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Microorganisms, especially bacteria are the major causes of spoilage in fresh fish. In the coastal areas ofdeveloping tropical countries where ambient temperatures are usually high and access to modern preservation andprocessing technologies is low, fish is often left under ambient conditions for long periods after capture, resulting inquality deterioration and spoilage with attendant increase ...

SUBJECT: sh aquaculture; angling; fisheries; qh301 biology; qr microbiology

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Probiotics are mono or mixed cultures of liveorganisms which improve the host’s health status and indigenousflora properties. The use of probiotics in enhancing growth andas replacement for synthetic growth promoters in animal healthmanagement and nutrition has been scientifically proven. Thisstudy was carried out to evaluate the intestinal flora of theAfrican catfish, Clarias gariepinus for p ...

SUBJECT: sh aquaculture; angling; fisheries; qr microbiology

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Two field experiments were conducted at the National Horticultural Research Institute, Ibadan and the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta to assess the efficacy of poultry manure and carbofuran in suppressing nematode populations and promoting pineapple yield. Three rates of poultry manure (0, 20 and 25 tonnes per hectare) and carbofuran (0, 3.0 kg a.i/ha and 3.4 kg a.i/ha) were applie ...

SUBJECT: s agriculture (general); sf animal culture

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A total of four hundred and eighty day-old commercialb+oiler chicks were assigned t? 12 dietary treatments in a 2x 6 factorial experiment to study the effects of biotin andpalm kernel oil supplementation on their performance andcarcass characteristics. Measurements of average dailyweight gain, average daily feed intake, carcass weight,'dressing percentage, total edible meat weight and total bo ...

SUBJECT: sf animal culture; qh301 biology

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The characteristics of exfoliated vaginal cells and vulvar biometry following estrus synchronization via two injectionsof 5mg Lutalyse® administered 7 days apart were investigated with the aim of their possible use to predict estrus in six adult WAD does.Four adult WAD bucks recently passed as satisfactory potential breeders were also involved in the study. The animals were maintainedon 12% cr ...

SUBJECT: rm therapeutics; pharmacology; sf animal culture; rd surgery

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The potential of CH4(methane) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions based on a model of prevailing behavioural pattern of livestock waste management in Nigerian local farms was investigated in this paper. Livestock waste, from Sus domesticus, pig, and Gallus domesticus, poultry, were employed as substrates in the study which uses water from a fish rearing farm as the matrix medium to simulate wastewa ...

SUBJECT: q science (general); t technology (general); td environmental technology; tp chemical technology; qc physics

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This study examines the enterprise combination in cassava based food crop farming system in Ogun state. Threestage sampling technique was used to select 120 cassava farmers from the study area. The data were analyzed usingdescriptive statistics, economic land equivalent ratio (ELER), linear programming and stochastic production frontierto actualize all the objectives. Descriptive statistics wa ...

SUBJECT: sb plant culture; hg finance

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Nematode pests of pineapple have not been widely studied in Nigeria compared to othercountries. This study investigated the geographical distribution of nematodes associated withpineapple in three pineapple-producing states in Nigeria. A total of 78 farms were sampledfrom Oyo, Ogun and Osun States using the Agricultural Development Project in each state as apilot to locate representative farml ...

SUBJECT: sb plant culture

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The effects of some soil media viz., sand, clay, loam + sawdust (in a 1:1 ratio), and "Garden" soilon the seed germination of 9 cultivars of the HeDanthus annuus L. was investigated in a laboratorystudy. The results obtained showed that higher germination percentages of above 60% in most of thecultivars were observed in the sandy and loam + sawdust media. A consequent performance was alsorecor ...

SUBJECT: sb plant culture; qh301 biology

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Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight and Arn. seeds were heated to various temperature ranges in the oven andimmersed in boiling water to improve germination and determine the effect of the different pre-treatments on germinationand vigour growth of the resultant seedlings. Immersing seeds in boiling water (100 °C) for 10 s recorded the highestgermination percentage and energy (94 %; 85 %). Treatm ...

SUBJECT: sb plant culture

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