ANALYSIS OF SOME HEAVY METAL CONTENTS IN SELECTED VEGETABLES FROM STATES IN NIGERIA

Abstract This study was carried out in order to determine the concentrations of some heavy metals namely; lead, cadmium, nickel and zinc in selected vegetables. Cucumber (Cucumis sativus), watermelon (Cucurbita lanatus), tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and pepper (Capsicum annuum), brought from Kano state as well as those cultivated in Edo state, Nigeria. A total of 25 […]

EFFECTS OF MAGNETIC SALINE WATER APPLICATION FOR IMPROVING PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF TOMATO (Solanum lycopersicum) SEEDLINGS

Abstract Among the main environmental problems in arid and semi arid regions is the shortage of freshwater. To overcome this problem, lower quality-water, such as saline groundwater, is widely used. The use of saline water after magnetization could be a solution of the problem of water scarcity. This study examines the effects of water magnetic […]

SPATIAL CHARACTERIZATION OF GROUNDWATER QUALITY AS INFLUENCED BY WASTE DUMPS IN IBADAN METROPOLIS USING GIS MAPPING

Abstract Inefficient management of landfills and dumpsites for waste disposal is a major problem in Nigeria. Leachates and pollutants from these dumpsites have been known to contribute to the pollution of groundwater systems.  The extents of pollution however are poorly quantified since the flow of pollutants continues below earth surface. The use of GIS mapping […]

IMPACTS AND IMPEDIMENTS OF DEVELOPMENT AGENTS ON NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION: MERTULEMARIAM DISTRICT CASE STUDY, NORTH CENTRAL ETHIOPIA

Abstract In Ethiopia, there is scanty information on scientific evidence regarding the role of Development Agents (DA) in natural resource conservation and the linkage with farmers and challenges hindering their activities with regards to natural resources conservation. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate impacts and impediments of development agents on natural resource […]