Floricultural Methods of Propagation and Challenges Facing Practitioners in Jimeta and Yola Metropolis of Adamawa State Nigeria

  • Enoch Buba Badgal Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola
  • David Cromwell Sakiyo Adamawa State College of Agriculture Ganye
  • Kenas Suleiman Hamman Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola
  • Adamu Bappa Magaji Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola
Keywords: Floricultural, Challenges, Ornamental, Florists, Plants, Practitioners

Abstract

Floriculture as a field of science deals with production, use, marketing and management of ornamental plants. This article examines floricultural propagation methods used by florists in the two towns (Jimeta and Yola) that formed Adamawa State capital. A total of 25 florists were purposively selected for the research and face to face interviewed using well-structured questionnaires. A total of 31 ornamentals plants species in the gardens of the florists were considered for the research. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were adopted for analysis of the data collected. The results revealed that florists preferred the use of seeds, stem cutting, rhizoids, tufts, and roots for the propagation of ornamentals. Results of challenges facing florists indicated that water, land to operate, credit facility, high cost of nursery implements, pest and disease control recorded lower confidence of variation in the response spread of the florists which are indications of acute problems. More sensitization on floriculture need be done to attract more women into the business and florists should go for training to improve their skills and organize cooperative groups to seek support from any institution that may be ready to help.

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Published
9 September, 2020
How to Cite
Badgal, E., Sakiyo, D., Hamman, K., & Magaji, A. (2020). Floricultural Methods of Propagation and Challenges Facing Practitioners in Jimeta and Yola Metropolis of Adamawa State Nigeria. East African Journal of Forestry and Agroforestry, 2(2), 16-23. https://doi.org/10.37284/eajfa.2.2.207