Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Characterization and Mapping of Gully Erosion Features in Two Geological Formations of Eastern Nigeria Using Global Positioning System (GPS) and Satellite Aerial Photo

ABSTRACT With the aid of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Satellite Aerial Photo, a comparative characterization and mapping of soil gully erosion features on two geological formations were carried out in Nsukka area of eastern Nigeria. The two geological formations were Ajali and Mamu formations. The study involved the use of base map created using a Geographic Information System (GIS) (GPS Track Marker) and Satellite Photo downloaded from the internet using the same GIS (GPS Track Marke...

Linkages between Formal and Informal Financial Institutions in South Eastern Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study examined linkages between formal and informal financial institutions in South Eastern Nigeria. The area was purposively chosen because of the intense economic activities including borrowing and savings of both the formal and informal financial institutions in this area. The objectives of the study were: to identify the financial institutions in the area and describe the operations of the formal and informal financial institutions; identify areas that formal and informal in...

Analysis of Market Structure, Conduct and Performance of Fresh Fish Traders in Metropolis, Cross River State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study will analyse the market structure and conduct of fresh fish in Calabar metropolis, Cross River State, Nigeria. The specific objectives will be to: assess the cost and returns of fresh fish marketing, profitability and operational efficiency in the area, measure the extent to which fish traders specific variables and the operational costs influence their gross margin within the area of study, determine the price instability and index and the long-run price instability index...

Growth, Gonadal Development, and Blood Profile in African Catfish (Clarias Gariepinus, Burchell 1822) Fed Diets Containing Cocoa Bean Meal

Abstract A 63 day experiment was conducted to determine the effect of varying dietary levels of cocoa bean meal (CBM) on the body growth, gonadal development, and blood lipid profile of Clarias gariepinus catfish. Four hundred C. gariepinus post-fingerlings were randomly assigned to five treatments with eighty fish per treatment. Each treatment was replicated four times with 20 fish per replicate in a randomized completely block design (RCBD) with sex as a block. Diets (35% crude protein) co...

Response of Broiler Birds to Diets Containing Graded Levels of Rice Milling Waste and Supplementary Yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisae)

ABSTRACT Eighty day-old broiler chicks were used for feeding trial carried out to determine the effect of graded levels of Rice Milling Waste (RMW) and Bioactive Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisae) which has been shown to secrete enzymes that help to digest crude fiber and organic matter. This suggest that supplementing broiler ration with bioactive yeast may improve the digestibility and efficiency of utilization of RMW. The 80 broiler chicks used in this study were randomly distributed in five...

Business Proposal/Plan for Poultry Farming

Mwangaa poultry farm is located at Ngong target markets is Retailers around Nairobi, Nakuru, HoReCa and supermarket chains. The market is located in the immediate environment, household, restaurants, hotels, event planners. The business will be a limited liability company and the proprietor of the business is Jomo Mwangala, who has done business in Kajiado for the past 5 years. The proprietor has worked in the poultry sector for more than five years as a farm manager and marketer. Estimated s...

Juvenile Morphological Markers for Maleness in Fluted Pumpkin (Telfairia Occidentalis Hook F.)

ABSTRACT  Six hundred seeds extracted from nine pods of fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook F.) were sown in the field in 2004 and 2005 to determine the juvenile morphological markers for maleness. The results showed a significant difference (P < 0.05) between the male and female fluted pumpkin with respect to days to tendril emergence. The mean number of days to tendril emergence for the males was 19 (in 2004) and 20 (in 2005) days after planting while that of the females was 47 (in...

Assessment of Plant Growth Regulators and Chemicals for Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Dormancy Breaking and Subsequent Yield in Central Highlands of Ethiopia

The production of potato in two or more cycles within a year is increasing in the country and it is a common practice in most potato producing regions of Ethiopia. However, the characteristic long tuber dormancy of improved potato varieties in Ethiopia constrains double or triple cropping using irrigation during the long dry season of the year. Thus, it is important to break the long dormancy of tubers for early sprouting and timely planting. Therefore, several types of researches were conduc...

Price Fluctuation and Market Integration of Selected Cereal in North-Eastern Nigeria, 2001-2010

ABSTRACT Prices contain information crucial to maximizing the returns to production and marketing investments. At planting time, a farmer's planting decision depends on expected profits, which invariably hinge on the anticipated prices of the crop or mix of crops that would prevail in the market at the time of sale and on the farmer's interpretation of those prices. A trader, in search of profitable arbitrage, reads and translates price signals in deciding on what crops to buy, where to buy,...

Mobility of Heavy Metals from the University of Nigeria Sewage-Sludge Disposal Site to the Surrounding Soils and Plants

ABSTRACT This study was carried out at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka sewage disposable site. The study was to quantify the mineral contents of sewage sludge and assess their mobility in the soil and plants around UNN disposal site. The experimental layout was a 4x3 factorial in RCBD in which distance from the sewage disposal site and soil depth were the two factors under consideration. The distances from sewage pond were 0 (edge), 100, 300 and 2000 m away from the sewage pond with 2000 m...

Pattern of Genetic Variability in Nsukka Yellow Pepper (Capsicum Annuum L.) Genotypes

ABSTRACT  Nsukka yellow pepper genotypes were evaluated in 2009 and 2010 planting seasons to determine the pattern of genetic variability in its population. The initial collection comprising eighteen genotypes were assembled from the local farmers and evaluated in 2009 planting season. Forty nine promising genotypes were selected on individual plant basis and reevaluated in 2010 planting season. The results of the performance of the genotypes in both years showed that there was considerable ...

Performance of Broiler Chicks Fed graded levels of Moringa Oleifera Leaves in Finisher Diet

Abstract: This study was conducted to investigate the effect of added graded levels of Moringa Oleifera Leaf (MOL), as a protein source in poultry diets .90 one-day-old commercial broiler chicks (Ariorikdt) were used . They are reared in open shade house for 28 days and fed the starter diet. At the finisher period chicks were distributed randomly in to 3 group according to similar live body weight. Three experimental ϐinisher diets contain graded level of MOL (0% 8% and 10% ) were formulate...

Studies on Aspects of Reproductive Biology and Pod Yield in Bambara Groundnut (Vigna Subterrenea (L.) Verdc)

ABSTRACT Two field experiments were conducted in April and August, 2007 cropping season at the Department of Crop Science research farm, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to evaluate the pollen germination potentials, rate of pollen tube growth, floral, agronomic and yield attributes of thirteen bambara groundnut cultivars. The first experiment (early planting) was in April and the second (late planting) was in August 2007. The results obtained showed that 10 genotypes had significant effect on...

Management of Fungal Diseases Associated with Germination and Growth of Moringa Oleifera Lamarck with Botanicals

ABSTRACT  Studies were carried out at the Department of Crop science, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) to evaluate botanicals control of diseases associated with growth and germination of Moringa seeds. Five accessions of Moringa seeds collected from Imo, Enugu, Kogi, Plateau and Kaduna states of Nigeria were used. The following experiments were carried out: seed viability test, isolation of fungal pathogens, determination of phytochemicals, in vitro control of the pathogens with six botan...

Effects of Capital Structure of Small and Medium Scale Agro-Enterprises on Access to Microfinance Banks Credit in Enugu State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study evaluated the effects of capital structure of small and medium scale agro-enterprises on access to microfinance banks credit in Enugu state, Nigeria. A multistage sampling technique was used to select 120 agro-enterprise loan recipients from microfinance banks. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics, capital structure ratio analysis, multiple regression analysis, simple linear regression analysis and likert scale rating technique. The result showed t...


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