1. Optimum Farm Plan for Food Security among Smallholder Farmers in Imo State, Nigeria

Ohajianya D. O; Enwerem V. A; Offodile P. O; Onyeagocha S. U. O; Osuji M. N; Nwaiwu I. U; Henri-Ukoha A; Echetama J. A

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 145-148

Abstract
  The paper determined optimum farm plan for food security among smallholder farmers in Imo State, Nigeria. Data were collected with structured and validated questionnaire from 180 smallholder crops farmers in Imo State. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (mean, frequency distribution and ...  Read More

2. Leaching of heavy metal from native plants by chemical leachants

Fatemeh Akbarpour; Mohamad Akbarpour; Majid Seyri

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 149-157

Abstract
  Plant biomass harvested after heavy-metal phytoremediation must be considered as a hazardous waste that should be contained or treated appropriately before disposal or reuse. This study provides an evaluation of extractants for the removal of lead from Abutilon Theophrastus biomass. The research was ...  Read More

3. Daily Pan Evaporation Estimation Using Artificial Neural Network-based Models

Karimi-Googhari, Sh

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 159-163

Abstract
  Accurate estimation of evaporation is important for design, planning and operation of water systems. In arid zones where water resources are scarce, the estimation of this loss becomes more interesting in the planning and management of irrigation practices. This paper investigates the ability of artificial ...  Read More

4. The Role of Livestock Cooperatives in Improving Economic Status of Animal Raisers: A Case Study on Cattle Breeders, Hamedan, Iran

Samira Jeyhooni; Mohammad Karim Motamed; Reza Movahedi; Hadi Fathi

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 165-169

Abstract
  The aim of this study was to investigate the role of livestock cooperatives in improving economic status of animal holders in Hamedan province. The study has used a surveying methodology. For gathering data a structured questionnaire was used and its reliability was calculated by Cronbach's Alpha test ...  Read More

5. Employment Limitations and Constraints for Iranian University Graduates in Agricultural Majors

Reza Movahedi; Mahdi Mantashloo

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 171-176

Abstract
  The present research aimed at identifying employment limitations and constraints facing the university graduates in agricultural majors, also finding the solutions to enhance opportunities and job potentials for the agricultural graduates. The study used qualitative research methods. Qualitative data ...  Read More

6. Comparison of the Efficiency of Traditional and Industrial Milk Production Units in Khuzestan Province

M. A. Sabaghi; H. Badavi; A. R. Ommani

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 177-183

Abstract
  One of the most important measures, in order to increase animal products and reduce imports, is the industrialization of animal husbandry units, specially the dairy cattle. The condition of milk production would be improved by this industrialization, which is in the direction of increasing the efficiency ...  Read More

7. The Influence of Socio-Economic Variables of Farmers on their Choice of Cassava Varieties in Kogi State, Nigeria.

S. J. Ibitoye

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 185-193

Abstract
  This study examined the influence of socioeconomic variables of farmers on their choice of cassava varieties in Kogi State of Nigeria. A total of 360 cassava farmers were selected through multi-stage random sampling procedure. Data collected through structured questionnaire were analyzed using descriptive ...  Read More

8. Ethnobotanical Importance of Orans - As a Means Of Conserving Biodiversity

M. S. Rathore; N. S. Shekhawat

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 195-200

Abstract
  Special sites or areas that have one or more attributes which distinguish them as somehow extraordinary, usually in a religious or spiritual sense, are called sacred places. They tend to evoke a feeling of some awesome, mysterious, and transcendent power that merits special reverence and treatment. Sacred ...  Read More

9. The Effective Factors on the Adoption of Biological Control in Farmers' Field School by Rice Producers: The Case of Babol Township

Hadi Moumeni Helali; Amir Ahmadpour

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2011, Pages 201-206

Abstract
  The main purpose of this research is to determine the effective factors in adopting biological control in the Farmer Field School approach. The method used in this research is descriptive-correlation and comparative, which has been done by survey. The rice farmers of the township of Babol, Mazandaran, ...  Read More