Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Assessment of Ecotourism Resources in Prof. Afolayan Wildlife Park, FUTA

ABSTRACTEcotourism resources are natural and cultural features that attract visitors, such a s landscapes,endemic and rare flora and fauna, cultural festivals and historic monuments. Endowment of any site with natural attractive features is one of the important indicators of a successful developmentof ecotourism, as simulation of ecotourism resources can significantly affect patronage by making experience unnatural.In the face of degradations of natural resources and lack of alterna...

PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS. ii.. iv.. .. .i. 71.1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.. 71.2   INTRODUCTION.. 71.3 OBJECTIVES OF SIWES. 8.. 102.0 NATURE OF BUSINESS/LITERATURE REVIEW OF INDUSTRY.. 102.1 HISTORY OF COMPANY.. 102.2 INDUSTRY MISSION/VISION STATEMENT. 112.3 MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE. 112.5 . 13. 143.0       DUTIES/WHAT I LEARNT (EXPERIENCE)

EFFECT OF NPK FERTILIZER ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF CUCUMBER

ABSTRACTA field experiment was conducted at the crop pavilion, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilorin, Ilorin in the southern Guinea savannah ecology to determine the effect of NPK fertilizer application on the growth and yield of three cucumber varieties. The experiment was designed as a 3x5 factorial in RCBD, arranged in split-plots and replicated three times. The main plots consisted of three cucumber varieties (Marketer, Marketmore and Poinsett), while the sub-plots were made up of ...

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...

ZINC DEFICIENCY AND ITS MANAGEMENT IN THE EASTERN CAPE SOIL

ABSTRACT This seminar looked at zinc deficiency in the Eastern Cape Province where largely rural small holder farmers are unable to keep up with best management practices to restore and maintain soil fertility. This is in contrast to the increasing number of large commercial farms who are able to manage their soil to optimal level of nutrients. Zinc is an important micronutrient needed for plant growth and ...

The Roles of Middlemen in the Marketing of Paddy Rice in Kwande LGA of Benue State Nigeria

                                      ABSTRACTThe study assessed the role of middlemen in the marketing of paddy rice in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue state. Simple random technique was used to select respondents. 140 copies of questionnaire were administered with the aim of reaching out to 70 rice farmers and 70 middlemen in the four major markets of study area. Frequency distributio...

THE IMPACT OF AGRICULTURE ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NIGERIA 1980-2014

Abstract The study examines the impact of agriculture on economic growth in Nigeria from 1980 to 2014. Agriculture played a dominant role in the economic growth of the country, providing employment opportunity, raw materials for industries and providing foreign exchange earnings for the country. Though little emphasis was placed on agricultural productivity in the advent of crude oil, the impact of agriculture on economic growth has been significant. The study therefore examines ...

ASSESSMENT OF ARTIFICIAL WATERHOLES IN ZUGURMA SECTOR OF KAINJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK

ABSTRACTThe most recent management plan of Kainji Lake National Park recommended the creation of artificial waterholes tominimize the effects of water shortage and also to prevent animals from straying away to the surrounding settlements in search of water. Assessment of artificial waterholes inZugurma sector of Kainji Lake National Park was carried out for a period of two weeks in May, 2015 to identify the wildlife species associated with thewaterholes and also to identify the practises carr...

ASSESSMENT OF THE ARTIFICIAL WATER HOLES AT ZUGURMA SECTOR OF KAINJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK

ABSTRACTThe most recent management plan of Kainji Lake National Park recommended the creation of artificial waterholes tominimize the effects of water shortage and also to prevent animals from straying away to the surrounding settlements in search of water. Assessment of artificial waterholes inZugurma sector of Kainji Lake National Park was carried out for a period of two weeks in May, 2015 to identify the wildlife species associated with thewaterholes and also to identify the practises carr...

Gender Access To Land In Peri-Urban Areas

Gender access to land in peri-urban areas. which includes how male and female acquires land for agricultural practices. Introduction, Background, Objective of study, Hypothesis and literature review.

Marketing analysis of pineapple

The study analyzed the marketing of pineapple in Edo State. The specific objectives of the study include; to examine the cost,returns, daily sales and profitability of pine apple marketing along the examination of price variation and socio- economic characteristics of pineapple marketers. Table of contents: introduction, literature review, research methodology, result and discussion, summary conclusion and recommendation

A COMPARATIVE PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS OF BROILER PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN URBAN AREAS OF EDO STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTBroiler production is carried out under different production systems and different production systems imply variations in cost of inputs andreturns. This study looked at the cost implications of raising broilers under different production systems as well as constraints faced by the farmers. Thestudy was conducted in Edo State of Nigeria. The data used in the study were obtained from a cross-sectional survey of broiler farmers in the State fromOctober–December, 2013. A multi-stage sa...

PROFITABILITY AND INPUT-INCOME DETERMINANTS OF BROILER PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN EDO STATE, NIGERIA

The study looked out the profitability and the relationship between cost of input used and income realized of raising broilers under the battery cage and deep litter system of poultry production. The data used in the study were obtained from a cross-sectional survey of broiler farmers in Edo State from October–December, 2014. A multi-stage sampling process was used to select the respondents for this study. The data coll...

Agribusiness Firms and Social Responsibilities in Nigeria (A Case Study of Nestle Foods Nigerian Plc)

ABSTRACTThis research focuses on Agribusiness firms and social responsibilities in Nigeria (A case study ofNestle Food Nigeria Plc.). Data for this study was collected by the use of a structured questionnaire and interview schedule. Thirty (30) respondents were randomly sampled from the study area and the data collected was analyzed with the use of descriptive design such as Mean, Frequency tables, Percentages and t-test and the following findings were made; Quality of food (quality control) ...

Utilization Of Improved Cocoyam Production Technologies Among The Women Farmers In Ikwuano LGA Of Abia State

ABSTRACTUtilization of improved cocoyam production technologies among women in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria was studied in 2014. The specific objectives of the study were to; describe the socio-economic characteristics of the women, identifying their source(s) of information, assess their level of utilization and identify the problems they face in using the technologies. A multi-stage random sampling techniques was used to select sixty (60) women.Data...


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