Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Factors Agribusiness Enterpreneurs Influncing Innovation Among In Abia State Nigeria

ABSTRACTThis research work evaluates factors agribusiness entrepreneurs influencing innovation in abia state Nigeria. Innovation can be viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, in articulated needs, or existing market needs. This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments and society The term innovation can be defined as something original and, as a consequence...

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 ...

Feed value of selected locally available browse and grass forages utilized by goats in Lungwena EPA, Mangochi, Southern Malawi

ABSTRACTA study was conducted to determine the nutrient composition of selected locally available browse and grass plants commonly utilized by goats in Lungwena Extension Planning Area (EPA), Mangochi district, southern Malawi. A total of seventeen browse and grass samples were collected and subjected to proximate analysis to determine their chemical composition. Fiber components, Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) and Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), were also analyzed. Crude Protein (CP) content in t...

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 Effects of Phenotypic and BLUP selection methods in livestock populations (swine) in tropical developing countries .

ABSTRACTA computer simulation experiment was conducted to evaluate the cumulative response to best linear unbiased prediction (BLUP) and phenotypic selection for low and high heritability traits and in previously Selected, Unselected and Synthetic populations, typical of exotic and indigenous populations and their crossbreds used in tropical pig production. The QMSim simulation software was used to simulate the various population structures and the dataset was generated for traits with herita...

ASSESSMENT OF HABITAT SPECIES MANAGEMENT AREA FOR KOB (Kobus kob - Erxleben, 1777) IN KAINJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK

                                              INTRODUCTION1.1 Background InformationThe concept of habitat is a cornerstone in the management of wildlife (Krausman, 1999). Wildlife habitat is the physical environment where an animal lives and that provides the necessities of life which are food, water, cover and space. Each species require a particular habitat or the spac...

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...

Analysis of Credit Facilities of Small Scale Farmers (A Study Of Small-Scale Farmers In Bende Local Government Area Of Abia Sate)

ABSTRACT Inadequate support in terms of credit facilities from government and financial institution has been identified as one of the major problem affecting farming operation particularly that of the small scale farmers in Nigeria. This study analyzed the impact of credit facilities to the operation of small scale farms in Nigeria using BENDE Local Government as a case study. Questionnaires were used to source the data used in carrying out this research. The research design employed for...

Urbanization And Agricultural Production: Implications On Household Food Security Among Rural Communities In Enugu State, Nigeria

CHAPTER ONE 1.0          INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the study Urbanization is the increasing number of people that live in urban areas, it predominantly results in physical growth of urban areas be it horizontal or vertical. Urbanization a closely linked to modernization: industrialization and the sociological process of rationalization (Urban Life, 2012). Urbanization can be describe as a specific condition at a set time ...

Analysis of Credit Facilities to Small Scale Farmers.(A Study of Small-Scale Farmers in Bende Local Government Area of Abia Sate)

ABSTRACT Inadequate support in terms of credit facilities from government and financial institution has been identified as one of the major problem affecting farming operation particularly that of the small scale farmers in Nigeria. This study analyzed the impact of credit facilities to the operation of small scale farms in Nigeria using BENDE Local Government as a case study. Questionnaires were used to source the data used in carrying out this research. The research design employed for...


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