The Effect Of Inflation And Interest Rate On Agricultural Productivity In Nigeria From 2000-2015

The Effect Of Inflation And Interest Rate On Agricultural Productivity In Nigeria From 2000-2015

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1      Background of the study

Inflation has been apparent in Nigeria from the outset of her national life as it was propelled in the 1960s through the “cheap money policy” adopted by the government to stimulate development after independence (Bayo, 2005). Nigeria has experienced all manners of inflationary episodes, from creeping to moderate and from high to galloping (Olubusoye and Oyaromade, 2008). [Read more…]

Variation In Chemical Composition And Minerals Of Basil

Variation In Chemical Composition And Minerals Of Basil

ABSTRACT

The study was carried out at the Teaching and Research Farm of the University of Benin, Benin City. Proximate analysis was carried out at the Faculty of Agriculture laboratory to determine the nutritional components of ocicum gratissimum. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design with three replicates. [Read more…]

The Effect Of Poultry Manure On The Growth And Yield Of Two Varieties Of Tomatoes

The Effect Of Poultry Manure On The Growth And Yield Of Two Varieties Of Tomatoes

ABSTRACT

A field experiment was carried out at the Teaching and Research Farm of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin, Benin City to investigate the effect of different levels of poultry manure on the growth and yield of two varieties of tomatoes. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications. [Read more…]

Grain Yield And Yield Components Of Early Maize Varieties Under Different Populations

Grain Yield And Yield Components Of Early Maize (Zea Mays L.) Varieties Under Different Populations

ABSTRACT

This study was carried out at the Research Farm of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin to investigate the effect of different population levels on growth and yield of extra-early and early maturing maize varieties. The trial was laid out in a split-plot factorial in a randomized complete block design with three replicates. Plant population: 40,000, 53,333 and 66,666 plants ha-1 and variety: [Read more…]

Growth And Herbage Yield Of Seven Forage Legumes In The Rain Forest Zone Of Nigeria

Growth And Herbage Yield Of Seven Forage Legumes In The Rain Forest Zone Of Nigeria

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted for three months during the early growing season (April – July) of 2014 at the Teaching and Research farm of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin, Benin City. The objective was to evaluate the performance of 7 herbaceous forage legumes in term of growth and herbage yield. [Read more…]

Effect Of Defoliation And Npk Fertilizer On Yield Of Maize (Zea Mays L)

Effect Of Defoliation And Npk Fertilizer On Yield Of Maize (Zea Mays L)

ABSTRACT

This experiment was conducted at experimental field of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin, Benin-City, during 2014 growing season. A 3×4 factorial experiment in randomized complete block design with 3 replications was used to study effect of defoliation and NPK fertilizer on yields of maize. Factors were three defoliation levels, No defoliation (D0), defoliation above ear (D1), defoliation below ear including the ear leaves (D2) and four fertilizer rates (0, 300, 400 and 500 kg/ha). [Read more…]

Effect Of Introducing Garden Egg To Fluted Pumpkin In A Relay Intercrop On Sole And Combined Growth Of The Crop Mixtures

Effect Of Introducing Garden Egg To Fluted Pumpkin In A Relay Intercrop On Sole And Combined Growth Of The Crop Mixtures

ABSTRACT

The effect of introducing garden egg (Solanum aethiopicum) to fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis) in a relay intercrop on the growth of crop mixture under rainfed conditions (September to November, 2014) was investigated at the Faculty of Agriculture University of Benin, Benin City Nigeria. [Read more…]

In- Vitro Gas Fermentation Pattern Of Maize Straw With Cassava Peel Based Supplement

In- Vitro Gas Fermentation Pattern Of Maize Straw With Cassava Peel Based Supplement

ABSTRACT

This study was carried out to investigate the in vitro gas fermentation pattern using maize straw with cassava peels based supplement fed to WAD goats. The goats were fed in six different treatments, with (treatment 1: maize straw +10%cassava peels concentrate without oil drench, treatment 2:maize straw +25%cassava peels concentrate with oil, treatment 3:maize straw + 50% cassava peels without oil, treatment 4:maize straw+25% cassava peels concentrate without oil, treatment 5:maize straw+50%cassava peels concentrate without oil and treatment 6:maize straw +10%cassava peels concentrate with oil). [Read more…]

Comparative Investigation Of The Germination And Early Growth Of Two Agroforestry Tree Species In The Nursery

Comparative Investigation Of The Germination And Early Growth Of Two Agroforestry Tree Species In The Nursery

ABSTRACT

The comparative investigation of the germination and early growth of two Agroforstry tree species in the nursery was studied. Seeds of Annona recticulata were collected from a compound in Benin City. while the fruits of Annona muricata were purchased from New Benin Market. On the 6th of June 2012 a portion of land at the nursery of the department of forestry and wildlife faculty of agriculture university of Benin, Benin city Nigeria was cleared. [Read more…]

Production Processes Of Improving The Quality Of “Pupuru”

Production Processes Of Improving The Quality Of “Pupuru” (A Fermented Traditional Cassava Flour)

ABSTRACT

Pupuru (a fermented cassava product) is one of the major staple foods amongst the Yoruba, Ilaje and Ijaw speaking people in the south-south and south-western region of Nigeria, which had its source from the Ikale tribe of Ondo state. [Read more…]

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