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ADVISORY SERVICE BULLETIN ON ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF ORCHARDS VALUE CHAIN

By Sani Y. A., I. J. Sambo, et al

Although fruits form an integral part of the daily diet of many
Nigerians, yet their study and production were for several years
taken for granted. This was probably due to the fact that a
substantial proportion of the fruits consumed come from wild,
incidental or traditional cropping systems rather than from well
establishment orchards. However, the yield obtained from these
plants is rather low because of several factors; these include the
use of unselected seedlings and lack of adequate knowledge of
the necessary cultural practices. Today, there have been
improvements in the cultivation of tree crop generally as there
has been increased awareness in the nutritional and economic
values of fruits.

Published: 06/07/2012

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ADVISORY SERVICE BULLETIN ON CITRUS VALUE CHAIN

By Sani. Y. A., E. Uyovbisere, et al

Citrus (orange) trees are widely cultivated in Nigeria and
rated to be among fruit trees which are of national importance. It
also has wide acceptability among Nigerians and the fruits are
major sources of vitamins when consumed either fresh or the
pulp processed into various fresh fruit juice by the canning
industries, or frozen concentrate. Orange rind provides three
essential oils, which are used in the production of various
flavouring agents and some types of citrus fruits are sources of
essential oils, which are used in perfumes and other cosmetic
products. Jam produced from orange is a delicacy. The beauty of
the compact and evergreen tree; the fragrant and colourful
blossoms make citrus an ornament in homesteads and landscaping.

Published: 04/05/2012

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ADVISORY SERVICE BULLETIN ON ORCHARD VALUE CHAIN

By Y. A. Sani, I. J. Sambo, et al

Although fruits fom1 an integral part of the daily diet of many
Nigerians, yet their study and production were for several years
taken for granted. This was probably due to the fact that a
substantial proportion of the fruits consumed come from wild,
incidental or traditional cropping systems rather than from well
establishment orchards. However, the yield obtained from these
plants is rather low because of several factors; these include the
usc of unselected seedlings and lack of adequate knowledge of
the necessary cultural practices. Today, there have been
improvements in the cultivation of tree crop generally as there
has been increased awareness in the nutritional and economic
values of fruits.

Published: 05/06/2012

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A Survey of Coffee Diseases in Nigeria.

By G. A. Filani

Coffee is cultivated over large areas of Nigeria,
particularly in the Southern parts where Coffea canephora
("Robusta") is scattered over wide areas in Oyo, Ondo,
Ogun, Bendel and Kwara States and in the riveraine parts
of the Northern States . Coffea arabica is grown only on
the Mambilla Plateau in the Gongola State where the cool
weather is favourable to easy cultivation of this variety.

Published: 06/07/1976

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