HEAVY METALS IN CUCUMBER (Cucumis sativus L.) AS INFLUENCED BY ORGANIC AND INORGANIC FERTILISERS

Abstract Heavy metals are significant environmental contaminants found on the surface and in the tissue of fresh vegetables through the use of phosphate and animal manure fertilisers applied to soil during production. A field study was carried out at the experimental site of National Horticultural Research Institute, Idi-ishin, Ibadan, to assess the heavy metal concentration […]

SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS INFLUENCING URBAN HOUSEHOLDS WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR SOLID WASTE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES IN ABUJA, NIGERIA

Abstract The research study evaluated socio-economic factors influencing urban households’ willingness to pay for solid waste environmental management services in Abuja, Nigeria. Specifically, the study was designed to achieve the following objectives: determine the socio-economic profiles or characteristics of respondents, determine the classifications of solid waste and methods of solid waste disposals, evaluate the socio-economic […]