Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Sea Horse: A Case Study

INTRODUCTIONSeahorses (Hippocampus spp.) are among the many genera whose life histories might render them vulnerable to overfishing or other disruptions such as habitat damage. They are generally characterized by a sparse distribution, low mobility, small home ranges, low fecundity, lengthy parental care and mate fidelity (Foster and Vincent 2004). In addition, the male seahorse, rather than the female, becomes pregnant. Indeed, curiosity about this phenomenon explains why currently more is k...

450 Questions on Animal science, Climatology and Forestry

1. The study system circulation has a study name ____ and chief structures ______ and _______a) Arthrology, Joint, Tissueb) Angiology, Heart, Bloodc) Angiology, Capillaries, Blood tissued) Angiology, Heart, Vessels e) None of the above2. The study system sensory has a study name____ and chief structures ___, ____, ____and ____a) Integromentry, Eye, Ear, Tongue, Skin b) Esthiology, Eye, Nose, Mouth, Skinc) Splanchnology, Eye, Nerves, Tongue, Skind) Myology, Eye, Ear, Tongue, Skin, Mo...

Evaluation of Cassava Growth and Yield as Influence by Varieties, Age and Portion

ABSTRACTThis experiment was conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm of Federal University of Technology Akure, to determine influence of variety, stem age and portion on growth and stem yield of cassava. The experiment was a 3 by 2 by 3 factorial in a Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications. Stems of three different ages (12 months, 9 months and 6 months) of two portions (hard wood and semi-hard wood) from the three varieties (TMEB419, TMEB693 and I011371) were used....

The Micro Nucleus, Haematology and Toxicity effects of Glyphosate-based Herbicide 'Glysate' on post juveniles of African Catfish (Clarias Gariepinus) Burchell 1822

Glyphosate (N-phosphonomethyl glycine) is a broad spectrum systemic herbicide used extensively in weed control. The present study was designed to evaluate the toxicity effect of glyphosate on 300 post juveniles (50g±0.96g; 22cm±0.02) of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) after exposure to acute concentration levels of 31, 33, 35, 37 and 39 mg glyphosate/L of clean water. The experiment was completely randomized as each treatment were all replicated thrice. Glyphosate toxicity (96 hr LC50) ...

PARTICIPATION OF RURAL WOMEN IN EXPLOITATION OF NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS AS A MEANS OF SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD IN SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT. The study examined the participation of rural women in exploitation of non-timber forest products (NTFPs), as a means of sustainable livelihoodinSouthwesternNigeria.A number of 320 respondents were interviewed through pre-tested structured interview schedule in the four purposively selected forest reserves using a multistage sampling procedure. Data collected were presented using appropriate descriptive and i...

Molecular Mechanisms of Natural Carotenoid-based Pigmentation of Queen Loach, Botia dario

The genetic basis and expression patterns of key genes are important aspects of study to understandthe colouration. This trait differs between wild and domesticated fish which is a matter of research.Botia dario is an indigenous fish, having ornamental and aesthetic value, which shows faded appearancein terms of colour in domesticated condition than wild. In the present study the carotenoid-fed B. dariowere examined through incorporation of marigold petal meal in the diets at the rate of 5, 1...

EFFECT OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF LIPIDS ON THE GROWTH PERFORMANCE AND SERUM INDICES OF AFRICAN CATFISH (Clarias gariepinus).

ABSTRACTSA ten weeks feeding trial was carried out in order to examine the effect of including different types of lipids in the diets fed to African catfish fingerlings (Clarias gariepinus) on their growth performance and serum biochemistry. A total of one hundred (100) African catfish fingerlings with weight range of 129-130g per one 50litres circular plastic bowl containing ten (10) fingerlings were randomly allotted to five (5) experimental diets (CP: 40%) on 3% inclusion levels of differe...

EFFECT OF WORKPLACE CONDITIONS ON EMPLOYEES’ JOB PERFORMANCEIN COCOA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA (CRIN), IBADAN, OYO STATE,NIGERIA

This study was carried out to determine the effect of workplace conditions on employees’ job performance in Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan. Stratified sampling techniques were used to select one hundred and thirty-nine (139) respondents through a structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings revealed that the mean age of respondents was 43.1years,60% of the respondents were male and 69.4% of the respondents were marri...

Risk and benefits of human consumption of raw and pasteurized cow's milk

ABSTRACTIn the context of the prevailing trend towards more natural products, there seems to be an increasing preference for raw milk consumption as raw milk is associated with several perceived health benefits that are believed to be destroyed upon heating. However, many human pathogens can be isolated from raw cow’s milk and these pathogens vary from campylobacter to Escherichia coli. The aim of this review is to highlight the risk and benefits related to the consumption of raw and pasteu...

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY WEIGHT AND LINEAR BODY MEASUREMENTS IN BUNAJI CALVES AT DIFFERENT PHASES OF GROWTH

ABSTRACTA total of seven (7) Bunaji calves were used to study the relationship between body weight and linear body measurements at different phases of growth (phase 1, 1-4weeks, phase 2, 5-8weeks, phase 3, 9-12weeks), estimate growth rate and predict body weight from linear body measurements of body length (BL), body circumference (BC), neck length (NL), neck circumference (NC), girth circumference (GC), height at wither (HW), tail length (TL) and ear length (EL). The results showed that weig...

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...


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