Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

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

Table of Content: 22 April 2012; 4(7)

April 2012

Pythium species and cold storage affect the root growth potential and survival of loblolly (Pinus taeda L.) and slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm.) seedlings

When bareroot Southern pine (Pinus) seedlings are lifted in the fall and placed in cold storage for more than one week, survival is generally lower than when seedlings are lifted and stored during the winter. The combination of root wounding at the time of lifting with the presence of Pythium in the soil, the cool, moist conditions in cold storage encourage Pythium growth that results in...

Author(s): D. Paul Jackson, Scott A. Enebak and David B. South

April 2012

Household tree planting and its related constraints in meeting woodfuel production in Kiambu, Thika and Maragwa Districts of Central Kenya

The objective of this study was to assess household tree planting for fuelwood production and investigate current constraints to tree establishment in Kiambu, Thika and Maragwa Districts of Central Kenya. The study was undertaken through household survey in Kiambu, Thika and Maragwa Districts of Central Kenya. The districts were purposively sampled on the basis of various factors which include diverse ecological...

Author(s): Githiomi J. K., Mugendi D. N. and Kung’u J. B.

April 2012

Studies on morphological and yield parameters of three varieties of Nigerian okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench]

This study was carried out to assess the variation in morphological and yield parameters among three varieties (V35, Jokoso and NH4e47.4) of okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench] from Nigeria. Okra seeds were collected and seedlings were raised to maturity at which stage they were examined for morphological and yield parameters. The distribution pattern in days to bud emergence and days to sexual maturity were...

Author(s): O. A. Falusi, M. C. Dangana, O. Y. Daudu and Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva