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: July 2011; 3(7)

July 2011

Will afforestation in temperate zones warm the Earth?

For decades, forest researchers have known that planting trees on cropland or pastures (that is, afforestation) can lower the surface albedo and that landscapes with low albedo absorb more solar radiation than more reflective surfaces. Consequently, afforestation will typically darken the Earth’s surface (when compared to grasslands or deserts). In spite of this knowledge, many believe that afforestation will cool...

Author(s): David B. South, Xuhui Lee and Michael G. Messina

  • Article Number: AED740F1514

July 2011

Effect of mulching and amount of water on the yield of tomato under drip irrigation

The main challenge confronting both rain fed and irrigated agriculture is to improve WUE and sustainable water use for agriculture. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of mulch and amount of water on the yield of tomato under drip irrigation system and to assess the potential of deficit irrigation to improve the economic efficiency of tomato production at Adet Agricultural Research Center, horticultural...

Author(s): Baye Berihun

  • Article Number: 6DB996C1546

July 2011

Production, processing and marketing of ginger in Southern Ethiopia

The cultivation of ginger was started in Ethiopia during 13th century when Arabs introduced it from India to east Africa (Janson, 1981). In Ethiopia it is limited mostly in the wetter regions of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State (SNNPRS) and some parts of western Oromia. Most of the commercial production is practiced in SNNPRS by farmers within Kambata-Tambaro, Wolaita and Hadiya zones. Despite...

Author(s): Endrias Geta and Asfaw Kifle

  • Article Number: A420AB81559

July 2011

An evaluation of successful reclamation of bauxite residue through afforestation activities in south India

The present article is based on the results of a pilot project implemented to improve the physico chemical characteristics of bauxite residue (red mud) in order to make it suitable for rehabilitation through afforestation activities. Prior to interventions, extensive experimentation on various reclamation trials involving combinations of soil amenders along with bacteria and mycorrhizae and selection of suitable tree...

Author(s): Suresh Chauhan and C. S. Silori

  • Article Number: 9E990851575

July 2011

Households’ exploitation of non-wood forest products (NWFPs) in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria

Exploitation of NWFPs poses serious threat to sustainable forest management in Nigeria. This study analyzed the driving forces for exploiting forest products in Okitipupa Local Government area of Ondo State, Nigeria. Data were obtained through structured questionnaires that were randomly administered to farmers. The data were subjected to descriptive analysis and Tobit regression. Results show that monetary worth...

Author(s): A. S. Oyekale and D. O. Ajesi

  • Article Number: 73CE6DD1582

July 2011

Development of a low-cost tensiometer driven irrigation control unit and evaluation of its suitability for irrigation of lychee trees in the uplands of Northern Thailand in a participatory approach

In upland areas of Northern Thailand, lychee (Litchi chinensis, Sonn.) is one of the predominant fruit crops. Fruit development takes place during the dry season (January until June). Therefore, high lychee yields can only be obtained under irrigation. As water is an increasingly scarce resource in the hillsides, strategies for more efficient water use are fundamental for a sustainable increase in agricultural...

Author(s): Satid Pinmanee, Wolfram Spreer, Klaus Spohrer, Somchai Ongprasert,and Joachim Müller,

  • Article Number: 4A953191594