22 Jun 2022
Amidst high demand for the PBR Cowpea variety in the market, the Institute for Agricultural Research, (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU) has set up a mechanism to guarantee
2 Nov 2021
Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), Zaria, Kaduna State, has decried high cost of agro-chemicals in the country, saying Nigerians spend N268 billion yearly to purchase the chemicals.
9 Nov 2020
Enduring the cultivation of conventional cowpea with limited yielding capacity, farmers in Kano expressed joys with the new improved cowpea variety (sampea-20T) modified to resist the persistence attack of pod borer insect (Maruca vitrata), a deadly threat growers had to contend with over the years. Sharing their success stories at a brownfield day organized by…
17 Oct 2019
The Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has unveiled a pod borer-resistant variety of cowpea which could help farmers overcome challenges of the pest.
3 Mar 2019
The recent approval of the Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea (popularly called beans) developed by the Institute for Agricultural Research, (IAR) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has continued to generate reactions, creating more anxiety than applause over the innovation. Recall that in late January, the Federal Government through a decision document issued by the National Biosafety Management…
18 Feb 2019
The Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, in collaboration with the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation-Water Enabler Compact (TAAT), has introduced a modern irrigation technology for wheat farmers in Kano State.
14 Feb 2019
The Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, in collaboration with the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation-Water Enabler...
5 Mar 2017
There are many factors responsible for that. Mainly, it has to do with lack of research and investment. One of the most important things to keep cotton production going...
17 Jul 2016
The Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, says researchers in the institution have successfully developed a remedy for Tuta Absoluta, popularly called Tomato Ebola.