Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

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...

LECTURE 01 ON SKILLS FOR SDGs- PRENEURSHIP- INTRODUCTION

SDGs-Prenuership, is a subject that deals with how to turn the UN Global Goals into Local Sustainable Businesses. This is the right thinking and concern for the world now in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda through the SDGs. Thus, this lecture provides a practical guide on how to actualize this laudable sustainable development goals of the UN for the benefit of people and planet earth. It is well simplified so that all may understand, participate and reap the benefit of the UN Global Goals.

Hotel Management and service performance standards.

This handout on hotel management and service performance standard seek to address the gap in hotel services done by employees and employers. It enumerates what needs to be known and done to achieve high service skills. For any intending hotelier, this handout is a must have for you and one can train and acquire knowledge from it.  Different departments of the hotel were captured in it down to making of some cocktails and service equipments. This handout is knowledge on its own.

ASSESSMENT OF SOIL CHEMICAL DEGRADATION UNDER KOLANUT PRODUCTION IN IMOTA LAGOS STATE

ABSTRACTOne of the most serious problems currently affecting agricultural production in developing countries especially Nigeria is land degradation. The adverse effect of land degradation on soil production, soil health and food security is an important current global issue. Hence, this study assessed the chemical degradation of soils under kolanut production with the view of optimizing its production through appropriate management practices that is environmentally friendly and sustainable. S...

ASSESSMENT OF SOIL CHEMICAL DEGRADATION UNDER KOLANUT PRODUCTION IN IMOTA, LAGOS STATE

One of the most serious problems currently affecting agricultural production in developing countries especially Nigeria is land degradation. The adverse effect of land degradation on soil production, soil health and food security is an important current global issue. Hence, this study assessed the chemical degradation of soils under kolanut production with the view of optimizing its production through appropriate management practices that is environmentally friendly and sustainable. Surface (...

Cost and Returns of Vegetable Production in Delta State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study examined the costs and returns of vegetable crops production in Delta State, Nigeria. The objectives were to describe the socio-economic characteristic of vegetable crops farmers, identify the major vegetable crops cultivated and the production system adopted in the study area, examine the effect of socio-economic factors on output of vegetable crops production, determine the structure of costs, returns and therefore profitability of vegetable crops production, ex...

Evaluation of Soil Potential for Crops {cassava and rice} Production.

ABSTRACTThe research was conducted in Obi Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria to evaluate the potentials of the soils for Cassava and Rice cultivation using the requirements for Cassava and Rice as adapted by Sys. (1985) method. The characters used were classified under climatic, physicochemical, topographic, soil wetness and fertility factors.The soil samples were collected from six (6) different locations and in each location six (6) bulked soil samples were prepared and ana...

EFFECT OF WOOD ASH TREATMENT ON CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF CASHEW NUT SHELL

         ABSTRACTThis study was conducted to investigate the effect of wood ash solution on chemical composition of cashew nut shell. Approximately 200g, 400g, and 600g of wood ash were weighed into separate plastic containers. 1 litre of the wood ash solution containing 200g, 400g, 600g and 0g of wood ash respectively was used to soak 200g of the milled cashew nut shell for 24 hrs to make four treatment, which was replicated thrice in a complete randomized design. Result showed th...

Assessment of Intra-Urban Migration in Maiduguri During the Period of Insurgency

ABSTRACTThis research entitled “assessment of intra-urban migration pattern in Maiduguri during the period of insurgency” covers the period between 2009-2015 and explores new issues in understanding the nature, trend, pattern and effects of intra-urban migration on both the migrants and their destinations. Purposive sampling method was used to explore individual migrants from six selected words of Gomari air port, Ngomari Costain, Bolori, Mashamari, Maisandari I and Mairi wards. A total o...

Potential of Honey production enterprise for improved livelihood among honey producers in Nigeria

A REVIEW STUDIES ON POTENTIAL OF HONEY PRODUCTION ENTERPRISE FOR IMPROVED LIVELIHOOD AMONG HONEY PRODUCERS IN NIGERIA.* Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development University of Ibadan, Nigeria.                ABSTRACTThe study assessed the potential of honey production among the beekeepers in Saki rural zone of Oyo State. The population of the study consisted of all honey entrepreneurs or producers. A multistage random samplin...

A LINEAR PROGRAMMING APPROACH FOR SUSTAINABLE HARVESTING SCHEDULE FOR TECTONA GRANDIS LINN F. IN OMO FOREST RESERVE, NIGERIA.

ABSTRACTLinear programming (LP)is a useful analytical tool for determining future sequence of harvests from the forest. It has been an inherent part of forest management planning and decision-making.This study was carried out to determine the optimal harvesting schedules for Tectona grandis plantations in Omo Forest Reserve, Southwestern Nigeria using Linear Programming. The plantations are being managed for timber production and are to be exploited within twenty five (25) years based on a 5-...


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