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: November 2012; 4(11)

November 2012

Use of aeroponics technique for potato (Solanum tuberosum) minitubers production in Kenya

In Kenya, potato productivity is severely constrained by limited high quality seed tubers; this is precipitated by inefficiencies in various stages in the seed production system. Production of certified seed starts with meristem tip cuttings in the tissue culture. The resultant plantlets are grown in pots in the greenhouse and/or screen-house for production of minitubers (generation 0). In Kenya, production of...

Author(s): M. W. Mbiyu, J. Muthoni, J. Kabira, G. Elmar, C. Muchira, P. Pwaipwai, J. Ngaruiya, S. Otieno and J. Onditi

November 2012

Genus: Strelitzia

This review aimed to show the importance of Strelitzia in Floriculture. The genus named after the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of United Kingdom. A commom name of the genus is bird of paradise flower, because of a supposed resemblance of its flowers to the bird of paradise. In this context, it is currently a growing interest in exotic cultures, with tropical characteristics,...

Author(s): Marcos Ribeiro da Silva Vieira⊃, Giuseppina Pace Pereira Lima⊃, Damiana Cleuma de Medeiros, Ângela Vacaro de Souza⊃ and Emídio Cantidio Almeida de Oliveira