Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 305

Table of Content: May 2010; 2(5)

May 2010

Effect of mechanical treatments on rooting in cuttings of guava, lemon and pomegranate

  An attempt was made to determine the most effective mechanical treatments that is ringing and girdling in relation to upper and lower portion of the shoot of guava, lemon and pomegranate. The results revealed that cuttings obtained from lower end portion of ringed branch (M2) promoted significantly better growth parameters, particularly number of sprout shoots (4.0), shoot length 120 days after planting...

Author(s): S. K. Pandey and A. Bisen

May 2010

A low cost nutrient formulation with a buffer for simplified hydroponics systems

  The pH of the nutrient solution is a major determinant of nutrient uptake by the plants. The most suitable pH range for the plants is recognized as 5.8 - 6.5. Therefore, the pH of the nutrient solution has been adjusted to this range before application, using a pH meter. Further more, the pH of the root solution might change with time after application due to many factors and it is not practical to adjust the...

Author(s):   J. S. Saparamadu, R. D. Wijesekera, H. D. Gunawardhana and W. A. P. Weerakkody  

May 2010

Effect of steam blanching on quality of custard apple pulp

  The study on the organoleptic evaluation of custard apple pulp stored up to 70 days was carried out in the Department of Agricultural Process Engineering, C. A. E. T., and M. A. U., Parbhani in the year 2005 - 2006. Statistical analysis and sensory evaluation of the data was carried out and it was observed that effect of storage of custard apple pulp at - 4 and -18°C temperature up to 70 days on scores...

Author(s): K. J. Kamble and S. B. Soni

May 2009

Bio-efficacy of spinosad against tomato fruit borer (Helicoverpa armigera Hub.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and its natural enemies

  The tomato fruit borer, Helicoverpa armigera Hub. is a polyphagous pest attacking cotton, tomato, okra, chilli, cabbage, pigeon pea, gram etc. throughout the world as well as in India. Due to its high fecundity, polyphagous nature, quick adaptation against insecticides, control of this pest with any single potent toxicant for a long time is quiet difficult and rather impossible. So the newer...

Author(s): Amalendu Ghosh, Monilal Chatterjee and Agamananda Roy