1. An Evaluation of The Major Constraints Hampering the Effective Functioning of the Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative and Rural Development Bank in Kogi State, Nigeria

Adofu I; Orebiyi J. S; Otitolaiye J. O

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2012, Pages 49-53

Abstract
  The study evaluated the major constraints hampering the effective functioning of the Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative and Rural Development Bank (NACRDB) in Kogi State, Nigeria. Using the food crop farmers as a case study, a multi-stage random sampling technique was used to select three agricultural ...  Read More

2. Study On Flow Erosivity Indicators for Predicting Soil Detachment Rate at Low Slopes

Elham Sirjani; Majid Mahmoodabadi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2012, Pages 55-60

Abstract
  Soil detachment is known as an important process in soil erosion and its quantification is necessary to establish a basic understanding of erosion. This study was carried out to find the best flow erosivity indicator(s) for predicting detachment rate at low slopes. For this purpose, 12 experiments including ...  Read More

3. Radiosensitivity Study for Identifying the Lethal Dose in MR219 (Oryza sativa L. spp. Indica cv. MR219)

Ali Benjavad Talebi; Amin Benjavad Talebi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2012, Pages 63-68

Abstract
  The purpose of the research was determine the effects of gamma ray on seed germination, seedling height and root length of Rice (Oryza sativa L. spp. Indica cv. MR219) to identify the Lethal Dosage of the radiation. Paddy seeds of MR219 were exposed to different doses of gamma radiations viz 50,100,150,200,250,300,350,400,450,500,600,700,800,900 ...  Read More

4. Citizens’ Educational Needs in an at-Risk Environment in Trinidad, West Indies

Cherisse Oliver; Wayne G. Ganpat; Wendy-Ann P. Isaac

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2012, Pages 69-75

Abstract
  Trinidad is a small island developing state caught between the need to engage rapid development while respecting and preserving the environment. This study assessed citizens' education needs related to the environmental laws of Trinidad and Tobago. It focused on a densely populated, at- risk area of ...  Read More

5. Effect of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza fungi application on distribution of phosphorus forms in rhizosphere soils of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

Afshin Morovvat; Abdolmajid Ronaghi; Mehdi Zarei; Mostafa Emadi; Mohammad Bagher Heidarianpour; Leila Gholami

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2012, Pages 77-82

Abstract
  Appropriate management of soil phosphorus (P) fertility in highly calcareous soils of Iran as around the world should rely upon sound knowledge about the phosphorus reserve and its bioavailability. Despite numerous reports on the positive effects of vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizae (VAM) fungi on phosphorus ...  Read More

6. Growth and Heavy Metals Uptake of Puccinellia distans (Jacq.) Parl

Mahdiyeh Ebrahimi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2012, Pages 83-88

Abstract
  The use of plants to remediate contaminated soil has been the most rapidly developing component in environmental cleansing. Although total concentration of heavy metals in soil is used for regulatory review, it also is beneficial to assess the potential for ecosystem impact through a series of bioassays. ...  Read More

7. Erosion Hazard Index Methodology (EHIM) for Streams Erodibility Assessment (Ardabil-Province)

Reza Talaei; Farzaneh Azimi; Seyed Ahmad Hosseini

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2012, Pages 89-97

Abstract
  An erosion hazard index methodology (EHIM) was developed for assessing stream erosion. The index of stream erosion is designed as a management tool. Assessing stream erosion involves consideration of a range of aspects of streams and a value judgment about a desirable state. The assessment of the erosion ...  Read More

8. Integrated Pest Management Farmer Field School for Sustainable Agriculture

Pawan Singh Bhandari

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2012, Pages 99-103

Abstract
  The study was conducted among the two farmer groups in Bhaktapur and Kavre districts of Nepal. The main objective of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of IPM FFS on creating awareness and disseminating the knowledge on sustainable pest management to the farmers and to assess the relationships ...  Read More