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  • 1. 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 rate...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  83 engagements | 

  • 2. 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...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  51 engagements | 

  • 3. 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...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  52 engagements | 

  • 4. MODIFICATION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF IAR GROUNDNUT SHELLER FOR SOME SELECT...

    »   ABSTRACT   IAR groundnut sheller was developed in 1985 and the design was based on the properties of the then groundnut variety known as Ex Dakar. New varieties were later developed whose acceptability in practice override, this called for its modification and determination of the characteristics of new varieties.The machine size was modified resulting in the modification of all its components...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  50 engagements | 

  • 5. PERFORMANCE OF TWO AGRO-HYDROLOGICAL MODELS IN SIMULATING SOIL WATER BALANCE OF ...

    »   ABSTRACT   Roles of water balance components in any agro ecological system are indispensible for most physical and physiological processes within the soil plant atmosphere system. The performance of two agro hydrological models: the Soil Water Atmosphere Plant (SWAP) and Irrigation Scheduling Impact Assessment model (ISIAMOD) in simulating soil water balance components (SWBC) of a cropped fiel...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  44 engagements | 

  • 6. 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 agricultu...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  50 engagements | 

  • 7. 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 deplet...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  53 engagements | 

  • 8. ADOPTION OF RECOMMENDED ONION PRODUCTION PRACTICES BY FARMERS

    » ABSTRACT   This study was carried out to determine adoption of recommended onion production practices in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State, Nigeria. A multistage sampling procedure was used in this study. Random sampling was used in selecting four villages out of eleven villages from the study area. These villages were Shinaka, Kwakwazo, Kojio and Goronyo. The sample size was 120 onio...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  148 engagements | 

  • 9. 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 ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  92 engagements | 

  • 10. ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF THE ADOPTION OF EARLY MAIZE TECHNOLOGY ON PRODUCTIVITY...

    » ABSTRACT   The study examined the impact of the adoption of early maize technology on productivity and food security status of farmers in Gwagwalada and Kuje area council of FCT Abuja. The study examined the rate of adoption of early maize varieties, determine the economic efficiency of the farmers that adopted early maize varieties in the study area, determine the factors that influence adoption...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  72 engagements | 

  • 11. ANALYSIS OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN CASSAVA PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING AS A MEANS OF...

    » ABSTRACT   This study is focused on the analysis of women empowerment in cassava production and processing as a means of household poverty status in Kwara State, Nigeria. Women in Kwara State were empowered by RTEP inorder to improve their living standard and there was therefore the need to evaluate the impact of the programme on the women‟s income, productivity and poverty status.Primary data ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  61 engagements | 

  • 12. ANALYSIS OF YOGHURT AND CHEESE PROCESSING AND MARKETING

    » ABSTRACT   This study examines the efficiency and profitability of dairy products processing and marketing in Kwara state, Nigeria. The specific objective was to examine the efficiency of dairy product processing and marketing in terms of cost and return, marketing margin, market structure, marketing performance as well as to identify the problems of associated with the processing and marketing o...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  55 engagements | 

  • 13. ASSESSMENT OF THE PROFITABILITY OF IMPROVED AGRICULTURE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO ...

    » ABSTRACT   The study was undertaken to assess the profitability of Improved Apiculture and its   Relationship to Poverty Status in Abuja, Nigeria”. A purposive sampling technique was used to purposively select 140 bee farmers from three area councils namely, Abaji, Bwari and Kwaliin the FCT. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics, Farm budgeting techniques, Foster Greer Thorbecke ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  60 engagements | 

  • 14. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF CATFISH PRODUCTION

    » ABSTRACT   This study examined the profitability and efficiency of catfish production in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. Purposive random sampling technique was used to sample 60 catfish farmers from whom the primary data used were collected with the aid of structured questionnaire. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics, net farm income and stocha...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  74 engagements | 

  • 15. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF FISH FARMING AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO HOUSEHOLD POVERTY ALLE...

    » ABSTRACT   The study focused on the economic analysis of fish farming and its contribution to household poverty alleviation in Akure South and Owo Local Government Areas of Ondo State, Nigeria. A multi stage sampling technique was used to select 100 fish farmers for the study during the 2013 production cycle. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics, net farm income analysis, Tobi...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  67 engagements | 

  • 16. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF IRRIGATED RICE PRODUCTION

    » ABSTRACT   The main focus of the study is on economic analysis of irrigated rice production in Kura local government area of Kano State, Nigeria. The Research was carried out in 10 selected villages in Kura local government area. The 10 villages were selected from the 26 villages in the local government and 10% of the farmers in each of the selected 10 villages were used as respondents. The study...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  57 engagements | 

  • 17. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF PINEAPPLE PRODUCTION

    » ABSTRACT   This study analyses farmers‟ overall efficiency in Pineapple production in Edo State,   Nigeria. Data were collected through structured questionnaire administered on 175 Pineapple farmers selected using a multi stage sampling technique and analyzed using descriptive statistics and the stochastic frontier production and cost function models The results showed that 76.0 percent of pin...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  70 engagements | 

  • 18. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF SESAME PRODUCTION AMONG SMALL- HOLDER FARMERS

    » ABSTRACT     The broad objective of the study was to examine the Economics of Sesame Production among small holder famers in Benue State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study examined the socio economic characteristics of farmers in the study area, profitability, technical, allocative and economic efficiencies and constraints of sesame production in the study area. A multi stage sampling procedure w...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  49 engagements | 

  • 19. EFFECTS OF ADOPTION OF STRIGA RESISTANT MAIZE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES ON FARMERS...

    » ABSTRACT     The broad objective of this study was to assess the effects of adoption of striga resistant maize production technologies on farmers’ livelihood in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The study was conducted in three communities namely: Kasua Magani, Dutsen Gaiya and Kufana. Primary data for the study were collected using well structured questionnaires administered to ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  64 engagements | 

  • 20. EFFECTS OF ACTIVITIES OF LAND SPECULATORS ON WOMEN FARMERS CROP OUTPUT AND INCOM...

    » ABSTRACT   This study examined the effects of the activities of land speculators on the livelihood of women farmers in Kuje Area Council Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Twelve villages were randomly selected from Kuje while ten percent (10%) of the population of each villages were randomly selected given a total respondents of one hundred and thirty four (134) women farmers, also sixty land spe...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  55 engagements | 


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