Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Science

Establishment Of Woody Savannah Species On Various Mined Substrates: Toward Rehabilitating Self Sustaining Plant Communities At Navachab Gold Mine

ABSTRACTFor many years mining has been a vital component of the development of many countries. Although an important income generator, mining is one of the factors that affect biodiversity and ecosystems.There is an increase in the intensity of environmental damage caused by mining over the years, and thus an increased need to rehabilitate the disturbed ecosystems. The success of any rehabilitation project requires an ecological understanding of natural indigenous vegetation communities. This...

Assessment Of Mistletoe - Host Interactions In A Highland Savanna In Windhoek, Namibia

ABSTRACTMistletoes have detrimental effects in ecosystems where they occur. Mistletoes negatively reduce the growth of the host plants and increase the chance of tree mortality. Apart from tree mortality, infected trees suffer from reduced growth and loss of vigor hence contributing to overall low productivity of hosts and resulting in changes in the structure and function of savanna communities. This study’s aim was to determine and to compare mistletoe - host interactions between the Bota...

Central Bus Terminal Port Harcourt Easy Circulation Flow

ABSTRACT The importance of the public transit system has been growing increasingly in order to achieve smooth traffic in urban areas. One of the most used transit systems is the bus transit system. In this study, the author aims to follow two points focusing on the role of the bus transit system as public transportation. The first point is to review how to treat and to clarify the significance of the bus transit system with exclusive bus-ways in public transportation planning. The ...

Agoa And African Underdevelopment, A Critical Analysis of A Major Contradictions

ABSTRACT The study examines the African Growth and Opportunity Act and African underdevelopment, a critical analysis of major contradictions. The thrust of the research work is to find out if AGOA has spurred the level of investment needed to expand economic activity in the rural agricultural sector. The research work also seeks to examine if AGOA has promoted export diversification with particular reference to the clothing and textile industry and the degree the US trade with SSA count...

Detection Of Viruses And The Spatial And Temporal Spread Patterns Of Viral Diseases Of Cucurbits (Cucurbitaceae Spp.) In The Coastal Savannah Zone Of Ghana

ABSTRACTCucurbits are susceptible to over 35 plant viruses; each of these viruses is capable of causing total crop failure in a poorly managed virus pathosystem. The objectives of this study were to detect the viruses that infect six cucurbit species in the coastal savannah zone of Ghana and to describe the spatial and temporal spread patterns of virus epidemics in zucchini squash (Cucurbita pepo L.) by the use of mathematical and geostatistical models. Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.), watermel...

Preliminary Observations Oh Milk Production Amohg The Fulanis Oil Th1 Accra Plains

a a m a 1* Sanga cow with a chronic skin disease. The two off side quarters of her udder arc useless because of mastitis, but has not been culled from the herd because of her fertility, 2* Small boys herding calves. 5. Weaning - Oanga calf with toot dangling: in front of the muzzle. k» A Sanga heifer that is infested with ticks. 5. Sanga cows switching their tails to drive off flies. 6. Calf preliminarily suckling dam before she is hand-milked. The milJeer is seen in the backgroun...

Comparative Cost - Benefit Analysis Of Fresh And Seed Okro Production At Kpando In The Volta Region

ABSTRA CT Okro is an important crop in the diet o f many Ghanaians and the economy o f Ghana. Fresh okro contains some amount o f protein, carbohydrates, vitamins A and C w ith traces o f B vitamins, as well as calcium phosphorus and iron. The problems o f removal o f subsidies on agricultural inputs, poor market price o f fresh okro, and nematode problem had resulted in low net income from fresh okro enterprise. Although Ghana has a high potential o f producing both fresh and seed okro...

Phosphorus Adsorption Maxima Of Selected Ghanaian Soils And Their Relationship To Phosphorus Availability

INTRODUCTION An adequate knowledge of the chemical reactions which occur when fertilizer is placed in soils is a pre-requisite to the development of sound fertilizer practices. Without such a knowledge, there is the possibility of applying either too much or too little fertilizer than is necessary with its consequent crop failure. Phosphorus is one of the major nutrient elements required by plants for growth. The role of phosphorus in plant nutrition includes its effect on cell divis...

Climate Shocks, Environmental Degradation And Resource Conflict: Implications For Agricultural Livelihoods And Food Security In Niger Delta Region Of Nigeria

ABSTRACT There is an overwhelming evidence to suggest that environmental change drives conflicts, and that resource depletion and degradation undermine food security and livelihood wellbeing in communities where people are dependent on land and water resources. Therefore, understanding the vulnerability, food security, adaptation and resilience aspects of climate shocks in the context of land degradation and conflicts has immense practical significance particularly in the climateimpacted...

Small Holder Acess To Agricultural Resources in The Dangme East And West Districts of Ghana

ABSTRACT Smallholder farmers in Ghana are confronted with the problem of low crop yields as a result of their lack of access to agricultural productive resources. Smallholder farmers within the Dangme East and Dangme West districts are no exception. The objective of this study was to examine the socio-economic and institutional factors that influence smallholder farmers‘ access to productive resources. Data was collected from 150 respondents who were selected from the Dangme East and ...

Factors Influencing Women Farmers Participation in Extension Activities in Savelugu/Nanton And Tamale Districts Northern Region Ghana

ABSTRACT The important contribution of Women in the Northern Region of Ghana to Agricultural Production, processing and marketing cannot be overlooked. Available data and personal observation show that women do most of the work on the farm. Women in direct food production either help their husbands on the farm or are themselves owners of farms. Farm activities (such as planting, weeding, fertilizer application, threshing and storage) are done by women. In addition, they are responsi...

Comparison Of Extension Delivery Systems Available To Farmers Of The Ministry Of Agriculture And Ghana Tobacco Company Limited At Wenchi And Ejura Districts in Ghana

ABSTRACTThis study attempted to compare and contrast the effectiveness of the extension delivery systems available to farmers and staff of two agricultural institutions namely:- The Ministry of Agriculture (Government controlled and financed) and the Ghana Tobacco Company limited (a private participation). Specifically^ the study was designed to determines (1) The extension teaching methods used by the two organizations. (2 ) Farmers source of farm information. (3) The degree of contac...

Maize Production Technology in GHANA: A Case Study Of Maize Farmers in Some Areas Of Fanteakwa And East Akim Districts.

ABSTRACT The task of agricultural extension in Africa will for some time be mainly concerned with the transfer of agricultural technologies to farmers, This is because of the pressure on farmers to increase food production rapidly to match population increases and Agricultural Extension Services' belief that improved food production technologies do exist which, if adopted by the farmers, would significantly increase their food production from the present levels. Farmers' participa...

TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY IN MAIZE PRODUCTION IN EJURA SEKYEDUMASE DISTRICT

ABSTRACTInefficiencies in maize production do not only have adverse effect on the output of maize but it also poses a serious threat to income generation, food security and the general welfare of the people. Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine the level and determinants of technical efficiency of maize farmers. The proportionate stratified and simple random technique was used to select 306 maize farmers. Descriptive statistics was used to describe farm and farmer specific character...

STUDIES ON THE BLAST DISEASE OF SEEDLINGS OF THE OIL PALM (ELAEIS GUINEENSIS JACQ.)

ABSTRACTThe series of investigations carried out into the blast disease of oil palm seedlings, a disease of high economic importance, showed that the disease was widespread in nurseries throughout south-westem Nigeria, The disease was prevalent between October of the year of planting and March of the following year and appeared to be severest in November and Deeember. The incidence of the disease was lower among seedlings planted into the nursery at the beginning of the rainy season in ...


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