Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 273

Table of Content: December 2013; 5(11)

December 2013

Assessment and sustainable management of non-timber forest products used as food and medicine among urban dwellers in Oyo State, Nigeria

This study assessed the Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) used as food and medicine by the urban dwellers of Oyo State, Nigeria. It identified the NTFPs, sources and perception about the effectiveness of utilization as medicine. Data were sourced on the basis of senatorial districts. The three senatorial districts are Oyo South, Oyo Central and Oyo North with a population size of 1,764,217, 1,906,814 and 1,909,863...

Author(s): Famuyide O. O., Adebayo O., Bolaji-Olutunji K. A., Awe F., Owoeye A. Y., Awodele D. O. and Adeyemo, A.

December 2013

Banana domestication on the Arabian Peninsula: A review of their domestication history

Bananas are one of domesticated crops prehistoric in Arabian region. However, domestication history of this crop in this region did not receive attention by researchers. The strategic location of the Arabian Peninsula at the intersection of several main Old World trade routes has made it an incubator for bananas coming from different continents of the world. Tracing the history of bananas in this region and...

Author(s): Khair Tuwair Said Al-Busaidi

December 2013

Growth variability in Argania spinosa seedlings subjected to different levels of drought stress

Argan tree, the only representative species of the tropical family Sapotaceae in Morocco is distributed in arid and semi-arid areas. Tolerance to drought remains poorly described for this species; we applied five levels of drought stress and monitored growth variables and biomass production of seedlings in pot and in field propagated from seeds of eight genotypes from three geographical origins. Drought stress decreased...

Author(s): Zahidi A., Bani-Aameur F. and El Mousadik A.

December 2013

Growth and photosynthetic responses of Lycoris haywardii Traub to watering frequencies

To seek a way to solve the slow growth of bulbs of Lycoris, a pot experiment with three replications was conducted to evaluate the effects of watering frequency on growth, net photosynthetic rate and bulb biomass of Lycoris haywardii under greenhouse condition. The results revealed that leaf number, leaf length and fresh bulb weight was increased by 67, 41 and 323% respectively, under the irrigation frequency of once a...

Author(s): Bao, C.S., Zhang, P.C., Chen, C. and Zhou, H.