Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Kingsley2962018ARRB45619

The study deals with the interaction between some soil physicochemical properties and weather variables on sub-humid tropical rainforest soils of Cross River State, Southeastern Nigeria. The study aims to determine the interactions between soil properties and weather variables of three land uses occurring on the tropical sandy soils. Soil samples were obtained from 10,000 m2 of UNICAL Teaching and Research farm (Arable farm), Oil palm plantation and Forestry Teaching and&n...

A Multinomial Logit Analysis of Agricultural Credit Rationing by Commercial Banks in Nigeria

The study tried to identify the determinants influencing Commercial banks decision to ration agricultural credit in South-Western, Nigeria. Data for the analysis were sourced from the agricultural credit transactions of the banks. Evidence from the multinomial logit model estimated shows that the borrowers are heterogeneous. Farm size, previous income, enterprise type, coop membership, household net-worth and agricultural commercialization level are positive and signi...

REPLACEMENT VALUE OF PROCESSED KARANJ (pongamia pinnata) SEED CAKE FOR SOYA BEAN MEAL ON THE HAEMATOLOGICAL INDICES OF BROILER FINISHER DIET IN SEMI ARID ZONE OF NIGERIA.

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COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF SEMI-AUTOMATED AND AUTOMATED METHODS OF GARRI PROCESSING IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe research was undertaken with the broad objective of carrying out an analysis on the comparative economic analysis of semi-automated and automated methods of garri processing, in Oyo State. The specific objectives were to describe the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents in the study area, estimate the profit of the two categories of the methods of garri processing in the study area and identify the factors that influenced the profitability of the garri processors. A s...

Effects of Dietary Supplementation of Eucalyptus globulus leaves in the diet of Heterobranchus bidorsalis Fingerlings

ABSTRACTThis project work was carried out to determine the Effects of Dietary Supplementation of Eucalyptus globulus leaves in the diet of Heterobranchus bidorsalis Fingerlings. Growth and nutrient utilization was studied for 70 days in 50 liters rectangular plastic tanks. Tanks were grouped into five (5) treatments in triplicates (ControlR1-3), (EG1R1-3), (EG2R1-3), (EG3R1-3) and (EG4R1-3). One hundred and fifty (150) fingerlings of Heterobranchus bidorsalis used were randomly distrib...

Science of Using Maize Varieties Against Helicoverpa Zea in Niger State

Corn varieties were selected based on genetic differences to assess the most resistant cultivar and a landrace was used as a control experimental specie. The trial was conducted at the horticultural nursery and later the research was finalised at the laboratory where the laboratory data were collected and subjected to statistical analysis. 

Loss of Animal Biodiversity in Nigeria

This research paper gives an overview on loss of biological fauna in Nigeria and the effects of man on the ecosystem.

PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY OF MAIZE-BASED CROPPING SYSTEMS AMONG FARMERS IN HONG LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACTThe study examined Productivity and Efficiency of Maize-based Cropping System Farmers in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were to describe the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents; identify the various maize-based cropping systems in the area; determine the profitability of maize-based cropping systems in the area; estimate the technical, allocative and economic efficiencies of the famers; determine the ...

Effects of Chicken Litter Fortified with Chicken Egg Shells on Growth and Yield of Stinging Nettle (Urticadioica)

ABSTRACTStinging nettle (Urtica dioica) often known as common nettle is an herbaceous perennial flowering plant on the family of urticiae. The plant originated from colder region Europe and Asia. In Kenya the plant is grown in many part including Nero, Laikipia, Embu, Meru, Narok and in the slope of Mt Kenya. The plant is grown for its leaves which are used as vegetables, roots and stem which is a good source of fibre. The plant is rich in calcium, potassium, vitamin ...

Analysis of Factors Affecting Farmers Investment in Neglected and Underutilized Crops: Case of Yams (Dioscorea SPP) Among Small Scale Farmers Runyejes Sub-County, Embu County, Kenya

An analysis of economic effects of  Neglected and Underutilized crops (NUACs) in Kenya, case of yam in Embu County. ABSTRACT Nations in Africa i.e. Kenya has great potential of realizing their goal of eradicating poverty andhunger in all its forms and everywhere through the neglected and underutilized crops i.e. yamsDioscorea   spp   (Berchie,   2009)   but   have   been   adversely   aggrieved   by   institutional   failur...

Okimi Solomon 12AG1144 Research work 2016

AbstractIncreasing prices of fertilizer have made farmers turn to other sources of plant nutrients for cropcultivation. Farmers are now increasing the use of animal manure to improve soil fertility. It isnot clear what ef ects these manures might have on the yield performance of sweet potato(Ipomoea batatas). This study was conducted during the late raining season of the year 2016 atKogi State University Research/Student Demonstration Farm, in the Southern Guinea savannahagro-ecological zone ...

Journal 2 Mr. E. Kara

ABSTRACTThe study examined the use of information and communication technologies among crop farmers in Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe State. Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used in selection of 120 respondents for the study. Data were collected through the use of structured questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistical were used to analyze the data. The findings revealed that most (73.7%) of the respondents were male. more than half (52.5%) were between the age of ...

PHILOSOPHY AND OTHER BURNING ISSUES for publicationUPDATED

Philosophy and other burning issues is a comprehensive philosophy text book that introduces philosophy to a non starter in philosophy and with it in depth study of other burning issues in philosophy.

SESAME PRODUCTION PANACEA FOR NIGERIAN ECONOMY DIVERSIFICATTION - Copy

AbstractThis study is a review of sesame production in Nigeria. Data for this review was collected using primary and secondary sources. Production of sesame in Nigeria saw a tremendous increase in the last decade with an output of 80,000 metric tonnes in 2003 to about 158,000 metric tonnes in 2012. This increase was facilitated by the export of sesame seed which stood at 35,000 metric tonnes in 2003 to about 40,800 metric tonnes in 2010. Nigeria gulped a foreign exchange earnings of $19,000,0...

ASSESMENT OF CATFISH GROWTH IN RELATION TO FEEDING AND CHANGE IN WATER QUALITY IN DRY LANDS, CASESTUDY OF SEKU, KITUI.

ABSTRACTPhysical water quality parameters were conducted to assess raised fish pond waters in South Eastern Kenya University in relation to their potential for catfish culture uses. Water conductivity, TDS, salinity DO and temperature were monitored for a time period of two months in relation to feeding and growth of Clarias gariepinus. The physical water quality parameters results revealed a rising trend behavior thought the study. The result revealed that the physical water quality variable...


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