kINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE
AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT (IJARD)
VOLUME 17(2) 2014
Published by:
School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Federal
University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State.
SAAT FUTO
ISBN: 1595 – 9716
Accessed at: www.ijard.com
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Editorial Board
Editor-in Chief
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Prof. C.C. Asiabaka
Deputy Editor-in-Chief
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Dr. E.U. Onweremadu
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Prof. B.O. Esonu
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Prof. (Mrs.) N.N. Oti
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Prof. M.A.C.A. Odii
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Dr. I.J. Ogoke
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Dr. M.N. Opara
Associate Editors
Assistant Editors
Editorial Advisers
Prof. E.O. Banigo: Food Science
Prof. E.T. Eshett: Pedology
Prof. M.U. Iloeje: Animal Breeding/Genetics
Prof. J.E. Njoku: Agricultural Economics
Prof. M.I. Nwufo: Plant Pathology
Prof. J.C. Obiefuna: Agronomy
Prof. C.E. Onyenweaku: Agricultural Economic
Prof. G.E. Osuji: Soil Science
Prof. A.B.I. Udedibie: Animal Nutrition
Prof. I. Unamba Oparah: Soil Science
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Analysis of Socio-Economic Characteristics and Profitability in Cashew nut Production
in Kogi State, Nigeria.
Akor, A1, Ibitoye S.J1 and Ayoola, J.B2
1739
Effects of Sawdust Ash on Soil Nutrient Content and Yield of Cucumber (Cucumis Sativas)
in some Ultisols of the Niger-Delta, Nigeria.
Egbuchua, Collins
1746
Influence of Drainage on the Distribution of Sesquioxides in Soils Derived from Coastal
Plain Sands of Delta State, Nigeria.
Egbuchua, Collins
1751
Analysis of Poverty Profiles of Participating and Non Participating Rural Farm Women
in Fadama III Development Project in Gombe State, Nigeria
Ogbonna, M. O* and Nwaobiala, C. U**
1762
Sorption Kinetics of Lead as Influenced by Soil Aggregates of two Benchmark Soils
of South-Eastern Nigeria.
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Nwokocha, C. C., 1Ano, A. O. and 2Igwe, C. A.
1768
Effect of Different Weeding Regimes on the Growth and Yield of Okra (Abelmoschus Esculentus)
in Southeast Nigeria.
S . I. Ogwulumba and E. I . Francis
1776
Temporary Initial Feeding of Low-Quality Cheap Diet as a Management Strategy for Raising
Starter Broilers.
A.B.I. Udedibie and J.U. Adibe
1780
Assessment of Rural Women’s Awareness of Malaria Disease Control Towards Increased
Agricultural Production in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria
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Nwakwasi, R.N., **Dozie, I.N.S., *Nnadi, F.N., *Umunakwe, P.C. *Chikaire, J. and ***Edeoga, G.
1785
Constraints to Effective Empowerment of Rural Women in Nigeria.
* Nwakwasi, R.N. **Asiabaka, I.P. *** Edeoga, G. *Umunnakwe, P.C. and *Agomuo, C.I. 1792
Perceived Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Production and Implications for Sustainable
Food Security in Abia State, Nigeria
Nwosu, I.E1 & Obi, A2
1799
Efficacy of Gamma Irradiation for the Control of Cowpea Bruchid, (Callosbruchus Maculatus F.)
Echereobia, C.O.1, Asawalam, E.F.2, Emeasor, K.C.2 , Nwana, I.E.2and Sahayaraj, K.3
1805
Economics of Information GAP of Rural Cassava Farmers in Imo State, Southeast, Nigeria:
A Critical Factor in Rural Poverty Alleviation.
Onyeagocha, S.U.O1, D.O Ohajianya1, F.N. Nnadi2, N.C. Ehirim1, C.A. Emeyeonu1,
F.C. Anaeto2, I.I. Osugiri1, I.U. Nwaiwu1, O.I.G. Onyeagocha3, and C.R. Onyeagoro2.
1811
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Evaluation of West African Okra (A. Caillei) Varieties for Agronomic Traits in Umudike in
South-Eastern Nigeria.
L. N. Chinatu, P. I. Okocha and M. J. Eka.
1821
Growth and Yield of Okra (Abelmoschus Esculentus L) in Response to Plant Density and
NPK Application in Tropical Humid Environment
Law-Ogbomo, K. E* and Osaigbovo, A. U
1828
Growth, Yield and Quality of Lettuce (Lactuca Sativa L.) Supplied with Poultry and
NPK Fertilizers at Vom, Nigeria.
Ogedegbe, S.A. and Osaigbovo, A.U.
1836
Poverty Reduction with Mobile Phone Business in the Ikwerre Rural Areas of Rivers State, Nigeria
Nlerum,F. E. and Okidim, A.I.
1841
Quality of Diferrent Water Sources Used in Poultry and Piggery Farms in South-Eastern Nigeria
Etuk, I.F., Ogbuewu, I.P., Okoli, I.C., Etuk, E.B., Iwuji, T.C. Obikaonu, H. O.,
Opara, M.N. and Odoemelam, V.U
1847
Relationship between Academic Achievement in Mathematics and Performance in Soil Science
in Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Nigeria
Ukaegbu, E.P., Maduka, B.C. and Anya, U.O.
1853
Farmers’ Access and Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in
Benue State, Nigeria.
Nwaobiala, C.U and Okoro, C. A
1857
Nematicidal Effects of Different Parts of Bitter Leaf (Vernonia Amygdylina) Aqueous Extracts
on Root Knot Nematode Infections on Soybean (Glycine Max).
*S. I. OGWULUMBA AND B. A. AKONG
1865
Analysis of the Impact of Agricultural Extension Policies on Contact-Farmers Improvement
in Abia State, Nigeria.
*Okoli, V.B.N., and **Njoku, J.I.K
1869
Effect of Technology Transfer on Fishermen in Oguta South Eastern Nigeria
Njoku J.I.K. and Echetama J.A.
1875
Potentials for Two Crops of Okra (Abelmoschus. Esculentusl. Moench) Per Annum in
Umudike,South-Eastern Nigeria.
L.N Chinatu, P.I. Okocha and M.J. Eka
1883
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