Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

The impacts of agroforestry practices on soil fertility in rural areas

ABSTRACTThe concern of humanity is the need to tackle the increasing challenges of severe land degradation and desertification of the ecosystem. The study examined the impacts of agroforestry practices on soil fertility in rural areas of Katsina State, Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique was employed in collecting data from one hundred (100) rural farmers with structured questionnaire administered in two Local Government Areas of Katsina State, namely Batsari and Safana. The data were analy...

Effects of Neem-Based Organic Fertilizer, NPK and Their Combinations on Soil Properties and Growth of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) in a Degraded Ultisol of Calabar, Nigeria

A field experiment was conducted at the University of Calabar Teaching and Research Farm toevaluate the effects of neem-based organic fertilizer, NPK and their combinations on soil chemicalproperties and growth of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) on a degraded Ultisol Calabar. Theexperiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design with three replications comprising ofsix treatments. The treatments were control (no amendment), sole NPK 20:10:10 fertilizer andneem–based organic fertili...

Status and distribution of soil available micronutrients along a hillslope at Ekpri Ibami in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria

A field study of the status and distribution of available soil micronutrients along a hillslope of EkpriIbami was carried out on a 50 ha land. The aim of the study is to evaluate the micronutrient status anddistribution and their relationship with some selected soil properties. A total of 16 soil samples werecollected from each pedogenic horizons of four profile pits dug along a hillslope classified as upperslope, middle slope, lower slope and valley bottom. The micronutrients determined in t...

Business proposal on turkey farm

LIST OF CONTENTS   INTRODUCTION  DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCTS  REASONS FOR STARTING TURKEY FARMING  TURKEY BREEDS  TURKEY FEEDS  THE POTENTIAL REWARD OF TURKEY FARM BUSINESS  FARM STRUCTURE  Economic Parameters in Turkey Farming  GENERAL TURKEY MANAGEMENT  Vaccination  Debeaking and Toe Clipping  BEHAVIOUR  Temperature  TURKEY DISEASES  Turkey Farming: Feasibility Study&...

Vrabil Farm Business Plan

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis feasibility study on the establishment of a Poultry Farm is based on the Survey made by Ogah Innocent Ojiya and the business. Which will be wholly owned by him.The proposed name of the Poultry farm will be Vrabil Poultry Farm and will concentrate on sales of birds and its products.When the farm grows to maturity we shall be supplying birds and its products to different Quick Services restaurant, Large and Small Markets resident populaces alike, in South West Niger...

Improvement of food security in Nigeria

Food security is made up of two words “food” and “secure”, meaning “securing of food”.The opposite of food security is food insecurity. It is a sad situation of limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate or safe food.Different countries have different methods of combating food insecurity. For Nigeria, sustainable agricultural intervention by all stakeholders is the key. Having seen the aftermath of food insecurity, the question then is what is the way forwa...

ADEQUACY OF COOPERATIVE SCHEME IN THE FUNDING OF STAFF HOME OWNERSHIP AT THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, IDAH

ABSTRACTThe need to assess the various avenues towards individuals housing construction as well as their sources of funding is imperative. The study examines access to finance for housing development in Federal Polytechnic, Idah using the cooperative scheme as a case study. It assesses the challenges of source of finance for housing development. The study utilizes clustered and random methods of sampling to select the School, Departments and Staff in the institution for data collection. Out o...

BEST BABY CHANGING TABLES

This work is aimed at giving a brief review of the best changing tables in the market. these changing tables are required in homes where there are babies or a couple expecting a child. this article helps to inform them properly on the type of changing table to purchase for their babies.

AN OVERVIEW ON AGRICULTURE

This article is meant to inform the public properly on how Agriculture came about, its importance, dangers posing a threat to the growth of agriculture as well as how these problems can be solved.

Seed dormancy in palms

Seed dormancy in palms, date palm inclusive have continued to be challenging especially when cultivating through seeds. This study evaluated different methods of breaking dormancy and seed germination rate in P. dactylifera. Using Completely Randomize Design, two varieties of P. dactylifera were treated with three treatments comprising sulphuric acid, hot water, cold water and control. Result showed that all the three treatments significantly (p < 0.05) affect the germination rate and ear...

Interaction between some soil physicochemical properties and weather variables on sub-humid tropical rainforest soils of Cross River State, Southeastern Nigeria.

The study deals with the interaction between some soil physicochemical properties and weather variables on sub-humid tropical rainforest soils of Cross River State, Southeastern Nigeria. The study aims to determine the interactions between soil properties and weather variables of three land uses occurring on the tropical sandy soils. Soil samples were obtained from 10,000 m2 of UNICAL Teaching and Research farm (Arable farm), Oil palm plantation and Forestry Teaching and Research farm (F...

A Multinomial Logit Analysis of Agricultural Credit Rationing by Commercial Banks in Nigeria

The study tried to identify the determinants influencing Commercial banks decision to ration agricultural credit in South-Western, Nigeria. Data for the analysis were sourced from the agricultural credit transactions of the banks. Evidence from the multinomial logit model estimated shows that the borrowers are heterogeneous. Farm size, previous income, enterprise type, coop membership, household net-worth and agricultural commercialization level are positive and signi...

REPLACEMENT VALUE OF PROCESSED KARANJ (pongamia pinnata) SEED CAKE FOR SOYA BEAN MEAL ON THE HAEMATOLOGICAL INDICES OF BROILER FINISHER DIET IN SEMI ARID ZONE OF NIGERIA.

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