Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

INCREASING RICE PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH INTEGRATED NITROGEN SOURCES UNDER THREE SOIL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS ON A VERTISOL

Rice production in Ghana is relatively low partly due to poor nitrogen and soil management. To increase rice productivity in the country, a field experiment was carried out to assess the effect of nitrogen sources and soil management systems on grain yield, plant nitrogen uptake, nitrogen use efficiency, and chemical properties of the soil. The experiment was conducted at the Soil and Irrigation Research Centre, University of Ghana, Kpong during the 2015 and 2016 cropping ...

Response of Onion (Allium cepa L.) to Bulb Size at Planting and NPK 15:15:15 Fertilizer Application Rate in the Guinea Savannah Agroecology of Ghana

Studies were conducted during the 2013 and 2014 cropping seasons at the research field of the University for Development Studies, Nyankpala in the Northern Region of Ghana to determine the effects of bulb size at planting and NPK 15:15:15 application rate on growth and yield of onion. The NPK 15:15:15 was applied at the rate of 0 (control), 80, 165 and 250 kg/ha. Three different bulb sizes: small (2.5-3.5 cm), medium (4.5-5.5 cm) and large (6.5-8.5 cm) were used. The treatment combinati...

Evaluation of Emergency Cash Transfer in Zambia

There are times when the government, non-governmental organisations and individuals have to quickly intervene and get emergency aid to people adversely affected by natural and man-made calamities. Zambia has disaster management and social protection plans and programmes to quickly address such events. However, they face administration and financial challenges that sometime overwhelm its constrained resources. Therefore, the support of cooperating partners in disaster management to the g...

PROJECT PROPOSAL ON PIGGERY

This is a project proposal for people who want to involve in piggery.

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF E-WALLET SYSTEM IN AGRICULTURAL INPUT DISTRIBUTION AMONG FARMERS IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

The study was designed to assess the strengths and weaknesses of e-wallet innovation system of agricultural input distribution among farmers in Osun State, Nigeria. A multistage stage sampling procedure was used to select therespondents. Data were gathered through structured interview schedule from 324 farmers randomly selected from four Local Government Areas of the state. Data collected were analyzed using appropriate descriptive and inferentialstatistical tools. The results showed that the...

The impact of Ceiling design in Restuarant interior design

CHAPTER ONE 1.0              INTRODUCTION 1.1       Background of the Study              For decades businesses have been relying solely on price as a competitive advantage. Even though it might have been a successful approach earlier, it no longer maintains growth and profitability in a competition between businesses. As the a...

The effect of shade and oven drying on the nutrient and microbial quality of lady’s finger okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

Non-leafy vegetables are highly perishable products and require good processing treatment to prevent post-harvest losses and non-bioavailable nutrient in dry or processed food. This study was carried out to determine the effect of shade and oven drying on the nutrient and microbial quality of lady’s finger okra (Abelmoschus esculentus). Proximate, mineral, vitamin and Anti nutrient composition of Okra were determined using standard methods of Association of Official Analytical Chemists. The...

NanoComposix Guidelines for Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Analysis of Nano Particles

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'} span.s1 {direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: bidi-override} Transmission  Electron  Microscopy  (TEM)  is  a  vital  characterization  tool  for  directly  imaging nanomaterials  to  obtain quantitative  measures of particle  and/or  grain  size,  size  distribution, and morphology.    TEM  images&nbs...

Community influence

The paper assessed communal influence on land accessibility among rural farmers in Osun State. It specificallydescribed socio-economic characteristics of land users; determined the level of land accessibility; and examinedinfluence of community (roles of traditional authorities, community beliefs and cultural taboos) on landaccessibility. A multistage stage sampling procedure was used to select the respondents. Data were collected from260 respondents using structured interview schedule and ke...

Community conflict paper 4

Conflict is a major impediment of any community development. However, its occurrence isinevitable and requires serious attention from relevant stakeholders. This study focused on theeffects of community conflicts on rural economic activities in Osun State, Nigeria. It specificallyunveiled the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents; identified the causes of conflictin the study area; determined the effects of conflicts on the economic activities and identifiedthe strategies adopted ...

Sampling for Insects

Insects are the most successful and enduring life form on earth and are known to have existed for over 400 million years. They are the most dominant multicellular life form on earth and are represented all over, from the poles to the equator, from the sea surface to the highest peaks and from the deserts to rain forests. It is estimated that insects comprise about half of the earth’s 1.5 million known species (Chapman, 2013; McGavin, 2007). Gullan and Cranston (2014) stated that ...

Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases

I.                   INTRODUCTIONThere has been world wide explosion of infectious diseases with emerging diseases such as HIV/AIDS pandemic as well as old diseases like cholera, tuberculosis, dengue, or malaria. These infectious diseases are on a sudden increase due to many factors amongst which; climate change, transformation of ecosystems, socio-economic problems and Public health systems det...

J. Appl. Environ. Biol. Sci., 7(3)157-165, 2017

The present work is to study the emergence and growth of seedlings of five pistachio varieties that are: Batouri, Achouri, Neb-Djemel, Adjmi and Bayadhi. The study was conducted in a greenhouse temperature and photoperiod were controlled. The seeds are germinated in pots filled with peat without going through the damp cold stratification at a temperature of 4ºC. The results obtained showed that growth parameters (length and diameter of the plants) revealed significant tes...

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Salinity is a major problem directly affecting the ecological balance and the development of agriculture in the Mediterranean basin, particularly North Africa. This phenomenon is considered as the most important abiotic factor limiting crops growth and productivity, degrading and polluting soils in arid and semi-arid. In order to study the influence of salinity, on the physiological parameters and to assess the potential of adaptation of the olive tree in a saline environment, three parcels c...

Vegetation Composition Related to Environmental Factors along the International Highway-West Alexandria, Egypt

The present study aimed to characterize the ecological features of the vegetation along theinternational coastal road from El-Ajami to Ras El-Hekma, West Alexandria, Egypt. The clusteranalysis of 60 stands was performed using the Community Analysis Package program and Detrended Correspondence Analysis (DCA). Canonical Correspondence Analysis (CCA) was used to identify the ecological relationships between the vegetation and the environment along the roadside. The total number of the recorded p...


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