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  • 221. ANALYSIS OF LIVELIHOOD DIVERSIFICATION BY FARMING HOUSEHOLDS

    » ABSTRACT Thisstudy focused on analyse of livelihood diversification by farming households in Kachia, Kagarko and Jaba Local Government areas of Kaduna State, Nigeria. Primary data were collected from 220 respondents using structured questionnaire. The statistical tools used to analyse the data were descriptive statistics, logit regression and t statistics. The result of the analysis shows that the...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  136 engagements | 

  • 222. YIELD AND WATER USE RESPONSE OF WATERMELON UNDER DEFICIT IRRIGATION AND MULCH

    » ABSTRACT A field experiment was carried out from Feb May 2012 at the irrigation Research Farm, Institute of Agricultural Research, Samaru, to determine the yield and water use response of watermelon under Deficit irrigation and mulch. The experiment consisted of four levels of irrigation water application depth of 100% (I100), 75% (I75), 50% (I50) and 25% (I25) replacement of moisture depleted and...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  119 engagements | 

  • 223. RAINFALL DATA GENERATION FOR SAMARU, ZARIA USING STATISTICAL PARAMETERS

    » ABSTRACT Estimation of rainfall for a desired return period is one of the pre requisites for any design purpose at a particular site, which can be achieved by probabilistic approach. This study is aimed at using the statistical parameters of long term observed rainfall data to generate monthly rainfall depth and estimate rainfall values at different return periods for hydrological and agricultural...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  119 engagements | 

  • 224. INVESTIGATION INTO YIELD REDUCTION OF SUGARCANE PLANTATION OF THE SAVANNAH SUGAR...

    » ABSTRACT This study was undertaken to identify the factors responsible for declining of sugarcane production in Savannah Sugar Company (Dangote Group). Soil samples were collected from the field within the irrigated plots P1, G2 and K2. The pH and EC were determined using the pH meter and EC meter, respectively while Ca,Mg and OM were determined using titration methods. Na and K were determined by...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  124 engagements | 

  • 225. DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF AN AXIAL-FLOW MILLET THRESHER

    » ABSTRACT Existing millet threshers have not been performing up to expectation. Based on this, the physical properties of pearl millet grains were determined and used to design an axial flow millet thresher. The length, width, thickness, geometric diameter, sphericity, surface area of the grains were found to decreased with decrease in moisture content of the grains from 11.6 to 7.8 %. The bulk and...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  123 engagements | 

  • 226. PERFORMANCE OF TWO SUNFLOWER (Helianthus annuus L.) VARIETIES UNDER VARYING PLAN...

    » ABSTRACT The performance of two sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) varieties under varying plant density and nitrogen levels was investigated under field condition in 2012 rainy and dry seasons at the Institute for Agricultural Research farm and irrigation research farm in Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru Zaria (11º12`N07º37`E686 above sea level). The treatments evaluated consisted of four ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  123 engagements | 

  • 227. THE EFFECT OF PROCESSING ON AFZELIA AFRICANA (AKPALATA) AND BRACHYSTEGIA SPP FLO...

    » ABSTRACT The effect of different processing methods on the functional properties of Akpalata (Afzelia Africana) and Achi (Brachystegia spp) flours were investigated. Parameters studied included the proximate composition, functional properties and sensory evaluation. Results of the proximate showed that (1% moisture 13, fat 13.83%, Ash 5.3%, crude protein 17.76% crude fibre 2.8%, carbohydrate 47.78...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  12 engagements | 

  • 228. THE STATUS OF PROCESSING AND PRESERVATION OF CEREALS IN NIGERIA..

    » TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER ONE 1.0 Introduction CHAPTER TWO 2.0 Brief Description Of Various Types Of Cereals 2.1 Maize 2.2 Sorghum And Mihet 2.3 Cottonseed Meal 2.4 Rice 2.5 Wheat 2.6 Nutritive Values Of Various Types Of Cereals 2.7 The Processing Of Various Types Of Cereals And It’s Uses To Mankind 2.8 Microbial Effects On Cereals 2.9 Preservation/Storage CHAPTER THREE 3.0 Conclusion REFERE...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  13 engagements | 

  • 229. THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT PROCESSING TECHNIQUES ON THE ORGANOLEPTIC QUALITY OF SO...

    » ABSTRACT Soymilk was processed from soymilk (Glycine Max) seed using that different processing techniques: A. Hot extraction method B. Cold extraction method C. Soaking before hot extraction method. The soymilk samples were subjected to sensory evaluation using 9 point hedonic scale and proximate analysis. Result obtained showed that sample A was significantly different (P < 0.05) between sampl...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  14 engagements | 

  • 230. CONSUMERS ACCEPTABILITY AND PHYSICOCHEMICAL QUALITY OF BREAKFAST FROM MALTED SOR...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BREAKFAST Breakfast cereal is defined as food obtained by swelling, roasting, grinding, rolling and flaking of any cereal e.g. maize, barley, wheat, sorghum, millet, bender, (1982). Breakfast cereal food can be classified according to the amount of domestic cooking required, the form of the product or dish, the cereal used as raw material. Kent (1982) reported that...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  132 engagements | 

  • 231. PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF YAM PRODUCTION

    » TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION Background to the study Statement of problems Research question Objective of study Significance of study Scope of study Limitation of study Definition of terms CHAPTER TWO Review of Literature Yam Agricultural System Environmental requirement Cultivation Sowing Weeding Staring Fertilizer application Harvesting CHATTER THREE Methodology Study population S...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  140 engagements | 

  • 232. PROBLEMS MILITATING AGAINST COMMERCIAL POULTRY PRODUCTION IN EDO STATE: A CASE S...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Poultry embraces all domesticated birds for the purpose of meat and egg production intended for human consumption. It includes domestic fowl, turkey, duck, geese, pheasant, guinea fowl e.t.c the need to provide sufficient animal protein for the human race is the paramount concern to animal scientists and vegetarians. Agriculturists and nutrition...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  158 engagements | 

  • 233. EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF FLOODING ON THREE VARIETIES OF RICE (A CASE STUDY ...

    » Abstract Flooding has been described as one of the most important environmental factors determining the distribution of salt marsh plants. We studied the impact of five water levels on the germination and establishment of the invasive cord grass spartina deniflora. Plant house experiment was carried out to determine the effects of time and depth of flooding on the survival and growth of rice. Data...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  178 engagements | 

  • 234. EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF ANTHROPOENIC ACTIVITIES AND DOMESTIC WASTE ON SURFA...

    » Abstract The microbiological and organic pollutants characteristics of umuosoko stream in ikwuano local government area, Enugu state, Nigeria were carried out. Twenty water samples were collected from four different parts of the river. The pour plate technique was employed for the isolation of micro organisms. Colonial morphology, Gram staining and biochemical tests were used for identification an...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  193 engagements | 

  • 235. RECLAMATION MEASURES FOR GULLY EROSION SITES A CASE STUDY OF OBOLLO-ETITI, UDEN...

    » Abstract The incidence of gully erosion in Obollo Etiti in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State has assumed alarming proportions thereby gaining local government recongnition as an ecological disaster. The aim of this study is therefore to determine and analysis the factors responsible for gully development and with preferring solutions. From my observation, the gully erosion for more than t...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  124 engagements | 

  • 236. CASSAVA PROCESSING AND MARKETING OPTION FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Recognizing Nigeria’s tremendous Agricultural potentials, the government has accepted the view that the country should resolve to make agriculture the main source of living of the economy and to Enugu state. Agricultural development has to with the increase of the agricultural productivity to be able to generate substantial surpluses. The ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  162 engagements | 

  • 237. COMPARISM OF CARBON PRODUCTION FROM CORNCOB, GROUNDNUT SHELL AND COCONUT SHELL

    » ABSTRACT The studies on characterization of different type of adsorbent such as coconut shell activated carbon, activated carbon from groundnut and activated carbon from corncob has been performed. The characterization of the adsorbents includes estimation of various parameters such as bulk density, BET surface area, SEM, porosity, pH, iodine number and methylene blue number. Surface area of adsor...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  187 engagements | 

  • 238. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF GARI FRYING MACHINE

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0INTRODUCTION 1.1BACKGROUND Cassava which is known biologically as “manihotesculentacrantz” is a crop which has many varieties. Cassava, is a perennial woody shrub in the Euphorbiaceous (Spurge family) native to South America, but now grown in tropical and sub tropical areas worldwide for the edible starchy roots (tubers) which are a major food source in the developing wo...Continue Reading »

    53 pages |  153 engagements | 

  • 239. EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT OF UNTREATED SEWAGE EFFLUENT ON FARM LANDS

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Land application of wastewater is centuries old practice. This practice was introduced in US more thaii one hunched years ago but general interest on the subject waned after the turn of the century in favour of more mechanized method of waste treatment and disposal (Jewel and Seabrook. 2011). It allows disposal of the sewage effluents and fulfil...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  180 engagements | 

  • 240. THE EFFECT OF MONETARY POLICY ON AGRICULTURAL OUTPUT IN NIGERIA

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study The significance of agriculture in bringing about economic growth and development of a nation cannot be underestimated, the reason why a nation possesses sustainable food security, is because it produces enough food to feed her citizens and even export these goods to other needy countries thereby generating foreign exchange which in turn increas...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  127 engagements | 

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