Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Fish composition and diversity assessment of Apodu reservoir, Malete, Nigeria

The pilot study on fish composition and diversity of Apodu reservoir, Malete, Nigeria was carried outbetween January to May 2017 using cast and gill net. A total number of 3333 fish, comprising 8 familiesand 17 species were recorded. Brycinus nurse were most dominant for the period of study contributing29.31% and Auchenoglanis occidentalis, least abundant made up of 0.03% of total catch. Other familiesand there percentage contribution in the total catch were Mormyridae (34.14%); Cichlidae (15...

ANALYSING THE EFFICIENCY OF RESOURCE USE BY MAIZE FARMERS IN THE EASTERN AGRICULTURAL ZONE OF KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThe study examined the efficiency of resource use by maize farmers in the eastern agricultural zone of Kogi State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study are to describe the socio-economic characteristics of maize farmers, determine the input-output relationship of maize production, determine the resource-use efficiency in maize production, and to identify the constraints to maize production in the study area four-staged sampling procedure was used, with a sample size of one hundred and...

AN ASSESSMENT OF SOME SOIL QUALITY INDICATORS IN DEKINA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KOGI STATE A CASE STUDY OF ABOCHO, EGUME, AND OJIKPADALA

ABSTRACT The study was carried out in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State to determine the soil quality indicators. Among the towns which the research was carried out are ABOCHO, EGUME, AND OJIKPADALA. The area is characterized by sandy layer, sand content ranged between 78.6% and 84.6%, silt ranged between 1.72% and 4.72% and clay ranged from 13.68% to 17.68%.The pH of the soil was found to be acidic and ranged between 4.8 and 6.9.The soil organic carbon ranged between 0.57% and 1.04%...

IMPACT OF SMART ROOM SOLUTIONS

ABSTRACT The study investigated Smart Room Solutions in the UAE with aim of evaluating the impact Smart Room Solutions have had on the hospitality and tourism sector of the UAE. The research design used was the descriptive survey design. For the study, a population comprising of hotel visitors involved in the decision making process of their facilities located in Dubai from which 100 visitors were picked as samples using the simple random sampling selection technique was used. A ...

ADDITION OF DIFFERENT LEVELS OF POULTRY MANURE ON TOTAL HETEROTROPHIC BACTERIA IN A CULTIVATED SOIL

ABSTRACTA laboratory experiment was set up at Kogi State University Anyigba at the faculty of Agriculture, department of soil and environmental management Laboratory to evaluate the effect of different levels of poultry manure on total heterotrophic bacteria in a cropped soil. Soil samples were collected from many random points at the Kogi State University Teaching and Research Farm at a depth of 0-15cm using an auger. The collected samples were bulked into one composite sample which was take...

Assessment of tick infestation and its effect in small ruminants production in Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACTThe study was conducted from 15th April to 30th June 2019 in Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State, Nigeria, with the objectives of assessment of ticks’ infestation and its effects in small ruminants’ production and identifying the major risk factors such as species, sex, age and body conditioned scored. A total of 320 small ruminants were sampled, out of which 67.19% of the animals (83.8% sheep and 50.6% goats) were found to be infested with one or more of tick spec...

Cowpea Production

ABSTRACTA Field experiment was carried out to evaluate seventeen cowpea genotypes for yield components of seventeen cowpea genotypes that comprised of thirteen advanced breeding lines; IT99K-1060, IT97K-499-35, IT07K-299-6, IT99K-216-24-2, IT04K-333-2, IT98K-491-4, IT855K-643-1, IT89K-288, IT04-334-2, IT95K-2011-11, IT97K-573-1-1, IT0K-973-6, IT99K-1122 and four local accessions; Dan Cameroon, Dan Bauchi, Dan Wuri, Achishiru. The trial was conducted at teaching and research farm, Abubakar Taf...

Gender Participation in Oil Palm Fruits Processing in Rural Communities of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State

AbstractThe study analyzed the level of involvement of both men and women in oil palm fruits processing activities in the rural communities of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State. The study combined a review of secondary materials, interviews with key stakeholders through surveys and focused group discussions to collect qualitative data for the study. The research survey was carried out using multi-stage sampling procedure. Data were analyzed using descriptive stati...

Perceived Effect of Gangsterism on Livelihood of Rural Farmers in Ikorodu Loca Government Area, Lagos, Nigeria

TITLE:                       Perceived Effect of Gangsterism on Livelihood of Rural Farmers in IkoroduNAME:                       ODUBELA OLUTOBI OLUSEYIMATRIC NO:             PG/16/0423COLLEGE:                College of Agricultural Management and Rural DevelopmentDEPARTMENT:        Agricultural Extension and Rural DevelopmentDEGREE:                   M.AGRIC(Agricultural Extension and Rural Develo...

The Effect of Cassava-Value Addition on the Income of Small Scale Farmers in Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study was conducted on the effect of cassava-value addition on the income of small-scale farmers in Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara-State, Nigeria. A total number of 120 respondents were sampled through multi-stage random sampling technique. Primary data were collected from the respondents with structured questionnaire. Data generated were analyzed with descriptive statistics such as percentage, frequency counts and mean and also multiple regression analysis. The ...

PROXIMATE COMPOSITION AND ANTI NUTRITIONAL CONTENT OF HYDROPONICALLY GROWN FODDER FROM MAIZE AND SORGHUM

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to evaluate the effect of different harvesting time on the proximate and anti-nutritional content value of maize and sorghum fodder produced in hydroponic system. Maize and sorghum were harvested on the 8th and 12th days following sowing date.There are significant (p

EVALUATION OF ORANGE-FLESHED SWEET POTATOES PRODUCTION ON THE LIVELIHOOD OF RURAL FARMERS IN OFFA LOCAL GOVERNMENT, KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTOrange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes production on the livelihood of Rural Farmers in Offa LGA of Kwara State was examined in this study. The study data was collected using a structured questionnaire, where (96) questionnaires were shared to the sampled respondents from eight (8) villages in the study area. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequencies, percentage, tables) and inferential statistics (Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression ana...

EVALUATION OF SOIL FERTILITY OF SMALL SCALE FARMERS’ FIELDS IN IJUMU AREA SOUTHERN GUINEA SAVANNAH REGION, KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

This study evaluates the fertility of small scale farmers’ field in Ijumu Area of Kogi State. The area lies within the Southern Guinea Savannah zone of Nigeria. The study area is having three districts; Ijumu Oke, Ijumu Arin and Gbedde. 60 farmers were identified through the Agricultural Development Agency and questionnaires were administered to them to identify soil management practices and problems among the farmers. Soil samples were collected from three farmers’ field, one farmer ...

Cations Ratios Distribution in Selected Rice Soils of Ebonyi, Southeastern Nigeria

This research work was carried out on the rice soils of Ebonyi State, considering the cation ratios distribution in upland, lowland and irrigated rice in the three agro-ecological zones of Ebonyi, namely; Ebonyi North, Ebonyi Central and Ebonyi South. The location at Ebonyi North was at Amachi Izzi in Abakaliki and designated by AUP, ALP and AIP for Abakaliki Upland, Lowland and Irrigated pits respectively. Ebonyi Central was located at Ikwo and designated by IUP, ILP and IIP f...


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