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Horticulture International (AgriFoodGateway) is the most comprehensive horticulture information database with more than 3,400 technical bulletins from research institutions around the world.

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New Bulletins in Fruit & Vegetable Production

Growers using greenhouses in which temperature, light and relative humidity are controlled have relied for many years on releases of natural enemies to manage aphids, thrips and two-spotted spider mites. However, many of the natural enemies used to manage these pests in heated structures are too...
There are several key insects that affect cherry production. Use this handy guide to help identify pests and to learn more about solutions. Insects: Cherry Fruit Fly and Western Cherry Fruit Fly Plum Curculio American Plum Borer Spotted-Winged Drosophila  
There are several key diseases that affect cherry production. Use this handy guide to help identify some diseases and to learn more about causes and solutions. Diseases: Bacterial Canker Black Knot Phytophthora Root Rot Brown Rot Powdery Mildew  
Manure can supply nutrients required by crops and replenish nutrients removed from soil by crop harvest. Since manure contains multiple nutrients, applications should consider not only what is needed for the crop to be grown but also how the ratio of nutrients in manure could affect soil test...

New Bulletins in Fresh Produce

New Zealand flower thrips (NZFT, Thrips obscuratus (Crawford)) were exposed to a range of ethyl formate (EF) and pyrethrum-based postharvest treatments on apricots. Research showed that EF+CO2 or EF+N2 were effective treatments against NZFT and caused negligible damage to apricot fruit quality....
The preferred temperature range for peppers is from 45 to 50 °F. Since pepper harvesting in North Carolina normally occurs during the hottest months of the year, it is not unusual for the pulp temperature of harvested peppers to be more than 90°F. If they are allowed to remain at high...
Potatoes are susceptible to a variety of storage pathogens, including Fusarium dry rot (Fusarium sambucinum), silver scurf (Helminthosporium solani), late blight (Phytophthora infestans), Pink rot (Phytophthora erythroseptica), Pythium leak (Pythium ultimum) and black dot (Colletotrichum coccodes...
El carácter climatérico de la fruta es importante para determinar el manejo poscosecha, pues las frutas climatéricas son en general más susceptibles al deterioro dada su alta sensibilidad a condiciones ambientales tales como la presencia del gas etileno. Las frutas...