Articles by Author: Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi

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  1. Growth, phenological and yield responses of a bambara groundnut (<em>Vigna subterranea</em> (L.) Verdc.) landrace to imposed water stress under field conditions

    Growth, phenological and yield responses of a bambara groundnut (<em>Vigna subterranea</em> (L.) Verdc.) landrace to imposed water stress under field conditions

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.) is an underutilised species with potential to contribute nutritional and food security in marginal areas. Growth, phenology and yield of a local bambara groundnut landrace from Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal, characterised into three selections according to...
  2. Seed quality characteristics of a bambara groundnut (<em>Vigna subterranea</em> L.) landrace differing in seed coat colour

    Seed quality characteristics of a bambara groundnut (<em>Vigna subterranea</em> L.) landrace differing in seed coat colour

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea L.) is an underutilised African legume that fits the same ecological niche as Arachis hypogea. It is still cultivated using landraces and little is known about their seed quality. The current study evaluated seed quality characteristics...
  3. Growth, physiology and yield responses of <em>Amaranthus cruentus</em>, <em>Corchorus olitorius</em> and <em>Vigna unguiculata</em> to plant density under drip-irrigated commercial production

    Growth, physiology and yield responses of <em>Amaranthus cruentus</em>, <em>Corchorus olitorius</em> and <em>Vigna unguiculata</em> to plant density under drip-irrigated commercial production

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Amaranthus cruentus, Corchorus olitorius and Vigna unguiculata are traditional leafy vegetables with potential to improve nutritional security of vulnerable people. The promotion of these crops is partly hindered by the lack of agronomic information. The effect of plant spacing on...
  4. Seed quality of selected bottle gourd landraces compared with popular cucurbits

    Seed quality of selected bottle gourd landraces compared with popular cucurbits

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.) is an indigenous crop that is available only as landraces in sub-Saharan Africa, although it has a great potential for food security. Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima L.) and cucumber (Cucurbita pepo L.) are exotic crops...
  5. Potential of producing green mealies in summer and winter at two sites in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, considering rainfall, soil moisture and weeding

    Potential of producing green mealies in summer and winter at two sites in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, considering rainfall, soil moisture and weeding

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Producers are exploring possibilities of growing major crops outside the normal growing seasons due to environmental challenges associated with climate change. This study evaluated growth and yield of maize (Zea mays ‘SC701′) in relation to planting season and weeding. Field...
  6. Productivity of non-heading Chinese cabbage (<em>Brassica rapa</em> subsp. <em>chinensis</em>) under different agronomic management factors

    Productivity of non-heading Chinese cabbage (<em>Brassica rapa</em> subsp. <em>chinensis</em>) under different agronomic management factors

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Productivity of non-heading Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L. subsp. chinensis) was evaluated at Roodeplaat over two winter seasons (2012 and 2013). Agronomic factors considered were plant density, nitrogen level, irrigation frequency and planting date. Irrigating thrice or once a week...
  7. Early establishment performance of local and hybrid maize under two water stress regimes

    Early establishment performance of local and hybrid maize under two water stress regimes

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Maize (Zea mays L.) is the major grain crop in South Africa where most subsistence farmers still plant landraces. The objective of this study was to compare two landrace selections of maize with two hybrids popular among small-scale farmers in...