EVALUATION OF COFFEE (Coffea arabica L.) PRODUCTION AND SELECTED SOIL PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES UNDER CORDIA AFRICANA AND ERYTHRINA ABYSSINICA TREES IN ARSI GOLELCHA DISTRICT, ETHIOPIA

Abstract:

Coffee plantation with shade trees is important to improve soil health, increase coffee production, sustain and restore agroecology and nature based agroforestry practices. The study was conducted on farmers’ fields in Golelcha District of East Arsi Zone, Ethiopia. The study was intended to evaluate the influence of coffee shade trees on growth performance, yield and quality of coffee (Coffea arabica L.), to characterize selected soil physicochemical ix properties under the canopy of coffee shade trees and to get best coffee shade trees and appropriate distance of coffee seedling plantation area in which away from shade tree trunks. Key informants and household interviews were used to get imperative information from three age categories, i.e. from old farmers, middle age farmers and young farmers. Randomized complete block design on three farmers’ fields as a replication in each PAs were used for data collection. A total of 48 circular samples were taken for both treatments’ parameters, under both coffee shade tree species at the distance of 1m, 3m, 6 m and 25m away from shade tree trunk including unshaded zone. The two widely grown indigenous coffee shade tree species in the area were Cordia africana and Erythrina abyssinica. Even though farmers’ preference focused on Cordia africana tree based on its utility, the best results were recorded under Erythrina abyssinica tree. The outcome had a significant value at (p
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APA

Alemayehu, D (2024). EVALUATION OF COFFEE (Coffea arabica L.) PRODUCTION AND SELECTED SOIL PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES UNDER CORDIA AFRICANA AND ERYTHRINA ABYSSINICA TREES IN ARSI GOLELCHA DISTRICT, ETHIOPIA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/evaluation-of-coffee-coffea-arabica-l-production-and-selected-soil-physicochemical-properties-under-cordia-africana-and-erythrina-abyssinica-trees-in-arsi-golelcha-district-ethiopia

MLA 8th

Alemayehu, Diriba "EVALUATION OF COFFEE (Coffea arabica L.) PRODUCTION AND SELECTED SOIL PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES UNDER CORDIA AFRICANA AND ERYTHRINA ABYSSINICA TREES IN ARSI GOLELCHA DISTRICT, ETHIOPIA" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Apr. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/evaluation-of-coffee-coffea-arabica-l-production-and-selected-soil-physicochemical-properties-under-cordia-africana-and-erythrina-abyssinica-trees-in-arsi-golelcha-district-ethiopia. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

MLA7

Alemayehu, Diriba . "EVALUATION OF COFFEE (Coffea arabica L.) PRODUCTION AND SELECTED SOIL PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES UNDER CORDIA AFRICANA AND ERYTHRINA ABYSSINICA TREES IN ARSI GOLELCHA DISTRICT, ETHIOPIA". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Apr. 2024. Web. 26 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/evaluation-of-coffee-coffea-arabica-l-production-and-selected-soil-physicochemical-properties-under-cordia-africana-and-erythrina-abyssinica-trees-in-arsi-golelcha-district-ethiopia >.

Chicago

Alemayehu, Diriba . "EVALUATION OF COFFEE (Coffea arabica L.) PRODUCTION AND SELECTED SOIL PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES UNDER CORDIA AFRICANA AND ERYTHRINA ABYSSINICA TREES IN ARSI GOLELCHA DISTRICT, ETHIOPIA" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 26, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/evaluation-of-coffee-coffea-arabica-l-production-and-selected-soil-physicochemical-properties-under-cordia-africana-and-erythrina-abyssinica-trees-in-arsi-golelcha-district-ethiopia