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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 ULg; BENBOUZA, Halima; Nacoulima, Nafissatou Lalaïssa ULg et al

in Tropicultura (in press)

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 detailConsommation de produits d'origine animale dans la concession forestière 039/11 de la SODEFOR à Oshwe (R.D. Congo)
Semeki Ngabinzeke, Jean; Belani Masamba, Justin; Ntoto M'Vubu et al

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See detailEffet du mode de conservation d’huile de Jatropha curcas L. sur son efficacité dans la lutte contre les principaux insectes ravageurs du niébé (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. au Niger
Abdoul Habou, zakari; Toudou, Adam; Haubruge, Eric ULg et al

in Tropicultura (in press)

Jatropha curcas oil has an insecticidal activity harnessed by the farmers in Niger. In this study, we compared the insecticidal activity of two batches of oil conserved during 70 days, one exposed to ... [more ▼]

Jatropha curcas oil has an insecticidal activity harnessed by the farmers in Niger. In this study, we compared the insecticidal activity of two batches of oil conserved during 70 days, one exposed to light and the other kept in the dark. The insecticidal efficacy was evaluated in a field with three concentrations (5, 10 and 15%) trial on the main pests of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) and in a laboratory test on Megalurothrips sjostedti Trybon (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) with different concentrations of crude oil (50; 100; 150 and 200 µl). No difference in insecticidal effect was found between the two modes of oil conservation, both in the laboratory and in the field. In the field, regardless of the mode of conservation, the concentrations of 10% of J. curcas oil enables a reduction of over than 80% of thrips, aphids, and bugs compared to the control. Its increased seeds yield more than 50%. The concentration of 15% gives an insecticidal effect comparable to that of the reference treatment (deltaméthrine) but induces phytotoxicity symptoms on the leaves of Cowpea. [less ▲]

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See detailVALORISATION DES RESIDUS DE BOIS ISSUS DE L’EXPLOITATION ARTISANALE DES FORETS COMMUNAUTAIRES AU CAMEROUN : CAS DE LA FORET COMMUNAUTAIRE DE MAMBIOKO (GIC CRVC)
Malnoury, Gauthier; Zoyiem Ngouanet, Edmond; Julve Larrubia, Cecilia et al

in Tropicultura (in press)

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 ULg; Doucet, Jean-Louis ULg 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 ULg; Andre, Marie ULg 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 ULg; Andre, Marie ULg

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

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See detailEffets de la fragmentation des forêts par l'agriculture itinérante sur la dégradation de quelques propriétés physiques d'un ferralso échantillonné à Yangambi, R.D. Congo
Alongo, Sylvain; Visser, Marjolein; Drouet, Thomas et al

in Tropicultura (2013), 31(1), 36-43

The knowledge of changes occurring in the soil cover at the forest edge is needed to better understand the impact of forest fragmentation on soil parameters. The objective of this study is to evaluate the ... [more ▼]

The knowledge of changes occurring in the soil cover at the forest edge is needed to better understand the impact of forest fragmentation on soil parameters. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of forest fragmentation caused by shifting agriculture on texture, bulk density, total porosity and soil hydraulic conductivity in the layers at 0-10, 10-20 and 20-30 cm depth by the transect method in a perspective of sustainable land management in the region of Yangambi. The results obtained show that the edge between the fallow grassland and dense forest has a width of 70 m. Degradation of all the physical properties of soils relative to the dense forest is very significant (p<0.01) for the studied layers. Fragmentation of forests by shifting cultivation increases the phenomenon of selective loss of clays of the surface soil layers and consequently increases its bulk density and decreases the permeability and porosity with depth under the fallow grass and edge. The texture data associated with textural classes in the FAO textural triangle indicate a change in texture of the soil under different land uses for the tree layers studied. [less ▲]

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See detailEffets de lisière et sex-ratio de rongeurs forestiers dans un écosystème fragmenté en République Démocratique du Congo (Réserve de Masako, Kisangani)
Iyongo Waya Mongo, L; De Cannière, C; Ulyel, J et al

in Tropicultura (2013), 31(1), 3-9

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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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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 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 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 ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

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 detailLa barrière mécanique anti-érosive influence la colonisation des dunes par les espèces végétales
Laminou Manzo, Ousmane; Zaman Allah, Mainassara; Ozer, Pierre ULg 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 detailThe spatial footprint of the non-ferrous metal industry in Lubumbashi
Vranken, Isabelle ULg; 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 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 detailIdentification des indicateurs de dégradation de la forêt de tapia (Uapaca bojeri) par une analyse sylvicole
Rakotondrasoa, OL; Malaisse, François ULg; Rajoelison, G et al

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

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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 detailPrincipal disease and Insect pests of Jatropha curcas L. in the lower valley of the Senegal river
Terren, Marieke ULg; Mignon, Jacques ULg; De Clerck, Caroline ULg et al

in Tropicultura (2012), 30(4), 222-229

Jatropha curcas L. seed oil is proven to be toxic to many microorganisms, insects and animals. Despite its toxicity, Jatropha is not pest and disease resistant. The following major pests and diseases ... [more ▼]

Jatropha curcas L. seed oil is proven to be toxic to many microorganisms, insects and animals. Despite its toxicity, Jatropha is not pest and disease resistant. The following major pests and diseases affecting Jatropha in the lower valley of the Senegal river have been identified: the leaf miner Stomphastis thraustica (Meyrick, 1908) (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae), the leaf and stem miner Pempelia morosalis (Saalmuller, 1880) (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) and the shield-backed bug Calidea panaethiopica (Kirkaldy, 1909) (Heteroptera, Scutelleridae), which can cause flower and fruit abortion. Damage from these pests was particularly great during the second year after the plantations were set up (2009) and before later receding. Nevertheless, the worst attacks were caused by a vascular disease transmitted through the soil, which killed 65% of the plants in four years. It is mainly characterised by collar and root rot, which causes foliage to yellow and wilt, before the plant eventually dies. These threats should increase if larger areas are planted with Jatropha. Considering the scale of the damage caused by these attacks in Bokhol, the development of an integrated pest management programme adapted to the local context should be considered. [less ▲]

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