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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


Identifying The Potential Of Some Heavy Metals Toxicity In Urban And Peri-urban Cropping Systems In Sierra Leone
As an essential coping strategy for providing the vital augmentation of food stocks in urban centers, there has been a considerable expansion of urban and peri-urban agriculture in Sierra Leone since the end of the civil war in 2002. In many of these urban and peri-urban cropping sites, sources of water are usually polluted by urban wastes posing potential risk of... Continue here

Proximate Composition Of Rumen Digesta From Sheep Slaughtered In Zuru Abattoir, Kebbi State, Nigeria
Biochemical studies with a view to assess the proximate and essential mineral content of sun-dried rumen digesta were carried out. The values for each of the nutrients were collected in triplicates according to the samples analyzed. The results of mean percentages showed the samples contained moisture (5.83±0.17), crude protein (15.52±0.20), lipids... Continue here

Review On Pesticides Safety On Stored Products In Nigeria
Pesticides can be used to protect stored produce against pest damage despite its danger to humans, livestock and environment. This paper relied on secondary data and information to review the benefits of pesticide usage in stored produce, its toxicity and measures necessary for safe stored produce for local consumption and export. Pesticides was found to have a... Continue here

Effects Of Npk Fertilizer Rates On The Carbohydrate And Crude Protein Contents Of Three Varieties Of Potato (solanum Tuberosum L.) In Sudan Savanna Of Nigeria
Field trials were conducted during the 2015/16 and 2016/17 dry seasons. The aim was to study the effects of NPK fertilizer rates on tuber carbohydrates and crude protein (CP) of three varieties of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). The research was conducted at Teaching and Research Farm of Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, located at Jega in... Continue here

Mini-livestock Production As A Strategy For Food Security Among Households In Iwo, Nigeria
The study was conducted to assess mini-livestock production as strategy for food security among households in Iwo, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling procedure was used to select 150 respondents. A structured interview schedule was used to elicit information from the respondents. Household food security was estimated using food security index to establish the food... Continue here

Determinants Of Youth Participation In Dry Season Vegetables Cultivation In Urban Areas Of Ondo State, Nigeria
The study investigate the determinants of youth participation in dry season vegetables cultivation in urban areas of Ondo state, Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used to select 120 respondents. Structured questionnaire were administered on respondents to elicit information on socio-economic/demographic characteristics and other variables. Descriptive... Continue here

Detection Of Salmonella Infection In Slaughter Cattle Using Meat Juice And Serum
Monitoring for Salmonella in slaughter cattle is important to enable targeted control measures to be applied on problem farms and at the abattoir. The aim of this study was to determine whether meat juice could be used as much as serum to identify slaughter cattle with a high prevalence of infection. Samples of meat juice & serum were taken from 100 slaughter... Continue here

Isolation Of Escherichia Coli O157:h7 From Water Sources In The Livestock Complex, Mando, Kaduna
Failure in understanding the importance of water quality exposes humans and animals to the risk of diseases. Microbial contamination remains a critical risk factor in useable water in many parts of the world. This study was aimed at investigating Escherichia coli contamination of water samples. Fifty water samples were analysed to detect the occurrence of... Continue here

Impacts Of Community Based Fisheries Management (cbfm) On The Livelihood Of Fishers At Sherudanga Beel In Rangpur District, Bangladesh
Community Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) approach appears to be an important factor in managing fisheries successfully. Thus, this study aims to investigate and evaluate the fisheries management practices and its impact on the livelihood of the fisheries community of Sherudanga beel in Rangpur district (Bangladesh) for a period of 12 months, from March 2010 to... Continue here

Estimating Properties Of Unconsolidated Sand-clay From Spectral-induced Polarization
Spectral-induced polarization (SIP) of glass beads, gravel, sand and sand-clay mixtures (5, 10 and 20% clay by weight) was measured over 10 mHz to 100 Hz by employing an SR810 DSP lock-in amplifier. Phase shift (j), and real part (s¢) and imaginary part (s¢¢) of complex electrical conductivity of the materials were calculated from the measured... Continue here

Organic Pest Management Of Major Insect Pests Of Ashwagandha, Withania Somnifera Dunal
An organic based bio-intensive module was developed and evaluated under field condition at the Department of Agricultural Entomology, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai for the management of major insect pests of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera Dunal) during August 2012 to March 2013 with the weather condition of 28 ± 1.40C and 73%... Continue here

Impact Of Improved Crop Production Practices Promoted In The Sudan Savannah Task Force (sstf) Of Katsina Learning Site
In Kano and Katsina States of Nigeria, some promoted improved crop production practices had been tested since 2008 in a series of farmer-managed field trials in four Innovation Platforms (two each) in these States representing the Sudan Savannah (SS) ecological zone of Nigeria. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of improved crop production... Continue here

Comparative Effect Of Pig Manure, Urea Fertilizer And Their Combinations On The Performance Of Amaranthus Cruentus In A Rainforest Ultisol, Nigeria
The influence of pig manure, urea and their combinations on the performance of Amaranthus cruentus was investigated for two years in a rainforest Ultisol of Umudike. The experiment was laid down in a randomized complete block design with four replications. Six treatments consisted of pig manure applied at equivalent rates of 90 kg N/ha as full dose of manure, urea... Continue here

Influence Of Different Seasons And Row Arrangements On Growth And Yield Of Maize And Kenaf And Mechanical Properties Of Kenaf Fibre In Maize/kenaf Intercrop
Four field experiments were carried out from 2012 to 2013 to assess the influence of different seasons and row arrangements on growth, yield of maize and kenaf and mechanical properties of kenaf fibre in maize/kenaf intercrop at Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Four maize/kenaf component ratios of 1 row of maize alternated with 1 row of kenaf (1:1), 1 row of maize alternated... Continue here

Effect Of Gonadotrophin (pergonal ®) On Body Size, Reproductive Characteristics And Sperm Reserves Of Mature Ouda Rams
Two groups of 4 healthy Ouda rams aged 2.0 to 2.6 years, weighing between 38.21 kg and 38.32 kg were assigned to either 49.50i.u (T2) or 99.00i.u (T3) Pergonal injections (Ferring Labs. USA) each divided into 3 doses and given for 3 consecutive days. Another group of 4 rams was given normal saline (1 ml) during the same period to serve as control (T1). All... Continue here

Comparative Analysis Of Traditional Bee Hunters And Beekeepers In Ganye And Toungo Local Government Areas, Adamawa State, Nigeria
The study analyzed the activities of traditional bee hunters and beekeepers in Ganye and Toungo Local Government Areas, Adamawa State, Nigeria. The objectives of the survey were to: compare the socio-economic characteristics of the bee hunters and beekeepers in study area; compare bee sting prevention techniques; yield and income; and problems encountered in honey... Continue here

The Effect Of Climate Smart Agricultural Practices On Poverty Status Of Maize Rural Farming Household In Sokoto State, Nigeria
The current level of poverty in Nigeria is disturbing and climate change impends food security and increases poverty indirectly and directly on individuals or households. Farming households are changing agricultural practices as a result of global observation of climatic and environmental changes. This research work recognised a link which exists between climate... Continue here

An Analysis Of Agricultural Co-operative Society And Economic Development In Ovia South West Communities Of Edo State, Nigeria
A study was conducted on an analysis of Agricultural cooperative society and economic development in Ovia South West communities of Edo State, Nigeria. The objectives were to examine the contributions of cooperative society to economic development as well as identify the problems facing the cooperative society in the study area. Data was collected from sixty-three... Continue here

Evaluation Of Available Micro Nutrients Status Of Sandy Loam Soils Of Gujba, Yobe State, Nigeria
A study was conducted in Gujba Local Government Area located in the southern part of Yobe state to evaluate the available micro nutrients status of sandy loam soils of Gujba. The drive towards self-sufficiency in food production through the adoption of more scientific intensive agricultural systems has necessitated the evaluation of the nutrient status of soils;... Continue here

Present Status Of Soil Nutrient And Tree Stands Density Of Sundarbans Mangrove Forest Of Bangladesh
The study was conducted in Khulna and Satkhira ranges of western Forest Division to determine the present nutrient status in soils and tree stand density of Sundarbans mangrove forest of Bangladesh during February to May 2016. Sampling was carried out at 46 sites from two locations viz. 23 sampling sites were from Khulna forest range and 23 sites from Satkhira... Continue here

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