Effect of Micro Catchment Techniques on Vegetative Growth of Jatropha (Jatropha Curcas)
American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry
Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages: 52-57
Received: Mar. 17, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 24, 2015; Published: Apr. 9, 2015
Views 3509      Downloads 115
Authors
Azmi Elhag Aydrous, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Omdurman Islamic University, Omdurman, Sudan
Abdel Moneim Elamin Mohamed, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
Abdelbagi Ahmed Abdelbagi, Department of Crops sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Omdurman Islamic University, Omdurman, Sudan
Article Tools
Follow on us
Abstract
This study was conducted during two consecutive seasons (2011/2012 and 2012/2013) at the southern Omdurman region near Khartoum New International Airport (KNIA) to evaluate the effect of four rain water harvesting micro catchment techniques on some growth attributes of Jatropha trees. The micro catchments used were semicircular, pits, deep ditch and V-shape in addition to the control. A randomized complete block design with four replications was used to study the effect of these techniques on trees growth. The results of the study showed that plant height, stem thickness (for some cases) and number of leaves/tree for Jatropha trees were significantly increased under the micro catchment techniques as compared to the control, with higher mean obtained by V-shape.
Keywords
Micro-Catchment Techniques, Jatropha
To cite this article
Azmi Elhag Aydrous, Abdel Moneim Elamin Mohamed, Abdelbagi Ahmed Abdelbagi, Effect of Micro Catchment Techniques on Vegetative Growth of Jatropha (Jatropha Curcas), American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2015, pp. 52-57. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20150302.17
References
[1]
Aktar, M and Menching, H.G. (1993) Desertification in the Butana Geojournal 31; 41-50.
[2]
Alaktar, M.K and Aga.A.A. (1995) Vegetation and Soil conservation, Halab University Faculty of Agricu-lture Der Elzor Ibn Khaldon Printing Press, Damascus.
[3]
Al-Seekh SH. and Mohammad, A.G. (2010). The effect of water harvesting techniques on runoff, sedimentation, and soil properties. College of Agriculture, Hebron University, Hebron, West Bank, Palestine. 14th International Soil Conservation Organization Conference. Water Management and Soil Conservation in Semi-Arid Environments. Marrakech, Morocco, May 14-19, 2010 (ISCO 2010).
[4]
Dauda, K.A. and Baiyeri, M.R. (2009). Design and Construction of Negarim Micro Catchment System for Citrus Production. Agricultural Engineering and Water Resources, Institute of Technology, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.
[5]
Jianxin, Z., Dawei Zheng, Yantian Wang, Yu Duan and Yanhua Su. (2007). Two water harvesting type within-field Rainwater harvesting measures and their effects on increasing soil moisture and crop production in north china. College of Resources and Environment, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, 100094.
[6]
Meunive, M. (1996) Forest cover and flood water in small mountain water sheds Unasylva (47)-29.
[7]
Omer, A.Mekki and Eltigani, M. Elamin. (1997) Effect of tillage and contour dikking on sorghum establishment and yield on sandy clay soil in Sudan, Soil and tillage research 43-229-240.
[8]
Salih, A.A and Inanga.S. (1997) in- situ water harvesting and contour dikking for sorghum production and tree establishment in marginal lands (Abstracts of 1997 meeting of Japanese Association for arid land Studies).
[9]
Seidahmed H.A, Salih, A.A and Musnad, H.A., (2012). Rehabilitation of Kerrib Lands in Upper Atbara River using Indigenous Trees and Water Harvesting Techniques, Forestry Research Centre –Soba- ARC, Journal of Science and Technology Vol. 13 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (JAVS No.1. 104-109).
[10]
Xiao, Yan Li, Lian-You Liu, Shang-Yu Gao, Pei-Jun Shi, Xue-Yong Zou, Chun-Lai Zhang, (2005). Microcatchment water harvesting for growing Tamarix ramosissima in the semiarid loess region of China. The Key Lab of Environment Change and Natural Disaster, Ministry of Education, Beijing 100875, China. Forest Ecology and Management 214 (2005) 111–117.
ADDRESS
Science Publishing Group
1 Rockefeller Plaza,
10th and 11th Floors,
New York, NY 10020
U.S.A.
Tel: (001)347-983-5186