VOLUME 4 ISSUE 1, PUBLISHED MARCH 2022
Determinants of Price Fluctuations of Maize in Maiduguri Metropolis, Borno State, Nigeria
Gaya, H. I. M., Danladi, H., Tahir, A. D., Mohammed, D., Umar, B., Bwala, Y. I
Crossref DOI: https://doi.org/10.35849/BJARE202204007
BADEGGI JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENT, 2022, 04(01), 43–49
Maize is one of the most commonly consumed crops in Maiduguri and most studies in the study area have focused on either its production or consumption with few or none that take cognizance of the determinants that affect its price. In filling this gap, this study has examined the determinants of price fluctuation of maize in Maiduguri metropolis of Borno state, Nigeria. Data was collected from sixty marketers using a structured questionnaire from four prominent grain markets in Maiduguri. Descriptive statistical tools and inferential statistics (Ordinary Least Square) were employed to analyse the data. The results showed that cost of transportation, quantity demanded and cost of storage positively influenced price fluctuation of maize in the study area. Some of the major constraints perceived to have hindered smooth maize marketing in the study area were distance to market, cost of transportation and lack of storage facilities. It is recommended, among others, that a good road network that connects areas of production to markets should be made available to provide the required market demand and curtail price fluctuation.
Phenotypic Variation in Some Soybean Germplasm at Kashere, Nigeria
Kolawole, O. S., Chukwuegbo, E. U., Ayesa, A. S., Gani, A. M., Ahmad, A. T. and Mamoon, A.
Crossref DOI: https://doi.org/10.35849/BJARE202204008
BADEGGI JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENT, 2022, 04(01), 50–61
Phenotypic variation among 15 accessions of Glycine max was assessed in this study. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design with three replications. Thirteen quantitative morphological traits were measured using standard methods. Estimates of phenotypic and genotypic coefficients of variation, broad-sense heritability, genetic advance, correlations, and cluster analysis were performed on the quantitatively measured morphological traits. Moderate GCVs and PCVs were experienced in traits like plant height, peduncle length, stem girth and the number of leaves per plant, showing the presence of moderate variability among the studied accessions for selection. Hierarchical cluster analysis revealed that there is a relationship among the studied Glycine max accessions. Two-main clusters of TGm 275, and 14 other accessions were identified. Four accessions from Kashere clustered together. The closeness observed between KSH005 and TGm607, TGm767 and TGm1005 which were obtained from IITA showed that KSH005 could have been introduced as an improved variety to Kashere. The results from this research have shown that enough variability and genetic heritability exist in the studied traits among the tested Glycine max accessions.
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