African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 791

Table of Content: 6 February, 2012; 6(3)

February 2012

The position of Pinus roxburghii in the forests of Kotli hills, Azad Jammu and Kashmir

Thirteen plant communities were recorded from Kotli hills during Monsoon, 2010 to see the present position of Pinus roxburghii. The data show that in six communities P. roxburghii was purely dominating while in two communities P. roxburghii occurs in association with Themeda anathera, Olea ferruginea and the remaining five communities were dominated by Adhatoda zeylanica, Acacia...

Author(s): Muhammad S. A., Malik Z. H., Malik N. Z. and Sadia M. A    

February 2012

An ethnoveterinary survey of medicinal plants used to treat livestock diseases in Seharti-Samre district, Northern Ethiopia

Ethnoveterinary medicine is frequently used for treating livestock diseases by many different ethnic groups in Ethiopia. Nearly 90% of livestock population in Ethiopia use plant based traditional medicines as their major health care system. This study was conducted to identify ethnoveternary medicinal plants used for the treatment of livestock ailments in Seharti-Samre district, northern Ethiopia. Ethnoveterinary data...

Author(s): Gidey Yirga, Mekonen Teferi, Gebrerufael Gidey and Samuel Zerabruk    

February 2013

Effects of the integrated use of effective micro-organisms, compost and mineral fertilizer on greenhouse-grown tomato

Effective microorganisms (EM), a commercial concoction of microbes that includes yeasts, fungi, bacteria and actinomycetes, have been found to be effective in enhancing crop growth by a number of scholars. The present study was carried out mainly to investigate the effects of effective micro-organisms on growth, yield and quality of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum mill) grown under a controlled environment, along...

Author(s): Ncube Lindani and Calistus Bvenura  

February 2012

A study of the initial establishment of multi - purpose moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam) at various plant densities, their effect on biomass accumulation and leaf yield when grown as vegetable

A field study was carried out to evaluate the effect of different plant spacing on growth, biomass accumulation and initial establishment of Moringa oleifera multi-purpose tree. This was a one factor experiment comprising of five different plant spacing carried out in randomised design (RCBD) in three blocks at the University of Zimbabwe, Crop Science Department. The main objective of this study was to...

Author(s): Maria Goss

February 2011

Farm yard manure reduces the virulence of Alectra vogelii (Benth) on cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)

The average productivity of cowpea in arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya is low due to a complex of biotic and abiotic stresses. Among the major biotic factors is the parasitic weed Alectra vogelii. Six cowpea varieties were evaluated in 2010 to determine the effect of farm yard manure on A. vogelii on six cowpea genotypes. Treatments consist of three tolerant (Kib-18, Kir/Nya-005 and Sia/Cia-004) and...

Author(s): J. Karanja, S. Nguluu and M. Gatheru    

February 2012

Growing ecologically clean potato seed material

The article showed the results of raising the coefficient of tubers reproduction due to the thickness of the planting and mass of the seed material. It was found out that to raise the coefficient of potato tubers reproduction in the system of seed growing in the optimal fertilizing area of 70 × 15 m2 and average mass of the planting tuber 30 to 50 g, it is purposeful to raise the thickness of the per hectare to...

Author(s): M. K. Abdurakhimov