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  • 121. EFFECT OF NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS ON YIELD AND YELLOW BERRY DEVELOPMENT IN BREAD...

    » Abstract This study was initiated to evaluate the effect of N and P fertilization on yield and yellow berry development in bread and durum wheat. Two wheat varieties, Cocorit 71 (durum) and Cajeme 71 (bread wheat), were grown under irrigation at The University of Arizona Experimental Farm, Marana, on Pima clay loam soil during the 1976 77 growing season. Twelve treatments involving four levels of ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  80 engagements | 

  • 122. EFFECT OF CHEMICAL WEED CONTROL AND INTRA-ROW SPACING ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF...

    » Abstract Field trials were conducted at the Institute for Agricultural Research Farm, Samaru (11° 11 N.07° 38’E) in the northern Guinea Savanna Ecological Zone of Nigeria to study the effect of chemical weed control and intra row spacing on the growth and yield of popcorn (Zea. mays L. Var. everta) in 1995 and 1996 wet seasons. The treatments tested consisted of eight pre mergence he...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  79 engagements | 

  • 123. AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA POSSIBLE PROBLEMS AFFECTING AGRIC

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Agriculture as defined by Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary 6thedition is the science or practice of farming. It is the art, science business and industry of cultivating the land to grow crops, rear animals and preparing plants and animal’s product for mans use. Before recorded history...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  90 engagements | 

  • 124. ANALYSIS OF EFFECT OF FLOOD ON LIVELIHOODS OF ADAPTATION MEASURES OF SMALLHOLDER...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Information Today, global climate change is one of humanity’s greatest challenges. According to the International Resource Group (2008) global warming will increase within the next fifty (50) years to the detriment of the world’s population. Weather extremities such as droughts, floods and cyclones will occur more frequently and forcefully, causi...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  87 engagements | 

  • 125. Design and Construction of Garri Frying Machine

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND 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 world, i...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  81 engagements | 

  • 126. EFFECT OF SIX WEED MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON WEED CONTROL AND GROWTH AND YIELD OF...

    » ABSTRACT The effects of five weed management techniques and a weed free control on weed infestation andon the growth and yield of a plantain landrace (Musa spp. AAB Agbagba) were evaluated during the two cropping seasons of 2005 and 2006 at Nsukka, Nigeria. The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design (RCBD) with six treatments and replicated four times. The treatments comprised...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  83 engagements | 

  • 127. EFFECT OF SUPPLEMENTATION OF PLANTAIN FLOUR WITH OKARA AND DETARIUM MICROCARPUM ...

    » ABSTRACT Flours were produced from unripe plantain fruit, okara, and Detarium microcarpum and analysed for selected properties. Plantain flours were supplemented with 5% levels of Detarium microcarpum and okara flours as dietary fiber sources and the effect on blood glucose and serum cholesterol levels of albino rats evaluated using bioassay. Plantain flour showed the highest (p<0.05) content o...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  83 engagements | 

  • 128. EFFECTS OF COVER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON PHYSICAL PROPERTIES RUNOFF AND EROSION ...

    » ABSTRACT A two –year (2004/2005) field investigation was carried out on the runoff plots at the University of Nigeria Nsukka farm, to monitor the effects of cover management practices on physical properties, runoff and soil loss in Nkpologu sandy loam soil. The management practices werebarefallow (BF), cocoyam (CY) sorghum (SG), legume (CP) and grass (PM), under no tillpractice. There was no...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  87 engagements | 

  • 129. PROTEIN AND ENERGY REQUIREMENTS OF AFRICAN GIANT LAND SNAIL

    » 1.0 INTRODUCTION Traditional fermented condiments (OGIRI EGUSI) based on vegetable proteins are consumed by different ethnic groups in Nigeria, have been the pride of culinary traditions for centuries. It is evident that these products have played a major role in the food habits of communities in the rural regions serving not only as nutritious non meat proteins substitute but also as condiment an...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  90 engagements | 

  • 130. ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MICRO ORGANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH BIO DEGRADATIO...

    » Abstract Microbial analyses were carried out on the shell of the edible nuts of African walnut(Tetracarpidium conophorum). This study was aimed at determining the microbial load of boiledand raw African walnut shell and chicken dropping which can be used as inoculums inbiodegradation process in order to solve the problem of agro waste pollution in the environment.The nuts were sorted and washed wi...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  86 engagements | 

  • 131. INDIGENOUS AND EMERGING ADAPTIVE AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN ...

    » ABSTRACT Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic progressive disease that has continued to be aglobal heath and economic burden. Acarbose is an antidiabetic drug, which acts by inhibitingalpha amylase and alpha glucosidase; while gallic acid is a simple phenolic acid that iswidespread in plant foods and beverages such as tea and wine.This study therefore, sought toinvestigate the influence of...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  85 engagements | 

  • 132. IDENTIFICATION, CONSUMPTION PATTERN AND NUTRIENT COMPOSITION OF PROCESSED GREEN ...

    » ABSTRACT The thrust of this work was to identify some popular and lesser known cultivated and forest green leafy vegetables consumed in Igbo ukwu, Aguata LGA, Anambra State, Nigeria. Those identified include ugbogulu, eliemionu, ariraa, okpa okuku, ugu oyibo and abuba ji nwannu, used in this study. These vegetables were purchased in bulk from Igbo Ukwu daily market, cleaned and divided into 3 port...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  84 engagements | 

  • 133. GROWTH PATTERN, REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE AND SEASONAL SENSITIVITY OF BOVAN NERA ...

    » ABSTRACT Parent stocks (PS) of exotic hybrids have contributed immensely to commercial poultry production in Nigeria. Their continued optimal utilization depends on their performance test.Information on performance indices of PS layer breeds in South West Nigeria is however limited. The growth, reproductive performance and seasonal sensitivity of Bovan Nera (BN) and Isa Brown (IB) hybrids were eva...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  80 engagements | 

  • 134. GROWTH AND TESTICULAR CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INDIGENOUS NIGERIAN NATIVE AND EXOT...

    » ABSTRACTS Genetic diversity and genetic distance of five populations of the Nigerian breeds of goat were investigated using random amplified polymorphic DNA markers. Five breeds of goat were used for the study and each breed constituted a population, hence, the five populations considered in the study. The populations were: Sokoto Red (SR), Sahel (SH), Kano Brown(KB), Bornu White (BW) and West Afr...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  78 engagements | 

  • 135. GENETIC DIVERSITY OF FIVE POPULATIONS OF THE NIGERIAN LOCAL BREEDS OF GOAT USING...

    » ABSTRACTS Genetic diversity and genetic distance of five populations of the Nigerian breeds of goat were investigated using random amplified polymorphic DNA markers. Five breeds of goat were used for the study and each breed constituted a population, hence, the five populations considered in the study. The populations were: Sokoto Red (SR), Sahel (SH), Kano Brown(KB), Bornu White (BW) and West Afr...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  84 engagements | 

  • 136. ECONOMICS OF PROCESSING CASSAVA INTO GARRI AND PELLETS IN KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

    » Abstract This study was conducted to investigate the economics of cassava processing into garri andpellets in Kogi State. Data were collected from 100 cassava processors (22 males and 78females) and analysed to describe socio economic characteristics, identify and describevarious technologies used in cassava processing, ascertain gender roles, estimate theinfluence of socio economic characteristic...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  85 engagements | 

  • 137. Cocoyam Marketing in South East Nigeria

    » ABSTRACT Cocoyam is highly perishable and considerable economic losses occur after it is harvested. This is as a result of rot, sprouting and other physiological changes. These losses could be reduced through efficient storage, processing and marketing. This study is about economic study of cocoyam marketing in south east Nigeria. It specifically ranked market participants preference for cocoyam c...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  82 engagements | 

  • 138. The study was designed to analyze the marketing of banana and plantain in Enugu ...

    » ABSTRACT This study was undertaken to analyze resource productivity in ornamental plants production within Jos metropolis of Nigeria. The study covered Jos North and Jos South local government areas. The specific objectives include: identifying the effect of socio economic factors on resource productivity, determining costs and returns, and resource productivity in ornamental plants production. An...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  75 engagements | 

  • 139. FLOODING HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ENVIRONMENTAL

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION In Anambra State, most inhabitants survive through Agriculture and their main occupation is subsistence farming which attracted the interest of many co operative societies both the old and new ones. Improving the Agricultural production was their main target and at the same time lifting the level of it size and qualities. Most of the crop couldn’t grow well in or...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  86 engagements | 

  • 140. EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITIES AND DOMESTIC WASTE ON SURF...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Water is essential for life. Man needs water for various other purposes apart from drinking and body functions. The other purposes includes its use in transportation, waste disposal and hydro electric system. About 80% of the earth’s surface is covered by water. This may be grouped into natural and artificial water. Natural water inclu...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  90 engagements | 

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