Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

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

JHF Articles in press

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Evaluation of morphological diversity of tamarind (Tamarindus indica) accessions from Eastern parts of Kenya

Tamarind is native to tropical parts of Africa and Asia. It shows considerable phenotypic variation in morphological and horticultural traits that can be utilized in its genetic improvement. In Kenya, there exists a wide range of tamarind germplasm that has not been characterized. Initial characterization is based on morphological descriptors. The objective of this study was to evaluate morphological diversity of tamarind...

Author(s):Mercy Liharaka Kidaha, Wariara Kariuki, Fredah K. Rimberia, Remmy Kasili Wekesa

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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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Influence Of Cover Crops On Weed Management And Growth Of Sweet Orange (Citrus Sinensis Osbeck Cv Agege 1) In Ibadan South-West Nigeria

Weed management in sweet orange orchard especially when the orchard is at the younger stage is a difficult task. Thus the needs for alternative weed control strategies. Therefore, in order to justify the integration of cover crops as alternative weed management option in sweet orange orchard, a field experiment was conducted at National Horticultural Research Institute, Ibadan, Nigeria. The cover crop tested were...

Author(s):Alamu O. O. and H. Tijani-Eniola

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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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Evaluation of onion varieties for their adaptability at Wondo Genet, South Ethiopia

Onion (Allium cepa L.) is an important vegetable crop which belongs to the family, Liliaceae. In Ethiopia, there is a huge market for onion as it is widely used as seasonings. F our improved varieties of onion were evaluated for their adaptation to be cultivated in Wondo Genet area and its vicinity. The trial was conducted under furrow irrigation condition in the experimental field of Wondo Genet Agricultural Research...

Author(s):Wondu Bekele and Tigist German

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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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