Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Comparative Nephroprotective Effects of Extracts of Buchholzia coriacea on some Biochemical Parameters in Carbon Tetrachloride-induced Toxicity in Rattus novergicus

Buchholzia coriacea (wonderful kola) is a medicinal plant that has been used worldwide as an alternative medication to promote human health. Comparative nephroprotective effects of crude seed  powder, aqueous and methanolic extracts of B. coriacea in hepatotoxic rats was investigated for 56 days. The crude powder (BCCP), aqueous extract (BCAE) and methanolic extract (BCME) significantly reduced (p

Hypoglycaemic and Hypolipidemic Effects of Black Brand of Lipton Tea (Camellia sinensis) on Normal Male Albino Rats

Recently, considerable attention has been focused on dietary supplements that possess hypoglycaemic and hypolipidemic properties in lieu of the synergistically synthesized drugs like statins and metiform which have been proven to have adverse effects. This present work was carried out to study the potential effects of Lipton tea aqueous extract (LTAE) on normal male albino rats. 36 six male Wistar rats weighing 115 - 150g were assigned into four main groups; each group was divi...

Mathematics Application for Agricultural Development in Nigeria

AbstractThis paper explores how the knowledge of mathematics can be applied to the development of agriculture, the importance and how mathematics application on the farm could improve agricultural development. Mathematical applications can enhance agricultural development in many ways. Through simple measurements, the farmer can estimate the number of hectares cultivated per annum, his profit and loss margin per annum etc. Mathematics has enabled farming to be more economically efficient and ...

THE IMPACTS OF SURFACE TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT TO TOURISM GROWTH

THE IMPACTS OF SURFACE TRANSPORT  DEVELOPMENT TO TOURISM GROWTHABSTRACT            CONTENTS    1.  INTRODUCTION                                                                                            &nbs...

Land evaluation, characterization and classification of soil for the proposed oil palm plantation in Ekpri Ibami, Akamkpa Local Government Area, Nigeria

Land evaluation, characterization and classification of soil for the proposed oil palm plantation in Ekpri Ibami, Akamkpa Local Government Area, Nigeria was conducted on 50 ha of land using a combination of both conventional and digital survey methods. The objective of the research was to characterize, classify and evaluate the land for the proposed oil palm production. Three soil mapping units were identified (EKP I, EKP II and EKP III) and representative profile pits were dug in eac...

Analysis of Loan Accessed by Cooperative Society Farmers from Bank of Agriculture (Boa), in Imo State, Nigeria

The study examined the determinants of agricultural loan accessed by cooperative farmers from Bank of Agriculture in Imo State. Specifically, the socio-economic characteristics of the cooperative farmers were identified, volume of loan accessed by cooperative farmers was determined, effects of the socio-economic characteristics of the cooperative farmers on the volume of loan accessed was estimated. 80 respondents were selected randomly from five Local Government Areas of Imo State and data w...

Hospitality management

A healthy diet is one that helps to maintain or improve overall health. A healthy diet provides the body with essential nutrients such as fluids, adequate amino acids from protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, fibre and adequate calories. The World Health Organization (WHO) 2009 makes the following five (5) recommendations with respect to both population and individualsMaintain a healthy weight by eating roughly the same number of calories that the body is using.Limit intake of ...

Economics of Fish Farming in Selected Local Government Areas of Taraba State

The study analysed the economics of fish farming in selected local government areas of Taraba state, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to; (i) describe the socio-economic characteristics of fish farmers in the study area (ii), estimate the cost and returns of fish farming in the study area (iii), determine the relationship between input and output in fish farming in the study area; and (iv), identify the constraints faced by fish farmers in the study area. It utilized mainly primary data....

CHANGES IN SOME HEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN DIABETIC RATS TREATED WITH LEAF EXTRACT OF TERMINALIA CATAPPA (INDIAN ALMOND) AND NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS (NSAIDs)

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Genetic Variability and Development of Cassava based Products Using Morphometic and RAPD Markers

Identifying genetic variation among some varieties of cassava for varied uses.

A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE REACTION OF DIFFERENT TOMATO CULTIVARS TO ROOT-KNOT NEMATODE

Nematode infestation has contributed to the low yield in tomato production in Nigeria (Charcher et. al., 2003).  Other production problem in the management of tomatos are weeds infestation, insects pest and diseases such as bacteria, fungi and virus diseases (Li et. al., 2007).  According to Nagesh at. al., 2005) rood-knot index ranged from 3.2 to 4.5 on a 0.5 scale with number of egg masses ranging from 69 to 98 lg root.  Therefore, controlling nematodes in the soil cou...

ISOLATING AND IDENTIFYING THE EFFECT OF NEMATODE DISEASE ON PLANT. AN EXPERIMENT USING SOIL SAMPLES AND PLANT MATERIALS

            The word Nematode is derived from the Greek word, what is the word?. Meaning “thread like ones” (nema means “thread” and ode means “like”). Nematodes can therefore be described as thread-like worms. (dropking 2001). Nematodes, eelworms and round worms are synonymous for the same group of organisms. The Phylum Nemata, to which nematodes belong occupies an intermediate position between the Phyla Platy helminthes (these include flukes a...

EFFECT OF BIOCHAR (CHARCOAL) ON MICROBIAL COLONIZATION AND HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATION IN A POLLUTED SOIL

ABSTRACT A study of the effect of biochar (charcoal) on microbial colonization and heavy metal concentration in polluted soil was conducted for eighth (8) weeks between September to October, during the cropping season of 2018, at the faculty of Agriculture, Kogi State University, Anyigba. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of biochar on microbial colonization and heavy metal concentration in a polluted soil. The experiment was laid out in a completely randomized des...

Research work preliminary

ABSTRACT             A study of the effect of biochar (charcoal) on microbial colonization and heavy metal concentration in polluted soil was conducted for eighth (8) weeks between September to October, during the cropping season of 2018, at the faculty of Agriculture, Kogi State University, Anyigba. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of biochar on microbial colonization and heavy metal concentration in a pollut...


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