Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Role of Legislature in Sustainable Agricultural Development in Developing Nations: A Case Study of Nigeria

When continuity is lacked in the agricultural programs and policies of a developing nation, such nation cannot avoid to keep moving round a circle. Such nation’s agricultural sector will be full of activities without actions and achievements will elude such country. This study therefore reviewed some of the agricultural programs and policies in Nigeria, their failures and successes as well as reasons behind the failures and success vis-à-vis the recent agricultural development strategy of ...

Effect of Broadcast Digitalization on Agricultural Information Dissemination in Nigeria.

Broadcast digitalization with its enormous benefits to the broadcasting industry will improve the quality of content of programs delivered by television stations. Africa has a switchover date of June, 2017. For Nigerians to have access to television broadcast once the switch over is completed, they must purchase high definition television sets or the set-up box. The awareness among urban dwellers in Nigeria have resulted in households switching to receiving digital broadcast transmission by p...

EVALUATION OF EFFECTS OF AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE SCHEME ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION IN ONDO STATE

This study was carried out to see how well the objectives of the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Scheme had been achieved in Ondo State. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 120 insured farmers from two local government areas and a well-structured questionnaire was used to collect data from the farmers. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The analysis shows that accessibility to credit was the only reason the farmers participate...

BIOMASS YIELD AND NUTRITIVE QUALITY OF TWO GRASSES IN THE NATURAL PASTURES AS AFFECTED BY CUTTING HEIGHT AND INTERVAL IN ABEOKUTA

ABSTRACT This  experiment  was  conducted  to  study  the  effects  of  cutting  height  and  interval  on  the biomass  yield  and  nutritive  quality  of  Andropogon  tectorum  Schumach  and  Panicum maximum  Jacq.  in  the  natural  pasture  at  the  Federal  University  of  Agriculture,  Abeokuta from  Octo...

METHANE PRODUCTION AND IN VITRO DRY MATTER DIGESTIBILITY OF WAD SHEEP FED GRADED MORINGA LEAF MEAL BASED DIETS

ABSTRACTThis study carried out in Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta evaluates the feeding value of M. oleifera leaf meal-based (MOLM) concentrate as supplement for West African dwarf (WAD) sheep production. Five dietary concentrates were formulated with M. oleifera included at 0%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% of concentrate diet and chemical composition of the diets was determined using 25 WAD sheep (r=5). Results showed that diet with 20% MOLM inclusion had the highest CP content (21.60%),...

Dry season effects on the biomass yield and nutritive quality of Andropogon tectorum in the natural pastures in Abeokuta, Nigeria

Dry  season effects  on the  biomass  yield  and  nutritive quality  of  Andropogon tectorum  in the  natural  pastures  in Abeokuta,  Nigeria 

Long and Short Run Dynamics of Agricultural and Petroleum Sectors in the Economic Growth of Nigeria

This study examined the economic relationship among agriculture and petroleum sectors and growth of Nigeria’s economy as well as the effects of these two key sectors on the economic growth. The Bound (ARDL) test which was used to examine the long-run relationship among the variables revealed that there is a long-run relationship among agricultural and petroleum sectors and economic growth. In the short run, both sectors have positive significant relationship with the economic grow...

LONG AND SHORT RUN DYNAMICS OF INSTITUTIONAL CREDIT AND PRODUCTIVITY IN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR: EVIDENCE FROM NIGERIA

This study examined the economic relationship between agricultural productivity and institutional agricultural credit in Nigeria. The two institutionalized credit sources are the commercial bank loans which were proxy as the private sector credit and the government owned Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme (ACGS) proxy as the public sector credit while the  agriculture’s contribution to GDP was proxy as agricultural productivity. To estimate these dynamics, three different ARDL  mode...

CAPITAL INVESTMENT: LUBRICANT OF THE ENGINE OF PRODUCTION PROCESS IN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR – EVIDENCE FROM NIGERIA

This study examined the effect of capital investment on the productivity of agricultural sphere of Nigeria. The productivity of the sector was proxy as the agriculture’s contribution to the GDP while commercial bank loan to agriculture, annual budgetary allocation to agricultural sector and various categories of ACGS loan scheme were proxy as investment frameworks. The data used for  thus study were extracted from various bulletin of Central Bank of Nigeria and National Bureau of Sta...

Yams (Dioscorea rotundata Poir and D. alata Lam.) fungi etiology in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria

A study was carried out on the incidence, isolation and identification of fungal pathogens of the leaves of cultivated white yam, Dioscorea rotundata Poir and water yam, Dioscorea alata Lam found on four farmers’ fields between August and October 2010. Farm locations used included those in Tse-Ugba, Tor-Donga, Abaji-Kpav and Katsina-Ala in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State of Nigeria. Diseased leaves and vine samples were randomly collected from some fields during the study. ...

Evaluation of Antagonistic Effect of Trichoderma Harzianum against Fusarium oxysporum causal Agent of White Yam (Dioscorearotundata poir) Tuber Rot

Studies were carried out on biological control using dual culture method to assess the potential of Trichoderma harzianum against Fusarium oxysporum, the causal agent of tuber dry rot disease of white yam in vitro. The rot-causing fungal organism was isolated from rotted yam tubers collected from different storage barns in Zaki-Biam, Benue State of Nigeria. The biological agent (T. harzianum) was introduced at three different times (same time with the pathogen, 2 days before the inoculation o...

Antifungal Potency of Some Plant Extracts in the Control of White Yam (Dioscorea rotundata poir) Tuber Rot

Studies were carried out on the effect of some hot aqueous plant extracts using Piper guineense, Zingiber officinale, Azadiracta indica, Carica papaya and Nicotiana tabacum using three concentrations (30, 60 and 90g/l) along with a chemical fungicide (mancozeb) at three concentrations (4, 8 and 12g/l) amended in potato dextrose agar (PDA) on in vitro control of B. theobromae, causal organism of yam tuber rot. The research was conducted at Advanced Plant Pathology Laboratory, Federal Universit...

Fungicidal Effect of Azadiracta Indica and Zingiber Officinale Extracts in the Control of Fusarium Oxysporum and Rhizoctonia Solani on Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum) Fruits

Studies were carried out on the in-vitro evaluation of plant extracts in the control of some fungal pathogens from tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum L) fruits collected from Darawa, Dutsin-Ma and Makera settlements in Dutsin-Ma Local Government Area of Katsina State, Nigeria using neem (Azadirachta indica) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) extracts. Rotted tomato fruits were collected from same locations and taken to Biological science laboratory for isolation, identification and subsequently ...

Efficacy of Some Plant Extracts in In Vitro Control of Colletotrichum Species, Causal Agent of Yam (Dioscorea rotundata Poir) Tuber Rot

Efficacy of some plant extracts (Piper nigrum, Zingiber officinale, Azadirachta indica, Carica papya and Nicotiana tabacum) and a chemical fungicide (mancozeb) using three concentrations of hot aqueous plant extracts (30, 60 and 90 g/l) and mancozeb (4, 8 and 12 g/l) in in vitro inhibition of Colletotrichum sp. mycelia was carried out at Advanced Plant Pathology Laboratory, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria. Rotted yam tubers were collected from farmers’ barns and take...


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