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: May 2011; 3(5)

May 2011

Integration of trees in orchards: Opportunities to increase tree cover in Punjab

Farming in Punjab has been the predominantly economic activity managing food production system. Integration of trees on agriculture land is increasingly appreciated as an important strategy for secured additional economic income. This is demonstrated by the 0.37% cropping area being under Wheat-poplar system. The extension of this strategy is the integration of trees in orchards in the state. Various fruits like Guava,...

Author(s): W. S. Dhillon, H. V. Srinidhi, Chaturjeet Singh and Navjot

  • Article Number: 185E1DC1283

May 2011

Seasonal availability and consumption of wild edible plants in semiarid Ethiopia: Implications to food security and climate change adaptation

Quantitative ethnoecological analysis of seasonal availability and implication to food security of wild edible plants (WEPs) was conducted in Boosat and Fantalle districts of semiarid east Shewa, Ethiopia from October, 2009 to September, 2010. Semistructured interview, focus group discussions, key informants discussions, seasonal record of fruits abundance were used to collected data on gathering and consumption of WEPs...

Author(s): Debela Hunde Feyssa, Jesse .T. Njoka, Zemede Asfaw and M. M. Nyangito

  • Article Number: 36F5B971295

May 2011

Effect of methyl bromide alternatives on seedling quality, nematodes and pathogenic soil fungi at the Jesup and Glennville Nurseries in Georgia: 2007 to 2008

For many years, forest-tree nurseries in the United States have relied on methyl bromide (MBr) soil fumigation to control weeds, pathogenic fungi, insects and nematodes. However, due to the concern over ozone depletion in the stratosphere, finding a soil fumigant alternative for MBr has been a priority for the forest nursery industry since 1991. A large-scale study comparing seven fumigants using operational application...

Author(s): S. A. Enebak, T. E. Starkey and M. Quicke

  • Article Number: F5406AA1310

May 2011

Needle-clipping of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) can increase seedling survival while reducing transpiration and root growth potential

Clipping needles of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) prior to transplanting has been shown to increase seedling survival but the mechanism for this effect is not well documented. A greenhouse trial was conducted to examine the effect of clipping needles on transpiration, root-growth potential (RGP) and seedling survival. Clipping longleaf pine needles to a length of 5 cm reduced transpiration and reduced RGP...

Author(s): David B. South, Tom E. Starkey and D. Paul Jackson

  • Article Number: 0EEE7671338

May 2011

Host location and ovipositional preference of Elaeidobius kamerunicus on four host palm species

The response of the oil palm pollinating weevil Elaeidobius kamerunicus Faust (Coleoptera: Cucurlionidae) to the inflorescence of different palm species was tested in a choice, non- choice and a four arm- olfactometer bioassay. Weevils preferred significantly the inflorescence of oil palm (E. guineensis Jacq) for oviposition. In both choice and non-choice tests using mated adult females, significantly...

Author(s): Adaigbe V. C., Odebiyi J. A., Omoloye A. A., Aisagbonhi C. I. and Iyare O.

  • Article Number: 1BDEE7C1345