QUALITY AND GENETIC EVALUATION OF SOME GENOTYPES OF RICE (Oryza sativa L.) USING DIALLEL METHOD.

Post Views: 40 ABSTRACT The patterns of gene effects on agronomic and some quality traits of eight genotypes of rice (Oryza sativa L.) and their progenies were studied using Diallel analysis method 1 involving parents, F1 hybrids and their reciprocals. The eight genotypes studied were selected for their agronomic performance and protein content from thirty genotypes…Read More

THE PRODUCTION OF QUALITY TOMATO POWDER FROM RAW TOMATO

Post Views: 77 ABSTRACT Every woman experiences bleeding following child birth. However, if woman bleeds too much after given birth, it can lead to potentially life threatening condition known as postpartum haemorrhage. Post partum haemorrhage is the leading cause of childbirth related death in the world. Cause of child birth related death in the world….Read More

PRODUCTION, PROPERTIES AND SHELF – LIFE OF INTERMEDIATE MOISTURE SNAIL MEAT

Post Views: 24 ABSTRACT This research was carried out to study the influence of three cooking methods (frying, smoking and roasting) on the physicho-chemical properties and the shelf – life of snail meat (Achachatina marginata). The snail meat was first washed using different washing agents (lime, alum, salt and ash) and through sensory evaluation, the…Read More

THE USE OF WATERMELON (CITRILLUS LANATUS) SEED AS A COAGULANT IN THE TREATMENT OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER.

Post Views: 73 CHAPTER ONE 1.0            INTRODUCTION 1.1     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Water is a vital resource, but presents a worrisome depletion in recent time. Adequate water supply for human consumption is a concern since most of this resource is found in oceans where the high salt contents makes it unsuitable for drinking. Factors such…Read More

STUDIES ON ASPECTS OF REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY AND POD YIELD IN BAMBARA GROUNDNUT (Vigna subterrenea (L.) Verdc)

Post Views: 39 ABSTRACT Two field experiments were conducted in April and August, 2007 cropping season at the Department of Crop Science research farm, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to evaluate the pollen germination potentials, rate of pollen tube growth, floral, agronomic and yield attributes of thirteen bambara groundnut cultivars. The first experiment (early planting) was…Read More

MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF SOME NIFOR AND ELITE OIL PALM BREEDING POPULATIONS USING MICROSATELLITE MARKERS

Post Views: 28 ABSTRACT The traditional method of hybrid identification and genetic diversity evaluation based on differences in range of expressions of morphological and agronomical characters has been routinely employed in the assessment of oil palm germplasm and breeding populations at the Nigerian Institute of Oil Palm Research (NIFOR). Considering the limitations of this conventional…Read More

GENOME WIDE ASSOCIATION OF HEAT TOLERANCE LOCI OF WHEAT IN HOTSPOTS OF SUDAN AND SYRIA

Post Views: 15 ABSTRACT One hundred and eighty-nine (189) wheat genotypes were evaluated in multi-environments (Tel-hadya (Syria), Dongola (Sudan) and Wadmedani (Sudan)) for heat tolerance from 2011 to 2012. Genomic mapping of the quantitative trait loci underlying heat tolerance in the crop was also performed. The field experiment was laid out in an alpha lattice…Read More

THE INFLUENCE OF LEVELS AND MODES OF NPK FERTILIZER APPLICATION ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF SOME IMPROVED CASSAVA VARIETIES IN NSUKKA, SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA

Post Views: 34 ABSTRACT A study was carried out at the Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture Experimental Farm, University of Nigeria, Nsukka to: (i) evaluate the growth and yield of four improved cassava varieties, (ii) determine optimum NPK fertilizer rate for increased productivity and (iii) determine the best mode of fertilizer application for…Read More

DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERIZED LIBRARY STOCK CONTROL SYSTEM (A CASE STUDY OF E-LIBRARY, UYO)

Post Views: 39 CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1. Introduction Library is defined as a place in which books, manuscript, recordings, films, or reference materials are kept for private or public uses. Typically, a library must be able to handle some housekeeping information such as acquisition, interlibrary loan, cataloging, circulation, serial management, statistical report and references. A…Read More