Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

GROWTH PERFORMANCE AND PLASMA ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY OF BROILER CHICKENS FED Schilbe mystus (African Butter Catfish fishmeal) FORTIFIED WITH VITAMIN E

               ABSTRACTSA six-week experimental study was conducted to estimate the growth performance and plasma antioxidant capacity of broiler chickens fed Schilbe mystus fishmeal fortified with or without vitamin E. The vitamin E was fortified at two levels of 400mg and 800mg per kilogram of Schilbe mystus for the experimental diets. One hundred and ninety five (195) day old chicks broiler of Marshal strain were used. These birds were randomly allot...

The Effect of Economic Recession on Hotel Performance and Guest Patronage

Nigeria’s hotel industry performance was influenced   by the country’s economic recession during the third quarter of 2016 and a sour NGN/USD exchange rate. In an attempt to lessen the consequences of the devaluation of the Naira, hotel operators cannot increase the price of rooms in Naira to repay for the loss in value against the dollar, meaning the all-important foreign currency earnings are no longer supporting the industry.  Other problems  experienced by the indu...

ANALYSIS OF FARMERS-PASTORALISTS CONFLICT IN WESTERN ZONE OF BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThis study examined farmers-pastoralists conflicts in Western Zone of Bauchi State. Seventy- five arable farmers and 75 pastoralists were randomly and purposively selected respectively, in addition to 50 extension agents. Data were collected using questionnaires and were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics, chi-square analysis and Spearman rho correlation. The results showed that 58.78% and 65.220% of both farmers and extension agents fell within the age brackets of 30-49 yea...

PERFORMANCE OF GREEN AMARANTH (Amaranthus hybridus) AS INFLUENCED BY POULTRY MANURE AND INORGANIC NITROGEN RATE.

ABSTRACT A field trial was conducted during the 2016/2017 dry season at Research and teaching farm of Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina State, in the Sudan Savanna agro-ecological zone of Nigeria to evaluate the influence of different levels of nitrogen and poultry manure on the performance of Amaranthus hybridus. The treatment consist of three levels of nitrogen (0, 40, and 80kg N ha-1) and four levels of poultry manure (0, 5, 10 and 15 t ha-1) arranged in a randomized complete block...

Economics Analyses Of Cassava Production Among Smallholders Farmers In Ondo, Nigeria

                                                           ABSTRACTThe study examined the economic analysis of cassava production among smallholder farmers in Ondo State, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were: to examine the socio-economic characteristics of the cassava producers, determine the factors influencing the level of profitability accruable to the cassava producers, determine the cost and returns of cassava production, also to identif...

PERMIT TO WORK SYSTEMS

A permit-to-work system is a formal recorded process used to control work which is identified as potentially hazardous. It is also a means of communication between site/installation management, plant supervisors and operators and those who carry out the hazardous work.

PROMOTION MIX AS A TOOL FOR INCREASED REVENUE IN THE WOODEN FURNITURE INDUSTRY

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to determine the prospects of Promotion Mix as a tool for increased revenue in the Wooden Furniture Industry of Ibadan. This was done by investigating the perception of wooden furniture companies’ owners towards Promotion Mix and also the level of adoption they put the Mix into.Three Local Government Areas – Ibadan North, Ibadan North-west and Ibadan South-west LGAs – were selected for this study. These LGAs were selected due to the heavy presence of m...

Assessment of Funaab Alpha Broiler Chicken of Genetic Gain For Breast Girth

                                      ABSTRACT This experiment was conducted to estimate and study the genetic gain (ΔG) of FUNAAB Alpha broiler chicken that was selected mainly for breast girth at week 0 to week 10, to provide support for genetic improvement. A total of 200 FUNAAB Alpha broiler chicken were sourced for and fed ad libitum. Data were collected at the end of 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th week; birds/strain was selected from both strains. The initial breast gir...

APPLICATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR GENETIC IMPROVEMENT IN FISH FARMING A CASE OF AFRICAN CATFISH Clarias gariepinus

Biotechnology research and development is moving at a very fast rate. In broad terms, Biotechnology can be defined as any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof to make or modify products or processes for specific use. This range from the use of synthetic hormones in induced breeding hybridization, production of monosex, uniparental and polyploid Molecular biology, transgenic fish to gene banking. CHAPTER ONE 1.0    INTRO...

Effect of cattails (tyha latifolia) invasion on species richness and soil properties.

Cattails (Typha latifolia) are noxious and invading species which are rapidly spread across water bodies. This study aims at determining the distribution and ecological effects of cattail on invaded ecosystems in Kwara State. Survey was made across the wetlands in the sixteen Local Government Areas in Kwara State. Out of these, wetlands of eight Local Government were selected due to the prevalence of cattails in them. Each location with cattail distribution was divided into three subplots whi...

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF EFFECTS OF PESTS AND DISEASES ON SMALL SCALE MAIZE PRODUCERS

ABSTRACTThe study examined the economic analysis of effects of pests and disease on small scale maize producers in Akinyele Local Government Area, Oyo state. The objectives of this research work are to determine the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents, the cost and return of maize production and also the factors that influence profitability due to pests and disease on maize production in the study area and necessary recommendation were made. A total of 100 farmers were randomly ...

Mineralogy of clay components of Aquic Arenic Paleudults soils of Akpamkpa, Southeastern Nigeria

Background and Objective: Aquic Arenic Paleudults soils are developed at valley bottom of a basement complex parent material of the sub-humid tropical rainforest. The aim of the study was to determine the mineralogy of clay components of Aquic Arenic Paleudults soils of Akpamkpa, Southeastern Nigeria. Materials and Methods: The study mineralogy of clay components of Aquic Arenic Paleudults soils of Akamkpa, southeastern Nigeria was carried out on 50 hectare land. Two soils were col...

Predictive Mapping of Soil Properties for Precision Agriculture Using Geographic Information System (GIS) Based Geostatistics Models

In precision Agriculture, geostatistical methods as a predictive tool have been extensively utilized. The approach estimates soil properties spatial variability and dependency. This study was carried out in Ovia north east Local Government Area of Edo State of Nigeria in order to map soil properties (Sand, Clay, pH, OC, P, N and CEC) and predict their spatial variability. Twenty-nine (29) soil samples were collected randomly from Typic Kandiudults soil type under three different land use, tea...

Influence of rock dust-based soil re- mineralisation on root-knot disease of organic watermelon plants

Deplorable soil fertility characterising resource-poor agrarian communities remain amajor constraint for sustainable global food security. Re-mineralisation through appli-cation of rock dust encourages maintainable productivity of degraded soils. Thisstudy was planned to appraise the effect of rock dust on root-knot disease ofCitrullus lanatus caused by Meloidogyne incognita (Mi). The experiment was laidout in Randomised Complete Block Design with three replications. Soil and rootpopulations ...

RESPONSE OF GROWING RABBITS (ORYCTOLAGUS CUNICULUS) FED DIETS CONTAINING RAW TALLOW (DETARIUM MICROCARPUM) SEED MEAL

A 12-week study was conducted to determine the effect of gradedlevels of raw tallow seed meal (RTSM) on growth performance, haematologicaland biochemical parameters and organoleptic qualities of growing rabbits. Fiveexperimental diets were compounded to contain 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100% RTSMreplacing the palm kernel cake weight for the weight designated as T1, T2, T3, T4and T5, respectively. Forty-five (45) weaned rabbits between 5 and 6 weeks withan average body weight ranging from 500 to 600 g...


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