Asian Journal of Agricultural and Horticultural Research 2021-06-28T03:00:21+00:00 Asian Journal of Agricultural and Horticultural Research Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Agricultural and Horticultural Research (ISSN: 2581-4478)</strong> aims to publish high-quality papers <a href="/index.php/AJAHR/general-guideline-for-authors">(Click here for Types of paper)</a> on all aspects of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences. This journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct, scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> Irrigation Practices under Boro Rice Cultivation in Haor Areas of Sunamganj, Bangladesh 2021-06-09T22:07:55+00:00 Debajani Chakraborty Pijush Kanti Sarkar Md. Abul Kashem <p>A field study was conducted in the ‘haor’ areas of Sunamgonj district, Bangladesh, aimed to investigate the present irrigation practices to identify the related problems for ‘Boro’ rice cultivation. The primary field data were collected by interviewing 120 farmers (landless, small, medium, and large farmers) through survey. Most of the farmers used ‘beel’ (37.5%) as the main source of irrigation water. As water-lifting devices, they mostly used Low Lift Pumps (77.5%). The cost of irrigation was observed the lowest at Derai [Tk. 12,232 ($ 146.784) per season] and the highest was at Dakshin Sunamganj [Tk. 46109 ($ 553.31) per season], respectively. The highest benefit-cost ratio (BCR) was observed at Derai (2.48) and the lowest was at Dowarabazar (2.01). The financial problem, less water supply, lack of irrigation equipment, and knowledge about operating the equipment were identified as the main problems suffered by the farmers. These problems can be solved by distributing irrigation equipments at a reasonable price, and arranging training programs to develop the farmers’ skills.</p> 2021-06-02T11:28:59+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Determinants of Coffee Marketing among Smallholder Coffee Farmers in Kogi State, Nigeria 2021-06-28T03:00:21+00:00 Ayodele Oladipo Akinpelu Kayode Akanni Oluyole Chinweike Abednego Ugwu Modinat Adewunmi Alli <p>The study assessed the determinants of coffee production and marketing on farmers’ farms in Kogi State. Two Local Government Areas (Ijumu and Kabba-Bunu Local Government Areas) were purposively sampled. These areas are known for the production and marketing of coffee. A total sample of eighty-four respondents was randomly selected from the two Local Government Areas. Structured interview schedules were used for data collection from respondents. The data collected were analyzed using inferential statistics analysis. Cobb-Douglas functional form regression model was chosen based on the value of the R<sup>2</sup> and the number of significant variables. The result indicated that marital status, household size, educational level, variety of coffee planted, farm size and farming experience constituted the major factors that significantly determined coffee production and marketing in the study area. The study recommended that policies should be targeted at encouraging literacy among coffee farmers to have access to market information and as such will be able to sell the crop for more profits. Also, households with higher number of persons should be encouraged to use family labour effectively in coffee marketing than other economic ventures so as to improve the economy of the households in the study area.</p> 2021-06-24T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Effect of Soil Organic Ameliorants with Carbonized Rice Hull on the Growth and Yield of Shallot Onion (Allium ascalonicum L) on Salt Affected Soil 2021-06-28T02:59:52+00:00 Dave L. Naungayan Judy M. Sorsano Elizabeth N. Farin <p>A pot experiment was conducted to test the potential of different soil organic ameliorants in salt affected soils reclamation; to test the effect of soil organic ameliorants on the growth and yield of shallot onion (<em>Allium ascalonicum L</em>.) planted in salt affected soil; determine the most effective soil organic ameliorants on salt affected soil Treatments prepared were; T1- Control Salt affected soil (1.57 kg/pot<sup>-1</sup>), T2- Vermi-cast (197.40 g/pot<sup>-1</sup>) with CRH (30 grams/pot<sup>-1</sup>),T3- Guano dung (39.40 g pot<sup>-1</sup> with CRH (30 grams/pot<sup>-1</sup>), T4- Dried Goat Manure (115.40 g/pot<sup>-1</sup>) with CRH (30 grams/pot<sup>-1</sup>), T5- Dried Chicken Dung (94.94 g pot<sup>-1</sup>) with CRH (30 grams/pot<sup>-1</sup>), T6- Dried Cattle Manure (214.30 g/pot<sup>-1</sup>) with CRH (30 grams/pot<sup>-1</sup>). The study was laid out using Randomized complete block design with treatments and three replications. All organic ameliorants applied to the salt affected soil significantly improved on&nbsp;&nbsp; average bulb diameter, average height, average number of leaves, average bulb fresh weight, average number of tillers and average yield per hectare. It can be concluded that application of organic ameliorants is effective means to address the problem in saline affected soils.</p> 2021-06-24T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##