver.9.2. Strain significantly (p &lt; 0.05) affected all external egg parameters of Japanese quails except EW measured. The mean values obtained in EL (2.90 ± 0.01 cm) and ED (2.47 ± 0.01 cm) for PWS were significantly (p &lt; 0.05) higher than that of CBS with 2.86 ± 0.01 (EL) and 2.36 ± 0.0 (ED) while 0.82 ± 0.01 g (SW) and 0.11 ± 0.02 cm (ST) for CBS were higher (p &lt; 0.05) significantly than 0.80 ± 0.01 g (SW) and 0.07 ± 0.01 (ST) for PWS. Strain significantly (p &lt; 0.05) influenced all internal egg parameters of Japanese quails exception of YH and YW measured. CBS had higher mean values of 3.25 ± 0.03 cm (AD), 2.35 ± 0.01 cm (YD) and 1.42 ± 0.06 (YC) than PWS with 3.14 ± 0.02 cm (AD), 2.30 ± 0.01 cm (YD) and 1.16 ± 0.03 (YC) while PWS was superior in AH (0.42 ± 0.01 cm), AW (1.77 ± 0.04 g) and Hu (62.10 ± 0.12%) compared to CBS with AH (0.40 ± 0.00 cm), AW (1.66 ± 0.03 g) and Hu (60.67 ± 0.38%). However, CBS had a better external egg quality because of the heavier and thicker shell mean which protect the internal egg contents while PWS performed better in internal egg parameters as Hu qualifies a good quality egg. In conclusion, Cinnamon brown strain of Japanese quails should be reared for egg production purpose as it has better external egg quality to protect the internal egg contents.</p> Udoh, Jessie Ezekiel, Adeoye, Adelani Abayomi, Mbaba, Ekaette Ndifreke ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Effect of an Organic Fertilizer Based on Native Rhizophagus intraradices on Zea mays L. Yield in Northern Benin <p><strong>Aims: </strong>One of the alternatives proposed to improve the sustainability and productivity of agricultural systems is the use of organic fertilizers based on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the native mycorrhizal fungus <em>Rhizophagus intraradices</em> in the field at Ouenou in North Benin for improved maize (<em>Zea mays </em>L.) production.</p> <p><strong>Study Design:</strong> The experimental design was a complete random block of three treatments. Mention the design of the study here.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study:</strong> Endomycorrhizal infection was assessed on roots of corn plants at 78 days post-seed.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> Corn variety 2000 SYN EE-W was inoculated with the strain in combination with the mineral fertilizer (NPK) half-dose.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> Results showed that of the three treatments, the highest heights were observed in plants treated with <em>Rhizophagus intraradices </em>+½ dose of NPK (15:15:15) and urea. The same observations were made with respect to leaf number and leaf area of plants and grain yield. Regarding the endomycorrhizal infection of plants inoculated with <em>Rhizophagus intraradices</em> +½ dose of NPK (15:15:15) and urea, of the three producers, the observation was that the endomycorrhizal infection was elevated to the level of the second producer (P2) which was of the order of (50%) while the mycorrhizal intensity was lower (24.6%) in the same producer.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> The native mycorrhizal fungus <em>R. intraradices</em> plus the half-dose NPK plus urea, had a positive impact on most of the various parameters.</p> Abdel D. Koda, Alain S. Yaoitcha, Marcellin Allagbe, Nadège A. Agbodjato, Gustave Dagbenonbakin, Mèvognon R. Aguegue, Ramon Rivera, Adolphe Adjanohoun, Lamine Baba-Moussa ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 28 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0000