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 March 2012; 4(4)

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