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JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND PRACTICE
Integrity Research Journals

ISSN: 2536-7072
Model: Open Access/Peer Reviewed
DOI: 10.31248/JASP
Start Year: 2016
Email: jasp@integrityresjournals.org


JASP Articles


Effect Of Salinity, Humic Acid, Biozote And Vermicompost On Soil Physicochemical Properties And Olive Plants Species
The study was carried out at National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) Islamabad during August, 2017 to October, 2017 to evaluate the impact of salinity plus humic acid, Biozote and Vermicompost on 3 olive varieties (Nocellera, Frontoio and Carolea) on physicochemical properties of soil and plant ionic concentration used in plastic nursery bags of three months... Continue here

Agronomic Performance Evaluation Of Cowpea Seeds Holed By The Cowpea Seed Bruchids, Callosobruchus Maculatus (f.) In The Screen House
Agronomic performance of Oloyin cowpea seeds holed by Callosobruchus maculatus was evaluated at the Department of Crop, Soil and Pest Management, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. Seeds with emergent holes (1, 2, 3 and 4) and seeds without holes were separately sown in five litre plastic buckets filled with sandy loam soil in the screen house and... Continue here

Effectiveness Of Systemic And Contact Fungicides Against Alternaria Citri The Causal Organism Of Citrus Brown Spot Disease In Citrus Mangroves Of Pakistan
Brown spot of citrus caused by Alternaria citri is among several diseases responsible for low crop production in Pakistan.  Hence, the present study provides new information about the selection of chemicals for control of citrus brown spot in Pakistan. A. citri was isolated from different diseased samples of citrus plant collected from different orchards of... Continue here

An Assessment Of Copper-contaminated Soil Using Kenaf (hibiscus Cannabinus L.) As A Phytoaccumulator
A pot experiment was conducted to study the potentials of Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) as a Copper (Cu) phytoaccumulator at different levels of artificial contamination. Copper was applied as cupric sulphate (CuSO4.5H2O) and the treatments were 0, 50, 100 and 150 mg kg-1 of Cu. Kenaf was grown in each of the treated pots for 10 weeks, following which, leaf, stem... Continue here

Effects Of Two Selected Systemic Insecticides In The Management Of Major Field Insect Pests Of Okra (abelmoschus Esculentus L. Moench) In Enugu State, South-eastern, Nigeria
Flea beetles (Podagrica spp.) have been a serious insect field pests of the family, Malvaceae or hibiscus crops most especially Okra in all growing nations. Field trial was conducted in the Department of Crop Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria to determine their relative effectiveness of synthetic systemic insecticides in field management of Podagrica... Continue here

Consumer’s Perception And Preference On Fresh Vegetables (carrots, Egg Plants, Okra And Pepper) Coated With Wax Of Shea Butter (vitellaria Paradoxa) Oil
Carrot, garden eggplant, okra and pepper were coated with melted shea butter oil by robbing it around the vegetables and then stored for a period of twenty days. The coated fruits took longer time to deteriorate when compared with the uncoated fruits signifying that coated vegetables fruits with edible coating material increases the shelf life and storage... Continue here

Factors Affecting The Marketing Of Perishables Agricultural Produce In Minna Metropolis, Niger State, Nigeria
The study examined some of the factors affecting the marketing of perishable agricultural crops in Minna. A simple random sampling was used to select 100 respondents from three major markets. Data were obtained through interview with the use of a structured questionnaire and analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results revealed that 70% of the marketers were... Continue here

A Comparison Of Pitfall Traps And Hand-picking Techniques For Studying Macroathropods Abundance In Vegetable Plots And The Influence Of Abiotic Factors On Their Abundance In Jos, Nigeria
Soil macroarthropods are important components that sustain the health and quality of agro-ecosystems for improved agricultural productions though are influenced by abiotic components of the environment. Macroarthropod collections vary across traps due to the fact that some traps can stand for a long time while others such as handpicking cannot. However, traps may... Continue here

Econometrics Analysis Of Soybean Production In Doma Local Government Area Of Nasarawa State, Nigeria
The study is on economic analysis of soybean production in Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to describe the socio-economic characteristics of soybeans farmers and estimate the production function for soybeans in the study area, estimate the cost and return of soybeans production. A simple random sampling... Continue here

Effect Of Gonadotrophin (pergonal®) On Daily Sperm Output, Gonadal And Extragonadal Sperm Reserves Of Mature Yankasa Rams In Eastern Nigeria
Three groups of 6 healthy mature Yankasa rams aged 2.0 to 2.6 years weighing between 30.50 and 30.60kg were used to determine the effect of Pergonal® on daily sperm output, gonadal and extragonadal sperm reserves. The rams were assigned to either 49.50 i.u (T2), 99.00 i.u (T3) or 148.50 i.u (T4) Pergonal® injections (Ferring Labs, USA) each divided into 3... Continue here

Production Function Analysis Of Pumpkin (cucurbita Spp) In Central Agricultural Zone Of Nasarawa State, Nigeria
The study analyzed the production of Pumpkin (Cucurbita spp) in Central Agricultural Zone, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study described the socioeconomic characteristics of farmers and analyzed the factors that affect the production of pumpkin (Cucurbita spp) in the study area.  A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 60 respondents.... Continue here

Performance Evaluation Of Two Planter Makes As Affected By Forward Speeds
Two different makes of row crop planters were evaluated for performance by laboratory and field tests. The laboratory test was conducted to investigate the seed rate, uniformity of seed spacing and seed damage during operation, while the field test examined the effective field capacity, field efficiency, planter drive wheel slippage and fuel consumption, and two... Continue here

Effect Of Feeding Range Plants With Or Without Moringa Oleifera On Growth Performance Of Sudanese Desert Rams
Twelve growing Sudanese desert rams age between 4 to 5 months with average weight of 12.10 ± 0.5 were used to evaluate the effect of feeding Moringa oleifera on feed intake, weight gain and feed conversion ratio in a fattening study comprising of three experimental diets (mixture of range plants (RP), Moringa oleifera pods, stems and leaves (MPSL), and RP +... Continue here

Sustainability Of Sweet Orange (citrus Sinensis) Peel Meal On The Performance Of Finisher Broilers
Two-hundred (200) four weeks old broiler chickens of Anak 2000 breed from Imo State Polytechnic Research farm were used to investigate the effect of sweet orange peel meal in broiler rations.  The birds were fed on 0%, 2.50%, 5.00%, 7.50% and 10.00% dietary inclusion of sweet orange peel meal as replacement for wheat offals in a 28 day feeding trial. ... Continue here

Susceptibility Of Maize Varieties To Periods Of Weed Interference In Southern Guinea Savannah Zone Of Nigeria
The objective of the study was to investigate the susceptibility of maize varieties to periods of weed interference in southern guinea savannah zone of Nigeria. Two Field trials were conducted during the raining seasons of 2011 and 2012 at the Research Farm of the Federal University of Technology Gidan-kwano, Minna in the Southern Guinea Savannah zone of Nigeria.... Continue here

Analysis Of Traditional Fish Processing Methods Among Women In Lau Local Government Area Of Taraba State, Nigeria
The study analyzed traditional fish processing methods among women in Lau Local Government of Taraba State, Nigeria. Structured questionnaires were administered to 80 randomly selected respondents from 113 registered fish processors. Percentages, frequencies and multiple regression analysis were used for the data analysis. The study revealed that most (73.75%) of... Continue here

Assessment Of Suitability Of Facilities And Competence Of Higher National Diploma Graduates In Cattle Production In College Of Agriculture Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
The purpose of this study was to assess the suitability of facilities and competence of Higher National Diploma graduates in cattle production in College of Agriculture, Lafia, Nasarawa State-Nigeria. A survey research design was used for this study. Four research questions guided the study. The population of the study was 51 which consist of 33 HND students, 9... Continue here

Inducing Salt Tolerance In Wheat Through Inoculation With Rhizobacteria Containing 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate Deaminase Activity
Wheat (Triticum aestivum) is the fundamental feed of people as it contributes 60% of the daily diet of ordinary man in Pakistan. Salinity is one of the most imperative stresses that hinder agricultural productivity in nearly every part of the world. Improved biosynthesis of ethylene in plants under salinity stress is well established. Higher ethylene concentration... Continue here

Performance Of Cowpea (vigna Unguiculata (l.) Walp) Under Irrigation As Influenced By Weed Management Methods And Intra Row Spacing
The study was conducted in the dry season of 2014/2015 at two locations: the experimental Farms of the Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University Samaru, Zaria and Kadawa Kano, located in the Northern Guinea and Sudan Savanna Ecological Zones of Nigeria, to assess the effects of weed management methods and intra row spacing on performance of... Continue here

Economic Analysis Of Yam-cowpea Intercropping System In Obi Local Government Area, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
Though Nigeria is blessed with vast land and human resources suitable to produce enough food for her teeming population, low productivity in crop production has constrained her food sufficiency effort; this however calls for crop production mixture expansion strategies. The study evaluates the economics of yam-cowpea intercropping in Obi Local Government of... Continue here

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