Influence of plant population and seed tuber size on growth and yield components of potato (Solanum tuberosum).
- M. Masarirambi, Farai Mandisodza, A. Mashingaidze, E. Bhebhe
It can be concluded that the optimum plant population density for good yield was 90 by 30 cm and that large and very large seed sets gave the best yield.
Effects of organic fertilizers on growth, yield, quality and sensory evaluation of red lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) 'Veneza Roxa'.
- M. Masarirambi, Mduduzi Hlawe, O. Oseni, T. E. Sibiya
- 1 November 2010
Results of this experiment showed that inorganic fertilizers were less suitable in lettuce production in river sand when compared to organic fertilizers, and it is recommended that lettuce can be grown successfully using organic fertilizer.
Effects of Chicken Manure on Growth, Yield and Quality of Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) 'Taina' Under a Lath House in a Semi-Arid Sub-Tropical Environment
- M. Masarirambi, Phiwokwakhe A. Dlamini, P. K. Wahome, T. O. Oseni
Results of this experiment showed that inorganic fertilizer was less suitable in lettuce production and may be grown using 60 ton/ha chicken manure for a more productive enterprise.
Effect of arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) inoculation on the performance of tomato nursery seedlings in vermiculite.
- T. O. Oseni, Ncamsile S. Shongwe, M. Masarirambi
The use of AM fungi appeared to provide benefits to the development of tomato seedling transplants in a soilless nursery condition and might be of particular interest under organic farming conditions.
Effect of Wheat Bran Supplement on Growth and Yield of Oyster Mushroom ( Pleurotus Ostreatus ) on Fermented Pine Sawdust Substrate
This study evaluated the effect of supplementing fermented pine sawdust substrate with different levels of wheat bran on the yield of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus). The fermented pine sawdust…
Effects of Kraal Manure, Chicken Manure and Inorganic Fertilizer on Growth and Yield of Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. var Commander) in a Semi-arid Environment
- M. Masarirambi, Bekhumusa M. Mbokazi, P. K. Wahome, T. O. Oseni
- Environmental Science
The experiment was carried out at the Horticulture Department Farm, Faculty of Agriculture, Luyengo campus of the University of Swaziland to determine the yield of lettuce (Lactuca sativa) when…
Effects of kraal manure application rates on growth and yield of wild okra (Corchorus olitorius L) in a sub-tropical environment
- M. Masarirambi, Nkululeko Sibandze, P. K. Wahome, T. O. Oseni
- Materials Science
Wild okra (Corchorus olitorius L) is an important indigenous vegetable in Swaziland. Although the crop is a popular vegetable among rural communities, not much has been done to produce organic…
Indigenous post-harvest handling and processing of traditional vegetables in Swaziland: a review.
- M. Masarirambi, V. Mavuso, V. Songwe, T. Nkambule, N. Mhazo
Information and future prospects pertaining to post-harvest handling, storage and processing of traditional vegetables in Swaziland has been reviewed here.
Effect of Climate Change on Maize (Zea mays) Production and Food Security in Swaziland
- T. O. Oseni, M. Masarirambi
Climate variability has been and continues to be, the principal source of fluctuations in global food production in countries of the developing world and is of serious concern in the Kingdom of…
Climate Variability and Change as Perceived by Rural Communities in Swaziland
- A. M. Manyatsi, N. Mhazo, M. Masarirambi
- Environmental Science
- 10 July 2010
The objective of the research was to determine the perception of climate variability and change by rural communities in Swaziland. Interviews were conducted to a total of 60 members of three rural…