Malaysian Journal of Medical and Biological Research en-US (Malaysian Journal of Medical and Biological Research) (Malaysian Journal of Medical and Biological Research) Mon, 21 May 2018 12:07:09 +0000 OJS 60 Effect of Integrated Farmyard Manure and NP Fertilizers Use on Hybrid Maize Yield and Soil Properties in Western Ethiopia <p>A study was carried out to assess the effect of integrated Farmyard Manure (FYM) and inorganic NP fertilizers use on yield and soil properties in Bako-Tibe district of Oromia, western Ethiopia.  Five treatments  (i.e., 110 kg N ha<sup>-1</sup> + 46 kg P<sub>2</sub>O<sub>5 </sub>ha<sup>-1</sup> (T1), 12 ton FYM ha<sup>-1</sup> (T2) , 55 kg N ha<sup>-1</sup> + 23 kg P<sub>2</sub>O<sub>5 </sub>ha<sup>-1</sup> + 6 ton FYM ha<sup>-1</sup>(T3),  27.5kg N ha<sup>-1  </sup>+ 11.5 kg P<sub>2</sub>O<sub>5 </sub>ha<sup>-1</sup> + 6 ton FYM ha<sup>-1</sup>(T4) and the control (T5)) were used in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with five replications using  five farmers’ fields. Yield and yield related parameters were analyzed using SAS statistical software version 9.0. Economic analysis was performed to compare treatments advantages.  The treatment with half the recommended NP (55 kg N ha<sup>-1</sup> + 23 kg P<sub>2</sub>O<sub>5 </sub>ha<sup>-1</sup> + 6 ton FYM ha<sup>-1</sup>) showed superior plant growth performance as compared to other treatments. Pure use of inorganic NP resulted in high Na, K, Ca and P composition of grain while pure FYM use resulted in high content of Mg and Ca composition. The level of P in grain decreased with the increasing of FYM.  Soil fertility parameters considered showed no significance difference (P: 0.05) among the treatments. The mean difference values indicated that use of pure inorganic fertilizer increased soil PH, exchangeable Na, and available S. Use of pure farmyard manure resulted in an increase in the soil exchangeable Na, K, Mg, total Nitrogen, and available K and S. The use of half of the recommended inorganic fertilizer and FYM can enhance soil fertility in addition to yield improvement.</p> Bekele Gemechu ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 21 May 2018 12:17:29 +0000 The Impact of Hospital Supplier Integration on Hospital Performance in Pakistan <p>The aim of this research is to analyze the Supplier Integration on performance of Hospitals within Pakistan. Four factors of supplier integration are identified as Logistics Integration (LI), Information Technology (IT), Cost Reduction (CR) and Information Sharing (IS) which have been analyzed using Smart PLS. Sample of 299 workers of hospitals is obtained using structured questionnaire comprising of 21 questions where the responses were measured on Likert Scale. Data was studied using SEM (Structural Equation Modelling). It was concluded that information sharing, information technology and cost reduction have significant impact on hospital performance while logistics integration has less significant impact on the hospital performance in Pakistan. The scope of this research is to conclude the factors involved in enhancing the performance of Hospitals by bringing about supplier integration.</p> Asad Ali, Danish Ahmed Siddiqui ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000