Rooting African Sandalwood stem cuttings using low-cost technology employed in the commercial propagation of Camellia sinensis in Kenya
Osyris lanceolata (African Sandalwood) is endangered in the wild due to poor natural regeneration and over-exploitation for the highly valued sandalwood oil. The domestication of O. lanceolata is hampered by erratic and unreliable supply of seeds. A study on the rooting of O. lanceolata stem cuttings was conducted using a low-cost technology employed in commercial rooting stem cuttings of tea bushes (Camellia sinensis)...
Allelopathic and shading effects of Mangifera indica L. on germination and early growth performance of associated crops
Mango (Mangifera indica L.) is widely grown as an agroforestry tree in different parts of the world especially in Ethiopia. However, its dense canopy and expected allelopathic effect make it very difficult to survive for many of the associated crops grown under it. Therefore, current study was undertaken with the main objective to investigate the allelopathic and shading effects of mango on the germination and early...