Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

APPLICATION OF DIGITAL ELEVATION MODEL (DEM) IN SUITABILITY EVALUATION OF SELECTED SOILS OF IKWO – SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA FOR RICE PRODUCTION

The study was carried out at Agubia Ikwo in Central Ebonyi State and aimed at using Digital Elevation Model (DEM) in suitability evaluation of some selected soils for rice production. Three rice growing soils were identified in the area which include upland, lowland and irrigated rice soils. Three profile pits were sunk in each of the three rice cropping soils summing up to a total of 9 profiles. Suitability evaluations indicated that soil climatic requirements as well as soil physical condit...

Manganese distribution in selected Rice soils of Ebonyi, Southeastern Nigeria

This research work was carried out on the rice soils of Ebonyi State, considering the Manganese distribution in upland, lowland and irrigated rice in the three Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State, namely; Abakaliki, Ikwo and Ivo LGAs in the three agricultural zones namely; Ebonyi North, Central and South. In the different locations, upland (UP), lowland (LP) and irrigated (IP) uses were considered. They were identified as AUP, ALP and AIP for Abakaliki IUP, ILP and IIP for Ikwo and IvUP, I...

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF YELLOW ROOT CASSAVA (VITAMIN 'A' BIO-FORTIFIED) PRODUCTION IN ORIIRE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OYO STATE NIGERIA

ABSTRACT  Yellow cassava is an excellent source of -carotene and energy and it is known to show a delay in the onset off post-harvest deterioration which can be helpful in the acceptance of the crop for both farmers and consumers. The study examined economics of yellow root cassava (Vitamin A biofortified) production in Oriire local Government area of Oyo state, Nigeria. Specifically, the study described the socio-economic characteristics of yellow root cassava farmers, identified the variet...

Performance of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) on Ferruginous Soil Amended with Poultry Manure and NPK 15:15:15 Fertilizer

AbstractLow fruit quality and yield in cucumber is linked directly to continuous cropping under poor soilfertility management practices in Nigeria. In 2014 and 2015 planting seasons, field trials wereconducted at the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan to determineeffects of poultry manure and NPK 15:15:15 fertilizer on growth, nutrient uptake and yield ofcucumber on Ferruginous soil. Ten treatment combinations comprising two cucumber varietiesand five levels of soil am...

Assessment of productivity and protein content in 16 soy bean genotypes

 ABSTACTThis experiment was carried out at Bunda College Crops and soil Science Students’ Research Farm in the 2010/2011 cropping season with the objective to assess genotype improvement in terms of productivity and protein content in different soy bean genotypes. There were 12 inbred lines i.e., UG-5, TG X 1937-1F, TG X 1954-1F, TG X 1485-1D, TG X 1019-2EB, TG X 1830-20E, TG X1885-10E, TG X 1440-1E, TG X 1904-6F, TG X-1908-8F, TG X 1019-13F, TG X1019-14F and 4 cultivars i.e. Magoye, N...

PROFITABILTY ANALYSIS OF CASHEW PRODCUTION IN ANKPA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KOG

ABSTRACTThe study was aimed at examining the profitability analysis of cashew production in anpka local government area of kogi state, Nigeria.  It involves the collection of primary data from a sample of 110 cashew farmers in the study area.  The analysis of data was done through a combination of descriptive statistics, gross margin analysis and profitability analysis, the result  showed majority of the farmers were male(68.18%), and most of them were married (70%) with most (...

HOTEL HOUSEKEEPING MANAGEMENT

ABOUT THE TEXTBOOK  Hotel Housekeeping is an activity of keeping the hotel clean, tidy, and up to the highest standard of conduct. This handout introduces you to the various concerns of Hotel Housekeeping such as meaning of housekeeping, important, and terms use in housekeeping etc. It also introduces you to housekeeping equipment and agents, guest supplies, Duties of housekeeper, tools used in housekeeping and laundry management. This textbook teaches basic terms and abbreviations used in...

Constraints to Participation of Cocoa Farmers in Agricultural Transformation Agenda in Ondo and Ekiti States, Nigeria

AbstractThe paper examined the constraints to participation of cocoa farmers in the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) in Ondo and Ekiti States, Nigeria. The paper described the socio-economic and institutional characteristics of cocoa farmers in the study area; determined the level of participation of cocoa farmers in the ATA programme, and identified factors that constrained effective participation of cocoa farmers in the ATA programme. Using multi-stage sampling procedure, 574 ...

THE IMPACT OF NO TILL CULTIVATION ON INFILTRATION RATE AND DRY AGGREGATE STABILITY IN GIREI, ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA

 ABSTRACT The impact of short term no-till cultivation on infiltration rate and dry aggregate stability in mararraban daware, Girei local government area, Adamawa state were evaluated to compare some soil properties as affected by some tillage operations. The no-till cultivation was started in June 2015 and in January 2017 measurements of soil infiltration rate, dry aggregate stability, pH (soil reaction), organic carbon, electrical conductivity (EC), and soil texture were made. ...

Growth response and haematological indices of broiler chickens fed corn -soya based diets supplemented with or without protease enzyme.

This study was conducted to evaluate the growth response and haematological indices of broiler chickens fed corn-soya based diets supplemented with or without protease enzyme. Two hundred and forty (240) one-day old Arbo-acre broiler chickens were assigned to six dietary treatments. Each dietary group had 40 birds with 4 replicates of 10 birds each. Experimental diet were formulated such that Diet 1, 3, & 5 containing 100% Soybean meal (100%SBM), 50% Soybean meal and 50%Full fat soya(50:50:FF...

Allocative efficiency of resource utilization in fish farming in Ondo State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACTObjective: The study assessed resource-use efficiency among fish farmers in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria.Methods: A multi stage sampling technique was used to select 50 fish farmers for the study. Data were collected during 2013 production cycle. Multipleregression analysis was used to determine the effects of variables determining the quantity of fish harvested. Allocative efficiency of resources usedin raising fish was determined using marginal value product and ...

Natural Hazards and Their Impact On The Environment and Agriculture in Nigeria

ABSTRACT: The study assessed the impacts of natural hazards on the environment and agriculture in Nigeria as the cost of negative impacts of natural hazards either on the environment (natural and built environment) or food production is unimaginable. The aftermath of the 2012 flood in Nigeria was catastrophic as over 300 people lost their lives, more than 7 million people were affected and economic activities were paralyzed in a lot of places with huge damage to farmlands, houses and basic in...

Impacts of rice importation on Nigeria's economy

ABSTRACTThis study critically examined the negative effects of importation of rice on the Nigerian economy. The study also took a look at various import policies embarked upon by the Nigerian government as inconsistency in policy is a major hurdle to long term investment in the rice sub-sector. Nigeria spends billions of Naira on annual basis to import rice with its attendant depletion of the nation’s foreign reserves and this study analyzed that this negative trend can be reversed as there...

WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN CROP PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES IN LAFIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA

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FACTORS INFLUENCING ROLE PERFORMANCE OF COMMUNITY LEADERS IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

The study investigated crucial factors influencing role performance of community leaders in ruraldevelopment activities (RDAs) in Southwestern Nigeria. A multi‑stage sampling procedure was used toselect the respondents. Primary data were collected from 352 respondents using structure interviewschedule while key informants were subjected to in‑depth interview. Appropriate descriptivestatistical tools were used to summarise quantitative data while content analysis was used forqualitative da...


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