COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF ORGANIC MANURE AND N.P.K FERTILIZER ON SOIL PROPERTIES AND SHOOT DRY MATTER YIELD OF CASSAVA (MANIHOT ESCULENTA)

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COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF ORGANIC MANURE AND N.P.K FERTILIZER ON SOIL PROPERTIES AND SHOOT DRY MATTER YIELD OF CASSAVA (MANIHOT ESCULENTA)   CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Cassava is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous roots, a major source of carbohydrates. It is a shrub with an average […]

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THE EFFECT OF CRUDE OIL CONTAMINATED SOIL ON THE PHYSICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF BEANS (PHASEOLUS VULGARIS)

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THE EFFECT OF CRUDE OIL CONTAMINATED SOIL ON THE PHYSICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF BEANS (PHASEOLUS VULGARIS)   CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0  BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Crude oil is a complex mixture of thousands of hydrocarbons and non-hydrocarbon compounds, including heavy metals. Nigeria is an established crude oil exporting nation producing medium and light crude […]

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THE COMPRESSIBILITY PROPERTIES OF SOIL IN MARYLAND AREA ENUGU STATE

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THE COMPRESSIBILITY PROPERTIES OF SOIL IN MARYLAND AREA, ENUGU STATE   CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Maryland is located in Enugu South in Enugu State. The subsoil of this region consists of fine grained soils with a considerable part of soft soil deposit which extends to a considerable depth. When a compressive load is applied to a […]

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THE EFFECT OF FLOOD ON LAND UTILIZATION: DISASTER PREVENTION IN NIGERIA

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THE EFFECT OF FLOOD ON LAND UTILIZATION: DISASTER PREVENTION IN NIGERIA   CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Land Utilization: Floods are among the most overwhelming natural disasters in the world, causing discomfort and sickness also claiming more lives and increasing poverty and property damage than any other natural phenomena. In Nigeria, though not leading in terms of […]

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EFFECTS OF FERTILIZERS ON SOIL MICROBIAL DIVERSITY, GROWTH AND YIELD OF TWO FORAGE GRASSES ( PANICUM MAXIMUM AND SORGHUM ALMUM)

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EFFECTS OF FERTILIZERS ON SOIL MICROBIAL DIVERSITY, GROWTH AND YIELD OF TWO FORAGE GRASSES (Panicum maximum and Sorghum almum) ABSTRACT A 6 month study was conducted in the screen house and laboratory of the Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin, Benin City. The objective was to ascertain the effects of fertilizers on soil […]

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DISTRIBUTION OF MICRO NUTRIENTS IN COASTAL PLAIN SAND PARENT MATERIAL IN EDO STATE.

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DISTRIBUTION OF MICRO NUTRIENTS IN COASTAL PLAINS AND PARENT MATERIAL IN EDO STATE ABSTRACT Micronutrients are essential for good crop performance. There is little or no quantitative data on the content and distribution of micronutrients in soils of Edo State, particularly those derived from coastal plain sand parent material. A study was therefore undertaken to: […]

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THE PLACE OF SOIL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE PREVALENCE OF FLOODING

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THE PLACE OF SOIL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE PREVALENCE OF FLOODING CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1  Background of the Study Nigeria has experienced flooding attacks in diverse places and levels within the last two decades. In 2001, for instance, Abia, Adamawa and Akwa-Ibom States witnessed heavy downpour and rainstorm which affected about 5,000 people. In the same […]

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