Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

GENETIC AND NON GENETIC FACTORS AFFECTING SERUM BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS IN NIGERIAN SHEEP

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to determine the genetic (breed) and non genetic (sex and age) factors affecting serum biochemical parameters in Nigerian Sheep. Blood samples were collected from about 119 sheep which comprised the four breeds in Nigeria which include: Uda, Balami, Yankassa and West African Dwarf. The results obtained from various analyses for serumparameters showed significant effect (P<0.05) of Sodium on breed with the highest mean value on WAD. There was no signifi...

GROWTH AND YIELD OF HOT PEPPER (CAPSICUM FRUTESCENS) AS INFLUENCED BY THE TIME OF SOWING JUTE MALLOW (CORCHORUS OLITORIUS)

ABSTRACTField experiment was carried out from January to June, 2011 at the university of Agriculture Abeokuta (70 151 30 251E) to determine the effect of time of introducing jute mallow on the growth and yield of hot pepper (Capsicum frutescens L.). The experiment was laid out in Randomized complete block design (RCBD) in a split plot arrangement with three replicates. The main plot was cropping system (sole crop pepper and pepper intercropped with Corchorus) and the subplot was the time of i...

MORPHOMETRIC AND MERISTICS CHARACTERISTICS OF Erpetoichthys calabaricus FROM WETLAND OF OGUN WATER-SIDE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

ABSTRACTA study was conducted to assess the meristic and morphorlogical features, variation in strain and the length-weight relationship of 60 fish samples of Erpetoichthys calabaricus inhabiting the wetland of Ogun waterside Local Government area, Ogun state, Nigeria. Fish samples were collected with artisanal gears (bamboo traps) during January and February, 2011. Twenty four of the samples were female while thirty six were male. The estimated b value (allometry coefficient) of the equation...

THE EFFECTS OF FERTILIZERS ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF INDIAN SPINACH (Basella alba)

ABSTRACTExperiment to investigate the effects of inorganic and organic fertilizers on growth and yield of Basella alba(Indian spinach) was conducted at the Horticultural nursery, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state between the months of February-May 2011. Three fertilizer sources (NPK 20-10-10 and Tithonia based compost at rate of 250kg per hectare, poultry manure at rate of 3 tons per hectare) were used. Treatments were arranged in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) and re...

THE INFLUENCE OF HUSBANDRY PRACTICES ON CONSUMERS PREFERENCE FOR BEEF AND CHEVON IN ABEOKUTA METROPOLIS

ABSTRACTThis research work was carried out in Abeokuta metropolis covering areas of Abiola way, Adatan, Alabata, Aregbe, Camp, Isolu, Ita-Osin, Iyana- mortuary, Lafenwa, Obantoko, Odo- Eran, Okelewo, Onokolobo and Osiele. The study was determined to know the influence of husbandry practices on consumer’s preference for chevon or beef because the health of these animals is the health of man apart from other socio- cultural reasons that may affect the preference for a particular food. It...

THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF SMALL SCALE FISH FARMING ENTERPRISE IN LAGOS STATE FISH FARM ESTATE, IKORODU, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThis study was conducted to evaluate the socio-economic analysis of small scale fish farming enterprise of the Lagos state fish farming estate in Ikorodu, Nigeria. The primary data were obtained from 60 respondents with structured interview guides, which were selected using simple sampling techniques. The results reveals that the majority (88.3%) of the fish farmers are male while (31.40%) are in the active age distribution of 31-40 years, university education (63.0%) and (58.3%) were...

UNPEELED CASSAVA ROOT MEAL IN BROILERS DIET: THE EFFECT OF PROTEIN REDUCTION AND FREE AMINO ACIDS SUPPLEMENTATION ON PERFORMANCE, BLOOD PARAMETERS AND CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS

ABSTRACTA feeding trial was conducted in a completely randomized design to evaluate the overall performance, blood constituents and carcass analysis of 5-day old Marshal broiler chicks that are fed with different diets; maize diet with and without AA supplements and unpeeled cassava root meal (UCRM) diet with and without AA supplements; of four replicates each and 10 chicken per replicate. The birds were assigned to these diets; feed, and water was given ad-libitum throughout the experiment. ...

AGROBOTANICAL STUDIES ON SEED SCARIFICATION AND NURSERY MEDIA INFLUENCE ON JUVENILE PHENOLOGY OF AFRICAN OIL BEAN (Pentaclethra Macrophylla Benth)

ABSTRACTData were collected on the following number of leaf, number of leaflet, days of germination, number of petiole, number of nodes and number of internodes, there were no significant difference (P = 0.05) on effect of nursery media on leaf number and leaf let number according to table 9. The experiment to determine the influence of seed scarification and nursery media on Juvenile Phenology of African oil been was conducted during the 2012 planting season at the Department of Agronomy and...

Agricultural Productivity Growth in West African Agriculture: A Frontier Function Analysis

ABSTRACT             Productivity growth in an economy is important because it is an essential source of overall growth. The study evaluates the total factor productivity growth in agricultural sector of West African countries between 1961-2000 and also determined the technological change and technical efficiency change within the period. The study used data from the FAOSTAT Data...

As an Extension Agent, How you can Motivate the Rural People to Accept the New Innovation or Package you Brought to them

Extension agent is critical element in all extension activities. If the extension agent is not able to respond to a given situation and function effectively, it does not matter how imaginative the extension approach is or how impressive the supply of inputs and resources for extension work. Indeed, the effectiveness of the extension agent can often determine the success or failure of an extension programme.The extension agent has to work with people in a variety of different ways. It is often...

Mango

Mangoes are grown in tropical and subtropical regions with india leading world production. The fruit is a good source of fibers and vitamins (Tedjo et al, 2002) and is described as the most favourite and valuable fruit in world market (olli et al., 1996). Besides, the fruit is rich in antioxidants and therefore reduces the risk of cardiac disease, anti-cancer and anti-viral activities (Schieber et al., 2003, Barreto et al., 2008, Daud et al. 201...

The perception of Landmark University students on taking farming as a means of future livelihood

                                                                        ABSTRACTThe study was carried out to determine the perception of Landmark University Agricultural Students about farming as a means of future livelihood. A total of 120 students were randomly selected from Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, ...

AGRICULTURAL YOUTH SENSITIVE POLICIES: THE WAY FORWARD IN ENHANCING YOUTHS INCLINATION TOWARDS AGRICULTURE

ABSTRACTYouths constitute a formidable force in the agricultural production process, constituting a sizeable proportion of the workforce especially in the rural areas. While their contribution towards attaining food security cannot be underestimated yet their apparent lukewarm attitude towards agriculture is a source of concern. Majority of agricultural policies and programmes formulated in Nigeria do not consider stirring up the interests of youth, this has also made youths to seek employmen...

FOOD SECURITY: A MEANS TO SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH

ABSTRACTNo doubt, no matter the development and height any person can scale, food will always remain relevant. The last thing that will get off anybody’s budget is food. It is a life-long essential and it will remain relevant as long as life remains. The paper exposes how important food security is and how food security can bring about sustainable economy growth. The paper recommends that public policy makers must as a matter of urgency see food security as a vital means to sustainable...

REPORT ON INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT UNDERTAKEN AT KENYA MARINE AND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE ATTACHMENT PERIOD 12TH JUNE TO 04TH AUGUST 2017

ABSTRACTThe attachment report for Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) in research department covers all the skills gained, practical duties carried out, challenges faced, recommendations and conclusion to be done in the course of the attachment period.It also covers the brief description of KMFRI organization, its management structure, its roles as well as its various departments. Among its various activities include; marine animal research (mostly fish), observing fish habi...


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