Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural Science

POULTRY FARM BUSINESS PLAN.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis feasibility study on the establishment of a Poultry Farm is based on the Survey made by Ogah Innocent Ojiya and the business. Which will be wholly owned by him.The proposed name of the Poultry farm will be Vrabil Poultry Farm and will concentrate on sales of birds and its products.When the farm grows to maturity we shall be supplying birds and its products to different Quick Services restaurant, Large and Small Markets resident populaces alike, in South West Nigeria.Vrab...

Modelling Herbivore Feeding Effects on Vegetables and peppers

ABSTRACTThe study modelled the effects of different feeding effects of herbivores on Corchorus olitorius and Capsicum annum. Thirty polyethylene pots were set up for each crop in the screen house of the Botanical Garden, University of ilorin. Each crop plant were sown using seeds. Three weeks after planting (3 WAP), the defoliation patterns of all  leaf removal (ALR), Half leaf removal (HLR) and perforation of all leaves (PFL) were made for Corchorus olitorius with the aid of scissors an...

LECTURE 01 ON SKILLS FOR SDGs- PRENEURSHIP- INTRODUCTION

SDGs-Prenuership, is a subject that deals with how to turn the UN Global Goals into Local Sustainable Businesses. This is the right thinking and concern for the world now in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda through the SDGs. Thus, this lecture provides a practical guide on how to actualize this laudable sustainable development goals of the UN for the benefit of people and planet earth. It is well simplified so that all may understand, participate and reap the benefit of the UN Global Goals.

Evaluation of Soil Potential for Crops {cassava and rice} Production.

ABSTRACTThe research was conducted in Obi Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria to evaluate the potentials of the soils for Cassava and Rice cultivation using the requirements for Cassava and Rice as adapted by Sys. (1985) method. The characters used were classified under climatic, physicochemical, topographic, soil wetness and fertility factors.The soil samples were collected from six (6) different locations and in each location six (6) bulked soil samples were prepared and ana...

PALM OIL AND PALM WASTE POTENTIAL IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTOil palm is the most important product from Nigeria that has helped to change the scenario of its agriculture and economy. Lignocellulosic biomass which is produced from the oil palm industries includes oil palm trunks (OPT), oil palm fronds (OPF), empty fruit bunches (EFB), and palm pressed fibres (PPF), palm shells and palm oil mill effluent (POME). However, the presence of these oil palm wastes has created a major disposal problem. The fundamental principles of waste management are...

Effect of Hibistycus sabdariffa Calyces Extract on Estrogen and Progesteron Level of Pregnant Albino Rats.

Abstract This study investigated the effects of Hibiscus sabdariffa on the reproductive hormone of wistar rats.  Twenty eight wistar rats weighing between 160 – 200kg were used.  They were divided randomly into four groups (A – D) with seven animals in each of the groups.  Group A served as the control for group B and received 2ml of distilled water while group B orally received 2ml Hibiscus sabdariffa extract for 21 days, pregnancy was induced previously in these grou...

RAINFALL ANALYSIS FOR FOOD PRODUCTION IN THE SUDAN REGION OF NIGERIA

ABSTRACTRecurrent drought and decrease agricultural productivity during the last decades in West Africa, especially in the Sahelian zone, points to the need for a clearer understanding of the Onset dates, Cessation dates, Length of growing season, dry spell lengths and their consistencies, which pose major threats to the agricultural sector. Daily rainfall data for ten (10) years were analyzed for eight (8) meteorological stations in the Sudan Savanna region of Nigeria, with the application o...

PRE-AND / POST WEANING MANAGEMENT PRACTICES THAT ENHANCE MEAT QUALITY AND MEAT SAFETY

INTRODUCTIONWeaning is the removal of a suckling animal from the mother. But, what might not be so obvious are all the stressors and impacts associated with weaning, both for the calf and the cow. Weaning can also be stressful for the owner of the animals, especially if the weaned calves are placed in a pen near a person’s bedroom window. As animal managers, we should try and make weaning as stress-free as we can, while keeping productivity and profitability in line with our goals (j.w. olt...

MANUAL ON THE EXPORT OF BITTER KOLA IN NIGERIA

Export exists mainly in order to “transfer” commodities and services from areas of surplus to areas where they are lacking. There is no doubt that Nigeria has a comparative over other nations with regards to the export of agricultural produce because over 70% of the nation’s landmass is arable. One of such commodity that can be found in abundance especially in rural communities in Nigeria is kola nuts. Kola is a...

FEEDING MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF FREE-RANGE CHICKEN UNDER THE CLIMATIC CONDITION OF ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR

The study was conducted to determine the performance of free-ranged native chicken under the feeding management practices of Mahayag livestock breeding center, kaangayan, mahayag, zamboanga del sur. The study focused on   determining the best feeding management for birds. The organic feeds used were adlai grits, rice grains, banana stem and kangkong following a randomized complete block design (r...

Effect of radiation on plant

Introduction Radiation is the process by which energy is emitted as either particles or waves. Broadly, it can take the form of sound, heat, or light. However, most people generally use it to refer to radiation from electromagnetic waves, ranging from radio waves, though the visible light spectrum, and up through to gamma wavesMost of the discussion about radiation, how it works, and what its effects are boil down to the interaction of radiation with atoms (and molecules) that it comes into c...

AN OVERVIEW OF IMPORTANCE OF ENRICHMENT IN FOOD PROCESSING

ABSTRACTThis seminar looked at the benefits of food enrichment in food processing. Various enrichment items like vitamin A, Iron and Iodine were discussed. These will help add to the nutrients, which were absent or removed during food processing. This work also looked at the fortifying agents in salt (iodine and iron) milk and margarine (vitamin A and D), diet beverages (vitamins and minerals) among others. Food enrichment helps to treat or help prevent nutritional deficiencies and hence prom...

EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF FLOODING ON FOUR VARIETIES OF RICE (A CASE STUDY OF EZZA NORTH, ABAKALIKI, EBONYI STATE)

ABSTRACTFlooding has been described as one of the most important environmental factors determining the distribution of salt maize plants. We studied the impact of five water levels on the germination and establishment of the invasive cord grass SPARTINA DENSIFLORA. Plant house experiment was carried out to determine the effects of time and depth of flooding o the survival and growth of rice. Data showed that time and depth of flood had significant effects on the survival and growth of rice. ...


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