EFFECTS OF NATURAL GROWTH HORMONES ON THE VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION OF Treculia africana A. Trecul.

Abstract Phytohormones have been found to be a reliable growth enhancer. This study therefore investigated the potentials of natural plant hormones on the rooting and survival ability of the species. The cuttings of T. africana were set in sixteen germination trays containing sterilized river with 3 replicates. The experiment had fifteen treatments and one control […]

EFFECT OF DEPTHS OF TILLAGE ON SELECTED MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS, YIELD AND YIELD COMPONENTS OF YELLOW MAIZE (Zea mays) HYBRIDS

Abstract Ploughing and sowing depths may not only be responsible for good emergence of seed but could also be responsible for stronger stalk and stem girth, it is therefore necessary to investigate effect of depths of tillage on some yield and yield components of yellow maize (Zea mays) hybrids. The land was divided into eighteen […]

NEXUS BETWEEN JOB STRESS AND EMPLOYEES RETENTION IN THE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES: EVIDENCE FROM OYO STATE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Abstract The study examined effects of job stress on employee retention in Oyo State Agricultural Development Programme (OYSADEP). A total of ninety respondents weresampled through multistage sampling technique using structured questionnaire. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics, Likert-type rating scale and logit regression. Results revealed that majority (92.2%) of the employees were males, […]

HEAVY METAL POLLUTION FROM VEHICULAR EXHAUSTS ON NAPIER GRASS (Pennisetum purpureum) ALONG LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY, SOUTHWEST, NIGERIA

Abstract This study evaluated heavy metal concentration on sampled plants (Pennisetum purpureum) resulting from exhausts fume pollution from vehicular movement along, the busiest inter-state route in Nigeria, the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. At interval of 5 km from 7Up Bus Stop in Lagos to Ibadan Tollgate, samples of P. purpureum were collected at 5 m, 15 m […]

VARIABILITY AND TIME SERIES TREND ANALYSIS OF CLIMATE AND SMALL HOLDER FARMERS PERCEPTION: THE CASE OF JANAMORA WOREDA, NORTHWESTERN ETHIOPIA

Abstract This study analyzed variability and time series trend analysis of climate and small holder farmers’ perception in the case of Janamora Woreda, Northwestern Ethiopia. For this study primary data was collected through questionnaire from 138 respondents selected through multi-stage sampling technique based on agro-ecology. Secondary data was collected from meteorological stations. Mann-Kendall and Chi-square […]

EFFECTS OF SILVER NANO-PARTICLES ON MEAT PRESERVATION

Abstract Nano packaging is currently one of the most important topics in food packaging technologies. The aim of the application of this technology in food packaging is increasing shelf life of foods by preventing internal and external deterioration and microbial contaminations. Hence this study investigate the effects of silver nano-particles on meat preservation. The silver […]

CHARACTER ASSOCIATION OF YIELD ATTRIBUTING TRAITS IN LINSEED (Linum usitatissimum L.) GENOTYPES

Abstract The study was conducted to determine the genotypic and phenotypic correlations between different traits of linseed genotypes, and the direct and indirect effect of different traits on seed yield using simple lattice design with two replications during 2019 cropping season at Ambo University Guder Campus. In present study  harvest index, number of seed per […]

EMERGING LINK BETWEEN EMPLOYEES’ MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT IN MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND ADP IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract The study was designed to assess the relationship between employees’ motivational factors and organizational commitment in Ministry Agriculture and Agricultural Development Programme, Osun State, Nigeria. Structured and validated questionnaire with Cronbach Alpha Coefficient of 0.82 level of consistency was used to collect data from 125 respondents. The data was subjected to descriptive and inferential […]

FACTORS AFFECTING TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF HARICOT BEAN PRODUCING SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN BOSAT DISTRICT, OROMIA NATIONAL REGIONAL STATE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract Haricot bean is one of the most important cash crops and the least expensive sources of protein in rural Ethiopia and in Oromia regional state in particular. Yet its productivity is very low. This study, therefore, aimed to analyze the level of technical efficiency by smallholder farmers in Boset district of Oromia National state […]

ESTIMATION OF SOME THERMODYNAMIC METEOROLOGICAL VARIABLES FROM MEASURED METEOROLOGICAL DATA

Abstract Appropriate studying of the meteorological conditions via the continuous measurements and analysis of the various meteorological variables can make a difference for the survival and prosperity of the human race. In this study, measured meteorological variables from an implemented device together with reanalysis data from ERA-Interim and NASA were used to estimate four addition […]