Agriculture

Agriculture Research Papers/Topics

Developing Maize (Zea Mays L.) For Fresh Maize Production In Southeastern Nigeria

ABSTRACT    Green (fresh) maize (Zea mays L.) provides food security and income to farmers especially when other crops are still in the field. However, research on green maize variety is scarcely reported in literature or information on suitable genetic material (germplasm) for green maize production. Developing maize for fresh maize production in the southeastern Nigeria was carried out in the Center for Agricultural Research, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Federal Univ...

IDENTIFICATION OF SOURCES AND LOCI FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SOYABEAN [Glycine max (L.) Merrill] CULTIVARS THAT COMBINE BACTERIAL PUSTULE AND SEED DECAY RESISTANCE WITH HIGH POD CLEARANCE

Globally, diseases constitute a major biotic constraint to soyabean production. Although, the list of diseases of soyabean in Ghana has been published, the incidence, severity, and distribution of listed diseases were not indicated. Secondly, the Savannah Agriculture Research Institute (SARI) has accumulated considerable number of soyabean genotypes most of which were sourced from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (...

Growth Response of Pink Shrimp Penaeus notialis (Perez Far Fante) to Protein enhanced Diets

Artificial feeds of different protein levels (20%, 30% and 40%) were formulated and prepared using locally available Agro Industrial By-Products (AIBPs) such as wheat bran, soybean meal, groundnut cake, fish meal, premix and cassava starch. Prepared feeds were fed to three populations of Penaeus notialis Post Larval Shrimps (PLs) under semi-intensive pond conditions for a 24 week culture period. PLs were fed a daily ration administered six hourly at the rate of 10%, 8%, 6%, 4%, and 2%, b...

Communication Channel Preference And Its Relationship With Accessibility To Information

ABSTRACT The study aimed at researching into communication channel preferences and how it relates to accessibility to information, The study was carried out in the Ho district of the Volta Region of Ghana, Data was collected from four communities in the Ho district. These are: Tanyigbe, Hodzo-Ve, Dave and Gbleve. Volta Community Water and Sanitation Program (VCWSP) ranked Tanyigbe community highest in terms of socio-economic status. Hodzo-Ve, Dave and Gbleve communities had the same lower lev...

Influence Of Grafting On The Growth, Yield, Quality And Shelf Life Of Tomatoes (Solanum Lycopersicum L.) Grafted Onto Three Solanum Species

ABSTRACT A pot experiment was carried out from 15th December, 2014 to 20th June, 2015 at the University of Ghana Forest and Horticultural Crop Research Centre (FOHCREC), Okumaning under greenhouse conditions in a randomized complete block design to investigate the influence of grafting on growth, yield, quality and shelf life of tomato grafted onto three solanum species. Two tomato varieties ‘Fadeεbege’, and ‘Nkansah HT’ were used as scions and three solanum specie ‘Gboma’, ‘Bl...

Effect Of Type Of Initiation And Growing Media On Growth And Nutrient Uptake Of Plantain (Musa Aab) At The Nursery Stage

ABSTRACT Plantain (Musa spp) is one of the most important food crops. A limiting factor to large-scale production and or expansion of existing plantation is the difficulty in obtaining adequate planting materials. Although the tissue culture technique provides a higher multiplication rate, facilities are non-existent, and if available, the cost will be expensive and unavailable to most farmers in developing countries such as Ghana. The split-corm technique is a cheaper method for raising plan...

Contribution Of Crumbled Feed To Cost Reduction In Broiler Production: A Field Experiment

ABSTRACT The ultimate goal of the study is to assess the crumbled feed technology with respect to its contribution in cost savings in per unit cost of production in broiler via a field experiment. The experiment was carried out using 294 broiler day-old-chicks divided into two groups; control and treatment, with three replications each. Each replication consisted of 49 birds. The experiment was carried out for six weeks, which means two weeks saved from the actual 8 weeks farmers keep the bir...

Assessing The Food Security Status And Production Constraints Of Cocoa Farming Households In The Ashanti Region

ABSTRACT Food security is when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Foreign income generated from cocoa production serves as the backbone of the economy of Ghana, yet the high poverty prevalence amongst cocoa farming households affect greatly their food security status which in the long run leads to low production outputs. Therefore, this study seeks ...

THE USE OF BIOPESTICIDES TO CONTROL INSECT PESTS OF PAWPAW

ABSTRACT Laboratory and field experiments were carried out between June 1997 and Januaiy 1999 at Paradise farm near Nsawam in the Eastern Region of Ghana to determine the major insect pests of papaya, Carica papaya and to evaluate the effectiveness of Bacillus thuringiensis and neem seed extract for controlling the insect pests of papaya. Methanolic and aqueous neem seed extracts were tested at the following concentrations 0 , 50, 75 and 100 g/1. Bacillus thuringiensis was applied at the rate...

Effect Of Irradiation And Colchicine On Callus And Somatic Embryo Formation In Cassava (Manihot Esculenta Crantz)

ABSTRACT A study was conducted to assess the mutagenic effect of gamma radiation on sprouting and height in four local cassava accessions.The four cassava accessions were assessed for their callus induction and somatic embryo formation ability from leaf lobes from gamma irradiated stakes as well as colchicine treated leaf lobes on different concentrations of plant growth regulators, incorporated into Murashige and Skoog, (1962) (MS) basal medium. The cassava accessions were irradiated at 0, 3...

The Determinants Of Adoption, And Im Pact Of Im Proved Sorghum Varieties In The Upper-W Est Region , Ghana

ABSTRACT The production of sorghum, one of the most important food crops with multiple uses in the savanna zone of Ghana, has been bedevilled with several problems. The most important ' problems are low yields, lack of improved varieties and striga infestation. These problems led to research efforts at the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute to produce improved high yielding sorghum varieties that are adapted to the socio-economic and agroecological conditions of northern Ghana. This stud...

Physico-Chemical Properties of Soil in The High Forest Zone of Ghana Associated with Logged Forest and with Areas Converted to Teak (Tectona grandis Linn. F)

ABSTRACT Salifu, K. F. 1997. Physico-chemical properties of soils associated with logged forest and areas converted to teak (Tectona grandis Linn. F). M.Sc.F thesis, Faculty of Forestry, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay. 104 pp. Major advisor Dr. W. L. Meyer. Keywords: Tectona grandis Linn. F, logged forest, physico-chemical properties, total nutrients, nutrient concentration, regression analysis. The rapid and extensive introduction of teak to satisfy a predicted wood shortage in Ghana has g...

Detection Of Viruses And The Spatial And Temporal Spread Patterns Of Viral Diseases Of Cucurbits (Cucurbitaceae Spp.) In The Coastal Savannah Zone Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Cucurbits are susceptible to over 35 plant viruses; each of these viruses is capable of causing total crop failure in a poorly managed virus pathosystem. The objectives of this study were to detect the viruses that infect six cucurbit species in the coastal savannah zone of Ghana and to describe the spatial and temporal spread patterns of virus epidemics in zucchini squash (Cucurbita pepo L.) by the use of mathematical and geostatistical models. Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.), waterme...

Ihtjit Setting, Imheritance Of Nut Colour, Germination And Early Seedling Growth Op Kola (Cola Nitida (Vent.) Schott And Endl

A B S T R A C T In a diallel cross involving six kola trees, two from each of the cultivars Laboshie white ex Nigeria, Kumasi white and Kade pink, a self compatible tree of the Kade pink cultivar was found to be the most efficient female but the least efficient male parent for fruit set. The frequency of red, white and pink nuts that segregated in the progeny of the various crosses suggests that a single locus with multiple alleles controls the inheritance of kolanut colour. At physiological ...

Perception Of Final Year Undergraduate Students Of Agriculture At The University Of Ghana On Self-Employment In Agribusiness

ABSTRACT Agriculture has been the backbone of Ghana’s economy for several decades. A continuous decline in the agricultural sector contribution to GDP over the years with increasing unemployment among graduates has raised concerns among researchers. The sector is dominated by aging and illiterate population which has negative impact on productivity and technology adoption. The educated youth who can contribute positively to the development of the sector are not taking advantage of opportuni...


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