PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND JUVENILE PHENOLOGY OF AFRICAN WALNUT (Plukenetia conophorum Muell Arg) ACCESSIONS FROM SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA

PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND JUVENILE PHENOLOGY OF AFRICAN WALNUT (Plukenetia conophorum Muell Arg) ACCESSIONS FROM SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA 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 …

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PLANTING TIME, SPRAY REGIME, DISEASE EXPRESSION AND THEIR IMPACTS ON SIX CUCUMBER LINES IN A DERIVED SAVANNA AGROECOLOGY OF NSUKKA, SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA.

PLANTING TIME, SPRAY REGIME, DISEASE EXPRESSION AND THEIR IMPACTS ON SIX CUCUMBER LINES IN A DERIVED SAVANNA AGROECOLOGY OF NSUKKA, SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA. 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 …

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POT AND FIELD TRIALS OF THREE ACCESSIONS OF Moringa oleifera LAM AS INFLUENCED BY POULTRY MANURE APPLICATION

POT AND FIELD TRIALS OF THREE ACCESSIONS OF Moringa oleifera LAM AS INFLUENCED BY POULTRY MANURE APPLICATION 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 …

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RESPONSE OF SOYBEAN AND MAIZE VARIETIES TO DIFFERENT SOIL FERTILITY MANAGEMENT OPTIONS IN SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA

RESPONSE OF SOYBEAN AND MAIZE VARIETIES TO DIFFERENT SOIL FERTILITY MANAGEMENT OPTIONS IN SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA ABSTRACT Promiscuous (naturally nodulating) IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) soybean (Glycine max (L) Merrill) varieties and elite varieties of maize (Zea mays L.) were evaluated in four experiments between 2007 and 2009, for their growth and yield responses to …

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SIMPLE SEQUENCE REPEAT (SSR) GENETIC ANALYSIS OF CASSAVA MOSAIC DISEASE RESISTANCE IN SELECTED F1 POPULATIONS OF CASSAVA

SIMPLE SEQUENCE REPEAT (SSR) GENETIC ANALYSIS OF CASSAVA MOSAIC DISEASE RESISTANCE IN SELECTED F1 POPULATIONS OF CASSAVA 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. …

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STUDIES ON FERTILIZER NITROGEN AND CUTTING MANAGEMENT OF SOWN GRASS AND LEGUME PASTURES IN PURE AND MIXED SWARDS.

STUDIES ON FERTILIZER NITROGEN AND CUTTING MANAGEMENT OF SOWN GRASS AND LEGUME PASTURES IN PURE AND MIXED SWARDS. ABSTRACT Three field experiments were conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm of the Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. In the first experiment, the effects of fertilizer-N application and cutting management …

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STUDIES ON THE LEAF SPOT DISEASE OF EGGPLANT (Solanum aethiopicum L.) AND ITS MANAGEMENT WITH SOME BOTANICALS

STUDIES ON THE LEAF SPOT DISEASE OF EGGPLANT (Solanum aethiopicum L.) AND ITS MANAGEMENT WITH SOME BOTANICALS 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 …

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THE INFLUENCE OF LEVELS AND MODES OF NPK FERTILIZER APPLICATION ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF SOME IMPROVED CASSAVA VARIETIES IN NSUKKA, SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA

THE INFLUENCE OF LEVELS AND MODES OF NPK FERTILIZER APPLICATION ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF SOME IMPROVED CASSAVA VARIETIES IN NSUKKA, SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA 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 …

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USE OF BIOFERTILIZER PRODUCED FROM FERMENTED ORGANIC WASTES IN THE PRODUCTION OF OKRA

USE OF BIOFERTILIZER PRODUCED FROM FERMENTED ORGANIC WASTES IN THE PRODUCTION OF OKRA 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 …

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EVALUATION OF THE PRODUCTIVITY OF TWO SUGARCANE (Saccharum officinarum L.) VARIETIES AS INFLUENCED BY MULCHING, K-FERTILIZATION AND IRRIGATION INTERVAL

EVALUATION OF THE PRODUCTIVITY OF TWO SUGARCANE (Saccharum officinarum L.) VARIETIES AS INFLUENCED BY MULCHING, K-FERTILIZATION AND IRRIGATION INTERVAL ABSTRACT Four experiments comprising three field trials were conducted at the upland sugarcane experimental field of the National Cereals Research Institute Farm, Badeggi (90 451 N; 60 071 E) in the Southern Guinea savanna ecological zone …

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EVALUATION OF TRAP CROPS AND INTEGRATED STRIGA MANAGEMENT IN THE CONTROL OF WITCH WEED (Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth) IN SORGHUM (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench)

EVALUATION OF TRAP CROPS AND INTEGRATED STRIGA MANAGEMENT IN THE CONTROL OF WITCH WEED (Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth) IN SORGHUM (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) ABSTRACT Field trials were conducted in 2012 and 2013 cropping seasons on a naturally heavily striga infested field at the research farm of Federal University of Technology, Gidan kwano campus Minna  …

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GENETIC IMPROVEMENT OF FRUIT QUALITY AND ADAPTATION TRAITS OF EXOTIC TOMATO VARIETIES IN A HUMID TROPICAL ENVIRONMENT

GENETIC IMPROVEMENT OF FRUIT QUALITY AND ADAPTATION TRAITS OF EXOTIC TOMATO VARIETIES IN A HUMID TROPICAL ENVIRONMENT ABSTRACT The experiment was conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm and Laboratory, of the Department of Crop Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka to: (i) determine the  fruit characteristics, agronomic, yield and yield component trait  performances of seven …

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GENETICS AND INHERITANCE PATTERN OF TIME OF FLOWERING AND QUANTITATIVE TRAITS IN COWPEA (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp).

GENETICS AND INHERITANCE PATTERN OF TIME OF FLOWERING AND QUANTITATIVE TRAITS IN COWPEA (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp). ABSTRACT Field experiments were carried out in 2006 and 2007 cropping seasons at the Teaching and Research Farm of the Department of Crop Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to study the inheritance pattern of days to flowering and …

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GENOME WIDE ASSOCIATION OF HEAT TOLERANCE LOCI OF WHEAT IN HOTSPOTS OF SUDAN AND SYRIA

GENOME WIDE ASSOCIATION OF HEAT TOLERANCE LOCI OF WHEAT IN HOTSPOTS OF SUDAN AND SYRIA ABSTRACT One hundred and eighty-nine (189) wheat genotypes were evaluated in multi-environments (Tel-hadya (Syria), Dongola (Sudan) and Wadmedani (Sudan)) for heat tolerance from 2011 to 2012. Genomic mapping of the quantitative trait loci underlying heat tolerance in the crop was …

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IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF INSECT PESTS CAUSING FRUIT DROP ON Citrus sinensis L. OSBECK AND THEIR MANAGEMENT IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA

IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF INSECT PESTS CAUSING FRUIT DROP ON Citrus sinensis L. OSBECK AND THEIR MANAGEMENT IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT Identification and assessment of insect pests causing fruit drop on Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck and their management was carried out in Benue State, Nigeria.  A survey on the level of citrus fruit drop …

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IMPROVEMENT OF SELECTED OKRA (Abelmoschus spp.) VARIETIES FOR FRUIT YIELD AND PRODUCTIVITY

IMPROVEMENT OF SELECTED OKRA (Abelmoschus spp.) VARIETIES FOR FRUIT YIELD AND PRODUCTIVITY ABSTRACT Four field experiments were conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm of the Department of Crop Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka to: (i) improve the photoperiodic response, especially in local (late) maturing varieties of Okra; (ii) estimate heterosis and heritability for improved …

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IN VITRO MORPHOGENIC PERFORMANCE OF GINGER (Zingiber officinale) AS INFLUENCED BY MEDIA VARIATIONS

IN VITRO MORPHOGENIC PERFORMANCE OF GINGER (Zingiber officinale) AS INFLUENCED BY MEDIA VARIATIONS 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 …

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MANAGEMENT OF FUNGAL DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH GERMINATION AND GROWTH OF MORINGA OLEIFERA LAMARCK WITH BOTANICALS

MANAGEMENT OF FUNGAL DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH GERMINATION AND GROWTH OF MORINGA OLEIFERA LAMARCK WITH BOTANICALS 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, …

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PERFORMANCE OF SESAME MARKETING SYSTEM IN NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA

PERFORMANCE OF SESAME MARKETING SYSTEM IN NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study assessed the performance of sesame marketing system and the qualitative and quantitative impact of social capital. For primary data, the sampling procedure involved a systematic random selection of 120 sesame farmers, 40 wholesalers, and 60 retailers of the produce after determining the sampling …

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ANALYSIS OF COCOYAM (Xanthosoma sagittifolium and Colocasia esculenta) MARKETING IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA

ANALYSIS OF COCOYAM (Xanthosoma sagittifolium and Colocasia esculenta) MARKETING IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT The study examined cocoyam marketing in Rivers State, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to describe the systems of cocoyam marketing in the area; identify the market structure and conduct for cocoyam; determine marketing margin along with the profit efficiencies of cocoyam …

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APPRAISAL OF POULTRY FEEDS’ MARKETING IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA

APPRAISAL OF POULTRY FEEDS’ MARKETING IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study examined the marketing of poultry feeds in Anambra State, Nigeria. The specific objectives were to: describe the socio-economic characteristics of the poultry feeds marketers; identify and describe the marketing channels for poultry feeds; describe the promotional activities adopted by these poultry feed marketers; …

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ASSESSMENT OF MORPHOLOGICAL, NUTRITIONAL AND CYTOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SOME NIGERIAN CUCURBITA SPECIES

ASSESSMENT OF MORPHOLOGICAL, NUTRITIONAL AND CYTOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SOME NIGERIAN CUCURBITA SPECIES ABSTRACT Two field experiments were conducted in 2007 and 2008 cropping seasons at the Department of Crop Science research farm, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to characterize some Nigeria cucurbita genotypes with respect to morphology, nutrient composition and the cytology. The results obtained showed …

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EFFECT OF COMPOSTED MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE AND NPK FERTILIZER ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF MAIZE (Zea mays L) IN NSUKKA

EFFECT OF COMPOSTED MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE AND NPK FERTILIZER ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF MAIZE (Zea mays L) IN NSUKKA ABSTRACT Municipalities are facing a growing problem of how to safely dispose off their wastes. Municipal solid waste (MSW) is waste from households, commercial centres, institutions (school, offices). Composting is used to reduce huge …

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EFFECT OF SEED TREATMENT WITH SYNTHETIC PESTICIDES AND Cassia alata EXTRACT ON FIELD PERFORMANCE OF NSUKKA YELLOW PEPPER (Capsicum annum)

EFFECT OF SEED TREATMENT WITH SYNTHETIC PESTICIDES AND Cassia alata EXTRACT ON FIELD PERFORMANCE OF NSUKKA YELLOW PEPPER (Capsicum annum) 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 …

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EFFECT OF SIX WEED MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON WEED CONTROL AND GROWTH AND YIELD OF PLANTAIN (Musa spp AAB cv AGBAGBA)

EFFECT OF SIX WEED MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON WEED CONTROL AND GROWTH AND YIELD OF PLANTAIN (Musa spp AAB cv AGBAGBA) 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 …

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EFFECTS OF PELLETED AND UNPELLETED COMPOSTED ORGANIC MATERIALS ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF THREE VARIETIES OF CUCUMBER (Cucumis sativus L.)

EFFECTS OF PELLETED AND UNPELLETED COMPOSTED ORGANIC MATERIALS ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF THREE VARIETIES OF CUCUMBER (Cucumis sativus L.) 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 …

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EFFECTS OF PLANTS SPACING AND ORGANIC MANURE RATES ON YIELD AND NUTRIENT COMPOSITION OF WATER LEAF (Talinum Triangulare)

EFFECTS OF PLANTS SPACING AND ORGANIC MANURE RATES ON YIELD AND NUTRIENT COMPOSITION OF WATER LEAF (Talinum Triangulare) 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 …

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EFFECTS OF REMITTANCES ON THE LIVELIHOOD OF FARM HOUSEHOLDS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

EFFECTS OF REMITTANCES ON THE LIVELIHOOD OF FARM HOUSEHOLDS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA ABSTRACT This study examined the effects of remittances on the livelihood of farm households in Enugu State Nigeria.  Multistage random sampling technique was used to select 120 remittance recipient households used for the study. Data were collected by the use of structured …

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EFFORTS TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH YIELDING AND STEM BORER RESISTANT MAIZE IN A HUMID ENVIRONMENT

EFFORTS TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH YIELDING AND STEM BORER RESISTANT MAIZE IN A HUMID ENVIRONMENT ABSTRACT Field experiments were conducted at the Teaching and Research Farm of the Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria, Nsukka to commence the process of developing high yielding maize with resistance to stem borers in …

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DEVELOPING MAIZE (Zea mays) POPULATIONS RESISTANT TO STEM BORERS FOR SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA.

DEVELOPING MAIZE (Zea mays) POPULATIONS RESISTANT TO STEM BORERS FOR SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA. ABSTRACT Development of maize populations resistant to stem borers depends largely on the existence of useful genes or alleles, which can combine to confer resistance to progenies. Such genes are often available in areas of stress, having been responsible for the survival of …

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