Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

Enhancing Food Supply Through Genetic Engineering

ABSTRACTGreat progress has been made over the past decades with respect to the application of genetic engineering to increase food supply and to generate nutritionally improved food crops. The role of genetically modified (GM) crops for food security is the subject of public controversy. Genetically engineered crops could contribute to food production increase and higher food availability. They also impact on food quality and nutrient composition. This work discusses the challenges of food in...

IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURAL JOURNALISM

Agricultural Journalism can be described as that part of social activity, which is primarily concerned with the gathering, packaging and reporting of agricultural related news and views to the publics in a timely manner. This is achieved through various media, including Print, electronic (TV and radio), Internet, etc. Agricultural journalism has also been defined a specialized branch of journalism which deals with the techniques of receiving, writing, editing and reporting from infor...

EFFECT OF HAEMOSPORIDIAN PARASITES ON SOME HAEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF EPOMOPHORUS GAMBIANUS IN ZARIA, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTBats are viviparous and belong to the order Chiroptera; the second largest mammalian order with 1232 species (Altringham, 1996; Schnipper et al., 2008). Bats are nocturnal mammals that are important for the maintenance of the ecosystem (Hill and Smith, 1984). They are the only flying mammals and are found everywhere except in the Antarctica and Arctic regions (Hill and Smith, 1984) and perhaps are the most abundant, diverse and geographically dispersed vertebrates (Schnipper et al., 2...

Healing Effect of Faldherbia albida stem bark extract (FASB) on burn wound regarding tissue regeneration in Wistar albino rats

ABSTRACT A study was conducted in order to evaluate the effects of Faldherbia albida stem bark extract (FASB) contained in liposome gel at different concentration and silver sulfadiazine (SSD) cream on healing process of burn wounds in Wistar albino rats. Thirty five adult Wistar-albino rats were divided into five (5) groups of seven (7) rats each. A burn was generated on the backs of all the rats, done by subjecting to full thickness second degree skin burns with 5cm surface area d...

The Nexus in the Volatility in the Price of Crude Oil on Inclusive Growth in Nigeria (1986 - 2016)

AbstractNigeria is a mono-product economy, where the main export commodity is crudeoil, changes in crude oil prices has effects for the Nigerian economy and, inparticular, inclusive growth proxied by per capita GDP. The latter is mostlyimportant due to the double dilemma of being an oil exporting and oil-importingcountry, a situation that emerged in the last decade. The study examined the effectsof oil price, per capita GDP, real exchange rate, inflation, unemployment andinterest rate on incl...

ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS INFLUENCING THE USE INTENSITY OF IMPROVED SOIL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA

The study evaluated the factors influencing the use intensity of improved soil management practices in Imo State, Nigeria. Data were obtained from 209 farmers with the aid of structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools such as the mean, frequency and percentages. The findings revealed that age, education, farming experience, household size, occupation and farm size etc are important factors influencing the use intensity of improved agricultural practices i...

Abundance and distibution of squirrel in FCWM New Bussa, Niger State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT         The study was conducted on the abundance and the distribution of squirrel in federal college of wildlife management, by identifying the types, abundance and the distribution of squirrel species utilizing the study area. Four randomly selected plots 200m each were established in the college estate namely, Farm land area (plot 1) Mini zoo area (plot 2), Residential area (plot 3), and (plot 4). Natural land area. Census was carr...

Learning Theories for Colleges and Universities

Learning theoryies is a panacea to learning and teaching situations as it reveals the secret behind how human being learns at different levels, the methods of teaching and their effectiveness.This book contains different learning theories and theorists, their brief history content of their theories, application to classroom situations, strengths and weaknesses of each theory, implication of each theory to Nigerian situations. This book will broaden the knowledge of students as regards various...

Hotel Management: How to Achieve Service Performance Standard and Good Customer Satisfaction

Abstract. This handout on hotel management talks on service performance standard, how to achieve good customer satisfaction, the various things to do as a hotelier and service equipments. I implore every hospitality enthusiast to go for it.

Economics of Cheese Production among Nomadic Households in Ogun State, Nigeria

The selling of dairy products is widespread among the Fulani. The traditional pastoral sector is noted for the production and vending of milk is the most important economic preoccupation of the Fulani however, it faces many challenges in Nigeria. The study therefore, examined the profitability of cheese production among nomadic households in Ogun State. Data were with an interview schedule from 180 randomly selected nomadic households. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and farm ...

Nigeria Agrobusiness and Agro Allied Sector: Challenges and Prospects.

 Introduction: Agribusiness & Agro Allied sector in Nigeria has the capacity to become a leading agribusiness and agro-allied industrial nation. Of the 923 million square kilometers in Nigeria, over 90 percent is arable, 40 percent is cultivated, and only 10 percent is properly cultivated. Therefore, Nigeria has significant potential to apply technology in intensifying production across a number of agro products. Nigeria’s ongoing Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA), the flagshi...

Effect of Graded Levels of Maize Cob Meal as Replacement for Dietary Maize on the Carcass Characteristics of Growing Rabbits

ABSTRACTA feeding trial was conducted with thirty (30) weaner rabbits with average weight of 355.00g of mixed breed (New Zealand X American Chinchilla) and mixed sexes to investigate the nutritive potentials of maize cob meal (MCM). Thirty mixed breed rabbits were used and randomly assigned to treatment T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 in which MCM replaced maize at 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20% weight for weight respectively at the rate of six (6) rabbits per dietary treatment. Results of preliminary (analytica...

JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE AND JOINT SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL PROMOTION EXAMINATION SCORES: THE PREDICTIVE VALIDITY ON SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN ONDO

Abstract This study investigated the predictive validity of JSCE and Joint SS2 promotion Examination scores on senior secondary school Students' performance in SSCE in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State. This study adopted correlational research and ex-post facto research design. The research work was carried out, using two schools and two hundred and fifty-five (255) students. The scores of students who sat for JSCE 2011, JSS2PE 2013, WAEC 2014 and NECO 2014 were collected th...

Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasites on Some Common Vegetables sold in Bauchi Metropolis

ABSTRACT Vegetables are important in the diets of both human being and their livestock. Vegetables improve appetite and supply consumers with fibre, protein, flavour, essential oils and flavonoids (Klansmewyer et al., 2004). The problem of food poisoning especially vegetables is not limited to personal hygiene while cooking but is also widely dependent on source and handling before it gets to the consumer. Common vegetables brought for sale in markets within Bauchi metropolis, Bauchi State f...

EFFECT OF RICE HUSK EXTRACT ON LEAF SPOT DISEASE OF PEPPER CAUSED BY Cercospora spp.

Pepper are subjected to many problems such as weeds and diseases like tobacco mosaic virus, damping off, blossom end rot, spotted wilt phytophthora root rot, cucumber virus, bacterial spot, Alternaria leaf spot and of cause Cercospora leaf spot. Therefore this study was conducted to determine the effect of rice husk extract on leaf spot disease of pepper and yield. Experimental design was randomized complete block design with three replicates. The total plot size was 8m by 17m, while th...


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