Featured Issue: Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management Vol.16 No.1
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This issue includes "Growth response of Taro (Colocasia esculenta L.) in soil polluted with Abura petroleum oil" by Bamidele & Esan. This article details a study conducted to evaluate the effect of petroleum oil on the taro plant. The results indicated that when 1-2L of crude petroleum oil per meter cubed was applied to the soil of the plant, the plant's growth increased significantly. However, a significant reduction was noticed when 3L or greater of crude petroleum oil per meter cubed was applied to the soil of the plant.
This issue also includes "Effect of Breed on the Composition of Cow Milk under Traditional Management Practices in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria" by K. Adesina. Twelve cows of three different breeds (Fulani, Red Bororo and Muturu) were examined, with their milk tested based on their proximate mineral and amino acids composition. The results indicated that breed did not have an effect on milk composition.
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