Research Papers/Topics in Agricultural And Bioresources Engineering

Heavy Metals Bioremediation Of Agricultural Soil Using Poultry Litter

The aim of this research is to determine the level of heavy metals contamination of agricultural soil and to reduce its concentration in the soil. Soil sampled at Inua Eyet Ikot, Mkpanak, Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State was analyzed to check for the initial heavy metal concentration of the soil. Poultry litter as a nutrient additive bearing microorganisms, bacteria and fungi was introduced to the soil to reduce the concentration of heavy metals. The sampled soil was mixed with ...

EFFECT OF FEEDING VARYING LEVELES OF COWPEA AND GROUNDNUT HAULMS ON GROWTH AND HEAMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF RED SOKOTO GOATS

ABSTRACTThe study was conducted to determine the effect of inclusion level of cowpea haulms and groundnut haulms on the growth performance and haematological parameters of Red sokoto goats. Nine goats were allocated to three dietary treatments which were formulated to contain 40% cowpea haulms, 40% groundnut haulms and 20% cowpea ː 20% groundnut inclusion. In a Completely Randomised Design (CRD). Each animal was fed 2.5% of the body weight of the experimental diet for a period of 12 w...

Assess the Level of Knowledge and Attitude of Rural Women Towards Agro-Forestry Practices in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

AbstractThe study examined the Knowledge and attitude of rural women towards agroforestry practices in Chikun Local Government Area ( LGA) of Kaduna State. The objectives of the study were to describe the socio-economic characteristics of rural women, describe the types of agroforestry practices, examine the sources of information on ageroforestry, find out the level of knowledge of rural women on agroforestry practices, ascertain the attitude of rural women toward agroforestry practic...

Design and Construction of an Integrated Mechanized Cassava Mash and Garri Sifter (Sieve)

Cassava is produced in a large quantity in Nigeria. One of the products emerging from its processing has turned out to be a major staple food in the nation, which is ‘garri’. Due to insufficient and inadequate processing equipment; cassava has been susceptible to wastage and ‘garri’ production has been reduced in scale, thereby resulting in insufficiency and high cost of ’garri’ in the market. In order to ease the production process, a compact mechanized cassava mash/‘garri...

ADOPTION OF IMPROVED RICE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES BY FARMERS IN KUDAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE

The main focused of this study was to evaluate the adoption of improved rice production technologies among farmers in Kudan Local Government Area of Kaduna state. The specific objectives of the study are to:  describe the socio-economic characteristics of rice farmers, identify the sources of information used by rice   farmers, describe the level of adoption of improved rice production technologies, determine the factors that influence the adoption of  improved rice ...

Development of a pedal operated breadfruit dehulling machine

ABSTRACTBreadfruit (Treculia Africana) or simply breadnut is very important  both as food and as a potential source of oil. The economic  importance of this tropical seed on domestic and commercial basis  has necessitated the development of a pedal breadfruit dehuller, that  would reduce the Cost of maintaining and purchasing motorized dehuller, Solve the problem of fuel scarcity, inadequate electricity supply . In the engineering design of this machine, the action zone co...

Design of Urban Stormwater Harvesting and Application System (Case Study Nairobi CBD)

ABSTRACT The city of Nairobi was initially engineered to keep stormwater out of sight and out of mind. Unfortunately, that approach has turned a potential resource into a waste product and created new environmental hazards. Once the rain falls onto the impervious surfaces of the streets, sidewalk, parking lots and rooftops, it picks up any and all pollutants that are  in  its  path,  gathering  volume  and  speed  into  the  storm  d...

MODIFICATION OF THE UNN SWINE ENTERPRISE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Swine enterprise is one of the best options to choose when investing in livestock production, but has been suffering a big neglect due to lack of awareness and ignorance on the part of investors in most developing countries including Nigeria. Everything about swine enterprise depends on how they are managed as they do not demand much financially for their labour, feeding, housing and equipment selection and for other basic needs as compared to other livestock enterprise. Therefore, due ...

DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF WHEEL AND BRAKE SYSTEM OF A TIPPING TRUCK

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this research work is to design, fabricate and install a hydraulic brake system on a wheel system of an agricultural tipping truck. For an efficient functioning of the brake system some measures have to be strictly considered; the weight of the vehicle and the external load.The engineering materials used in the fabrication of the wheels system include metals, ceramics and polymerics.Despite the efficiency of the brake there must be routine checks and maintenance to ensu...

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR-WAY TRAFFIC LIGHT

ABSTRACTThe project “microcontroller based intelligent traffic light system with automatic street light and warning light” was designed to tackle the traffic issues in the country so as to establish automatic traffic control and monitoring system with near perfection. The project intelligent traffic light with automatic street light and warning light is a complex microcontroller based project that was designed to control traffic on a four way road network.The system is embedded with ...

EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF FLOODING ON FOUR VARIETIES OF RICE (A CASE STUDY OF EZZA NORTH, ABAKALIKI, EBONYI STATE)

ABSTRACTFlooding has been described as one of the most important environmental factors determining the distribution of salt maize plants. We studied the impact of five water levels on the germination and establishment of the invasive cord grass spartina denifora. Plant house experiment was carried out to determine the effects of time and depth of flooding o the survival and growth of rice. Data showed that time and depth of flood had significant effects on the survival and growth of rice.&nbs...