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Agriculture Research Papers/Topics

EFFECT OF NPK FERTILIZER ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF CUCUMBER

ABSTRACT A 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 o...

PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

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Assessment of Ecotourism Resources in Prof. Afolayan Wildlife Park, FUTA

ABSTRACT Ecotourism 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 development of 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 alternative...

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

                                              INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Information The 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 space, food, shelter and other needs of survival so much so that species are said to be the product o...

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

ABSTRACT A 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 herit...

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

ABSTRACT A 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...

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...

Effectiveness Of Tax Incentives On Small And Medium Scale Enterprise In Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study considered the effectiveness of tax incentives on small and medium scale enterprise in Akwa Ibom State. The specific objectives were to examine socio economic characteristics of small and medium scale enterprise owners, to identify the awareness level of tax payers of tax incentives available in the study area, identify the various incentives available and to determine the effects of tax and tax incentives on the profit of small and medium enterprises. A multi staged sampli...

Analysis Of Turkey And Broiler Production In Bende Local Government

ABSTRACT  Poultry (domestication of different species of birds) are kept for the production of eggs and meat, and provide an acceptable form of animal protein to most people throughout the world. During the last decade, many developing countries have adopted intensive poultry production to meet the demand for this form of animal protein (FAO 2013). is ranked seventh highest in the worldwide chicken meat production at 1687 thousand tons of chicken meat, with more than 12000 broiler establishm...

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 th...

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

CHAPTER ONE  1.0          INTRODUCTION  1.1Background 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 i.e. the proportion of total population or area in ci...

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 th...

EFFECT OF JATROPHA SEED OIL IN THE CONTROL OF CALLOSOBRUCHUS MACULATUS (Coleoptera:Bruchidae) IN STORED COWPEA

ABSTRACT The insecticidal potential of Jatropha curcas seed oil against Callosobruchus maculatus on stored cowpea was evaluated under laboratory condition. The seed oil was applied at concentrations of 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, and 1.0ml/50g of cowpea seeds. An untreated control and solvent (petroleum spirit)-containing treatment were also included. Jatropha seed oil was highly toxic to cowpea bruchids at all selected dosages compared to the untreated control and solvent treatment. Results showed that a...

EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF SPACING ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF CELOSIA ARGENTEA BY

Overview:This project work was carried out to determine the effect of different spacing on the growth and yield of celosia argentea. The parameters considered for the experiment include plant height, leaf length, numbers of leaves and population of perforated leaves per plant, taken at 3, 5 and 7 weeks after planting. It was observed that the beds treated with spacing of 30cm x 30cm performed better in terms of growth and yield rate, followed by the beds treated with spacing of 20cm x 20cm. I...


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