LAND TENURE SYSTEM IN AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURAL LAWS AND REFORMS, LAND TENURE SYSTEM IN NIGERIA Land tenure is defined as the system of land ownership or acquisition by individual, family, community or government agency either for temporary or permanent use. The land tenure system in West Africa varies with tribes, communities and states. It can be classified into the following groups:… Continue reading LAND TENURE SYSTEM IN AGRICULTURE

COMMON GRASSES AND LEGUMES OF LIVESTOCK

COMMON GRASSES AND LEGUMES OF LIVESTOCK AND THEIR BOTANICAL NAMES Grasses and their botanical name Common Name Botanical Name1 Elephant grass Pennisetum purpureum2 Guinea grass Panicum maximum3 Giant star grass Cynodon plestostachyum 4 Carpet grass Axonopus compressus5 Spear grass Imperrata cylindrical6 Bahama grass Cynodo dactylon7 Northern gamba Andropogon gayanus8 Souther gamba Andropogon tectorum Common Legumes… Continue reading COMMON GRASSES AND LEGUMES OF LIVESTOCK

PRE-PLANTING OPERATIONS IN AGRICULTURE

what is Pre-planting operations? These are operations carried out before sowing. They include choosing of site, clearing, stumping, plotting, ploughing, harrowing, and ridging.These are the farming activities carried out before planting is done. These activities are carried out to prepare and make the soil conducive for the crop to be planted. Pre-planting operations in sequence… Continue reading PRE-PLANTING OPERATIONS IN AGRICULTURE

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE in a growing economy

Commercial agriculture ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE Definition: commercial agriculture is defined as the type of agriculture which is concerned with the production of food, animals and cash crops in large quantities for sole purpose of sales and export. characteristics of commercial agriculture The major characteristics of commercial agriculture are outlines as followsSole cropping… Continue reading ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE in a growing economy

FEEDING MECHANISMS IN HOLOZOIC ORGANISMS

FEEDING MECHANISMS IN HOLOZOIC ORGANISMS What are holozoic organisms? Holozoic organisms are organisms that feeds on other organisms or solid organic food substances synthesized by green plants. There are five modifications and mechanisms of feeding associated with some organisms these feeding mechanisms include Holozoic nutrition (Greek: holo-whole ; zoikos-of animals) is a type of heterotrophic… Continue reading FEEDING MECHANISMS IN HOLOZOIC ORGANISMS

Areas of Agriculture and their importance

Areas of Specialization in Agriculture The following are the different areas.which one can specialize in the study of agriculture: 1. Soil ScienceThis deals with the study of the soil. It has to do with knowing the nature and types or classes of the soil, how to prepare the soil for crop production and managing the… Continue reading Areas of Agriculture and their importance

CLASSIFICATION OF FRUITS AND TYPES OF FRUIT 2

Classification of fruits Fruits may be classified as simple, foot-pound, and aggregate. Simple fruits are those formed from a flower with a monocarpous pistil. Examples are beans, lemon and mango. Compound/multiple fruits are formed from an inflorescence or bunch whose fruitlets are fused together to form a , jingle large fruits. Examples are pineapple and… Continue reading CLASSIFICATION OF FRUITS AND TYPES OF FRUIT 2

PLANTING AND POST PLANTING OPERATIONS IN AGRICULTURE

post Planting operations These are activities carried out by the farmer after land preparation. They are what the farmer should do or ought to aware of while the seeds, seedlings or planting materials are being put in the soil. Post-planting operations are the series of activities carried out in a farm management system between the… Continue reading PLANTING AND POST PLANTING OPERATIONS IN AGRICULTURE

Effects of over-secretion and under secretion of testosterone hormone

What is testosterone hormone? Testosterone hormone are hormones secreted by the testes gland located inside the scrotum of the male reproductive organs.  This hormone is essential for the production of secondary sexual characters in males during puberty stages. So if this hormone Secretion is essential for reproduction, are there any effect of over secretion or… Continue reading Effects of over-secretion and under secretion of testosterone hormone

Effects of over-secretion and under-secretion of Thyroxine hormone

Ever looked at most basketball players and asked, are these humans or they are simply imported from another world? Those tall guys you see or watch playing basketball are affected by the secretion of Thyroxine hormone. First for the records, what are Thyroxine hormone? Thyroxine hormone is a type of hormone secreted by the thyroid… Continue reading Effects of over-secretion and under-secretion of Thyroxine hormone