Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 302

Full Length Research Paper

Physico-chemical properties of soil under the canopies of Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev and Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayen in park land agroforestry system in Central Rift Valley, Ethiopia

Komicha Negeyo Desta
  • Komicha Negeyo Desta
  • Yabello Pastoral and Dryland Agriculture Research Center, P. O. Box 85, Yabello, Ethiopia.
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Nigatu Lisanenwork
  • Nigatu Lisanenwork
  • College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Haramaya University, P. O. Box 138, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.
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Mohammad Muktar
  • Mohammad Muktar
  • College of Natural Resource and Environmental Sciences, Oda Bultum University P. O. Box 226, Chiro, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 01 May 2017
  •  Accepted: 10 October 2017
  •  Published: 31 January 2018

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