American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry

Special Issue

Agro-Ecosystems

  • Submission Deadline: Oct. 30, 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Onofre Corpuz
About This Special Issue
Forest Agro-Ecosystems is a special issue of the American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry designed to publish researches on forestry, agriculture and ecosystem related topics. Forestry researches include but not limited to recent findings on tree physiology, classifications, inventory, management and physic-chemical characterization.

Agriculture researches will focus on production, management, farming system and indigenous knowledge system to include gender role in farming.

For the ecosystem research, the focus will be publishing papers that are related to environmental management, protection and biodiversity conservation.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Onofre Corpuz

    Department of Research and Development, Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology, Arakan, Philippines

Guest Editors
  • Pavol Otepka

    Department of Sustainable Development, Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Nitra, Slovakia

  • Simona Rainis

    Research Center of Technologies Applied to Agriculture, Udine, Italy

  • Dhanya P.

    Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation Research, Anna University, Chennai, India

  • Abdel Rahman Ahmed

    Bio-engineering and Post-harvest at Agricultural Engineering Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Dokki, Egypt

  • Basim Badri

    Department of Agricultural Economics, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq

Published Articles
  • Light Regime Under Eucalyptus deglupta as Hedgerows and its Effect on Intercropped Zea mays

    Esmael L. Abas , Onofre S. Corpuz , Lumina D. Cabilo

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2015
    Pages: 19-29
    Received: Mar. 28, 2015
    Accepted: Nov. 03, 2015
    Published: Jun. 21, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.s.2015030601.15
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    Abstract: The study uses randomized complete block design in determining the light regime under 7 year old Eucalyptus deglupta as hedgerows with Zea mays underneath. The result shows that the mean Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR) was highest at 1200 hr. and lowest at 1500 hr. across treatments (Eucalyptus hedgerows) and cropping season. The solar radiat... Show More
  • Enhancement of Upland Rice Production in Various Agro-Ecosystems

    Onofre S. Corpuz , Z. M. Adam , S. L. Molao , P. E. Dalam , A. S. Sangcupan

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2015
    Pages: 30-34
    Received: Sep. 29, 2015
    Accepted: Nov. 03, 2015
    Published: Jun. 21, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.s.2015030601.16
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    Abstract: The study aimed to determine the potentials of various agro-ecosystem in producing favorable growth and yield of upland rice including biomass production and carbon storage. Results of the study revealed that hinumay and dinorado were performed significantly better in plant height, yield, biomass and carbon content as compared to other varieties. H... Show More
  • Traditional Rice Farming Ritual Practices of the Magindanawn in Southern Philippines

    Saavedra M. Mantikayan , Esmael L. Abas

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2015
    Pages: 15-18
    Received: Mar. 28, 2015
    Accepted: Sep. 16, 2015
    Published: Nov. 10, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.s.2015030601.14
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    Abstract: The study is purely a documentation of the traditional rice farming rituals and practices of the Magindanawn in Southern Philippines. Specifically aims: to identify the farming rituals of the Magindanawn farmers; to descriptively analyzed the rationale behind the practice of rituals in farming; and to determine the factors that made rituals persist... Show More
  • Spore Culture of Nephrolepis falcate (Cav). C. Chr.

    Farida D. Silverio

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2015
    Pages: 10-14
    Received: Mar. 28, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 30, 2015
    Published: Nov. 10, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.s.2015030601.13
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    Abstract: Spore culture of Nephrolepis falcate (Cav). C. Chr. was undertaken to propagate Nephrolepis falcata in vitro using the spores. Specifically, it aimed to find out the duration of the germination of Nephrolepis falcate spores and observe spore germination and prothallial development. Nephrolepis falcate is a fern plant under family Lomariopsidaceae w... Show More
  • Bio-organic Fertilizer on Pechay Homegarden in Cotabato

    Mosib B. Tagotong , Onofre S. Corpuz

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2015
    Pages: 6-9
    Received: Mar. 28, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 30, 2015
    Published: Nov. 10, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.s.2015030601.12
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    Abstract: This study focus on the determination of bio-organic fertilizer and levels of application that could gave favorable response on the growth and yield of pechay planted in a home garden at Arakan, Cotabato. Bio-organic farming is a key to sustainable agriculture leading to sustainable development. The bio-organic fertilizers used in this study includ... Show More
  • Morpho-Anatomical Structure and DNA Extract of Sun and Shade Leaves of Jute (Corchorus capsularis L.)

    Farida D. Silverio

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2015
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Mar. 28, 2015
    Accepted: Jun. 30, 2015
    Published: Nov. 10, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.s.2015030601.11
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    Abstract: A study on the comparison of morpho-anatomical structure and DNA extract of sun and shade leaves of jute (Corchorus capsularis L.) was done. Morphological structure of exposed the Corchorus capsularis are taller, leaves are lighter, thicker, bigger and broader than shaded. Anatomical form of exposed jute have many stomata on the leaf, two layered p... Show More