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VEGETATION ZONES IN NIGERIA

Vegetation zones in Nigeria,, Map of Nigeria showing the different Vegetation Zones
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Sahel Savanna
Sudan Savanna
Guinea Savanna

vegetative zone in Nigeria
vegetative zone in Nigeria

Rain Forest forest vegetation zones of Nigeria

Mangrove and Fresh Water Swamp Forest

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Mangrove and fresh water swamp forest vegetation zones

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This occupies the delta part of Nigeria with heavy rainfall of up to 200 cm and more per annum.
The major activities in this region include lumbering (felling of timbers) read about forestry here and fishing.

Swamp rice can also be grown in the area.

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    7. COMPOST
    8. CROP ROTATION
    9. GRAZING AND OVER GRAZING
    10. IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE

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Rain forest vegetation zones

This occurs in the Southern part of Nigeria lying above the mangrove and fresh water Swamp Forest. The annual rainfall of this one is about 150 cm to 200 cm.

This region consists of tall woody trees and strong undergrowth. Examples of trees found here include iroko, obeche, opepe, mahogany, afara, etc.

There is a high degree of farming activity in this region. Crops commonly grown are yam, coco yam, cassava, maize, rice, plantain, cocoa, rubber, oil palm, kola, mango, citrus, etc

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types of animals found in the rain forest zones of Nigeria

Animals include dwarf goat, sheep, pigs, cattle and poultry. Fish ponds are also kept. Guinea savanna This zone is cutting deep into the rain forest due to continued cultivation.

Such areas are now referred to as derived savanna. The Guinea Savanna area is made up of tall strong grasses Interspersed with trees of moderate heights. Anual rainfall is about 100cm to 150cm.

This zone is the largest vegetation zone in Nigeria. It is an area of intensive agricultural activity. Crops grown include all cereals, legumes such as cow-peas and groundnuts, cotton, yam, cassava and potatoes Livestock include cattle, goat, sheep, poultry and others.

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Sudan savanna vegetation zones of Nigeria

This zone is covered with more grasses and short scattered trees and has an annual rainfall of 50 cm to 75 cm. Agricultural activity in this area centres mainly on cattle, sheep and goat rearing. Poultry is also kept while donkeys, camels and horses are equally reared

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Crops grown are mainly sugar cane, millet and sorghum.
Vegetables particularly carrot and tomatoes are grown along river beds, streams and in areas with irrigation facilities.

Sahel savanna vegetation zones of Nigeria

This occupies the extreme north-east of Nigeria with an annual rainfall of about 15 cm to 50 cm.

It is characterized by feathery grasses and highly scattered spiny shrubs (thorn bushes).
Animals are mostly reared here during the rainy season while drought’ resistant crops like dwarf sorghum and millet are cultivated.

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  1. public enterprises
  2. private enterprises
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  9. how companies raises funds for expansion

WEED AND THEIR BOTANICAL NAMES
1. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
2. DISEASES
3. 52. SOIL MICRO-ORGANISMS
4. ORGANIC MANURING
5. FARM YARD MANURE
6. HUMUS
7. COMPOST
8. CROP ROTATION
9. GRAZING AND OVER GRAZING
10. IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE

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