Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009

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Agro-Morphological based Evaluation and Proximate Analysis of Garlic (Allium sativum L.) Varieties at Sheka Zone, South West Ethiopia

Garlic (Allium sativum L.) is an important food and cash crop for rural households in Shaka Zone, south west Ethiopia. Despite the nutritional and economic significance of garlic, to date there are no research efforts pertain to recommend adaptable cultivars with due consideration of the environmental condition of the zone. The present work aimed to evaluate eight garlic genotypes using agro-morphological and nutritional...

Author(s):Bewuketu Haile, Sefawdin Berta, Biruk Getnet and Habitamu Kassaye

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Evaluation of Forest Litter Mineralization Capacity on the Growth of Irvingia gabonensis in Ogwashi-Uku Forest Reserve, Delta State, Nigeria

The study evaluated litter production capacity of three forest plantation foliage litters as potential mineralization sources for the growth of Irvingia gabonensis. Litter production capacity of Bamboo, Teak and Gmelina forest plantations was monitored for 70days before Irvingia seeds were sown in open germination beds containing litters soil samples for vegetative development assessment. Data collected were analyzed using...

Author(s):Egwunatum AE, Dolor DE, Umeh PC

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Adaptation Trial of Improved Market Type White Haricot Bean Varieties under Hararghe Condition

Field experiment was conducted at Mechara Agricultural Research centers on-station, Habro district on Busoyitu Farmers Training Center and Fedis Agricultural Research Center’s on station with objective to selecting and recommending the best adapted market type white haricot bean varieties. The experiment was laid out using a randomized complete block design with three replications. ...

Author(s):Shanene Haile and Fantahun Adugna

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Response of onion (Allium cepaL.) yield and yield components to Blended fertilizer at Raya Azebo, Northern Ethiopia

Low soil fertility is one of the most important constraints limiting onion production in Ethiopia. Optimize the production of onion by applying the appropriate blended fertilizer rate is important in the study area of Raya Azebo. The experiment was conducted on Mehoni Agricultural Research Center at Fachagama site in 2018and 2019 cropping season under irrigation to determine optimum blended fertilizer rate and to assess...

Author(s):Gebremeskel Gebrekorkos and Hayelom Berhe

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Comparative Growth and dry Matter Accumulation in Selected Tree Species in Response to Quarry Dust Media Amendments

Field and laboratory trials were conducted to assess the effect of quarry dust amendments media on plant growth (biomass) of various selected tree species for re-vegetation purposes of quarry sites in Ndurugu, Kiambu-Kenya. A randomized complete block design experiment was piloted with two-month-old nursery established seedlings of four tree species (Acacia abyssinica, Casuarina equisetifolia, Eucalyptus grandis, and...

Author(s):Joyce Kemunto Ayusa, John Bosco Mukundi, Aggrey Ochieng’ Adimo.

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Effects of Furrow Dimensions on Water productivity and Yield of onion at Small Scale Irrigation Ilu Gelan district West Shoa Ethiopia

This study was conducted during the dry season of 2017/2018 at the Ilu Gelan district Western Shewa zone of Oromia Regional State to evaluate the impacts of furrow dimensions on yield and water productivity of onion. Climatic, plant and soil factors were used for the calculation of monthly crop water and irrigation requirements and results compared with actual performance of the irrigation system. The experiment was laid...

Author(s): Adisu Tadese,Habtamu Bedane, Eshetu Mekonnen, Gudeta Ganamo

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Assessment of Forest Cover Changes in and Around Jorgo Wato Forest, West Wollega, Oromia, Western Ethiopia

Detecting and identifying the changes in land cover provides the updated information about forest cover changes. Identifying forest cover change is also necessary information for planning and management of sustainable use of natural resources. This study was conducted to detect the dynamics of forest cover change in and around Jorgo Wato forest, West Wollega zone of Oromia National Regional State. In order to assess forest...

Author(s):Fikadu Kitaba Tola, Gudina Legese Feyisa, Debela Hunde Feyssa

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Effect of Participatory Forest Management on Forest Status in Case of Bale Highlands, South East Ethiopia

Much has been done for the conservation of natural resources; but without the participation of the community around the resource area, sustainable conservation cannot be achieved. Participatory Forest Management (PFM) is the best practice for the sustainable conservation of the remaining natural forest of the country with entire involvement of the community. PFM can sustain the natural resource. This study...

Author(s):Umer Abdela and Alemayehu Wudineh

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Anthropogenic Processes of Forest Cover Change in Menit Goldiya and Menit Shasha Districts, Bench Maji Zone, South West Ethiopia

Anthropogenic activities have modified the forest resources and resulted in significant environmental changes. This is not an exception to Menit Goldiya and Menit Shasha districts. The ignitions of fire aiming at new grass regeneration and other human activities have changed the forest cover status of the two districts. Thus, this study was initiated to detect the magnitude and rate of forest cover change over 29 years,...

Author(s):Zewude Weyessa Edessa and Zenawi Kiflay Assefa

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Biodiversity and floristic composition of understory species in Quercus glauca forests of north-western Himalaya, India

Oak forests are among the dominant vegetations of Himalaya. Understory vegetation of these forests are influenced by structure and composition of upper canopy species and the microenvironment. This study assessed the diversity and species composition of understory species at six different study sites of Quercus glauca forests in lower Himalaya. Sample plots of 20 m × 20 m, 5 m × 5 m and 1 m × 1 m were taken to collect...

Author(s):Amare T. and D.R. Bhardwaj

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Effect of Nursery Media on early seedling emergence and growth of two Genotypes of Passion fruits (Passiflora edulis)

A pot experiment was conducted in a high tunnel located in the Research and Teaching Farm of the Department of Crop Science and Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria to understudy the effect of nursery media on early seedling emergence and growth of KPF-4 and Purple genotypes of Passion fruits (Passiflora edulis).The experiment was laid out as a 2 × 7 split plot...

Author(s):O. O. Ndukwe and G.C. Nwachikere

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Factors Influencing Participation Of Households In Participatory Forest Management (Pfm): The Case Of Bench-Maji Zone, Southwestern

Participatory Forest Management (PFM) is a new paradigm system of forest management which is adopted and implemented in order to fulfill the interest, respecting of traditional users, and it is bottom-up approach which encourage a sense of belongingness to the rural people in forest management. This forest management approach is promoted as one way of improving the livelihoods of rural communities, whilst protecting forest...

Author(s):Fayera Bakala and Milkessa Asfaw

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Evaluation of insecticides for their efficacy at different doses against Onion thrips, Thrips tabaci (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on onion

Onion is considered as one of the most important vegetable crops produced on large scale in Ethiopia. Onion thrips, Thrips tabaci is a pest of economically important crops of onion (Allium cepa) and causes significant yield loss globally. The present study was aimed to evaluate the efficacy of insecticides for the control of Thrips tabaci on yield and yield component of onion. The experiment was laid out as a randomized...

Author(s):Tadele Shiberu

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Shade and irrigation effects on growth, flowering, pod yields and survival of cacao following 5 years of continuous dry season irrigation

The effects of plantain shade and dry season irrigation was examined on the growth, canopy dynamics, flowering and pod production of cacao in the Experimental Station of the Department of Crop, Soil and Pest Management, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. The 2 x 2 factorial combinations of unshaded (open sun) and shaded and irrigation intervals (5-day and 10-days)) were arranged in split-plot design....

Author(s):Charles, E.F. Agele, S.O. Famuwagun, I.B, Faboade, E.

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Chemical dwarfing of Plectranthus ecklonii for producing a potted flowering plant

lectranthus ecklonii (Lamiaceae) is a soft, erect and fast growing shrub that can reach up to three metres in height, thus making it difficult to grow as a potted flowering plant. Therefore, different rates (0, 2, 4, 8 and 16mg a.i. plant-1) of a growth retardant Paclobutrazol were tested for retarding vegetative growth of P. ecklonii for use as a flowering potted plant. To determine the appropriate rate of paclobutrazol,...

Author(s):Barnard H., Laubscher C.P., Matimati I

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Ensuring Smallholder Farmers’ Food Security through Homegarden Agroforestry System in Ethiopia: A Review

Homegarden is one form of traditional agroforestry systems and involving deliberate management of multipurpose trees and shrubs in close association with annual and perennial agricultural crops and livestock within the compounds of individual houses managed by family labor. The presence of trees in the homegarden agroforestry system gives multiple services both in tree products (timber, firewood, food, and fodder) and...

Author(s):Fikadu Kitaba Tola

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Onion Market Chain Analysis in North Gondar Zone, Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia

This study tried to analyze the market chains of onion in North Gondar zone with the specific objectives of investigating marketing costs and margins, market participants and their roles. Attempts were also made to identify factors affecting the supply of onion in North Gondar Zone. Structure Conduct Performance approach was used to examine marketing costs and margins, market participants, their roles, and linkages. In...

Author(s):Taye Melese Mekie, Abebe Dagnew Koye, Tigabu Dagnew Koye

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Influences of Spacing on Yield and Root Size of Carrot (Daucus carota L.) under Ridge-Furrow Production System

Although there is meagre information on the influence of plant population on root yield and size of carrot on flat and raised bed for rain fed production system, information on ridge-furrow bed preparation method is limited for irrigation production system. The two year field experiments were conducted to determine the appropriate spacing of carrot on ridge-furrow carrot production system under irrigation. Root yield...

Author(s):Habtamu Tegen Nibret, Minwyelet Jembere Abera

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Survey of anthropogenic activities in kwandonkaya panshanu forest reserve in Bauchi State, Nigeria.

The impact of Human activities on Kwandonkaya panshanu Forest reserve in Bauchi state was studied. Structured questionnaires, general survey and past records of field reports were used in collecting information on anthropogenic activities in the study area. A total of one hundred and twenty (120) questionnaires were randomly administered among the villagers within the five villages surrounding the forest estate at equal...

Author(s):Ogunkalu Oluwafemi Ayornde, Adedapo James Olufemi, Akande Micheal.Taiwo

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Effect of Phosphorus Fertilizer Rates on the Growth, Yield and Yield Component of Onion (Allium cepa L.) Grown in Wukro district, Tigray region, Ethiopia

A field experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of different levels of phosprouse (P) fertilizer on bulb yield and yield component of onion grown on clay soils at Wukro district, Tigray, Ethiopia under irrigation for two years. In this experiment six levels of P (i.e., 0, 46, 69, 92, 115, 138 kg P2O5 ha-1) were used. The experiment was arranged in a Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications. The...

Author(s):Niguse Abebe, Tadesse Abadi, and Harnet Abreha

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Adaptability Evaluation of Pineapple (Ananas comosus L.) at Teppi, South Western Ethiopia

Three released pineapple varieties were brought from Jimma Agricultural Research Center plant tissue culture and evaluated during 2015/2016 cropping season at Teppi. The experiment was carried out to test the adaptability of improved pineapple varieties and identify the best high yielding and pest and disease resistant/ tolerant variety/ies for target area. The mean yield of tested varieties was ranged from 19.8 tonne/ha...

Author(s):Abebe Gezahegn, Shamil Alo, Dereje Geremew, Wakjira Getachew

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The Role of Area exclosures for Biodiversity Conservation and its contribution to local livelihood in Ethiopia

Frequent worsening of land resources have become a serious threat to both the ecological systems and economic development in Ethiopia. These problems attributed directly or indirectly to the rapid declining of forests in unsustainable use and management; to avoid land degradation problem rehabilitation is best option and different studies shown in Tigray, Amhara (wello and shewa) and Oromia region, exclosure is one of the...

Author(s):Melese Bekele

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Analysis of Red Pepper Profitability in North Gondar zone, Ethiopia

Ethiopia is the homelands of various spice types. Red pepper is one of the most important spice types that produced by many smallholder farmers both for consumption and marketing purpose in northwestern Ethiopia. However, profitability of spice in general and red pepper, in particular, is not well understood in the study area. Therefore, this research attempted to examine profitability and determinant's profitability of...

Author(s):Abebe Birara Dessie, Tadie Mirie Abate, Taye Melese Mekie, Mitikie Nigussie

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Pumpkin: Horticultural importance and its roles in various forms; a review

Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duch ex Poir) is one of the important among the vegetable crops and native of Mexico and extensively cultivated in India, Africa, Latin America, Southern Asia and the United States. Since past times it is is in the diet of agronomic and some metropolitan areas throughout the world while today pumpkin is more analyzed crop mid-October horticulture, commercial, industrialization, and research....

Author(s):Gufran Ahmad and Abrar A. Khan

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Changes in the canopy structure of a secondary Atlantic rain forest after selective logging in Brazil

The sustainable forest management promotes financial revenues while keeping the forest cover and most of its environmental services. Nevertheless, the logging operation inevitably causes changes in the forest and canopy structure; this paper has the objective of evaluate the changes in the forest canopy following logging. We used hemispherical photography to determine the Canopy Openness (CO), Leaf Area Index (LAI) and the...

Author(s):Daniel Augusto da Silva, Alfredo Celso Fantini, Marcus Moresco Boeno, Alexander Christian Vibrans, Boeno Marcus Moresco

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This study investigated the influence of different light intensities on the early growth of Jathropha curcas seedlings. Forty (40) seedlings were randomly selected from the germinated seedlings in the nursery and arrayed under four different treatments (0%, 20%, 40% and 60% light intensity). The amount of light being received by each of the seedlings was regulated, using constructed wooden box covered with wire gauze (1 mm...

Author(s):Saka, M. G. and Okoye, D. N

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The volume of logs of fifteen tree species supplied to Sawmills in Benin Metropolis (2010 to 2015

The over exploitation of forest reserves has led to a decline in the volume of logs of commercial quality timber supplied to the sawmilling industry in Nigeria. As such, many sawmills are becoming moribund. Therefore, this study examined the volume and number of logs of 15 species supplied to sawmills in the Benin metropolis between 2010 and 2015. Data used for this study were collected from 11 randomly selected sawmills...

Author(s):Ogunsanya B. T., Modugu, W. W. and Ogana, F. N.

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The impact of cashew production on Nigeria’s economy

Cashew production in Nigeria has been identified and acknowledged by the government as a means of foreign exchange contributing to the gross domestic product of the economy since 1961, a year after Nigeria’s independence. However, little attention has been paid to increase the production of this all-important cash crop. The economic benefits of the crop are not in doubt. This necessitated a study to empirically examine the...

Author(s):Christopher O. Nwonu, Johnny C. Eluka and Emmanuel K. Agbaeze

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Census of Citrus Germplasm Collection in Ibadan: Recommendation for Forest Transitional zone in Nigeria

In order to find adaptable citrus varieties for Nigerian ecology, one hundred and twelve (112) varieties of citrus were collected from Florida, United States of America, Israel and locally in Nigeria. The citrus consisted of six species and one hybrid namely: Sweet orange (Citrus sinensis L.) Osbeck) 30 varieties, Tangerine (Citrus reticulata Blanco) 18 varieties, Grape (Citrus paradisi Macf.) 16 varieties, Lemon (Citrus...


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Impact evaluation on survival of tree seedling using selected in situ rainwater harvesting methods in Gerduba Watershed, Borana Zone, Ethiopia

Establishing forest plantation on degraded rangelands play a key role in forest rehabilitation processes through afforestation or/and reforestation. In-situ rainwater harvesting has positive impact on seedling survivals at degraded rangelands. A quadrant of 10 m × 10 m of five times replication at three slope classes under area enclosure was used. Both survived seedlings and soil physical parameters were collected from...

Author(s):Demisachew Tadele, Awdenegest Moges, Mihret Dananto

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Sorption behaviour of thermally and chemically modified selected wood species

This study investigated the sorption behaviour of thermally and chemically modified selected Entandrophragma utile (Meliaceae) wood species for the purpose of quality improvement. E. utile wood samples with 8000 mm3 dimension were used in this study. The samples were oven dried and thermally treated at temperatures of 160, 180 and 200°C for 30 min. Another set of wood samples were prepared for chemical treatment inside an...

Author(s):Faruwa F. A. and Iyiola E. A.

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