Journal of Horticulture

Journal of Horticulture
Open Access

ISSN: 2376-0354

Miftah Fekadu

Department of Horticulture, Central Ethiopia Environment and Forest Research Center, P.O. Box: 33042, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   

    Author(s): Miftah Fekadu*

    Appropriate pretreatment of seed and soil mixture of nursery are required for proper seed germination and seedlings growth, respectively. Faidherbia albida (Del) Chev (syn. Acacia albida [Del.]) is a useful tree species that improve soil fertility, and supply dry season livestock fodder in some climatic zones of Africa. However, it is difficult to grow F. albida in clay soils and methods to improve the cultivation conditions are highly required. Although bio-char can be a potential ingredient of nursery soil mixture in deforested areas, information is lacking about its effect in clay soil nursery sites. Seeds of F. albida are also difficult to germinate in short period of time. Accordingly, the present study was conducted to determine the effects of nicking, and warm and cold water stratification seed pretreatments on improving the seeds germination. Then different proportional ratios.. View More»

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