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A novel systematic competition experiment was designed and tested for the investigation of spatial and threshold aspects of interspecific competition resulting from in situ weed communities in commercial Eucalyptus plantations. The design was applied at three diverse sites in Zululand (South...

Author(s)
Little, K. M.; Schumann, A. W.
Publisher
Weed Science Society of Victoria Inc., Victoria, Australia
Citation
Proceedings of the 11th Australian Weeds Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 30 September - 3 October 1996, 1996, pp 440-443
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Tree species selection to inter-cultivate with food crops has often been made on the basis of traditional knowledge by farmers in Ghana. Lately, Taungya system has been introduced to enable farmers produce food and at the same time retain the forest cover in communities bordering forest reserves....

Author(s)
Abugre, S.; Apetorgbor, A. K.; Antwiwaa, A.; Apetorgbor, M. M.
Publisher
Association of Agricultural Technology in Southeast Asia (AATSEA), Ladkrabang, Thailand
Citation
International Journal of Agricultural Technology, 2011, 7, 3, pp 825-834
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Triplochiton scleroxylon is an important indigenous tropical hardwood species in West Africa. Due to its erratic flowering cycles, seeds are not readily available on a year to year basis, posing considerable difficulty in plantation establishment. To ensure abundance and continuous supply of...

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Djagbletey, G. D.; Ofori, D. A.; Cobbinah, J. R.
Publisher
Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Citation
Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 2011, 23, 2, pp 152-158
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The study used a policy analysis matrix (PAM) to analyse how agroforestry-based technologies compete among themselves with regard to maize production on smallholder farms in Ntcheu Rural Development Project (RDP). The technologies studied were Tephrosia vogelii and Vetiver grass (TV); Tephrosia...

Author(s)
Longwe, A. L.; Mangisoni, J. H.
Publisher
Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi
Citation
Bunda Journal of Agriculture, Environmental Science and Technology, 2004, 2, 1, pp 23-30
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The assessment of species diversity is crucial since it represents a fundamental property of ecological communities and provides a tool to compare assemblages in time and space, independently from species identities. This research investigation was carried out to assess biodiversity of woody plants ...

Author(s)
Etefa Guyassa; Raj, A. J.
Publisher
Association of Agricultural Technology in Southeast Asia (AATSEA), Ladkrabang, Thailand
Citation
International Journal of Agricultural Technology, 2013, 9, 4, pp 829-844
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Prickly acacia, Vachellia nilotica subsp. indica (syn. Acacia nilotica subsp. indica) (Fabaceae), a major weed in the natural grasslands of western Queensland, has been a target of biological control since the 1980s with limited success to date. Surveys in India, based on genetic and climate...

Author(s)
Dhileepan, K.; Taylor, D. B. J.; Lockett, C. J.; Balu, A.; Seier, M. K.; Murugesan, S.; Tanner, R. A.; Pollard, K. M.; Kumaran, N.; Neser, S.
Publisher
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Citation
Proceedings of the XIV International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 2-7 March 2014, 2014, pp 21-30
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The Boswellia pre-dominated woodland, belonging to the Combretum-Terminalia deciduous woodlands of the dry forests of Ethiopia, forms the largest vegetation cover and is widespread in the northern and north-western lowland part of the country. This paper has tried to review and discuss the current...

Author(s)
Tatek Dejene; Omarsherif Mohamed; Haile Adamu
Publisher
Biosciences and Agriculture Advancement Society (BAAS), Meerut, India
Citation
HortFlora Research Spectrum, 2013, 2, 4, pp 277-285
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The magnitude of soil nutrient depletion and food insecurity in Malawi is enormous. In a situation where the productive land is diminishing in size, fertilizers are becoming unaffordable, soil fertility is fast depleting and off-farm income opportunities are limited, farmers must be provided with...

Author(s)
Akinnifesi, F. K.; Kwesiga, F. R.
Publisher
Department of Agricultural Research and Technical Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Lilongwe, Malawi
Citation
Agricultural technologies for sustainable development in Malawi. Proceedings of the first annual scientific conference held at the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM), Lilongwe, Malawi, 6-10 November, 2000, 2001, pp 120-133
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Small-scale farmers in the banana-coffee agro-zone of Central Uganda plant and maintain trees to provide a range of benefits. However, the impact of trees on soil fertility and crop yields is small. On many farms, trees exist in infinite numbers, compositions, with no proper spacing, sequencing and ...

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Ssebulime, G.; Nyombi, K.; Kagezi, G. H.; Mpiira, S.; Byabagambi, S.; Tushemereirwe, W. K.; Kubiriba, J.; Karamura, E. B.; Staver, C.
Publisher
Rural Outreach Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 2018, 18, 1, pp 13154-13170
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Weibull distribution-based models were developed and applied in the characterization of trees for sustainable production of Gmelina arborea in Ukpon River Forest Reserve, Cross River State, Nigeria. Forty-two sample plots of size 20 m × 20 m were randomly laid in the 19-33-year G. arborea age...

Author(s)
Ajayi, S.; Osho, S. A.; Anyaorah, C. N.
Publisher
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Abia State, Nigeria
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment, 2007, 9, 2, pp 164-175

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