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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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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