Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

ETHICS AND BIOETHICS, THE CURRENT TREND IN BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH

SUMMARY The number of animals used in research has increased with the advancement of research and development in recent time. The pain, distress and death experienced by these animals during scientific experiments have been a debating issue for a longtime. Argument is that being alive, animals have the rights against pain and distress and hence, their use for experimentation is unethical and must be stopped. Besides the major concern of ethics, there are few more disadvantages of an...

Economic Analysis of Poultry Egg Marketing in Oredo and Egor Local Government Areas of Edo State Nigeria

The study analyzed the marketing of Poultry eggs in Oredo and Egor local government area of Edo state. It specifically described the socio-economic characteristics of the poultry egg marketers and determined the market conduct, performance of the egg market, marketing margin, profitability, effect of marketing cost on the magnitude of the marketing margin and the constraints that affected egg marketers in the study area. Structured questionnaire was randomly administered to 100 responden...

5. ORGANIZATIONAL EFFICIENCY OF EXTENSION SERVICE IN AGRICULTIMO STATE

The study aimed at examining the organizational efficiency of extension service in Imo State Agricultural Development Programme by specifically looking at its organizational setup, qualifications and functions of the extension personnel and operational efficiency of Imo State ADP. Multi stage random sampling technique was used to collect data from 50 farmer respondents and 50 extension respondents using structured questionnaires and interview sched...

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...

THE ROLE OF THE MODERN NIGERIAN FAMILY AS AN AGENT OF SOCIALIZATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY. A CASE STUDY OF PANKSHIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF PLATEAU STATE

ABSTRACTThe term “family” has been seen as a social unit that links a person to the society, and it serve as a cornerstone; a building block of society. While socialization is education in its broadest sense; it is a process by which people learn desirable attitude, belief, and valuable knowledge and skills of the society for the betterment of the society. In modern times the family and socialization like any other social institution of society has gone tremendous changes that account for...

EFFECTS OF HONEY AND SHADE ON PLASMA BIOCHEMISTRY IN BROILER CHICKENS DURING HOT-DRY SEASON

The study was designed to determine the possibility of better performance of 4-8 weeks old broiler chickens through the addition of honey in drinking water and provision of shade to ameliorate the effects of heat stress during hot dry season. ABSTRACT This  study was  designed  to  determine  the  possibility  of  better performance  of  4-8  weeks  old broiler  chickens  through  the  addition  of&...

EVALUATION OF THE POWDER OF Piper guineense AND Pirimiphos-methyl FOR THE CONTROL OF COWPEA STORAGE WEEVILS (Callosobruchusmaculatus)

ABSTRACTThe insecticidal effects of Piper guineense and Pirimiphos-methyl was evaluated on cowpea. The treatments used were P. guineenseat 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, and 1g as well as Pirimiphos-methyl at 0.1g per 20g of cowpea seeds, each laid out in Complete Randomized Design (CRD) in the laboratory. Results indicated that P. guineense at 1g   concentration   significantly   (P

Problems and Prospects of Forest Development in Nigeria

This paper is geared towards examining the problems of Forest development in Nigeria and possible solutions to curb its impending challenges. In order to achieve this aim, one must avail himself with the nitty-gritty of the subject matter in question thereby giving a crystal clear picture.There is however need to set guidelines as under listedWhat is a Forest?Forest as a natural and global resourceSustainable forest development in NigeriaChallenges of Forest development in NigeriaSol...

CAUSES OF ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT SOLA OGUNTUASE(1)

The project is mainly on the causes of road accident and the possible solutions..Measures to reduce road accidents was included in this project work 

ONION BULBS AND LETTUCE SEEDS AS INDICATORS OF WATER TOXICITY

The toxicity effects of industrial effluents of paint industry (at 0, 5, 10. 20, 40, 60, 80, 100% concentration) were evaluated using macroscopic parameters of onion bulb roots and lettuce seeds. In this study the root length and root numbers were the parameters observed for the onion bulbs and the seed growth, average root length and root elongation were estimated for the lettuce seeds. A 96h effective concentration (96 h EC50) gave acute toxicity of the paint industrial effluent at 48% conc...

GROWTH, YIELD AND NUTRIENT UPTAKES OF AMARANTHUS CRUENTUS INFLUENCED BY DIFFERENT FERTILIZER TYPES

ABSTRACTA plot    experiment    was  carried  out  at  the  at  the  Teaching   and  Research   farms, Ladoke Akintola University , Ogbomosho Nigeria to evaluate the response of Amaranthus (Amaranthus   cruentus) to   single   and   combine   application   of   manure     and   fertilizer   at recommended ...

Pork Supply, Marketing and Challenges in Ethiopia

Abstract The study was conducted to characterize pork and pork products marketing and challenges in Ethiopia.  Multistage  random  sampling  procedure  was  applied  to  select  a  total  of  40  pork retailers  from  six  towns.  Structured  questionnaire  was  used  to  collect  information  through face to face interview. Pork retailers were clustered into three cate...

ANALYSIS OF THE NUTRITIONAL VALUES OF FEED COMPOUNDED FROM LOCALLY AVAILABLE MATERIALS

ABSTRACTThis project details the results of a research work carried out to develop fish feed compounded from locally available materials in the institute of oceanography fish farm and analyzed its nutritional values, in the biochemistry department all in the University of Calabar. On the basis of the feed production, it is recommended that the feeding regime of the animal (fish) for intended culture is known, a dry diet formulation of two distinct feed lines was produced (fingerlings and adul...

Effects of Production Resources on Gross Margin of Cocoa Production in Osun State

ABSTRACTCocoa has been a major source of income for many Nigerians and a major source of foreign exchange earnings for the country. However its production has been experiencing a declining trend in recent times. Many factors have been implicated. One major factor is the inaccessibility of inputs.   The objective of this study therefore describes the socio-economic characteristic of cocoa farmers, it evaluates the level of profitability and also determined the effect of input demand on th...

Assessment of Woody Species Diversity in Different Ecological Zones of Taraba State, Nigeria: A Strategy for Conservation

This study assessed woody species diversity in different ecological zones of Taraba State. The objectives were to determine the abundance, distribution and comparison of woody species diversity in order to protect and monitor the forest ecosystems. Data were obtained through woody species survey and the study area was stratified in to three ecological zones and two protected areas. Five plots each measuring 50 × 50 m were sampled in each protected area. Data were analyzed using descriptive a...


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