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See detailArtemisia annua, a hope for controlling the major parasitic diseases in sub-saharan Africa?
Mergeai, Guy ULiege

in Tropicultura (2014), 32(1),

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See detailA screening procedure for evaluating cotton for Rotylenchulus reniformis resistance in controlled conditions
Konan, N.O.; De Proft, M.; Ruano, O. et al

in Tropicultura (2014), 32(1), 3-9

Rotylenchulus reniformis is one of the most important nematode pests of cotton. Currently, no cotton cultivar resistant cotton cultivar to this pest is available. In the Framework of a breeding program ... [more ▼]

Rotylenchulus reniformis is one of the most important nematode pests of cotton. Currently, no cotton cultivar resistant cotton cultivar to this pest is available. In the Framework of a breeding program aiming at producing cotton genotype resistant to this nematode, a R. reniformis resistance evaluation protocol based on egg inoculation, extraction and counting, has been established. Two environment conditions (growth chamber and greenhouse), four sieves (75, 50, 20 and 10 µm), three doses of inoculum (1,500 ; 3,000 and 6,000 eggs), and five durations of infestation (20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 days after inoculation) have been tested. The growth chamber programmed to provide 12h of light, 55% - 60% relative humidity and 30 - 26°C day-night air températures revealed to be adequate. The NaOCI (sodium hypochloride) - blender - sieving - centrifugation - flotation method, using 75-µm and 20-µm sieves, kaolin powder and MgSO4 (magnesium sulfate) solution (specific gravity 1.18) proved to be suitable for effective R. reniformis egg extraction (from roots) and counting. Inoculation of 6,000 eggs per seeding and 60 days duration of infestation seemed to be sufficient dose and period for a reliable resistance evaluation. The protocol developed has been tested on known susceptible and resistant cotton génotypes : G. hirsutum L (main cultivated species through the world, susceptible), G. thurberi Tod. (wild cotton species, moderately susceptible) G. longicalyx Hutch. and Lee (wild cotton species, very resistant). The results obtained were in accordance with the response expected from the génotypes tested, proving the reliability of the evaluation procedure developed. [less ▲]

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See detailSegregation distortions in an interspecific cotton population issued from the [(Gossypium hirsutum x G. raimondii)² x G. sturtianum] hybrid
Diouf, Fatimata Bintou Hassédine ULiege; BENBOUZA, Halima; Nacoulima, Nafissatou Lalaïssa ULiege et al

in Tropicultura (2014), 32(2), 73-79

The segregation ratio of 10 Gossypium sturtianum specific SSR markers belonging to linkage groups c2-c14, c3-c17, and c6-c25was analysed in the BC2S6 progeny of the [G.hirsutum x G. raimondii)² x G ... [more ▼]

The segregation ratio of 10 Gossypium sturtianum specific SSR markers belonging to linkage groups c2-c14, c3-c17, and c6-c25was analysed in the BC2S6 progeny of the [G.hirsutum x G. raimondii)² x G. sturtianum] (HRS) hybrid; based on chi-square test. All the marker loci tested were associated with skewed allele frequencies (P < 0.001) showing a strong SD with a zygotic selection. The possible causes and consequences of this massive segregation distortion are discussed [less ▲]

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See detailObituary Ivan Impens (1935-2014). Poor is the disciple who does not surpass his master
Bogaert, Jan ULiege; Nijs, I; Ceulemans, R

in Tropicultura (2014), 32(1), 110-111

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See detailValorisation des résidus de bois issus de l'exploitation artisanale des forêts communautaires au Cameroun : cas de la forêt communautaire de Mambioko (Gic CRCV)
Malnoury, Gauthier; Zoyiem Ngouanet, Edmond; Julve Larrubia, Cecilia et al

in Tropicultura (2014), 32(2), 90-94

L’exploitation artisanale du bois des forêts communautaires au Cameroun génère une quantité importante de résidus abandonnés au niveau des sites d’exploitation. Ces pièces de bois pourraient être ... [more ▼]

L’exploitation artisanale du bois des forêts communautaires au Cameroun génère une quantité importante de résidus abandonnés au niveau des sites d’exploitation. Ces pièces de bois pourraient être valorisées en produits commercialisables de manière à améliorer les revenus de la communauté. Cette étude a permis une première estimation de ce volume et présente différentes pistes de valorisation adaptées à la communauté de Mambioko. Cette étude de cas s’adresse à tous les acteurs de la foresterie communautaire au Cameroun et vise une valorisation rationnelle de la matière ligneuse dans un but de développement rural. [less ▲]

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See detailImportance de Coula edulis Baill. pour les populations du Sud-Est du Gabon: niveaux de prélèvement et potentiel économique de l’espèce
Moupela, Christian; Vermeulen, Cédric ULiege; Doucet, Jean-Louis ULiege et al

in Tropicultura (2014), 32(1), 37-45

Coula edulis is a non-timber forest tree species that provides edible fruits for local people. However, its economical importance has never been quantified. The present study aimed to identify the fate of ... [more ▼]

Coula edulis is a non-timber forest tree species that provides edible fruits for local people. However, its economical importance has never been quantified. The present study aimed to identify the fate of stocks of harvested C. edulis fruits in Gabonese villages, emphasizing the social impact and economic income generated by this activity. Our investigations revealed that C. edulis fruits are predominantly utilized for own subsistence, since trading proportion concerned less than 20% of collected fruits. The average income from trade during the harvest period (two months) varied from € 1.7 to € 3.3 per household, depending on the proximity of the market (local or urban). The economical potential of C. edulis fruits could be improved if a sustainable production strategy through domestication processes and agroforestry practices was developed. Such a strategy may also contribute to the increase of the local demand of C. edulis fruits, assuming that a better diffusion was also carried out. [less ▲]

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See detailEffets de lisière sur la productivité du teck (Tectona grandis L.f.): étude de cas des teckeraies privées du Sud-Bénin
Toyi, Mireille Scholastique; Bastin, Jean-François ULiege; Andre, Marie ULiege et al

in Tropicultura (2013), 31(1), 62-70

The present study aims to improve the production of teak wood (Tectona grandis L.f.) in private plantations in southern Benin through the application of a central concept in landscape ecology: the edge ... [more ▼]

The present study aims to improve the production of teak wood (Tectona grandis L.f.) in private plantations in southern Benin through the application of a central concept in landscape ecology: the edge effect. As teak is an heliophilous species, the hypothesis of a higher wood production in edges was tested on the basis of the basal area. Sixty-two private teak plantations were investigated and 10,667 trees were measured. The stratified sampling scheme in three distinct parts for each plantation (the centre, the edge and the summits) permitted to highlight the edge effect on wood production. For each part, a plot was installed and the diameter at breast height (dbh) was measured for all trees. The leaf area between the edge and the centre of plantations was measured. Finally, the influence of the spatial configuration of plantations and the direction of each side of these plantations on the production of wood was tested. Results show that the edge effect on the production of teak wood affects four planting lines, the first presenting a production of 150% relative to the centre. We noticed a significant influence of the edge on the leaf area of about 218% relative to the centre. No influence of the direction of the sides of the plantation was observed. The shape of the plantations presents a significant influence on the wood production. These results permitted to propose a planting model included in an agroforestry system that optimizes the production of wood per area and having a succession of two planting lines interrupted by fields. [less ▲]

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See detailTree plantation will not compensate natural woody vegetation cover loss in the Atlantic department of Southern Benin
Toyi, Mireille Scholastique; Barima, Sabas; Mama, Adi et al

in Tropicultura (2013), 31(1),

This study deals with land use and land cover changes for a 33 years period. We assessed these changes for eight land cover classes in the south of Benin by using an integrated multi-temporal analysis ... [more ▼]

This study deals with land use and land cover changes for a 33 years period. We assessed these changes for eight land cover classes in the south of Benin by using an integrated multi-temporal analysis using three Landsat images (1972 Landsat MSS, 1986 Landsat TM and 2005 Landsat ETM+). Three scenarios for the future were simulated using a first-order Markovian model based on annual probability matrices. The contribution of tree plantations to compensate forest loss was assessed. The results show a strong loss of forest and savanna, mainly due to increased agricultural land. Natural woody vegetation (“forest”, “wooded savanna” and “tree and shrub savanna”) will seriously decrease by 2025 due to the expansion of agricultural activities and the increase of settlements. Tree plantations are expected to double by 2025, but they will not compensate for the loss of natural woody vegetation cover. Consequently, we assist to a continuing woody vegetation area decrease. Policies regarding reforestation and forest conservation must be initiated to reverse the currently projected tendencies. [less ▲]

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See detailLandscape Ecology: a unifying discipline
Bogaert, Jan ULiege; Andre, Marie ULiege

in Tropicultura (2013), 31(1), 1-2

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See detailLa barrière mécanique anti-érosive influence la colonisation des dunes par les espèces végétales
Laminou Manzo, Ousmane; Zaman Allah, Mainassara; Ozer, Pierre ULiege et al

in Tropicultura (2013), 31(4), 260-271

Le Sud-est du Niger est soumis au phénomène d’érosion éolienne. Dans la zone de Gouré, les cuvettes oasiennes, principales sources de productions agricoles et de revenus, sont menacées de disparition à ... [more ▼]

Le Sud-est du Niger est soumis au phénomène d’érosion éolienne. Dans la zone de Gouré, les cuvettes oasiennes, principales sources de productions agricoles et de revenus, sont menacées de disparition à cause de l’ensablement. Plusieurs méthodes de fixation des dunes ont été testées mais les résultats restent mitigés. Dans cette étude, une barrière mécanique, à base des palissades confectionnées avec des branchages de Leptadenia pyrotechnica est utilisée pour évaluer son efficacité dans la lutte contre l’érosion du sol et dans la restauration de la végétation. Trois années après la mise en place de cette barrière anti-érosive, une végétation spontanée de 58 espèces appartenant à 20 familles dont 17 pérennes, s’était installée à l’intérieur du clayonnage, soit 42 espèces de plus que dans les zones non traitées. Au fil des ans, la composition floristique s’est progressivement stabilisée, témoignant ainsi d’une réduction notable des perturbations du milieu engendrées par le vent. [less ▲]

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See detailEcologie du paysage en Afrique subsaharienne
Bogaert, Jan ULiege; Andre, Marie ULiege

in Tropicultura (2013), 31(1),

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See detailLe sésame dans le département d'Aguié au Niger : analyse d'une culture aux atouts non-négligeables dans une zone agricole à forte potentialité
Andres, Ludovic ULiege; Lebailly, Philippe ULiege

in Tropicultura (2013), 31(4), 238-246

The Sahelian agro-ecological conditions and the socio-economic environment are the main factors that influence the dynamics of farming systems in the Aguié area in central Niger. In this region ... [more ▼]

The Sahelian agro-ecological conditions and the socio-economic environment are the main factors that influence the dynamics of farming systems in the Aguié area in central Niger. In this region, increasing population pressure and competition for resources between crops and animals accentuate the pressure on land. Low surfaces per inhabitant generate a reorganization of agrarian systems. Farmers favor food crops than can be consumed and sold. Crop diversification is for them a strategy to minimize risk and secure the land. This article examines the interest of sesame cultivation in the Aguié region. It was carried out from a literature review, data of the technical services of the Aguié department, surveys and observations from producers and relevant organizations. It appears that the cultivation of sesame is an opportunity to secure food and financial needs of local households. Because of the proximity of the region with Nigeria, this crop is an economic asset for the households; as demonstrated by the analysis of its operating accounts. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation des performances de la production de graines par tamisage manuel du sol chez trois variétés de Stylosanthes guianensis (Aublet) Swartz, dans les conditions du Plateau des Batéké (RDC)
Bulakali, B.P.; Aloni, J.; Palata, J.C. et al

in Tropicultura (2013), 31(4), 253-259

In manual agriculture with low resources level, Stylosanthes guianensis is one of the most interesting cover crop for developing direct seeding mulch-based cropping systems. To promote its cultivation in ... [more ▼]

In manual agriculture with low resources level, Stylosanthes guianensis is one of the most interesting cover crop for developing direct seeding mulch-based cropping systems. To promote its cultivation in the RDC, the performances of a seed production method by sieving of the soil were evaluated for three varieties of Stylo (a local ecotype, CIAT 184 variety, and 202cc variety) in two sites of the Batéké plateau characterized by contrasted fertility levels. The results obtained demonstrate the interest of the seed multiplication method tested, both in quantities and quality of the produced seeds. The production cost of one kg of seeds varies with the soil fertility, the planting date, and the cultivar. Among the three compared varieties, CIAT 184 variety produced the highest quantity of seeds. If sown at the beginning of the long rainy season, after a long fallow, in one of the most fertile soils of the plateau, this cultivar can produce 600 kg ha-1 seed in the first year of cultivation with a production cost of USD 1.31 kg-1, equivalent to less than 0.5 man.day.kg-1. [less ▲]

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See detailImportance de la méthode de coupe sur la régénération de Combretaceae du Bassin arachidier sénégalais
Faye, E; Diallo, H; Samba, SAN et al

in Tropicultura (2013), 31(1), 44-52

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See detailThe spatial footprint of the non-ferrous metal industry in Lubumbashi
Vranken, Isabelle ULiege; Munyemba Kankumbi, François; Amisi Mwana, Yamba et al

in Tropicultura (2013), 31(1), 20-27

In the south-eastern part of the Katanga Province (Democratic Republic of the Congo), high concentrations of copper and cobalt are found in the soils of the well-known “Copper Belt”. Due to the dominant ... [more ▼]

In the south-eastern part of the Katanga Province (Democratic Republic of the Congo), high concentrations of copper and cobalt are found in the soils of the well-known “Copper Belt”. Due to the dominant south-eastern winds, the metallurgic industry in Lubumbashi has been the source of spatially concentrated atmospheric deposits of non-ferrous metal particles and associated substances in a cone-shaped zone, situated north-west of the metal processing site. The existence of this zone has been evidenced using two different techniques: firstly, by means of landscape metric comparisons of the vegetation and bare soil patterns in two study areas, one inside the pollution cone and one outside; secondly, by means of the theory on city perception developed by Kevin Lynch. Higher fragmentation and lower vegetation presence were observed inside the pollution cone, reflecting the negative impact of atmospheric deposits. Those differences were higher for sites closer to the emission source. Lynch’s approach outlined the negative impact of diverse industrial plants on the perception by the local population. Six pollution districts and several contaminated paths, limits, nodes and polluting landmarks were identified. Citizens even recognize them as part of the collective image of the city. [less ▲]

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See detailIdentification des indicateurs de dégradation de la forêt de tapia (Uapaca bojeri) par une analyse sylvicole
Rakotondrasoa, OL; Malaisse, François ULiege; Rajoelison, G et al

in Tropicultura (2013), 31(1), 10-19

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See detailAnthropisation et dynamique des paysages en zone soudanienne au nord du Bénin
Mama, A; Sinsin, B; De Cannière, C et al

in Tropicultura (2013), 31(1), 78-88

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See detailStructure spatiale des trois espèces les plus abondantes dans la Réserve Forestière de la Yoko, Ubundu, République Démocratique du Congo
Kumba, S; Nshimba, H; Ndjele, L et al

in Tropicultura (2013), 31(1), 53-61

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See detailDiversité et distribution d'abondances des plantes d'un écosystème protégé dans un paysage anthropisé: cas de la Réserve Naturelle Forestière de Bururi, Burundi
Havyarimana, F; Bigendako, MJ; Masharabu, T et al

in Tropicultura (2013), 31(1), 28-35

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