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Busari et al

Greener Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (1), pp.006-011, January 2013

 ISSN: 2276-7770 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number:110512231

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2013.1.110512231

Economic Analysis of Vegetable Production by Rural Women in Iwo Zone of Osun State, Nigeria

 

1*Busari Ahmed O, 2Idris-Adeniyi K.M. and 3 Oyekale J.O

                 

Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Osun State University, College of Agriculture, 

Ejigbo Campus

 

*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: busariahmed2008 @ yahoo.com,

hamed.busari @ uniosun.edu.ng

Abstract:

The vegetation types in the Wildlife Park of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi was evaluated to determine its plant species composition and percentage distribution, structure in terms of diameter at breast height (DBH) and utilization level. The point- centered quarter method (PCQ) and step-point line technique (SPLT) were used in the survey. There were 31 woody plants species in the park. The common species in the woodland vegetation type were Daniellia oliveri (14.17%), Vitex doniana (12.00%), Khaya senegalensis (9.33%), while in the Riparian vegetation, Vitex doniana (17.00%) was the prominent species. Acacia polyacantha (24.00%), Combretum molle (23.00%) and Prosopis africana (31.00%) were the commonest species in the Grassland vegetation. Syzigium guineense, Diospyros mespiliformis and Elaeis guineense occurred only in the Riparian Vegetation. The result on structure revealed that DBH class> 100 cm had the highest number of woody plants in the Riparian vegetation and was significantly (P<0.05) different from the Woodland and Grassland vegetation types. For DBH 1-10cm, the woodland was significantly different (P<0.05) from the Riparian and Grassland vegetations. The results of plant utilization level by wild animals showed that 15 plant species were utilized: 3 highly, 6 moderately and 6 lightly.
 
Keywords: Vegetation types, Wildlife Park 

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