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EFFECT OF NPK FERTILIZER ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD COMPONENTS OF YAM (Dioscorea Spp), AND EGUSI-MELON (Coloncynthis citrillus) INTERCROP

ABSTRACT The experiment was conducted at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin, Ugbowo Campus Benin City Nigeria. The experiment was conducted under rain fed condition during the early cropping season (March to November) of the year 2013. The experimental design was the Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with yam and egusi-melon as the test […]

PERFORMANCE OF EARLY AND LATE MAIZE (Zea mays L.) VARIETIES UNDER VARYING TIMES OF APPLIED FERTILIZER FOLLOWING A BUSH FALLOW

ABSTRACT This study was carried out at the Research Farm of the University of Benin during the early growing season (April to July) of 2014 to investigate the performance of early and late maize variety under varying times of fertilizer application. The experiment was laid out as a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with a […]

EFFECT OF INTRODUCING GARDEN EGG TO FLUTED PUMPKIN IN A RELAY INTERCROP ON SOLE AND COMBINED GROWTH OF THE CROP MIXTURES

ABSTRACT The effect of introducing garden egg (Solanum aethiopicum) to fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis) in a relay intercrop on the growth of crop mixture under rainfed conditions (September to November, 2014) was investigated at the Faculty of Agriculture University of Benin, Benin City Nigeria. Garden egg and a local variety of fluted pumpkin were sown […]

EFFECT OF DEFOLIATION AND NPK FERTILIZER ON YIELD OF MAIZE (Zea mays L)

ABSTRACT This experiment was conducted at experimental field of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin, Benin-City, during 2014 growing season. A 3×4 factorial experiment in randomized complete block design with 3 replications was used to study effect of defoliation and NPK fertilizer on yields of maize. Factors were three defoliation levels, No defoliation (D0), defoliation […]

RESPONSE OF MAIZE (Zea mays L) ) AND SOME SOIL PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES TO POULTRY MANURES AND TILLAGE PRACTICES IN AN ULTISOL

ABSTRACT A field trial was conducted to assess the response of maize and soil physical and chemical properties to the different tillage practices and poultry manure levels in an Ultisol in National Institute for Oil Palm Research Institute, Edo State between September to November, 2014. The field trial was laid out as a two by […]

IN- VITRO GAS FERMENTATION PATTERN OF MAIZE STRAW WITH CASSAVA PEEL BASED SUPPLEMENT

ABSTRACT This study was carried out to investigate the in vitro gas fermentation pattern using maize straw with cassava peels based supplement fed to WAD goats. The goats were fed in six different treatments, with (treatment 1: maize straw +10%cassava peels concentrate without oil drench, treatment 2:maize straw +25%cassava peels concentrate with oil, treatment 3:maize […]

PRODUCTION PROCESSES OF IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF “PUPURU” (A FERMENTED TRADITIONAL CASSAVA FLOUR)

ABSTRACT Pupuru (a fermented cassava product) is one of the major staple foods amongst the Yoruba, Ilaje and Ijaw speaking people in the south-south and south-western region of Nigeria, which had its source from the Ikale tribe of Ondo state. The traditional method of processing cassava tubers into pupuru involve, cassava tuber harvesting, peeling, washing, […]

THE EFFECT OF BIOMODIFICATION WITH Trichoderma harzianum ON THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND IN VITRO GAS FERMENTATION CHARACTERISTICS OF MELON SEED HUSK WITH OR WITHOUT SUPPLEMENTATION WITH WHEAT BRAN

ABSTRACT This study was carried out to evaluate the effect of biomodification with the fungi Trichoderma harzianum on the chemical composition as well as the in vitro gas production characteristics of melon seed husk (MH) with or without supplementation with wheat bran (WB). Wheat bran supplemented melon seed husk (0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%) were […]

THE INFLUENCE OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOOD PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1           Background to the Study Agriculture accounts for about 20 percent of GDP, in the African sub-region (World Bank, 2005); two third of the people derive from livelihoods and 40 percent of exports commodities come from this sector (World Bank, 2000). Despite the importance of the agriculture sector, its performance over the last […]

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE ROLE OF NIGERIA’S AGRICULTURE IN DEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0   Background to the Study The economies of the developed nations has agriculture as the basis for growth and development. Most developing countries have agriculture as their primary (traditional) pursuit and it’s the gateway to sustained growth of the economies. Nigeria is greatly endowed with potentials, resources and the wherewithal to provide […]

PLANTATION AGRICULTURE

ABSTRACT The research has been designed to identify the problem and prospect of rubber farming in Edo State Ovia South West Local Government Area. This is done so as to suggest possible ways of exposing to the public the economic condition of rubber production problems and prospects. The relevant literature to this work is therefore […]

THE CONTRIBUTION OF AGRICULTURE COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES TO FOOD PRODUCTION

(A CASE STUDY SELECTED AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES IN ENUGU NORTH  LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ENUGU STATE) ABSTRACT Modern form of Co-operative leaves their origin in the tension and opportunities created by industrialization and urbanization in the nineteenth Century in Europe. Much of the early interested in co-operative structure seemed from deep regards to the social consequence of […]

FARMERS MOTIVATION THROUGH AGRICULTURAL BANK AND FARMS PRODUCE PRODUCTIVITY

TABLE OF CONTENTS Cover Page        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        – Title Page  –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        – Certification        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        – Dedication –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        – Acknowledgment         –        –        –        –        –        –        –        – Abstract     –        –        […]

AGRICULTURE FINANCING IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Chapter one of this project will deal with the statement of problems rationale of study significance of study and definition of terms. Chapter two will examine in details the related literature to the project. Chapter three will deal with statement of hypotheses methodology of study and sources of data. Chapter four will deal with […]

PROBLEM AFFECTING SMALL SCALE FARMERS

ABSTRACT This research was carried out to determine the problems affecting small-scale farmers in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State. Sixty questionnaires were drawn to generate the necessary information to satisfy the aim of this research and they were randomly administered in most of the farming location within the study area. The data […]

CAUSES OF LOW PRODUCTION OF RUBBER

ABSTRACT This research study was undertaken with a view to assessing the veracity of rubber production in Ikpoba Okha LGA, Edo State. Several factors were identified as causes of this trend; such as lack of capital, use of old plantations, unavailability of land, price of latex etc. a questionnaires approach was used to obtain data […]

PROBLEMS OF DEFORESTATION

ABSTRACT This research was carried out in order to assess the causes and effects of deforestation in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State. the researcher collected his information by distributing questionnaire to the people living in Ovia North East Local government Area in Edo State and to the Ministry of Agriculture Department […]

CAUSES AND EFFECT OF EROSION

ABSTRACT This research work was designed to examine the causes and effect of soil erosion in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State. Five (5) research questions were formulated and questionnaires were administered to one hundred (100) respondents in order to gather data for the research. Results showed that agricultural activities lead to […]

INVESTIGATION ON THE PERFORMANCE OF NIGERIA AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT BANK (NACRDB) IN AGRICULTURAL CREDIT DELIVERY

ABSTRACT The study investigating performance of Nigeria agriculture cooperation and rural development bank limited (NACRDB) this specific objective were to identify the different loan scheme, number of farmer did participated in these scheme, examine the bank services rate, their arrival  rate, the categories of customers served by the bank, a well structural questionnaire was used […]

COMPARATIVE PROXIMATE COMPOSITION AND CYANOGENIC GLUCOSIDE CONTENT OF PROCESSED CASSAVA (GARRI)

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1      Background of the Study Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is an extensively cultivated cash crop grown for its starchy root, and it is the third largest carbohydrate food source within the tropical regions, after rice and corn (ceballos, Iglesias, Perez and Dixon, 2004). It is grown throughout the tropics and could be regarded as […]

EFFECTS OF OIL PALM BUNCH ASH AND POULTRY MANURE INDEPENDENTLY ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF FRENCH BEANS (PHASEOLUS VULGARIS L.)

ABSTRACT A field experiment entitled “Effects of oil palm bunch ash and poultry manure independently on the growth and yield of French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)” was carried out during December, 2012 to February, 2013, on the Research fields at the Department of Horticulture of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. The soil […]

IMPACT OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT ON NIGERIA ECONOMIC GROWTH, 1980– 2014

ABSTRACT In recent decades, the potential contribution of agriculture to economic growth has been a subject of controversy among development economists. While some argue that agricultural development is a prerequisite for industrialization, others strongly disagree and argue for a different path. Taking advantage of the ordinary least square method (OLD), searches through secondary data and […]

IMPACT OF THE DISTRIBUTION AND UTILIZATION OF OIL PALM ON THE SOCIO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1      Background of the study Nigeria ranked sixth among the poorest countries in the world with over 70% of the population living below poverty line in 2007 (Central Intelligence Agency, 2012) while 46% lived below $1.25 daily in 2010 (World Bank, 2014). Okonjo-Iweala (2014) noted that Nigeria is one of the five countries […]

SKILL NEEDS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL GRADUATES FOR EMPLOYMENT IN RICE PRODUCTION ENTERPRISES

Abstract This study was designed to determine the effect of mind mapping on students? achievement in abstract contents of electrical and electronic trades in technical colleges. The study adopted the quasi-experimental research design, precisely, pretest, posttest non-equivalent control group design which involved groups of students in their intact classes. A sample of 193 electrical and […]

THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR AS THE KEY TO THE DIVERSIFICATION OF THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The study of economic history provides us with ample evidence that an agricultural revolution is a fundamental pre-condition for economic development (Eicher & Witt, 1964; Oluwasami 1966; Jones & Woolf, 1909). The agricultural sector has the potential to be the industrial and economic springboard from which a […]

EFFECTS OF SOIL EROSION

2.2   LITERATURE REVIEW The effect of soil erosion is a worldwide phenomena particularly because of its adverse effects on man. As a result a lot of literature exists on these issues. A review of the ones relevant for this study will be discussed. EFFECTS OF SOIL EROSION/ CAUSES Soil erosion has been identified as a […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION THROUGH THE ACTIVITIES OF AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT his research work is designed to x-ray deeply into the importance of improving agricultural production in Nigeria using some selected cooperative societies in Mbaise L.G.A as a case study. The work is designed and arranged in a simple manner. It has five chapters. Chapter one introduces the work  give us a title background of […]

POULTRY FARMING AND EFFECTS ON DEVELOPMENT

ABSTRACT This research project investigate Poultry Farming and Effects on Development: A case study of Ibarapa Region. The chapters are divided into five chapters. The first chapter contains background of the study, scope, purpose of study, hypothesis and definition of terms. Chapter two contains literature review and Historical of study area. This section provides information […]

BROILER PRODUCTION AND VALUE

ABSTRACT The cost and return analysis of different sizes of integrated broiler farms in Oru East in Imo State has been carried out based on the primary data collected from 150 broiler farmers for the period Mar 2011 to Feb 2012. The study has shown that the total fixed investments per bird have been highest […]

FEEDS AND FEEDING OF SHEEP AND GOAT

ABSTRACT Comparisons were made between 24 Ethiopian rams and 24 Galla goats for voluntary intake, feed selectivity and growth performance when offered three levels of sorghum stover. The levels observed were 25,50 and 75 g/kg live weight per day. Measurements of intake, growth and feed selectivity were taken over a period of 10 weeks. Both […]

THE ANTI-NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION OF OKRO SEEDS FLOUR AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF MATURITY AT HARVEST WERE ANALYZED

ABSTRACT The anti-nutritional composition of Okro seeds flour at different stages of maturity at harvest were analyzed. The Okro fruits were harvest at one and two, week’s maturity after fruity. They were de-husked prior to the determination of anti-nutritional composition. The results were statistically analyzed descriptively and correlatively at 95% confidence limit. The tannin, saponine […]

THE EFFECT RATE OF FERTILIZER APPLICATION ON VEGETABLE (TELFAIRIA OCCIDENTALIS)

ABSTRACT Field trials were conducted at the Imopoly farmFarm, Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo in 2014 to determine the effect rate of fertilizer application on vegetable (telfairiaoccidentalis). The treatments involved nine fertilizer types namely; Aleshinloye grade A, Aleshinloye grade B, Sunshine grade A, Sunshine grade B, Pace setter grade A, Pace setter grade B, Neem compost,. […]

ACCESSING OF NUTRITIONAL STATUS

INTRODUCTION Nutritional status is the balance between the intake of nutrients by an organism and the expenditure of these in the process of growth, reproduction, and health maintenance (Kruuse, 2007). Nutritional status can be measured for individual as well as for population. Accurate measurement of individual nutritional status is required in clinical practice. The choice […]

SURVEY OF DIFFERENT SOURCES OF INCOME FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Information Nigeria has been an agricultural economy since the colonial period up to the 1970s when we witnessed the oil boom. The agricultural sector contributed over 60% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (National Technical Working Group (NTWG), 2009). From early 1970s to mid-1980s, rapid expansion of the oil sector […]

ASSESSMENT OF SOIL DEGRADATION

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.    1 Background of the Study Soil is one of the world‘s greatest resource. It has been described as a natural body of animal, mineral and organic constituents, differentiated into horizons of variable depth which differ in morphology and physical, chemical and biological characteristics (Joffe, 1948). It is an important natural resource that […]

THE PROBLEMS OF DEFORESTATION

ABSTRACT This research was carried out in order to assess the causes and effects of deforestation in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State. the researcher collected his information by distributing questionnaire to the people living in Ovia North East Local government Area in Edo State and to the Ministry of Agriculture Department of […]

THE ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN DISSEMINATING AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION TO CASSAVA ANS PLANTAIN FARMERS

ABSTRACT This abstract is basically concerned to ascertain “The Role of mass media in disseminating Agricultural information to cassava and plantain farmers in Ovia North East Local Government Area. It also analyses the problems of mass media to cassava and plantain farmer’s recommendation was also made. CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.    BACKGROUND INFORMATION According to the business […]

ECONOMICS ANALYSIS OF SNAIL PRODUCTION

  ABSTRACT This project work centered on the economic analysis of snail production in Uhunmwode Local Government Area, Edo State and  how snail production have been more effective and efficient in productivities activities within and outside the Uhunmwode Community in Edo State. Chapter one will focus on the introduction of the study, objectives of the study, […]

INVESTMENT IN AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY AS A CATALYST TO RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Dedication iii Acknowledgements iii Foreword vi Executive summary vii 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Understanding rural transformation 2 1.2 Bioenergy and rural development 3 2 Agriculture and development in Sierra Leone 6 2.1 Agriculture, inclusive growth, and economic diversification 6 2.2 Boosting the productivity of smallholder agriculture 7 2.3 Promoting foreign investment in agriculture 9 3 The Makeni […]

THE LEVEL OF COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN THE CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1   Background of the Study Conservation practices all over the world are changing from the traditional management approach with emphasis on managing natural resources in a way that ensures greater flow to all stakeholders especially local communities. The shift in emphasis is informed by the fact that the local communities are inextricably […]

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