Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Effects of Dietary Supplementation of Eucalyptus globulus leaves in the diet of Heterobranchus bidorsalis Fingerlings

ABSTRACTThis project work was carried out to determine the Effects of Dietary Supplementation of Eucalyptus globulus leaves in the diet of Heterobranchus bidorsalis Fingerlings. Growth and nutrient utilization was studied for 70 days in 50 liters rectangular plastic tanks. Tanks were grouped into five (5) treatments in triplicates (ControlR1-3), (EG1R1-3), (EG2R1-3), (EG3R1-3) and (EG4R1-3). One hundred and fifty (150) fingerlings of Heterobranchus bidorsalis used were randomly distrib...

Science of Using Maize Varieties Against Helicoverpa Zea in Niger State

Corn varieties were selected based on genetic differences to assess the most resistant cultivar and a landrace was used as a control experimental specie. The trial was conducted at the horticultural nursery and later the research was finalised at the laboratory where the laboratory data were collected and subjected to statistical analysis. 

Loss of Animal Biodiversity in Nigeria

This research paper gives an overview on loss of biological fauna in Nigeria and the effects of man on the ecosystem.

PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY OF MAIZE-BASED CROPPING SYSTEMS AMONG FARMERS IN HONG LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACTThe study examined Productivity and Efficiency of Maize-based Cropping System Farmers in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Nigeria. The specific objectives of the study were to describe the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents; identify the various maize-based cropping systems in the area; determine the profitability of maize-based cropping systems in the area; estimate the technical, allocative and economic efficiencies of the famers; determine the ...

Effects of Chicken Litter Fortified with Chicken Egg Shells on Growth and Yield of Stinging Nettle (Urticadioica)

ABSTRACTStinging nettle (Urtica dioica) often known as common nettle is an herbaceous perennial flowering plant on the family of urticiae. The plant originated from colder region Europe and Asia. In Kenya the plant is grown in many part including Nero, Laikipia, Embu, Meru, Narok and in the slope of Mt Kenya. The plant is grown for its leaves which are used as vegetables, roots and stem which is a good source of fibre. The plant is rich in calcium, potassium, vitamin ...

Analysis of Factors Affecting Farmers Investment in Neglected and Underutilized Crops: Case of Yams (Dioscorea SPP) Among Small Scale Farmers Runyejes Sub-County, Embu County, Kenya

An analysis of economic effects of  Neglected and Underutilized crops (NUACs) in Kenya, case of yam in Embu County. ABSTRACT Nations in Africa i.e. Kenya has great potential of realizing their goal of eradicating poverty andhunger in all its forms and everywhere through the neglected and underutilized crops i.e. yamsDioscorea   spp   (Berchie,   2009)   but   have   been   adversely   aggrieved   by   institutional   failur...

Okimi Solomon 12AG1144 Research work 2016

AbstractIncreasing prices of fertilizer have made farmers turn to other sources of plant nutrients for cropcultivation. Farmers are now increasing the use of animal manure to improve soil fertility. It isnot clear what ef ects these manures might have on the yield performance of sweet potato(Ipomoea batatas). This study was conducted during the late raining season of the year 2016 atKogi State University Research/Student Demonstration Farm, in the Southern Guinea savannahagro-ecological zone ...

Journal 2 Mr. E. Kara

ABSTRACTThe study examined the use of information and communication technologies among crop farmers in Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe State. Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used in selection of 120 respondents for the study. Data were collected through the use of structured questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistical were used to analyze the data. The findings revealed that most (73.7%) of the respondents were male. more than half (52.5%) were between the age of ...

PHILOSOPHY AND OTHER BURNING ISSUES for publicationUPDATED

Philosophy and other burning issues is a comprehensive philosophy text book that introduces philosophy to a non starter in philosophy and with it in depth study of other burning issues in philosophy.

SESAME PRODUCTION PANACEA FOR NIGERIAN ECONOMY DIVERSIFICATTION - Copy

AbstractThis study is a review of sesame production in Nigeria. Data for this review was collected using primary and secondary sources. Production of sesame in Nigeria saw a tremendous increase in the last decade with an output of 80,000 metric tonnes in 2003 to about 158,000 metric tonnes in 2012. This increase was facilitated by the export of sesame seed which stood at 35,000 metric tonnes in 2003 to about 40,800 metric tonnes in 2010. Nigeria gulped a foreign exchange earnings of $19,000,0...

ASSESMENT OF CATFISH GROWTH IN RELATION TO FEEDING AND CHANGE IN WATER QUALITY IN DRY LANDS, CASESTUDY OF SEKU, KITUI.

ABSTRACTPhysical water quality parameters were conducted to assess raised fish pond waters in South Eastern Kenya University in relation to their potential for catfish culture uses. Water conductivity, TDS, salinity DO and temperature were monitored for a time period of two months in relation to feeding and growth of Clarias gariepinus. The physical water quality parameters results revealed a rising trend behavior thought the study. The result revealed that the physical water quality variable...

IMPACT OF ECONOMICAL AND MANAGERIAL FACTORS INFLUENCING THE PERFORMANCE OF TEXTILE INDUSTRY IN KADUNA STATE-NIGERIA-converted

ABSTRACT Nigeria’s textile industry is the second largest textile industry in Africa employing thousand of workforce and millions of indirect workers. It has been identified as the dependable  employer of labour and source of financial security for most Nigeria youths the sector employed 25% workers in the nation’s manufacturing sector. The textile industry has one of the most complicated industrial chain in the manufacturing industry. This study however, is aimed at known the ...

The Use of Mobile Phone in Beef Cattle Marketing Among Smallholder Farmers: The Case of Girar Jarso District of North Shoa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Abstract: Mobile phone supports farmers to have access to lucrative beef cattle markets by increasing access to timely market information. This study focuses on use of mobile phone in beef cattle marketing among smallholder farmers in Girar Jarso district, Oromia region, Ethiopia. Specifically  the study were designed to assess the contributions of mobile phone in beef cattle marketing, to identify factors affecting use of mobile phone in beef cattle marketing and to identify ...

NODULATION OF COWPEA

Abstract Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata [L]Walp) can obtain nitrogen from the atmosphere by the process of biological nitrogen fixation when associated with specific and effective rhizobia. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different rates of phosphate fertilizer on nodulation and dry matter yield of cowpea. A Randomized Complete Block Design with four treatments and three replications was used. The trial was conducted on the field. The treatments consisted of different rate...

INFLUENCE OF NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS ON NODULATION AND YIELD OF SOYBEAN

AbstractGrain legumes are getting popular all over the world, either because of their high protein or oil content and potential to improve soil fertility. A field study was undertaken with two grain legumes; Soybean and Cowpea, that are economically important in the semi-arid region at the Irrigation Research Farm of Institute for Agricultural Research, Kadawa, Kano in the Sudan Savanna to gain an understanding of fertilizer application rates on nodulation and yields of Soybean (TGx 1904-6F) ...


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