Research Papers/Topics in Horticulture

Comparative Study of the Biochemical Properties of the Fruits of Wild (Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium Jusl. (Mill.)) and the Cultivated (L. esculentum Mill.) Tomato Cultivars in Nigeria

AbstractThe fruits of three cultivars of the cultivated tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) and the wild species (L. pimpinellifolium) were analysed and compared for their biochemical properties.  Ripe fruits at the orange-red stage were used for all the analyses. Both the cultivated and the wild tomato species showed high moisture contents.  The wild tomato cultivar had a higher crude protein content and quantitatively represents the better source of protein intake when compared ...

Farmers Information Literacy And Awareness Towards Agricultural Produce And Food Security: FADAMA III Programs In Osun State Nigeria

Abstract: Agriculture remains the mainstay of the Nigerian economy, because it does not only contribute to the largest share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), it is the largest employer of labour and a key contributor to wealth creation and poverty alleviation, as large percentage of the population derive their income from agriculture and related activities . Agricultural sector is the backbone of many economies in Africa, but most African countries are yet to devote their efforts to the ...

EFFECTS OF SOIL AMENDMENTS ON POSTHARVEST QUALITY OKRA FRUITS

ABSTRACTIn Nigeria farmers apply fertilizers arbitrarily without considering the resultant effect on soil and the postharvest quality of crops. This study was therefore designed to investigate the effects of NPK fertilizer 20:10:10 on the postharvest quality of okra fruit (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moen). Okra seeds NHE-47 were sown in the field at the National Institute of Horticultural Research (NIHORT), Idi-Ishin, Ibadan, Nigeria at a spacing of 50 cm x 25 cm. The fertilizer NPK 20-10-10 a...

EVALUATION OF POST HARVEST HANDLING OF PEPPER FRUIT (Capsicum frutescens) BY MARKETERS IN IBADAN METROPOLIS, OYO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The study examined post harvest handling methods of pepper fruit  and constrains faced by handlers. Multistage sampling technique was used to select respondents. Five markets were purposively selective in Ibadan, Oyo State. Namely Sasa, Bodija, Erunmu, Station and Odo-Ori where 20 respondents each were randomly selected. Structured questionnaire was used to obtain information from the respondents. Data were analysed using frequency distribution.  The Pepper fruit marke...

EFFECTS OF SOIL AMENDMENTS ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF PEPPER (Capsicum frutescens L.) FRUITS

 ABSTRACT       Research was conducted at Federal College of Agriculture, Akure between March to August 2010  and 2011 to evaluate the effects of organic and inorganic fertilizers on growth and yield of pepper fruits. Pepper fruit (Capsicum frutescens) Long Cayenne was procured at the seed section of department of Agronomy University of Ibadan and raised for six weeks in the green house before transplanting to the field at a spacing of 70 cm x 50 cm inter an...

Greenhouse

ABSTRACTThe present work is an overview of greenhouse construction and some of the important factors on greenhouses such as the essentials for greenhouse structure construction, the functional requirements for greenhouse structures, the material requirements and quality of such materials, the different loads that greenhouses may be exposed to and how they can be taken care of during the planning and design stages. These factors affect the construction of greenhouses country wide and thus some...