Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 314

JHF Articles

The effect of gibberellins on russeting in golden delicious apples

June 2009

  Russet on apples, Malus domestica Borkh and other fruits results in lowered fruit quality and substantial economic losses to growers. In this study we investigated the effect of GA3 and GA4+7 on russeting. Russeting index of fruits were estimated at harvest. Apple trees, twenty years old Golden Delicious was sprayed with GA3 at the concentrations10-20 mgL-1 and GA4+7 at...

Author(s): F. Nejatzadeh Barandoozi and A. Talaie

Changes in microflora of steeped and cured baby corn (Zea mays L.)

May 2009

  The quantitative changes in micro flora in steeped and cured baby corn during storage were studied. Baby corn cobs blanched and unblanched were steeped in different solutions with varying concentrations of sodium chloride (2 to 8%) and acetic acid (0.5, 0.75 and 1.0%). Sodium chloride at 5, 10, 15 and 20% was used for curing (dry salting) of both blanched and unblanched cobs. During steeping preservation,...

Author(s): Ravneet Kaur, Poonam Aggarwal, Parampal Sahota and Amarjeet Kaur

Phenotypic stability of Acer pseudoplatanus cv ′Atropurpureum′ traits as a baseline of breeding process

May 2009

  Aiming at the conservation and improvement of valuable traits and intensified production of Acer pseudoplatanus cv ′Atropurpureum′ planting material for domestic and foreign market, a series of experiments was established to monitor the phenotype expression and stability of the character of purple leaf underside, the study results showed the continuous presence of the analysed...

Author(s): Mirjana Šijačić-Nikolić, Jelena Milovanović and Radmila Knežević

Study on dry leaf production of asparagus (Asparagus densiflorus)

May 2009

  The study was undertaken to standardize the technology for dry leaf production in asparagus. The experiment was conducted with twelve treatment combinations consisting of three drying temperature and four embedding media during year 2007. Observations were recorded at an interval of four hours starting from 4th h to optimum drying (constant weight) during drying process. Percent moisture loss and...

Author(s): M. A. Meman and A. V. Barad

Identification and chemical properties of popular wild edible mushrooms from northern Iran

May 2009

  The sponge mushroom (morels), chanterelles, oyster mushroom, Macrolepiota procera, Amanita caesarea and Russula paludosa are the main edible wild mushrooms in northern Iran. Little is known about commercial potential of these mushrooms in this area. In this research we found 3 genuses of morels including Morchella esculenta, Morchella delisiosa and Morchella...

Author(s): Jamalali Olfati, Gholamali Peyvast and Yaqvob Mami

Optimum timing for commercializing grapefruit based on fruit internal quality and weight

May 2009

  This study was conducted during the 2004 - 2005 production year on an 8 year grapefruit (Citrus paradasi Macf.) grove in the locality of “Las Anacuas” of the municipality of general Teran, N. L. Mexico. The objective of the study was to obtain elements based on fruit weight, internal and external quality of grapefruit and its interaction with prices, so that producers can determine the best...

Author(s): Jesus Martinez de la Cerda, Adriana Gutierrez Diez, Juan C. Rodríguez Ortiz and Eduardo A. Garcia Zambrano

Bio-efficacy of spinosad against tomato fruit borer (Helicoverpa armigera Hub.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and its natural enemies

May 2009

  The tomato fruit borer, Helicoverpa armigera Hub. is a polyphagous pest attacking cotton, tomato, okra, chilli, cabbage, pigeon pea, gram etc. throughout the world as well as in India. Due to its high fecundity, polyphagous nature, quick adaptation against insecticides, control of this pest with any single potent toxicant for a long time is quiet difficult and rather impossible. So the newer...

Author(s): Amalendu Ghosh, Monilal Chatterjee and Agamananda Roy

Effect of variety and intercropping on two major cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] field pests in Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria

April 2009

  Cowpea is regarded as one of the major source of dietary protein in many parts of Africa, but yield losses due to insect pests’ activities reduce available natural resources for human consumption. Field trials were conducted during the 2006 and 2007 cropping season at Mubi, Nigeria, to determine the effect of variety and intercropping on three major field insect pest of cowpea. The experimental...

Author(s): Sule Hassan

Growth of Capparis spinosa var. Inermis under different irrigation levels

April 2009

  Due to their importance in enhancing greenery activities in Kuwait, ornamental plants from diverse origins are being introduced and evaluated for their suitability to the harsh climatic conditions of the country. Introduction of multipurpose plants such as Capparis spinosa provides an invaluable opportunity to enhance greenery in Kuwait, while at the same time, exploring other applications, such as...

Author(s): Majda Khalil Suleiman, Narayana Ramachandra Bhat, Mahdi Saleh Abdal, Sheena Jacob, Rini Rachel Thomas, Sarah Al-Dossery, Gladson D’Cruz and Ricardo Bellen

Seed germination enhancement for bald cypress (Taxodium distichum [L.] Rich.)

April 2009

  Bald cypress has been retreating in the estuary ecosystem of the Loxahatchee River Watershed in southeastern Florida because of the negative impacts of anthropogenic activities. Seed germination of bald cypress is an important means to increase the arbor population in the vegetation community and accelerate restoration of the wetland ecosystem. The objective of this research was to find an effective method to...

Author(s): Guodong Liu, Yuncong Li, Marion Hedgepeth, Yongshan Wan and Richard E. Roberts

Enhanced UV-B radiation alters basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) growth and stimulates the synthesis of volatile oils

April 2009

  Exposure of basil plants (Ocimum basilicum) in a controlled environmental room temperature to supplementary UV-B light for 3 h per day in the early morning over a period of two weeks resulted in shorter plants with higher dry matter, thicker leaves and more axillary shoots. Supplementary UV-B did not affect plant leaf area or number of leaf-pairs; however, specific leaf area was significantly increased...

Author(s): Xianmin Chang, Peter G. Alderson and Charles J. Wright

The contribution of indigenous fruit trees in sustaining rural livelihoods and conservation of natural resources

March 2009

  The dependency of many African rural households on natural resources for sustenance is widely acknowledged. The utilization and commercialization of indigenous fruit trees (IFTs) has in the past been overlooked by extension agencies due to the misconception that they do not play a major role in contributing to the rural livelihoods. There is new and increasing emphasis on the contribution of indigenous...

Author(s): Felix K. Kalaba, Paxie W. Chirwa and Heidi Prozesky

Uptake of calcium nitrate and potassium phosphate from foliar fertilization by tomato

March 2009

  The spectrum of materials known to be absorbed by plant foliage has become exceedingly broad. To determine, the effect of different levels of nitrogen and potassium solution on the yield and quality of tomato, a two factor completely randomized experimental design (CRD) with three replications was conducted with `Maha` cultivar in an unheated plastic tunnel. Nitrogen and potassium solution from the source...

Author(s): Gh. Peyvast, J. A. Olfati, P. Ramezani-Kharazi and S. Kamari-Shahmaleki

Effect of organic and inorganic soils on successful emergence of roots in spring rings

October 2008

  A glasshouse experiment was conducted to determine the effect of soil types on the emergence of Eucalyptus viminalis in spring ring containers. Five inorganic soils such as 100% clay, 100% sand, 85% sand and 5% clay, 70% sand and 30% clay, and 55% sand and 45% clay and, three organic soils like medium nutrient and medium texture compost, medium nutrient and coarse texture compost, medium nutrient and fine...

Author(s): Hani A AL-Zalzaleh

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