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  • 1. PHOSPHATE MOBILIZATION BY ADDITION OF ORGANIC ACIDS IN TWO SOILS OF THE SOUTHERN...

    » ABSTRACT One mechanism by which plants can mobilize organic and inorganic forms of phosphorus (P) in soils is by exudation of low molecular weight organic acids. Laboratory and field trial were carried out during 2011 and 2012 cropping seasons to study the effects of additions of organic acids ( citric, oxalic and tartaric acids) on the mobilization of phosphate of soils from Minna and Mokwa, both...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  14 engagements | 

  • 2. EVALUATION OF CASSAVA CULTIVARS AND INTERCROPPING WITH LEGUMES AS AN INTEGRATED ...

    » ABSTRACT These studies on evaluation of cassava cultivars and intercropping with legumes as an integrated nematode control strategy in cassava production were carried out as greenhouse/microplot and field experiments. Of the 200 cultivars screened for resistance to Meloidogyne spp., only 76 survived and from this lot only 3 lines 77/227, TMS30572 and 73/222, showed any resistance while 7 others na...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  15 engagements | 

  • 3. SIMPLE SEQUENCE REPEAT (SSR) GENETIC ANALYSIS OF CASSAVA MOSAIC DISEASE RESISTAN...

    » ABSTRACT Cassava mosaic disease caused by begomoviruses is the most widespread disease of cassava in Africa. Simple sequence repeat (SSR) genetic analysis of an F1 population of cassava was carried out to identify new sources of CMD resistance. Genomic DNA extracted from parents and progeny was amplified using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). PCR amplifications were run on polyacrylamide and agaro...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  20 engagements | 

  • 4. IN VITRO MORPHOGENIC PERFORMANCE OF GINGER (Zingiber officinale) AS INFLUENCED B...

    » ABSTRACT Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rose) is a perennial herb that grows from underground rhizomes. The demand for fresh and dry ginger and its essential oil in the world market is high. Ginger is propagated vegetatively using underground rhizomes. Most farmers use planting materials saved from previous harvest. These materials could have been sold for cash. Contingent on this, many farmers are r...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  20 engagements | 

  • 5. EVALUATION OF GROWTH AND YIELD RESPONSES OF TARO (COLOCASIA ESCULENTA) TO PLANT ...

    » ABSTRACT Two field experiments were conducted in 2008 and 2009 cropping seasons at the linkage farm of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka to evaluate growth and yield response of (Taro) Colocasia esculenta to plant spacing and NPK fertilizer on the plains of Nsukka with the objectives of identifying best performing cultivar, optimum plant spacing and NPK fertilizer rate. Experiment one was laid out...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  17 engagements | 

  • 6. EFFECTS OF PLANTS SPACING AND ORGANIC MANURE RATES ON YIELD AND NUTRIENT COMPOSI...

    » ABSTRACT An experiment was conducted at the Teaching and Research farm of the Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria, Nsukka in the 2006 cropping season, to assess the effects of planting distance and organic manure rates on yield and nutrient composition of waterleaf at Nsukka. in Southeastern Nigeria. Treatments comprised five planting spacings and four manure ...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  22 engagements | 

  • 7. EFFECTS OF PELLETED AND UNPELLETED COMPOSTED ORGANIC MATERIALS ON THE GROWTH AND...

    » ABSTRACT The main objective of this study is to determine the effects of the pelleted and unpelleted composted organic materials on the growth and yield of three varieties of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). The specific objectives were to: determine the physical and chemical properties of pelleted and unpelleted composted organic materials, determine the effects of pelleted and unpelleted composted...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  13 engagements | 

  • 8. EFFECT OF SIX WEED MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON WEEDCONTROL AND GROWTH AND YIELD OF ...

    » ABSTRACT The effects of five weed management techniques and a weed free control on weed infestation and on 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 randomised complete block design (RCBD) with six treatments and replicated four times. The treatments comprise...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  13 engagements | 

  • 9. EFFECT OF SEED TREATMENT WITH SYNTHETIC PESTICIDES AND Cassia alata EXTRACT ON F...

    » ABSTRACT Field experiment was conducted at the Teaching and Research farm of the Department of Crop Science, University of Nigeria Nsukka to compare the activity of Cassia alata leaf extract with two synthetic chemical fungicides applied as seed treatment on the field performance of Nsukka yellow pepper. Four accessions of Nsukka yellow pepper seeds were treated with Apron plus 50 Ds (34% furathio...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  13 engagements | 

  • 10. POT AND FIELD TRIALS OF THREE ACCESSIONS OF Moringa oleifera LAM AS INFLUENCED B...

    » ABSTRACT Three experiments were conducted in the Department of Crop Science Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to evaluate three accessions of Moringa oleifera Lam as influenced by three poultry manure rates. The objectives of the research were to: evaluate four nursery media on seedling emergence; and determine the effects of three poultry manure rates on growth and yield of M...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  13 engagements | 

  • 11. PLANTING TIME, SPRAY REGIME, DISEASE EXPRESSION AND THEIR IMPACTS ON SIX CUCUMBE...

    » ABSTRACT Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. It is a major vegetable crop worldwide and develops rapidly, with a shorter time from planting to harvest than most crops. It is a monoecious annual climber or creeper that has been cultivated for over 3,000 years and is still widely cultivated today. The fruit is soft, succulent with high water content, roughly cylindrica...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  15 engagements | 

  • 12. PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND JUVENILE PHENOLOGY OF AFRICAN WALNUT (Plukenetia ...

    » ABSTRACT African walnut (Plukenetia conophorum Muell Arg) is a member of the family Euphorbiaceae. It is cultivated principally for the nuts which are eaten raw or served as snacks after roasting or boiling. P. conophorum serves many nutritional and medicinal purposes as well as good source of rural income. Despite the potentials of this plant, its existence is threatened by deforestation, urbaniz...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  13 engagements | 

  • 13. MANAGEMENT OF FUNGAL DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH GERMINATION AND GROWTH OF MORINGA ...

    » ABSTRACT Studies were carried out at the Department of Crop science, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) to evaluate botanicals control of diseases associated with growth and germination of Moringa seeds. Five accessions of Moringa seeds collected from Imo, Enugu, Kogi, Plateau and Kaduna states of Nigeria were used. The following experiments were carried out: seed viability test, isolation of fung...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  17 engagements | 

  • 14. USE OF BIOFERTILIZER PRODUCED FROM FERMENTED ORGANIC WASTES IN THE PRODUCTION OF...

    » ABSTRACT The experiments were conducted at the Department of Crop Science Analytical Laboratory and green house of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Experiment one was an analysis of the nutrient contents of fermented and unfermented plant waste materials using the official method of analysis of Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC). Experiment two was on assessme...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  20 engagements | 

  • 15. THE INFLUENCE OF LEVELS AND MODES OF NPK FERTILIZER APPLICATION ON GROWTH AND YI...

    » ABSTRACT A study was carried out at the Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture Experimental Farm, University of Nigeria, Nsukka to: (i) evaluate the growth and yield of four improved cassava varieties, (ii) determine optimum NPK fertilizer rate for increased productivity and (iii) determine the best mode of fertilizer application for increased productivity. The experiment was laid out ...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  15 engagements | 

  • 16. STUDIES ON THE LEAF SPOT DISEASE OF EGGPLANT (Solanum aethiopicum L.) AND ITS MA...

    » ABSTRACT Field, greenhouse and laboratory studies were carried out at the Department of Crop Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka in order to evaluate the leaf spot disease of eggplant and its management with some botanicals. Field survey of diseased plants was conducted on eggplant farm. Solanum aethiopicum L. plants were sampled on every 1 m distance along the diagonal transects for disease in...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  18 engagements | 

  • 17. PLANT PARASITIC NEMATODES ASSOCIATED WITH JATROPHA CURCAS ACCESSIONS IN SOME LOC...

    » ABSTRACT A study was conducted to determine the genera, frequency and prominence value of plant parasitic nematodes associated with Jatropha curcas accessions in Sabon Gari, Kudan, Giwa and Zaria Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, Nigeria in 2013. Using systematic random method of sampling, 72 soil and root samples were collected from the Jatropha plant stands, and nematodes extracted from th...Continue Reading »

    45 pages |  20 engagements | 

  • 18. THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET AND THE DUTCH AUCTION SYSTEM IN NIGERIA

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    51 pages |  83 engagements | 

  • 19. THE EFFECTS OF SPENT ENGINE OIL POLLUTION ON THE GERMINATION OF ARACHIS HYPOGAEA...

    » Groundnuts (Arachis hypogeal) also known as peanuts are considered a very healthy snack. They belong to the family Fabaceae and are native of regions like South America, Mexico and Central America (FAO, 2002). It is successfully grown in other parts of the world as well. It is one of World’s principal oilseed Crops (Mukher et al., 2010). It ranks fourth in oil production after Soybean, Cotto...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  99 engagements | 

  • 20. FLOWERING PHENOLOGY AND EFFECT OF APPLICATION OF EXOGENOUS GROWTH SUBSTANCES ON ...

    » The African pear (AP) (Dacryodes edulis (G. Don) HJ Lam) also called bush butter is one of the most important indigenous African Tropical Fruit Trees Species (TFTS). It is a multipurpose tree used as food, medicine, livestock feed and ornamental purposes. The fruit is a source of high quality nutritious, non greasy natural vegetable oil (44 – 67 %) with possibly numerous industrial uses. The...Continue Reading »

    85 pages |  91 engagements | 

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