Volume 7, Issue 2, December 2019, Page: 52-60
The Importance of Computerized Analysis on Spoilage of Maize (Zea Mays L), Before Harvest and Storage in Osun State, Nigeria
Prince Awojoodu Soji, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife Kingdom, Nigeria
Received: May 30, 2019;       Accepted: Oct. 9, 2019;       Published: Nov. 13, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijebo.20190702.14      View  45      Downloads  8
Abstract
This research work was carried out, to find the importance of computerized analysis on spoilage of maize (Zea mays L), before harvest and storage in Osun State, Nigeria. 4 Local governments, namely: (Ife East, Ife South, Ife Central and Ife North), local government areas were sampled. 4,000 open questionnaires were distributed to the 4 Local Governments, out of which 1000 was used for farmers, in each local government. A total of 40 different locations were visited in all the four Local Governments, out of which 100 questionnaires were used for farmers in each location. It was gathered that above 70% of the farmers from the four local governments, supported the importance of computerized analysis on spoilage of maize (Zea mays L), before harvest and storage in Osun State, Nigeria, while below 30% of the people could not even understand whether there was any needy, on the importance of computerized analysis on spoilage of maize (Zea mays L), before harvest and storage in Osun State, Nigeria or not. The results from the questionnaires when using Pearson two-tailed correlation coefficient revealed that there was a significant difference from the summary data collected from the farmers within the four local government areas visited and sampled, (p > 0.05) table 5. This shows a strong positive correlation, which implying that, the importance of computerized analysis on spoilage of maize before harvest and storage in Osun State, Nigeria. is strongly influenced and enhanced the farmers and people’s support, and, had therefore, made this research work to become a reality, (p > 0.05), table 5. The reasons may be due to the fact that, maize (Zea mays L), is not only rich in dietary D and calories which are a good source of energy to our body, it is however served as the most productive grain crops in the middle and northern belts of Nigeria where sunshine is adaptable and rainfall is moderate. And as a basic raw materials to thousands of industrial products that may includes: alcoholic, beverages, pharmaceutical, food sweeteners, food cereals, cosmetic and films, gums, package, textile, paper industries and so on., it is one of African’s dominant food crop, that can be consumed in varied forms, such as: maize flour for confectionaries, semo (for swallow with soup), as corn beef, mill (for animals feeding), as roaster corn, it can be boiled or prepared as porridge. Pie chart was used to depict the summary data of each of the local government areas sampled in Ile – Ife Kingdom, of Osun State Nigeria.
Keywords
Maize (Zea Mays L), Corn, Harvest, Storage, 4 Local Governments, Osun State, Pearson Correlation
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Prince Awojoodu Soji, The Importance of Computerized Analysis on Spoilage of Maize (Zea Mays L), Before Harvest and Storage in Osun State, Nigeria, European Journal of Biophysics. Vol. 7, No. 2, 2019, pp. 52-60. doi: 10.11648/j.ijebo.20190702.14
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