Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Morphometric and Meristic features and Length-Weight Relationship as indicators of quality of Brycinus macrolepidotus in Lower River Ogun, Nigeria

ABSTRACTOne Hundred And Eighty samples of True big-scale fish (Brycinus macrolepidotus Valenciennes, 1850) were collected bi-monthly from June  November, 2017, from River Ogun, Nigeria. Total length and body weight of all samples measured and samples were grouped based on length into sizes: juveniles (10-14.9 cm), sub-adults (15.1-19.9 cm), and adults (20.2-26.3 cm). Significant differences (p

Analysis of Resource Used Efficiency in Small Scale Broiler Farmers in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State

       ABSTRACTThe study examined the  analysis of resource use efficiency of small scale broiler farmers in  Jos north L.G.A of Plateau state, Nigeria. Data were collected randomly from 80 respondents.  Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, efficiency model and gross margin analysis. The result showed that 61.25% of the respondents were male, 53.75% fall between 26-30 years of age,63.75% were married,33.75% has the household size of 1-3 per...

FEEDING VALUE OF CASSAVA ROOT MEAL BASED DIET SUPPLEMENTED WITH ACTIVATED CHARCOAL ON THE SERUM BIOCHEMISTRY OF LAYING CHICKEN IN LAUTECH TEACHING AND RESEARCH FARM OGBOMOSO OF OYO STATE

ÑABSTRACT  A 14 week feeding trial was conducted using one hundred and twenty eight point of lay Isa brown strain of pullets (16 weeks old) to evaluate the effect of feeding diets containing cassava root meal (CRM) with activated charcoal supplementation on their serum biochemical indices. Four experimental diets were formulated. The CRM was included at the rate of 25, 50, and 75% levels respectively to replace maize of the control diet. The birds were randomly allotted to four dietary ...

PHYTOPLANKTON COMPOSITION IN TWO WATER BODIES OF THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AKURE, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

The phytoplanktons found in the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) was studied from April to August 2017 which spanned for 5 months which took place in two sampling sites, the Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology Research Farm pond (FAT pond) was the first sampling station while Crop Science and Pest Management water body was the second sampling water body where samples were collected at different sampling depths ranging between 16-30cm. A hundred and fifty (150cl) of FUTA water sa...

Effect of Different Energy Source on the Nutritional Composition and Acceptability of Clarias Gariepinus

CHAPTER ONE1.0 INTRODUCTION1.1 Background InformationFish  is   an  important   source of cheap   first   class   protein, providing essential   amino   acids(Aremu et al., 2014), it is an indispensable source of micronutrients (Okonji et al., 2016) andother elements for the maintenance of healthy body (Ravichandran et al., 2012; Ehigiator etal., 2015). The results of a study conducted by Sipe (2008) have shown a ...

Silage Characteristics and Nutritional Quality of Panicum Maximum Ensiled with or without Browse Seeds (Enterolobuum Cyclocarpum and Albizia Saman

The present study evaluated the silage characteristics and nutritive quality of panicum maximum ensiled with or without browse seeds. The study was a 7 x 2 factorial experiment, constituting of panicum maximum harvested at different maturity stages ensiled with two browse plant seeds (Enterolobium cyclocarpum and albizia saman) at different proportions(100:0, 75:25, 50:50, and25:75).Data o pH,  Temperature and physical characteristics of the silage were recorded. There no significant (p

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...


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