Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 285

Table of Content: 1 April 2012; 4(6)

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