Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

The Effect of Cassava-Value Addition on the Income of Small Scale Farmers in Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study was conducted on the effect of cassava-value addition on the income of small-scale farmers in Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara-State, Nigeria. A total number of 120 respondents were sampled through multi-stage random sampling technique. Primary data were collected from the respondents with structured questionnaire. Data generated were analyzed with descriptive statistics such as percentage, frequency counts and mean and also multiple regression analysis. The ...

PROXIMATE COMPOSITION AND ANTI NUTRITIONAL CONTENT OF HYDROPONICALLY GROWN FODDER FROM MAIZE AND SORGHUM

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to evaluate the effect of different harvesting time on the proximate and anti-nutritional content value of maize and sorghum fodder produced in hydroponic system. Maize and sorghum were harvested on the 8th and 12th days following sowing date.There are significant (p

EVALUATION OF ORANGE-FLESHED SWEET POTATOES PRODUCTION ON THE LIVELIHOOD OF RURAL FARMERS IN OFFA LOCAL GOVERNMENT, KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTOrange-Fleshed Sweet Potatoes production on the livelihood of Rural Farmers in Offa LGA of Kwara State was examined in this study. The study data was collected using a structured questionnaire, where (96) questionnaires were shared to the sampled respondents from eight (8) villages in the study area. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequencies, percentage, tables) and inferential statistics (Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression ana...

EVALUATION OF SOIL FERTILITY OF SMALL SCALE FARMERS’ FIELDS IN IJUMU AREA SOUTHERN GUINEA SAVANNAH REGION, KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

This study evaluates the fertility of small scale farmers’ field in Ijumu Area of Kogi State. The area lies within the Southern Guinea Savannah zone of Nigeria. The study area is having three districts; Ijumu Oke, Ijumu Arin and Gbedde. 60 farmers were identified through the Agricultural Development Agency and questionnaires were administered to them to identify soil management practices and problems among the farmers. Soil samples were collected from three farmers’ field, one farmer ...

Cations Ratios Distribution in Selected Rice Soils of Ebonyi, Southeastern Nigeria

This research work was carried out on the rice soils of Ebonyi State, considering the cation ratios distribution in upland, lowland and irrigated rice in the three agro-ecological zones of Ebonyi, namely; Ebonyi North, Ebonyi Central and Ebonyi South. The location at Ebonyi North was at Amachi Izzi in Abakaliki and designated by AUP, ALP and AIP for Abakaliki Upland, Lowland and Irrigated pits respectively. Ebonyi Central was located at Ikwo and designated by IUP, ILP and IIP f...

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. ...


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