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effect of npk fertilizer on the growth and yield components of yam (dioscorea spp), and egusi-melon intercrop

(Coloncynthis citrillus)

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 c... Continue Reading


physical and mechanical properties of nerica paddy

In mechanized operations, these post harvest processes are supposed to be carried out with machines and equipment. The engineering design and efficient operation of the post harvest processing machines and equipment require adequate knowledge of engineering properties of the bio-materials. Knowledge of engineering properties such as physical and me... Continue Reading



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, man depended on wild animals for food, clothing, shelter... Continue Reading


economic efficiency of resource use among urban waterleaf farmers in akwa ibom state, nigeria

The study estimated the efficiency of resource use among urban waterleaf farmers in Akwa Ibom State using a sample of 60 respondents that were randomly selected (20) from three urban centers in the state. Interview schedules and structured questionnaires were Continue Reading


assessment of women involvement in oil palm processing

1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Oil palm, Elaeis guineensis is believed to be indigenous to West Africa. In Africa, wild palm groves are found mainly in a 300 to 500 hundred kilometers wide Western coastal belt stretching from Gambia to Angola and extending inland toward the East as far as the equator in the region of the great Lakes (Omereji, 2005). Continue Reading


agricultural financing of rice production in nigeria

This project work was carried out to investigate how rice production is financed in Edo State a case study of Owan East Local Government Area, Nigeria. This is due to the fact that rice is a widely consumed crop in Nigeria, in the view of farming, for farmers to carry out their farming operation, government and agricultural banks should give out lo... Continue Reading


trends in the activities of the ministry of agriculture and rural development

This study evaluated the impact of the extension services of Green River Project (GRP) on fish farmers in Niger Delta, Nigeria. Specifically, it sought to ascertain fishery technologies received by GRP fish farmers; determine adoption of fish farming technologies by fish farmers; determine impact of extension services of GRP on socioeconomic con... Continue Reading


impact of loan acquisition on agriculture

Agriculture is still regarded as one of the main stay of Nigerian economy, before and after independence with the production of food for vast teaming population. It contributes immensely to the production of raw materials which has translated into increased foreign exchange earnings, better social life and higher standard of living of people. For i... Continue Reading


studies on the leaf spot disease of eggplant (solanum aethiopicum l.) and its management with some botanicals

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... Continue Reading


comparative proximate composition and cyanogenic glucoside content of processed cassava


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 the most important root crop grown in te... Continue Reading


problems and prospects of yam production

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 Continue Reading


anthropod predators and insect pest control

Insect pests are those insect species that are injurious or a nuisance. They cause injury or damage to crops in the field and grains in storage. Man and his domesticated animals are also attacked by insect pests. Arthropod predators belong to the phylum Arthropoda and are most times beneficial in the control of insect pests. Continue Reading


effects of garlic (allium sativum) and probiotics (lactobacillus acidophilus) additives in the diets of grower pigs

EFFECTS OF GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVUM) AND PROBIOTICS (LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS) ADDITIVES IN THE DIETS OF GROWER PIGS ABSTRACT This study which lasted for 12 weeks investigated the effects of garlic and probiotics additives in the diets of grower pigs. A total of sixteen 16 weeks old grower pigs were randomly assigned to four treatments. Each... Continue Reading


analysis of the problems of agricultural credit to farmers

The ever determining food production in Nigeria has prompted development or administration (military and civilian) both present and past to formulate programmed to ameliorate or arrest this situation. One of such programmed is the agricultural credit facilities scheme, which is being implemented through commercial banks. Sequel to this the resea... Continue Reading


semen quality and egg hatchability in local turkey fed diets containing moringa oleifera

The experiment was conducted to determine semen quality, fertility, egg hatchability and some biochemical parameters in Nigerian local turkey toms fed diets containing Moringa oleifera (MO), Gongronema latifolium (GL) leaf meals and their combinations. A total of 72 Nigerian local turkeys comprising of 54 males and 18 females were used for the s... Continue Reading


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