This Book is relevant to livestock farmers in Nigeria and other tropical areas particularly those with semi-arid climatic conditions. For a long time; Farmers, Teachers, Researchers and other stake holders in Agriculture (especially in Nigeria and other tropical areas of Africa) depended entirely on the nutrient requirements of animals in the temperate regions which is available in the literature. This write up focused on the nutrient requirements (Energy and Protein) of Animals (Sheep) in tropical areas such as Nigeria.The nutrient requirements of animals reported in this book will be particularly useful for Livestock farmers, Students, Teachers and Researchers especially in semi-arid areas of Africa who intended to raise animals for one purpose or another. The book will also serve as a guide for developing nutrient requirements for various species of animals in tropical areas of the world.
This study was conducted to determine the optimum inorganic and organic nutrient sources and rates for sugarcane production. A set of experiments were designed and conducted at Sugarcane Section, Agriculture Research Institute, Tandojam, Pakistan, located at 25o25’60’N 68o31’ 60E during 2008-09 and 2009-10. In all the experiments, Thatta-10 sugarcane variety was sown. In the light of findings it is concluded that integrated nutrient management recorded 25% saving in inorganic NPK fertilizers due to application of FYM and or press mud applied at 20 t ha-1. The residual effect of FYM and press mud showed significant effect on subsequent ratoon crop. The residual FYM and or press mud at 20 t ha-1 + supplemental application of 25% less inorganic NPK fertilizer was found sufficient nutrient level. This study recommends that organic and inorganic nutrients should be applied to enhance growth, yield, quality and nutrient uptake of both plant and ratoon sugarcane. Residual effects were seen on the subsequent ratoon crop due to FYM and press mud applications. Therefore, application of FYM and or press mud at 20 t ha-1 once in a two year with 25% less NPK fertilizer is recommended.
In this book entitled MORPHOTAXONOMIC STUDIES OF SOME NEMATODE PARASITES OF FISHES deals with morphology, taxonomy, geographical distribution, prevalence host specificity seasonal variation and statical analysis of nematode parasites of fishes collected from five provinces of India, namely Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Kerala, Tamilnadu, and Maharashtra during the year 2001-2005. Present study deals with nine family, seventeen Genera and thirty-four species, out of which two genera and twenty six species are new to science. The taxonomic position of certain known genera and species has been discussed and reviewed in the light of recent knowledge of the groups. Check-list and geographical distribution of Nematode parasites of fishes of India have been also given. Five research papers from the part of above manuscript were published in different research journals and four are presented in various national and international conferences.
Different crops have unlike nutrient requirements and different soil types vary in their capacity to provide nutrients. Therefore, we need to study the optimum requirement of nutrients for particular crops on different soil types and in different agro climatic conditions. Several methods of fertility management have been proposed from time to time to maintain the soil fertility and improve the crop productivity. Of late, the close association between the nutrient status of leaves and yield of crop is considered as one of the most important factor. Nutrient indices are worked out in many crops to monitor the adequate and balanced fertilization. DRIS not only helps to identify the nutrient(s) that are deficient but also the order of their severity and requirement is prioritized. This helps the farmer to know which nutrient should be corrected first before attempting to correct the next deficient nutrient through its application. Such an identification of multiple nutrient deficiencies or imbalances is not possible through the conventional methods. The present work will help to understand and identify the nutritional imbalances in sunflower through DRIS and work out the schedule.
Ecology of Estuarine Fishes – Temperate Waters of of the Western North Atlantic
A good knowledge of possible changes of nutrient stock of a system involves balancing of nutrient input and output in the system (nutrient flow analysis). Nutrient flow analysis using an approach based on “balance” is one of the possible ways to estimate the diversities in the sources and flows of nutrient content of a system (applied fertilizer, fertility in soil, plant mineral uptake and crop residue). It quantifies the whole system management method together with their cost and time. However, nutrient balances involving flows of few nutrient elements are considered “partial balances” because they basically show only a portion of what the farmer takes out of the system and what they put back.
This book highlights the Fishes of the aquatic world. it deals with the Aquatic life. Fishes with their identification points, hand drawn diagrams and comments. Along with fishes Aquatic insects, aquatic plants description is given in detail. Aquatic fish diseases their prevention and cure is given in detail for maintenance of fish aquarium. construction of home aquarium, aquarium fishes, their disease and maintenance has been described in the chapters. Different type of fishes like cat fishes, carps, predatory fishes, indigenous and exotic fishes are given in detail with the keys of their identification.
This study aims to reveal the role that the press played in the exclusion of non-Muslims from Turkish nationhood. The main focus is on the discursive and linguistic processes and strategies adopted by the press in the representation of non-Muslims in its coverage of the 1934 Thrace Events, the 1942 Wealth Tax Affair, and the 6/7 September 1955 Riots. In order to account for the role of the press in the reproduction of the idea that non-Muslims should be excluded. The critical analysis of press discourse is complemented by an analysis of the socio-historical context in which the press functioned at the times in question. In terms of the socio-historical context in which the status of non-Muslim identity was shaped, the emergence of the Turkish state and the accompanying idea of national identity are analysed.
The idea of this book is to provide a concept for a plagiarism detection system to detect plagiarized parts in documents written in Afghanistan’s national languages Pashto and Dari. Besides plagiarism detection, the book provides enough concepts for the establishment of research exchange platform for Academy of Science Afghanistan. In this book different types of plagiarism are discussed but the focus is mainly on two types of plagiarism, copy and paraphrased plagiarism in documents of Afghanistan’s national languages.