Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 274

JHF Articles

October 2013

Effects of organic and inorganic fertilizers addition on growth and yield of banana (Musa AAA cv. Malindi) on a saline and non-saline soil in Oman

Water availability and soil salinity limit crop productivity in arid and semiarid regions such as Oman. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of amending a saline plant root zone soil with a non-saline sandy loam soil of organic and inorganic fertilizers, and of different placement methods on growth and yield of banana (Musa AAA cv. 'Malindi'). A total of 24 treatments comprising six...

Author(s): Khair Tuwair Said Al-Busaidi

September 2013

Site factor on nutritional content of Arundinaria alpina and Oxytenanthera abyssinica bamboo shoots in Ethiopia

The objective of this study was to characterise some of the nutritional values of the two bamboo species grown and consumed in western parts of Ethiopia. The bamboo shoots of each the two species were collected from each of the three sites and analyzed for their nutritional and mineral composition. The average moisture content of the bamboo shoots was more than 90% for both species but the fat content as determined on...

Author(s): Sisay Feleke

September 2013

Forest degradation and livelihood of local communities in India: A human rights approach

India’s current forest and tree cover is estimated to be 78.29 million ha, constituting 23.81% of the geographical area of the country. As per the India State of the Forest Report (ISFR) 2011, forest cover has declined by 367 sq. km compared to the forest cover in the preceding ISFR in 2009. The National Forest Commission report 2006 indicated that around 41 per cent of total forest in the country is already...

Author(s): Atrayee Banerjee and Chowdhury Madhurima

September 2013

Initiatives of tropical agroforestry to sustainable agriculture: A case study of Capasia Village, Northern Bangladesh

A relatively large percentage of the population in Bangladesh lives under the poverty line and is affected by the country’s degrading natural resources. Agroforestry has been seen as one of the few options to lift people out of poverty. Research into the costs and benefits of agroforestry was undertaken in Capasia Village in Northern Bangladesh. Initial results indicate that agroforestry may not only be an...

Author(s): S. A. Rahman, F. D. Paras, S. R. Khan, A. Imtiaj, K. M. Farhana, M. M. Toy, M. B. Akhand and T. Sunderland

  • Article Number: D47C7C21229

September 2013

Performance of soybean plants originated from seeds of high and low vigor submitted to water deficit

This study had the objective of evaluating the effect of water deficit on the growth of soybean plants from seeds with high and low vigor. It was conducted at the Faculdade de Agronomia "Eliseu Maciel” (FAEM-UFPel) using the cultivar M-SOY 8008 RR. The experimental design was a completely randomized in factorial AXB (Factor A: Variables 2, 3, 4 and 5 water deficits; Factor B: two levels of seed vigor, high...

Author(s): Lizandro Ciciliano Tavares, Cassyo de Araújo Rufino, Lilian Madruga de Tunes and Antonio Carlos Souza Albuquerque Barros

  • Article Number: A1DF4731236

August 2013

Access to and utilisation of forest resources: Evidence from common property forest management in Swaziland

A major challenge facing Swaziland is how to maximise the use of forest resources while still maintaining their sustainability. Forest resources are being depleted and degraded due to poor access controls, inequities in land-tenure and user rights. The research was conducted using the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework as the underlying scheme. The main objective of this study was to investigate...

Author(s): Getrude Sithole

August 2013

Growth and yield responses of ginger (Zingiber officinale) to three sources of organic manures in a typical rainforest zone, Nigeria

A field study was carried out in the 2011/2012 cropping seasons at the Teaching and Research, Farms of the Delta State University, Asaba Campus, Asaba, a typical rainforest zone in Nigeria. The aim was to evaluate the responses of ginger to three sources of organic manures namely; cow-dung manure, poultry manure and pig manure at the rate of 20 t/ha. The experiment was a randomized complete block design with three...

Author(s): Egbuchua, C. N. and Enujeke, E. C.

July 2013

Comparative analysis of on-farm timber conversion systems in Kenya

Exploitation of trees on private farms in Kenya is mainly by chain, bench and pit sawing systems, whose efficiency has not been well established. The sawing systems were evaluated for their performance using three species: Eucalyptus saligna, Grevillea robusta and Prosopis juliflora.  Data was subjected to analysis of variance and mean comparisons. Results showed significant differences...

Author(s): George Muthike, Christopher Kanali and Douglas Shitanda

July 2013

Effect of different levels of N and P on ratoon banana (Musa spp. AAA)

In India, banana is the important and highly remunerative fruit crop grown in tropical and subtropical region. It represents the second most important fruit crop after mango in India. Banana is grown throughout Asian countries but it is commercially cultivated on a large scale in the Indo-china region. A field experiment was carried out in the College Orchard, College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University,...

Author(s): K. S. Navaneethakrishnan, M. I. S. Gill and S. Ramesh Kumar

June 2013

Effect of dressing of hot water-steeped and unsteeped seeds on longevity and seedling emergence in Corchorus olitorious L.

The study was conducted at the laboratory of the Department of Crop Production, Federal University of Technology Minna. Seeds of cultivars “Amugbadu” and “Oniyaya” of Corchorus olitorius were steeped in hot water at 97°C for five seconds (for the purpose of breaking dormancy) and subsequently air dried to about 10% moisture content (wet weight basis). They were then treated with...

Author(s): Ibrahim H., Oladiran J. A., Adeyemi R. A. and Danladi M. M.  

June 2013

Effect of organic seed pelleting on seed storability and quality seedling production in biofuel tree species

Jatropha curcas and Pongamia pinnata are the promising biofuel species worldwide that contained 35 to 45% seed oil, respectively. Due to the reason of high oil content of these seeds are liable to getting easily deteriorated by fungal and insects during storage and that could hold the limitation of spreading through afforestation. To resolve this problem, the present study was carried out with J....

Author(s): P. Srimathi, N. Mariappan, L. Sundaramoorthy and M. Paramathma

May 2013

Evaluation of garlic (Allium sativum) genotypes for yield and susceptibility to purple blotch

Twenty one genotypes of garlic (Allium sativum L.) were screened for yield and purple blotch susceptibility under field conditions for two years. Reaction of genotypes to purple blotch disease differed significantly during both years but the pooled analysis revealed that most of the variations were due to genotype × environment interaction. Nine genotypes viz., G-1, G-50, G-323, PGS-4, PGS-14, G-313,...

Author(s): Ankur Agarwal and R. S. Tiwari

May 2013

Improved model for estimation of leaf area index using airborne laser profiling

The study was conducted to derive a functional relationship between airborne laser generated forest profile area and ground-based leaf area index (LAI) for extensive estimation. Subsequently, LAI was estimated by applying parameterized derived equations to the laser data covering a 384 ha temperate forest in Ehime, Japan. There is a growing demand for accurate estimates of LAI in larger areas due to its role in...

Author(s): John N. Kigomo, Tatsuo Sweda and Hayato Tsuzuki

April 2013

Comparative survey on the essential oil composition from the seeds and flowers of Foeniculum vulgare Mill. from Kerman province

This study was designed to examine the chemical composition of the essential oil of Foeniculum vulgare Mill. (apiaceae). The chemical composition of the essential oil from seeds and flowers of F. vulgare from Kerman province, Iran was obtained by the hydrodistillation method, analyzed by gas chromatography and gas chromatography mass spectrometry. Twenty four...

Author(s): M. Moghtader

April 2013

Evaluation of methyl bromide alternatives on loblolly pine production and seedling quality over three growing seasons at the Pine Hill Nursery in Camden, Alabama

Forest-tree nurseries in the United States have relied on methyl bromide (MBr) soil fumigation to control weeds, fungi, and nematodes. Due to the world-wide phase-out of MBr use, finding a soil fumigant alternative for MBr has been a priority for the forest nursery industry. A large-scale study comparing seven fumigants using operational application techniques and normal nursery management practices over three growing...

Author(s): Scott A. Enebak, D. Paul Jackson, Tom E. Starkey and Marie Quicke

March 2013

Using different nitrogen and compost levels on lettuce grown in coconut fiber

The present investigation was conducted for two seasons (2006 and 2007) into white polyethylene container filled with coconut fiber, to study the effect of three nitrogen levels (50, 100 and 150 ppm) applied by fertigation system and three compost levels (0, 2 and 4% by volume). Lettuce plant (Lactuca sativa L.) with two types' iceberg and romaine lettuce were transplanted in October to study the effect of...

Author(s): A. A. A. Farag, M. A. A. Abdrabbo and E. M. Abd-Elmoniem

March 2013

Assessment of plants grown and maintained in home gardens in Odeda area Southwestern Nigeria

A survey of thirty (30) home gardens in Odeda Local Government Area (LGA) of Ogun State, Southwestern Nigeria was conducted to assess plants grown and maintained by household members and the diversity of vegetal species and their uses. Semi-structured questionnaire and structured interviews were used to collect useful information. A total of 120 plant species belonging to 50 botanical families were documented. From the...

Author(s): Aworinde D. O., Erinoso S. M., Ogundairo B. O. and Olanloye A. O.

January 2013

A protocol for community-based forest enterprises: The case of non-timber forest products

Determining sustainability harvesting levels for most non-timber forest products (NTFPs) is an evolving science. A monitoring programme that will continually assess the health and vitality of the natural resources base should be implemented. Though there is some information on individual species, ecosystem dynamics are still not well understood, commercialization of natural products makes it imperative to manage...

Author(s): Cliff S. Dlamini

January 2013

Performance of some promising genotypes of Glory lily (Gloriosa superba L.) against leaf blight disease

The study was conducted on performance of eighteen genotypes of glory lily (Gloriosa superba L.) against leaf blight disease under Tamil Nadu conditions. Experiment was laid out in a randomized block design with three replications at the Medicinal Plants Unit, Botanical Garden, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. All genotypes expressed significant variations for percent disease index and varied...

Author(s): R. Chitra, P. Muthulakshmi and K. Rajamani

January 2013

Correlation co-efficients of component characters with seed yield and their direct effects in path analysis in fenugreek grown under six environments

Thirty diverse genotypes of fenugreek were grown in six (E1 to E6) environments during the winter seasons for three consecutive years from 2002 to 2003 and 2004 to 2005 under high input and low input conditions, created by changing the date of sowing, spacing, fertilizer dose and other crop management practices at the Agriculture Farm of Institute of Agriculture, Visva-Bharati, West Bengal. Analysis of correlations...

Author(s): P. C. Kole and A. Saha

December 2012

Types of values and valuation methods for environmental resources: Highlights of key aspects, concepts and approaches in the economic valuation of forest goods and services

It is essential to understand and recognize the role that environmental resources such as forest goods and services play in the provision of income to peoples’ livelihoods (especially the poor and marginalized communities). The purpose of this paper is to give a concise account and scientific basis of the importance of the phenomenon of valuation of environmental goods and services which is manifested in two ways....

Author(s): Cliff S. Dlamini

December 2012

Botanical formulation and extracts based on plant leaves and flower, a substitute for toxic chemical and waxes for shelf life extension and quality retention of apple cv Starking Delicious in India

Pre-harvest treatments consisted of nimbecidine,  neem azal, neem gold, with Bavistin, as control. The plant leaves/flowers used as coatings were neem leaf extract, drake leaf extract, spearmint leaf extract, marigold flower extract, and semperfresh. Neem, melia, mentha, walnut, banna, basooti, and camphor were used as cushioning materials in packages. Freshly harvested fruits were subjected to the above treatments...

Author(s): Sandeep K. Chauhan, Thakur K. S., Jawa N. K. and Thakur K. P.

December 2012

Spatio-tempora variation in cassava (Manihot sp.) in forest savannah eco-climatic zone of Nigeria

Multi-locational trials were conducted in four selected locations with the forest-savannah agro-ecological zone of Nigeria to investigate the spatial variability in the yield of cassava. In an attempt to compare the yield of cassava within the forest-savannah eco-climatic zone of Nigeria, four locations including Ibadan, Abeokuta, Akure and Oshogbo were selected for field trials. Four improved cassava cultivation (TMS...

Author(s): Adetayo, A. O. And Aduramigba-Modupe, V. O.

December 2012

Influence of plant spacing, seed rhizome size and cultivars on the incidence of rhizome rot and wilt disease complex of ginger

Rhizome rot and wilt disease complex is the important production constraints of ginger cultivation in hill agro-ecological region of West Bengal. In the present study, attempt have been made to manage the problem by adjusting plant spacing, seed rhizome size and as well as by selection of suitable cultivars available in the region. Plant spacing of 25 × 30 cm was found to be optimum for better crop return and...

Author(s): B. R. Sharma, S. Dutta, S. Ray and S. Roy

November 2012

Use of aeroponics technique for potato (Solanum tuberosum) minitubers production in Kenya

In Kenya, potato productivity is severely constrained by limited high quality seed tubers; this is precipitated by inefficiencies in various stages in the seed production system. Production of certified seed starts with meristem tip cuttings in the tissue culture. The resultant plantlets are grown in pots in the greenhouse and/or screen-house for production of minitubers (generation 0). In Kenya, production of...

Author(s): M. W. Mbiyu, J. Muthoni, J. Kabira, G. Elmar, C. Muchira, P. Pwaipwai, J. Ngaruiya, S. Otieno and J. Onditi

November 2012

Genus: Strelitzia

This review aimed to show the importance of Strelitzia in Floriculture. The genus named after the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of United Kingdom. A commom name of the genus is bird of paradise flower, because of a supposed resemblance of its flowers to the bird of paradise. In this context, it is currently a growing interest in exotic cultures, with tropical characteristics,...

Author(s): Marcos Ribeiro da Silva Vieira⊃, Giuseppina Pace Pereira Lima⊃, Damiana Cleuma de Medeiros, Ângela Vacaro de Souza⊃ and Emídio Cantidio Almeida de Oliveira

October 2012

Physiochemical and nutritional characterization of Vitex payos (Lour.) Merr. (Verbenaceae): An indigenous fruit tree of Eastern Africa

In the dry areas, indigenous fruits become important staples when cereals harvested are inadequate to support populations. Farmers in these areas have identified many of the handicaps in domestication but there is still need for inputs from the food industry into identification of the desirable traits and characteristics of potentially novel food. The purpose of this study was to assess the nutrient content of one...

Author(s): James Munga Kimondo, Jacob Godfrey Agea, Clement Akais Okia, Refaat Atalla Ahmed Abohassan, Elizabeth T. N. Nghitoolwa Ndeunyema, Dino Andrew Woiso, Zewge Teklehaimanot and Jackson Mulatya

October 2012

Chemical composition of the essential oil from Ziziphora clinopodioids Lam. from Iran by means of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)

The essential oil from aerial parts of Ziziphora clinopodioids plant was extracted by hydro distillation with efficiency of 1.86% (w/w). The components were characterized by means of gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC/MS) using kovat's retention indices. Thirty-two components of the essential oil which composed 98.18% of the total oil were characterized. The major components were pulegone...

Author(s): A. R. Sardashti, J. Valizadeh and Y. Adhami

June 2012

Non-financial tax compliance: Elements of management plans required by Michigan’s Commercial Forest Act

Michigan’s Commercial Forest Act is a property tax incentive program designed to allow public access to private land and a continuous timber supply. The tax program requires compliance with non-financial provisions including preparation of a forest management plan. The purpose of this study was to determine compliance with the management plan provision among enrolled landowners. Management plans sampled from...

Author(s): Jacob R. Oswald and Blair Orr

June 2012

Scion and stock diameter size effect on growth and fruit production of Sclerocarya birrea (marula) trees

Sclerocarya birrea (marula) is a highly valued fruit tree in southern Africa because of its products which have gained both regional and international markets. However, its fruits have been harvested from the wild with a few provenances being managed on farmland. Grafted marula trees have shown wide variations in scion and rootstock growth (for example, stem diameters), but effects of these variations on tree...

Author(s): Simon A. Mng’omba, Gudeta W. Sileshi, Ramni Jamnadass, Festus K. Akinnifesi and Jarret Mhango

May 2012

Consumer attitudes for new plant species using the example of Trachycarpus wagnerianus

This article reviews the purchase behaviour of consumers for plants and the attitude towards horticultural novelties. The palm, Trachycarpus wagnerianusespecially, is the main focus of this study. Based on a survey of 408 customers in Bavaria during autumn 2009, the results gave an impression of how consumers inform themselves about novelties in horticulture as well as, their attitude to T. wagnerianus. Within...

Author(s): P. Lampert, K. Menrad and Schoeps J.

May 2012

Functional distances of woody species, proxy of ecological elasticity and provision for forest management

The natural forests in north western Ethiopia have been dwindling at an alarming rate. However, church forests are found as a spot in each community serving as unique and conspicuous in situ conservation of indigenous species. Five church forests with adjacent degraded forests were surveyed to investigate the functional distance and diversity. Fifty woody species were identified both from the church...

Author(s): Shiferaw Abebe,, Kåre Arnstein Lye and Diress Tsegaye,

April 2012

Pythium species and cold storage affect the root growth potential and survival of loblolly (Pinus taeda L.) and slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm.) seedlings

When bareroot Southern pine (Pinus) seedlings are lifted in the fall and placed in cold storage for more than one week, survival is generally lower than when seedlings are lifted and stored during the winter. The combination of root wounding at the time of lifting with the presence of Pythium in the soil, the cool, moist conditions in cold storage encourage Pythium growth that results in...

Author(s): D. Paul Jackson, Scott A. Enebak and David B. South

April 2012

Household tree planting and its related constraints in meeting woodfuel production in Kiambu, Thika and Maragwa Districts of Central Kenya

The objective of this study was to assess household tree planting for fuelwood production and investigate current constraints to tree establishment in Kiambu, Thika and Maragwa Districts of Central Kenya. The study was undertaken through household survey in Kiambu, Thika and Maragwa Districts of Central Kenya. The districts were purposively sampled on the basis of various factors which include diverse ecological...

Author(s): Githiomi J. K., Mugendi D. N. and Kung’u J. B.

April 2012

Studies on morphological and yield parameters of three varieties of Nigerian okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench]

This study was carried out to assess the variation in morphological and yield parameters among three varieties (V35, Jokoso and NH4e47.4) of okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench] from Nigeria. Okra seeds were collected and seedlings were raised to maturity at which stage they were examined for morphological and yield parameters. The distribution pattern in days to bud emergence and days to sexual maturity were...

Author(s): O. A. Falusi, M. C. Dangana, O. Y. Daudu and Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva

April 2012

Assessment of regeneration potential of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. under established ecosystems in Cameroon

Hibiscus sabdariffa is a non-timber-forest-plant (NTFP) that has the potential of producing fibers good in paper-making. Germination and growth potentials of H. sabdariffa under farmland, fallowland, plantation and forest ecosystems were studied. Seeds of H. sabdariffa were sown to assess germination percentage, germination rate, germination time and velocity coefficient on established...

Author(s): Anjah G. M., Ogunsanwo O. Y., Jimoh S. O., Forjoh J. N. and Tsombou F. M.

April 2012

Analysis of woodfuel supply and demand balance in Kiambu, Thika and Maragwa districts in central Kenya

This study was undertaken in Kiambu, Thika and Maragwa districts of Central Kenya and it aimed at developing micro-level wood energy plan that would act as a case study for future decentralized wood energy plans in Kenya. Primary data was collected from households, service/production institutions comprising of factories/industries, schools, restaurants, hospitals and prisons using structured questionnaires. The study...

Author(s): Githiomi J. K., Kung’u J. B. and Mugendi D. N.

April 2012

Ploidy estimation in West Indian gherkin, horned melon and wild Cucumis spp. by flow cytometry

The ploidy level of wild Cucumis spp. differs among species and accessions. Therefore, estimations of ploidy levels are important in the breeding of species and accessions of this plant. Flow cytometry is a powerful technique for estimating ploidy level. This study examined the applicability of flow cytometry analysis for estimating ploidy levels in wild Cucumis spp. West Indian gherkin and horned...

Author(s): Yuichi Matsumoto and Makoto Miyagi

March 2012

In vitro tuberization of glory lily (Gloriosa superba L.)

Gloriosa superba L., a climber belonging to the family, Colchicaceae is a high value medicinal plant cultivated in Tamil Nadu. Colchicine is one major tropalone alkaloids of medicinal importance which cures gout, cancer, rheumatism. Vegetative propagation through V or L shaped tubers is a commonly followed practice but is considered slow with poor multiplication ratio of 1: 1 every year. The cost involved towards...

Author(s): Anandhi Selvarasu and Rajamani Kandhasamy

March 2012

The effects of different concentrations of indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) on leafy stem cuttings of four tropical timber species

The effects of different concentrations of indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) on the rooting of leafy stem cuttings of Albizia zygia, Blighia welwitschii, Lophira alata andPterocarpus soyauxii were investigated using non-mist propagators. Four hormone concentrations were used; 16000, 8000, 4000 and 0 µg ml-1 (control). Results indicated...

Author(s): Egbe E. A., Chuyong G. B., Fonge A. B., Tata B. L. and Tabot P. T.

March 2012

Estimation of genetic variability in Phyllanthus emblica L. - Towards a contribution in sustainable rural development

The fruits of aonla (Phyllanthus embilica L.) were collected from four natural sites and were subjected to various morpho-chemical components for estimation. The observed variation was partitioned into heritable and non-heritable components in order to identify the characters for which selection will be most effective. This study revealed that morpho-chemical characters of P....

Author(s): Bhupendra Singh, A. K. Uniyal, J. S. M. Rawat and D. K. Rana

March 2012

Constraints encountered by teak growers in adoption of teak cultivation practices

The study investigates the constraints faced by the teak growers in adoption of teak cultivation practices. The findings of the study revealed that the constraints faced by majority of the teak growers in adoption of teak plantation were namely high prices of fertilizers and plant protection chemicals, non-availability of loan and skilled labour for planting, difficulty in getting information about teak plantation...

Author(s): A. S. Khandagale, Y. B. Taide, U. R. Chinchamalatpure, H. K. Deshmukhand V. S. Gawali

March 2012

Allometric equations for estimating biomass in naturally established Prosopis stands in Kenya

Forty five Prosopis stems of 2.5-18.0 cm diameter at breast height (DBH) were sampled at Nadapal along the Turkwel riverine forest for development of biomass and volume prediction equations for naturally established stands. Basal diameter (D30),  DBH and heights were measured, felled trees and their volumes, fresh and dry weights determined. Linear and power models were evaluated for volume and biomass...

Author(s): Gabriel M. Muturi, Jason G. Kariuki, Lourens Poorter and Godefridus M. J. Mohren

March 2012

Effect of black plastic mulch on soil temperature and tomato yield in mid hills of Garhwal Himalayas

The effect of soil mulching with black plastic sheets on soil temperature and tomato yield was evaluated in the temperate region of Uttarakhand. The experiment was carried out from May to September, of the year 2006, 2007 and 2008 in a 5 × 1.8 m size plot with ten replications. Highest soil temperature was obtained under the black plastic mulch during the early growth season due to less shade on the surface. The...

Author(s): Ajay Kumar Singh and Shashi Kamal

February 2012

Assessment of surface water receiving sewage effluents for gardening irrigation purposes: A case study of Ona River in Ibadan Southwest Local Government area of Oyo State, Nigeria

The analysis of chemical quality of Ona River in Ibadan Southwest Local Government (IBSWLG) area of Oyo State was undertaken in this study to assess its suitability for irrigation purposes by considering two major seasons in the ecological zone. In order to achieve the objectives, twenty sampling points were selected along the stream at about 20 m interval. The water samples collected were analyzed in the laboratory...

Author(s): Adetayo, Adewale Olusola

February 2012

Dormancy breaking of gladiolus cv. Jester for the mid hills of Nepal

The gladiolus is a very common and famous cut flower of Nepal. It is an economically very important and commercially grown cut flower for Nepal. Dormancy plays a vital role in flower production and its market price. In order to produce flower earlier than rainy season starts and to get good market price, different dormancy breaking treatments were tested at mid hill condition of Agriculture Research Station, Pakhribas...

Author(s): Sharmila Piya, Ajaya Shree Ratna Bajracharya, Jawahar Lal Mandal and Banhu Prasad Choudhary

February 2012

Effect of organic and synthetic fertilization in grapefruit (Citrus paradasi Macf.) yield and juice quality

The study was conducted during 2010 to 2011 production year on a 14 year grapefruit (Citrus paradasi Macf.) grove in the locality of “Las Anacuas” in the municipality of General Teran, N.L. Mexico. The objective of the study was to observe the effect of organic and synthetic fertilizer in the grapefruit yield and juice quality. Treatments were in 00-00-00, 100-00-00, 160-80-95, 200-80-95, 250-120-140, 5...

Author(s): Jesus Martinez de la Cerda, Hector Rojas Perez, Adriana Gutierrez Diez, Emilio Olivares Saenz and Juana Aranda Ruiz

February 2012

Plant performance of Anthurium andreanum as affected by shade conditions and different conventional nutrient sources

Investigation was done on the performance of Anthurium andreanum plant as affected by shade conditions as well as the effects of different conventional nutrient sources. Anthuriums were planted on beds containing a media of cocopeat, charcoal and vermicompost. The beds were constructed under two shade conditions, that is, shade house (netlon with 75% shade) and natural tree shade. Different sources of...

Author(s): Nuchhungi Khawlhring, James L. T. Thanga and F. Lalnunmawia

February 2012

Community consultations on use and management of preferred NTFPs: A case study of the four ecological zones of Swaziland

Traditional forest management systems were part of daily life in the natural forest and woodland resources in olden days Swaziland. The objective of the study was to embark on community consultations to collect information on their perception of preferred edible and medicinal non-timber forest products (NTFPs), their direct uses, the existing management strategies, the threats to forest biodiversity and the...

Author(s): Cliff S. Dlamini, Coert J. Geldenhuys

February 2012

Analysis of household energy sources and woodfuel utilisation technologies in Kiambu, Thika and Maragwa districts of Central Kenya

This study was carried out in Kiambu, Thika and Maragwa districts of Central Kenya. Its objective was to analyze household energy sources and utilization technologies used. Primary data was collected from households using structured and non structured questionnaires. Trees on farm were found to be the major supply of the woodfuel energy where firewood was the main source of household energy followed by...

Author(s): Githiomi J. K., Mugendi D. N. and Kung’u J. B.

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