American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry

Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016

  • Effects of Inorganic Fertilisers and Sunnhemp (Crotalaria juncea [L.]) as a Green Manure Crop on Maize (Zea mays [l.]) Growth, Seed Yield and Labour Cost

    Mzwandile P. Mabuza, Oghenetsavbuko T. Edje, Gideon N. Shongwe

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016
    Pages: 56-63
    Received: 30 May 2016
    Accepted: 13 June 2016
    Published: 23 June 2016
    Abstract: Maize is the staple food in Swaziland but there have been shortfalls in production mainly due to the high cost of commercial fertilisers. One possible means of addressing the problem is the use of sunnhemp (Crotalaria juncea L.), a green manuring legume, which is cheap and easy to produce. A field experiment was conducted at the Malkerns Research S... Show More
  • Identification of Ecological Threats, Pressure and Their Relative Severity of Temcha Riverine Forest, North West, Ethiopia

    Edeget Merawi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016
    Pages: 64-68
    Received: 8 December 2015
    Accepted: 18 December 2015
    Published: 4 July 2016
    Abstract: The aim of the study was to investigate previous and future potential threats and pressures in the study area. It described the relative severity, coverage, permanence, probability of occurrence and the trend of threats and pressures of the forest. A reconnaissance survey was conducted from October to December 2013 to collect Ecological data. A tot... Show More