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: December 2012; 4(12)

December 2012

Types of values and valuation methods for environmental resources: Highlights of key aspects, concepts and approaches in the economic valuation of forest goods and services

It is essential to understand and recognize the role that environmental resources such as forest goods and services play in the provision of income to peoples’ livelihoods (especially the poor and marginalized communities). The purpose of this paper is to give a concise account and scientific basis of the importance of the phenomenon of valuation of environmental goods and services which is manifested in two ways....

Author(s): Cliff S. Dlamini

December 2012

Botanical formulation and extracts based on plant leaves and flower, a substitute for toxic chemical and waxes for shelf life extension and quality retention of apple cv Starking Delicious in India

Pre-harvest treatments consisted of nimbecidine,  neem azal, neem gold, with Bavistin, as control. The plant leaves/flowers used as coatings were neem leaf extract, drake leaf extract, spearmint leaf extract, marigold flower extract, and semperfresh. Neem, melia, mentha, walnut, banna, basooti, and camphor were used as cushioning materials in packages. Freshly harvested fruits were subjected to the above treatments...

Author(s): Sandeep K. Chauhan, Thakur K. S., Jawa N. K. and Thakur K. P.

December 2012

Spatio-tempora variation in cassava (Manihot sp.) in forest savannah eco-climatic zone of Nigeria

Multi-locational trials were conducted in four selected locations with the forest-savannah agro-ecological zone of Nigeria to investigate the spatial variability in the yield of cassava. In an attempt to compare the yield of cassava within the forest-savannah eco-climatic zone of Nigeria, four locations including Ibadan, Abeokuta, Akure and Oshogbo were selected for field trials. Four improved cassava cultivation (TMS...

Author(s): Adetayo, A. O. And Aduramigba-Modupe, V. O.

December 2012

Influence of plant spacing, seed rhizome size and cultivars on the incidence of rhizome rot and wilt disease complex of ginger

Rhizome rot and wilt disease complex is the important production constraints of ginger cultivation in hill agro-ecological region of West Bengal. In the present study, attempt have been made to manage the problem by adjusting plant spacing, seed rhizome size and as well as by selection of suitable cultivars available in the region. Plant spacing of 25 × 30 cm was found to be optimum for better crop return and...

Author(s): B. R. Sharma, S. Dutta, S. Ray and S. Roy