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  • 141. DEVELOPMENT OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME IN SORGHUM PRODUCTION ENTERPRISES F...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Sorghum (sorghum spp.) also known as guinea corn is a source of food for man and livestock. Sorghum according to Farber (2008) originated from tropical Africa and later spread to other parts of the continent including Nigeria. The author added that sorghum is a cereal crop that belongs to the family of graminae. Mask (2011) stated that sorghum crop ...Continue Reading »

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  • 142. THE EFFECT OF TILLAGE ON SOIL ORGANIC MATTER

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Tillage is identified as asset of operation performed on the soil to prepare seed bed, weed control, and improve soil properties for enhancing the burying residues, germination, growth and yield of crops as well as conservation soil moisture (FAO, 1989). Tillage can act a major new control on soil biogeochemical cycles by making available previously protected soil organic ...Continue Reading »

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  • 143. DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF A MANUAL ORANGE JUICE EXTRACTOR

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.1 Introduction Oranges are one of the most popular fruits for eating out hand and most important source of fresh juice having a distinctive flavour and high amount of vitamin A B and C (Aye et al., 2012). The orange fruit is a specialized type of berry known to the botanists as hesperidia. It has a soft, pithy central axis surrounded by 10 15 segments containing pulp and juice. Enclo...Continue Reading »

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  • 144. EFFECT OF INTEGRATED FARMING ON SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Integrated farming system is simply the combination of the best and modern farming tools and technologies with some elements of traditional practices, depending on a given site and situation. This system enables farmers to identify opportunities or threats and allows them to respond accordingly, particularly with the consumers interest at heart....Continue Reading »

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  • 145. COWPEA (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) SEED QUALITY AND YIELD AS INFLUENCED BY MAN...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata, L Walp) is a leguminous crop indigenous to Africa and a dicotyledonous plant belonging to the family Fabaceae (Schippers, 2002). It can be grown as sole crop, but more often planted alongside crops such as sorghum, maize or millet (Agbogidi, 2010a). More than 5.4 million tonnes of cowpeas are produced worldwide, with Africa being the highest ...Continue Reading »

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  • 146. COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GROWTH AND SEASONAL INFLUENCE ON SOME REPRODUCTIVE HORMONES...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Malnutrition has been a persistent problem in Africa especially Nigeria. The most important area of deficiency is in the intake of animal proteins. Guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) meat and egg contribute immensely to the alleviation of this animal protein deficiency with demand being higher than supply and can be a tool for poverty reduction (Koney, 2004). Attractive pl...Continue Reading »

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  • 147. EFFECT OF MANGO (Mangifera indica L.) SEED KERNEL MEAL WITH AND WITHOUT ENZYME S...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Global consumption of poultry and its products especially meat, has consistently increased over the years and this trend is expected to continue. Much of this increase in global demand will be in developing countries resulting in a profound effect on the demand for feed and its raw materials (Chinedu and Evans,2001). It had been established that the principal item in raisi...Continue Reading »

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  • 148. EFFECT OF THERMAL INDICES AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH MILK YIELD IN EXOTIC DAIRY COWS...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Heat stress plays a significant role in cattle performance and likely will be of even greater importance in the future as climate change continues. Cattle are produced in a wide range of environments, some of which present thermal challenges to productive performance, even survival in extreme cases. High temperatures can have negative consequences for milk production, and ...Continue Reading »

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  • 149. GENETIC ANALYSIS OF AFLATOXIN AND AGRONOMIC TRAITS IN GROUNDNUT (ARACHIS HYPOGAE...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1 Introduction Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an annual legume which is also known as peanut. It is the 13th most important food crop of the world. Today, groundnut is the world’s 4th most important source of edible oil and the 3rd most important source of vegetable protein in the world. Groundnut is cultivated in more than 100 countries in 6 continents and covers an area of ...Continue Reading »

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  • 150. EVALUATION OF THE OPTIMUM INCLUSION LEVELS OF MYCOFIX AND BIOTRONIC SEAS FEED AD...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Feed represents the greatest single expenditure associated with poultry production. Nutritional research in poultry has therefore centered on issues related to identifying barriers to effective digestion, utilization of nutrients, and on approaches for improving feed utilization (Ravindran, 2010). The quality of feed ingredients is very important as this will determine...Continue Reading »

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  • 151. ESTIMATING PERFORMANCE AND METHANE EMISSION FROM YANKASA LAMB RAMS FED DIETS CON...

    » ESTIMATING PERFORMANCE AND METHANE EMISSION FROM YANKASA LAMB RAMS FED DIETS CONTAINING VARYING LEVELS OF CAMEL’S FOOT (Piliostigma thonningii) LEAF AND POD MEALS...Continue Reading »

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  • 152. EFFECTS OF FERTILIZER LEVELS AND HARVEST TIME ON YIELD OF Panicum maximum cv. Mo...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 Introduction Nigeria is an agricultural country with diverse vegetation, varying from rainforest to the Sahel. About 32.42 million hectares of grazing land and 39.41 million hectares of cropland in Nigeria provide a substantial amount of feed for the country’s livestock(Shiawoya and Tsado, 2011). The savannah zone is home to about 80% of ruminant livestock population. Availab...Continue Reading »

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  • 153. GENETIC DIVERSITY OF M2 MUTANTS OF SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUS L INDUCED BY ETHY...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 Introduction Cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is an annual, herbaceous (2n=34) and a cross pollinated crop, native to North America. It is a member of the Asteraceae family and it is regarded as the fourth most important oilseed crop grown worldwide after soya beans, palm and edible rapeseed (canola) (Moghaddasi, 2011; Sujatha et al., 2012). Sunflower is cultivated on ab...Continue Reading »

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  • 154. NUTRITIVE VALUE OF MALTED SORGHUM SPROUT IN BROILER CHICKEN DIETS

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION The poultry industry has suffered more than any other livestock industry as a result of inadequate supply and high cost of feed (Hill, 1989; Mtimuni, 1995; Leplaideur, 2004). Cereal grains constitute the major sources of energy in poultry diets in the tropics (Oluyemi and Roberts, 2000). However, maize has remained the chief energy source in compounded diets and consti...Continue Reading »

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  • 155. NITROGEN MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR IRRIGATED AND RAIN-FED RICE (Oryza sativa L.) VA...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the main food crop of an estimated 40% of the world‟s population (Liu, 2013; FAO, 2008). The World‟s more than three billion people depend on rice as their staple food and the demand for rice is rapidly increasing in West Africa (FAO, 2003). Manypeople in the major rice consuming countries are living at sub‐op...Continue Reading »

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  • 156. PERFORMANCE OF ONE-HUMPED CAMEL (Camelus dromedarius) FED VARYING LEVELS OF DRIE...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION There has been a trend of growing numbers of camels in the world between 2001 and 2011 (FAO, 2013). This increase might be attributed to changing of environment form the savannah to arid and semi arid condition, development in camel farming, and an improved ecological image of camel farming and products. The total camelids population in the world in 2013 was estimated ...Continue Reading »

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  • 157. RESPONSE OF OKRA (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.)Moench) VARIETIES TO POULTRY MANURE...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Origin and Distribution of Okra Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus(L.)Moench)originated in Ethopia in the year 120 BC. It is a common vegetable in tropical and sub tropicalcountries, native to west and central Africa. It is known as a fast growing annual vegetable commonly grown in field and home gardens in Africa (Fayemi, 1999and Schippers, 2000). It belongs to the family,M...Continue Reading »

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  • 158. PROFILING PHYSIOLOGICAL, HAEMATOLOGICAL AND SERUM BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF DONK...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION In Nigeria, like anywhere else, donkey (Equus asinus) has been used as a work animal mainly for transportation; conveying farm produce to the market or pulling of carts and other farm tillage equipment (Starkey and Starkey, 2004; Blench et al., 2004; Hassan et al., 2013) and of recently for production of milk for children, who are allergic to bovine milk (Carrocio et a...Continue Reading »

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  • 159. PERFORMANCE OF RED SOKOTO GOATS FED INCLUSION LEVELS OF MIXED GMELINA (Gmelina a...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Ruminant livestock have a unique digestive system that allows them to use energy from fibrous plants materials better than other herbivores. Their digestive system is designed to ferment feedstuffs and provide precursors for energy for the animal to use (Parish et al., 2009). Forages play an important role in ruminant animal nutrition. Rumin...Continue Reading »

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  • 160. THE AGRONOMIC VARIABILITY IN GROWTH AND YIELD OF EXOTIC AND LOCAL CULTIVARS OF T...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Introduction1.1 Background of the studyTomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.) is one of the most widely and important cultivated crop in Africa (Opena, et. al., 1990). Tomato is the world’s largest vegetable crop after Potato and sweet potato, but it tops the list chart of canned vegetables. In Nigeria Tomato is recorded as the important vegetable after Onion and paper (Fa...Continue Reading »

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