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Effect of Planting Date on the Output of Rice Grown in Yagba Local Government Areas (LGAs), Kogi State, Nigeria

Samson Olayemi Sennuga, Obajemu O. Elisha, Joseph Bamidele, Tena M. Barnabas and Mudashir Adeola Olaitan

Article Number - 6658BC5446ABA  | Vol. 1(1), pp. 1-11, June 2024  | 
 Received: 9 February 2024 |  Accepted: 27 May 2024  |   Published: 1 June 2024

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Farmers grow rice beyond the ideal planting window due to unfavorable weather and the ongoing shift in conditions that boost productivity each year.  In Yagba LGA, the study considered rural rice farmers’ yields and planting dates. In order to increase rice output in the research area, the goals were to pinpoint the rice farmers’ planting date that yields the highest yield as well as the production barriers. Farmers’ responses to a standardized questionnaire were used to collect data, which was then evaluated using descriptive analysis percentage and Linkert scale.  According to the findings of the study, the best time to plant for maximum grain output is late march. In addition, the study observed that the major limitations to rice production were, inadequate funding among others. The study therefore recommended that farmers should have access to extension services where they acquire more knowledge on technical skills and information about dates of planting rice, growing, processing, and selling rice. In addition, the government should offer farmers accessible loan and credit facilities since they require adequate money for quality rice production.


Keywords: Yagba, Rice, Planting date, Output, Extension services.




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Samson Olayemi Sennuga¹*, Obajemu O. Elisha¹, Joseph Bamidele2, Tena M. Barnabas1 and Mudashir Adeola Olaitan1

1Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Abuja, FCT, P.M.B. 117, Abuja, Nigeria.

2Faculty of Business and Law, University of Northampton, Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton NN1 5PH, United Kingdom.

*Corresponding author. Email: [email protected]


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Sennuga, S. O., Elisha, O. O., Bamidele, J., Barnabas, T. M. & Olaitan, M. A. (2024). Effect of Planting Date on the Output of Rice Grown in Yagba Local Government Areas (LGAs), Kogi State, Nigeria. Research and Innovations in Agriculture, 1(1), 1-11.


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