Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 276

Table of Content: August 2011; 3(8)

August 2011

Biocontrol approach to management of greenpeach aphid Myzus persicae in garden peas for a sustainable ecosystem

Green peach aphid has been a significant pest of garden peas in Kenya for many years, because of its capacity to transmit viruses. Despite advances in integrated pest management, and frequent use of insecticides, the industry is still plagued by the insect. Adding to the problem is the fact that the peach aphid has proved to be resistant to various insecticides; there is a need to shift emphasis on biological control...

Author(s): Ochieng, S. O. and Nderitu, P. W.

  • Article Number: 62743421641

August 2011

Up-scaling production of certified potato seed tubers in Kenya: Potential of aeroponics technology

Unavailability of certified seed tubers is a major constraint to potato production in Kenya. This compels most farmers to use planting materials from informal sources such as previous harvests, local markets and neighbours. Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), Tigoni has the national mandate to produce basic seed tubers but can only supply much less than 1% of the national seed requirements. In order to improve...

Author(s): Jane Muthoni, Miriam Mbiyu and Jackson N. Kabira

  • Article Number: CB419031661

August 2011

Comparative assessment of floristic diversity in a buffer zone community forest and a community forest of Barandabhar corridor, Chitwan, Nepal

This research was carried out in the Bandevi buffer zone community forest (BZCF) and Satkanya community forest (SCF) of Barandabhar corridor area in Chitwan district of Nepal to assess and compare the status of floristic diversity in buffer zone community forest and community forest in Barandabhar corridor in Chitwan district of Nepal, managed under different rules and regulations. Primary data were collected from...

Author(s): Rishi Ram Dhakal, Gandhiv Kafle and Jay N. Yadava

  • Article Number: D7F212F1674

August 2011

Growth habit, plant density and weed control on weed and root yield of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) Areka, Southern Ethiopia

Sweet potato is mostly left unweeded or weeded lately. Effect of variety, plant density and weeding frequency on weed and tuber yield was studied from 1992 to 1994. Three varieties (Tis 1499: erect and early; Tis 2498: long vine, spreading and early, and Koka 6 intermediate), two weeding frequencies (30 to 40 (W1) and 70 days after sprout (DAS) (W2), and four plant densities (5, 7, 10, and 12.5 plants m-2) were laid out...

Author(s): Tenaw Workayehu, Waga Mazengia and Legesse Hidoto

  • Article Number: 6D6CAC51686

August 2011

Effect of photoperiod on propagation of Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.)

The effect of photoperiod on multiplication of commercial strawberry cultivars was investigated at the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) Station in Cameron Highlands. Two strawberry cultivars, Camarosa and Camaroga, were grown under a plastic rain-shelter supplemented with three levels of photoperiod, 12 (normal day length of Cameron Highland), 15 and 17 h. The result showed that...

Author(s): Sayed M. Zain Hasan, Isam Al-Madhagi, Aziz Ahmad and Wan Abdullah Bin Yusoff

  • Article Number: 6A832BA1695

August 2011

Impact of government financial incentives on peri-urban vegetable production in Botswana

In its effort to increase agricultural productivity, the Government of Botswana has established a financial scheme to improve vegetable production. Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) and CEDA young farmers fund are encouraging farmers to get involved in vegetable production through financial and technical assistants. However, data on the impacts of these funds on vegetable production in the country are...

Author(s): M. E. Madisa and Y. Assefa

  • Article Number: B39CA7A1704