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EFFECTS OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE DELIVERY ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION OF RICE FARMERS IN AYAMELUM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ANAMBRA STATE.

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Dasaba, O.O., Ifeanyi-obi, C.C. and Wigwe, C.C

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MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF CUCUMBER GERMPLASM FOR YIELD AND YIELD ASSOCIATED TRAITS IN OWERRI AREA SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA.

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*UMEH, O.A., NGWUTA, A.A .,  ONYISHI,G.C.  AND  ANYANWU, C.P.

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ESTIMATION OF INORGANIC FERTILIZER DEMAND AMONG SMALL HOLDER FARMERS IN DELTA STATE NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY GUIDELINE.

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Achoja Felix Odemero

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EFFECT OF PALM BUNCH ASH AND POULTRY MANURE ON PEPPER  (Capsicum annuum) PRODUCTIVITY IN OWERRI IMO STATE, NIGERIA.

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Azuka, M.O1,  Duruigbo, C. I1,  Ofor, M. O1 and Onwudike, S. U2

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FERTILITY LEVEL OF SOME DEGRADED SOILS OF IMO STATE, SOUTHEASTERN, NIGERIA

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Chris-Emenyonu, C.M1, Onwudike, S.U,  Akpan, I.W1, OSISI, F.A1   Okoli, N.H1

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MULCHING AND VARIETY INTERACTIONS ON WEED MANAGEMENT AND YIELD OF OKRA IN OWERRI SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA.

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Ogu. C.E, Ibe. A.E, Ihejirika G.O. and M.C. Ofoh.

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CHARACTERIZATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF SOME SOILS OF A TOPOSEQUENCE IN EZELU, IMO STATE NIGERIA, ARABLE CROP PRODUCTION.

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CHIKERE-NJOKU .C.

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PERFORMANCE AND EGG QUALITIES CHARACTERISTICS OF EGG TYPE CHICKENS FED AIR- DRIED Moringa oleifera LEAF MEAL SUPPLEMENTED WITH MAXIGRAIN®ENZYME.

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1Olayemi, Wasiu Ajani.,2 Oso, AbimbolaOladele and Bamgbose, Adeyemi Mustapha

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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE FOOD SECURITY PROFILE OF PORT HARCOURT AND OBIO/AKPOR MUNICIPAL COUNCIL AREAS OF RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA AND THE PROBABLE ECONOMIC IMPACTS.

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Uche, C1 and Ajie, E. N2

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GENETIC VARIABILITY AND HERITABILITY STUDIES OF SOME REPRODUCTIVE TRAITS IN CUCUMBER (Cucumis sativus L.)

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* O.A., Umeh and  E.R. , Keyagha,

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GENDER ISSUES ON ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION THROUGH AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA: A THEMATIC DISCUSS.

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Ajie, E. N1 and Uche, C2

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PRODUCTIVITY OF SOLE AND INTERCROPPED MAIZE WITH GROUNDNUT USING THREE RATES OF POULTRY MANURE IN OWERRI, IMO STATE, NIGERIA.

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Uzoigwe C.P1-,Duruigbo, C.I1 Emma-Okafor L.C1

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POSTHARVEST DETERIORATION AND NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY OF FRUITS SOLD IN OWERRI MUNICIPAL MARKETS: CHALLENGES TO NUTRITION AND HEALTH.

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*Ofor, M.O., Onuigbo, N.C., Nnebue, O.M., Cookey, C.O. and Nwammadu, C.A.

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GROWTH PERFORMANCE, FEED UTILIZATION AND BODY COMPOSITION OF AFRICAN CATFISH (Clarias gariepinus) FINGERLINGS FED AT DIFFERENT FREQUENCIES

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K. E., Amuneke1, O.C., Evulobi1, S.N. Odo2, R.C.A., Orji2

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ADOPTION GAPS OF IMPROVED SWEET POTATO PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY AMONG FARMERS IN EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA.

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1 Mbanaso,  E.O. and 1Ironkwe,  A.G.

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PRELIMNARY INVESTIGATION OF THE DISTRIBUTION, BIOLOGYAND ECONOMIC IMPORTANCEOF A NIGERIAN AQUARIUM FISH, CTENOPOMA KINGSLEYAE(GUNTHER,1896).

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IBIM, Adaba. Tonye.

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EFFECT OF NPK FERTILIZER ON THE PRODUCTIVITY AND NUTRIENT-USE EFFICIENCY OF POLYNESIAN ARROWROOT (TACCALEONTOPETALOIDES) IN SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA.

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*Nwokocha, C.C., Ironkwe, A.G., Amadi, C.O. and Njoku, N.R.

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PERFORMANCE AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF WEST AFRICAN DWARF GOATS ON FIVE HOUSING PATTERNS.

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G. D. EYOH1,N. B. IDIONG1 and I.F.ETUK2.-

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EVALUATION OF N P K FERTILIZER REQUIREMENTS OF LIVINGSTONE POTATO (RIZGA) PRODUCTION ON A LOAMY SAND ULTISOL OF SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA.

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*Nwokocha, C. C., Ironkwe, A. G. and Njoku, N.R. 

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ASSESSMENT OF WATERMELON MARKETING IN UMUAHIA AREA OF ABIA STATE, NIGERIA.

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Osondu, K.R. and Mejeha, R.O

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EFFECT OF TILLAGE AND WEEDING REGIMES ON WEED SUPPRESSION AND ROOT YIELD OF SWEET POTATO IN TWO AGRO-ECOLOGIES OF NIGERIA.

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Korieocha, D.S1, Udom G.N2 and Nwokocha, C.C.1

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SCREENING OF FIVE PRE-EMERGENCE HERBICIDE FOR WEED CONTROL IN THE GROWTH OF COCOYAM (Colocasia esculentus (L.) schott) IN ABIA STATE.

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Cyprian U. E. C; Korieocha, D.S and Faith D. N

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COMBINE EFFECTS OF LIQUID BIO-FERTILIZER AND POULTRY MANURE ON SOIL FERTILITY AND YIELD OF OKRA (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) IN MINNA, NIGERIA.

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Nweke, R.N., Adeboye, M.K.A., Afolabi, S.G. and Oleru, G.C.

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EFFICIENCY AND THE CONTRIBUTION OF MICRO ENTERPRISE FINANCING OF NATIONAL SPECIAL PROGAMME ON FOOD SECURITY (NSPFS) IN ABIA STATE, NIGERIA.

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Ogbe, S.E.

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FINANCIAL OPENNESS AND ACCESS TO CREDIT AMONG SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISES IN ABIA STATE, NIGERIA.

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Ogbe, S. E. and P. Ejim

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DETERMINANTS OF RURAL POVERTY AMONG SMALL-HOLDER FARMERS IN AFIKPO-NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA.

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S.O Mbah

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DETERMINANTS OF YAM PRODUCTION AND PROFITABILITY IN OBUBRA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF CROSS-RIVER STATE, NIGERIA.

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S.O Mbah

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GROWTH PERFORMANCE AND CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS OF FINISHER BROILERS FED GomphrenacelosioidesMart. LEAF MEAL.

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*Ukpabi, U.H., Elvis-Chikwem, C.L. and Maduka, I.J.

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PERCEPTION OF EXTENSION WORKERS ON GENDER SENSITIVITY TRAINING AND EXTENSION TRAINING IN SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA.

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*Amanze, A. N. and A.O. Chukwu

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GENDER DIFFERENCE IN EXTENSION SERVICES OF SOUTH – EAST NIGERIA : IMPLICATION FOR TECHNOLOGY DISSEMINATION

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*Amanze, A. N. and A.O. Chukwu

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PRELIMNARY STUDY OF THE AFRICAN LEAF FISH, Polycentropisabbreviata (BOULENGER, 1901); A POTENTIAL AQUARIUM FISH FOR NIGERIA.

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*IBIM, A. T., EZIEFULE, G. C.  AND IKE J. O.

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ENTERPRISE SHIFT DECISION AMONG NATURAL RUBBER PLANTATION OWNERS IN THE RAIN FOREST ZONE OF DELTA STATE, NIGERIA (republished)

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ACHOJA Felix Odemero (Ph.D)

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NEMATICIDAL EFFECTS OF Jatropha curcas L.  ROOT EXTRACTS FOR THE CONTROL OF ROOT-KNOT NEMATODE Meloidogyne incognita

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Ogwudire,V. E1.*,Agu,C.M2., Ojiako F.O1., Cookey C.O1 and Nwokeji C.M1.

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EVALUATION OF FERTILITY STATUS OF SELECTED ERODED AND NON-ERODED SOILS IN AN ULTISOL IN A HUMID TROPICAL ENVIRONMENT  USING  ELEMENTAL RATIO.

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Nkwopara, U. N*.,Okoli, N.H., Nnadozie, J., Onwudike, S.U., Ihem, E.E

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ACHIEVING SELF-SUFFICIENCY IN SUGARCANE PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA: A MYTH OR REALITY?

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**Sadiq,M.S1., Singh, I.P2., Ahmad, M.M3., Hafizu, M.S4.and Ondoma, M.H4.

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DISTRIBUTION OF CASSAVA MOSAIC GEMINI VIRUSES IN TARABA STATE, NORTH EASTERN NIGERIA.

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aAbubakar, bM. Mohammed I.U&cMohammed, M.T.

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INCIDENCE AND SEVERITY OF DIOSCOREA BACILLIFORM VIRUS (DBV) DISEASE IN YAM FIELDS OF FIVE STATES OF GUINEA SAVANNAH ZONE OF NIGERIA.

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Mohammed, M.T.

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EFFECT OF FERTILIZER SOURCES AND PROPAGULE NODE NUMBER ON THE YIELD, AND FOLIAR DISEASES OF ORANGE-FLESHED SWEET POTATO (KING-J) IN OWERRI NIGERIA.

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Nwankwo, U. M., Ibeawuchi, I. I., and G. O. Ihejirika

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EVALUATION OF CONSTRAINTS TO PROFITABLE SMALLHOLDER ROOTS AND TUBER CROPS FARMERS’ IN IKWUANO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ABIA STATE, NIGERIA

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Okezie, Chidinma R.

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EVALUATION OF SOCIO ECONOMIC EFFECT OF APPROPRIATION OF DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEM ONFARMERS IN NIGERIA.

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Shani, B. B1, Musa,A2 and Michaels, H. Y3

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF INTERNET UTILIZATION AMONG AGRICULTURE LECTURERS IN EDO AND DELTA STATES, NIGERIA.

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1Kenneth A. I, D.U Okoedo-Okojie2 and O. F. Igbinosa3

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GENDER DIFFERENCES IN KNOWLEDGE OF RECOMMENDED PESTICIDES USAGE AMONG VEGETABLE FARMERS IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA.

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Adefunke Mojirade ADEWOLE1, Sola Emmanuel KOMOLAFE1 Gbolagade Benjamin ADESIJI1 and Jones Adebola AKANGBE2

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TREES SPECIES DIVERSITY AND ABUNDANCE AT BC 32/4 IN SAKPONBA FOREST RESERVE, EDO STATE, NIGERIA.

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ADA O R,Ureigho U N and Okunomo, K

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DEVELOPMENT OF VOLUME MODELS FOR TECTONAGRANDIS (LINN F.) STANDS IN OGWASHI-UKWU FOREST RESERVE, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA.

1Aigbe H. I*. and 2Ogu C. I.

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AWARENESS AND USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AMONG URBAN POULTRY FARMERS IN IKORODU LGA, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA.

 

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1C. O. Michael, 2F. E. Esene

 

 

INFLUENCE OF FISH FARMERS’ SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS ON MASS MEDIA PREFERENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN EDO STATE, NIGERIA.

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1Osabuohien, J.I. and 1Okoedo-Okojie, D.U., 2Koledoye, G. F.

 

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A REVIEW OF STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING WOMEN’S INVOLVEMENT IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA.

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Igbokwe, Chinyelu Irene, *Emodi, Angela IzukanneandOlatunji, Samuel Olajire

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NEEDS ASSESSMENT: AN EFFECTIVE TOOL IN RURAL SOCIOLOGY AND AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT.

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Adegbola Adetayo Jacob1*, Olatilewa Oladuntan Mufuliat2, Akor Sunday3, Obarein Obozokhai 4

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INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF BACTERIAL BLIGHT DISEASE OF COWPEA CAUSED BY Xanthomonas axonopodispv. vignicola(BURKHOLDER) VAUTERIN.

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*Dr. Victor Ohileobo DANIA1, Mr Joshua Olufisayo Oni2,

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AN APPRAISAL OF UTILIZATION LEVEL OF SCREW PRESS TECHNOLOGY AMONG GARI PRODUCERS IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA.

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Adegbola Adetayo Jacob1*, Zaka Kafayat Oluwatoyin2, Bamishaiye Eunice Iyabo3,  Obarein Obozokhai 4, Akor Sunday5 , Olatilewa Oladuntan Mufuliat6, Oriowo Praise7 , Adegbola Rukayat Queen8

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ANALYSIS OF THE PROFITABILITY OF RICE MARKETING ENTERPRISES IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA.

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Ibeagwa, O.B. Chikezie, C., Obi-Nwandikom C.O., Ukoha I.I., Oshaji, I.O., Ofor E.I. and Offie J.C.

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ASSESSMENT OF THE TOXICOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF LATTICE OF SELECTED PLANTS AGAINST THE MAIZE WEEVIL (Sitophilos zeamais (Motschulsky) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) ON MAIZEIN STORAGE

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*O.I. Mbah, **E.G.O. Ogidi, *A.U. Chukwu, *B.A. Yekini, and ***G.C. Ihionu.

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FACTORS INFLUENCING PARTICIPATION INTENSITY OF RICE FARMERS IN IFAD/VCD PROGRAMME IN NIGER STATE OF NIGERIA

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Sadiq, M.S1., Singh, I.P2., Ahmad, M.M3. and Ahmad, U4.

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PRODUCTIVITY RESPONSE OF SWEET POTATO VARIETIES TO DIFFERENT FERTILIZER TYPES AND PLANT POPULATIONS IN A HUMID TROPICAL ENVIRONMENT.

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Law-Ogbomo, K. E., Adekunle, A. T., Orhue, E. R., Osaigbovo, A. U., Nwaoguala, C. N. C. and Ogedegbe, S. A.

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SCREENHOUSE EVALUATION OF THE EFFICACY OF BIO-FUMIGANT CROPS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF FUSARIUM WILT OF TOMATO (FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM F. SP. LYCOPERSICI)

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1Haruna*S. G., 2Gurama, A. U., 3Adebitan, S. A. and 4Ahmed B. I

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