Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

The Use of Mobile Phone in Beef Cattle Marketing Among Smallholder Farmers: The Case of Girar Jarso District of North Shoa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Abstract: Mobile phone supports farmers to have access to lucrative beef cattle markets by increasing access to timely market information. This study focuses on use of mobile phone in beef cattle marketing among smallholder farmers in Girar Jarso district, Oromia region, Ethiopia. Specifically  the study were designed to assess the contributions of mobile phone in beef cattle marketing, to identify factors affecting use of mobile phone in beef cattle marketing and to identify ...

NODULATION OF COWPEA

Abstract Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata [L]Walp) can obtain nitrogen from the atmosphere by the process of biological nitrogen fixation when associated with specific and effective rhizobia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different rates of phosphate fertilizer on nodulation and dry matter yield of cowpea. A Randomized Complete Block Design with four treatments and three replications was used. The trial was conducted on the field. The treatments consisted of different rate...

INFLUENCE OF NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS ON NODULATION AND YIELD OF SOYBEAN

AbstractGrain legumes are getting popular all over the world, either because of their high protein or oil content and potential to improve soil fertility. A field study was undertaken with two grain legumes; Soybean and Cowpea, that are economically important in the semi-arid region at the Irrigation Research Farm of Institute for Agricultural Research, Kadawa, Kano in the Sudan Savanna to gain an understanding of fertilizer application rates on nodulation and yields of Soybean (TGx 1904-6F) ...

DAIRY CATTLE HUSBANDRY PRACTICES, MARKETING SYSTEM AND EVALUATION OF MILK AND BUTTER QUALITY

Table of ContentContents PagesApproval Page of Project proposal .............................................................................................iTable of Content ........................................................................................................................iiLists of table..............................................................................................................................ivLists of figure..............................................

ACCESSIBLITY AND UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AMONG CASSAVA FARMERS IN UYO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA ,AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The study was primarily undertaken to examine the accessibility and utilization of ICT among cassava farmers in Uyo local government area. The specific objectives of the study were to identify the socio-economic characteristics of cassava farmers, examine the type of ICT tools available to Cassava farmers, examine the level of accessibility of ICT to cassava farmers, examine the extent of utilization of ICTs by cassava farmers, examine the perceived benefits of ICT tools and examine ...

ETHICS AND BIOETHICS, THE CURRENT TREND IN BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH

ABSTRACTThe number of animals used in research has increased with the advancement of research anddevelopment in recent time. The pain, distress and death experienced by these animals duringscientific 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 unethicaland must be stopped. Besides the major concern of ethics...

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...

ORGANIZATIONAL EFFICIENCY OF EXTENSION SERVICE IN AGRICULTURE IN IMO STATE

ABSTRACTThe 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 intervi...

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...


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