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New Bulletins in Fruit & Vegetable Production

The production of the common bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris L ) is influenced by many biotic and abiotic factors that interact during its growing cycle. Diseases are some of the major biotic factors affecting bean production. Most of the organisms causing these diseases are seed-borne arising from...
Hydroponic or greenhouse production systems allow daily fertilization of vegetable crops, depending on its life cycle, substrate and available water. Sawdust is currently being used successfully as substrate in crop production and for this reason we evaluate the effect of mixtures (v/v) of...
Los sistemas de producción en condiciones de invernadero e hidroponia permiten realizar una fertilización diaria, en función del ciclo de cultivo, del sustrato y del agua de riego. Actualmente se está utilizando el aserrín de pino como sustrato en la producci...
The initial investment is high, primarily because of the cost of preparing the land, establishing plants, and installing an irrigation system. However, equipment needs for small plantings are minimal once the plants are established and healthy, well-tended plants can be expected to bear fruit for...

New Bulletins in Fresh Produce

Garlic storage is important to provide product for fresh market and fresh peeled processing. Garlic bulbs (cv. California Late) and unpeeled cloves were stored in several experiments in air and CA (0.1, 0.5, 1% O2 in combination with 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20% CO2 ) at 0-1°C for up to 6 months....
  La vida útil poscosecha de tomates (Lycopersicon esculentum L. Var. Coloso) recubiertos con una película de suero de leche y monoestearato de glicerilo acetilado se comparó con frutos mantenidos en iguales condiciones (15º C, 90% H.R.) pero sin recubrir. Durante las...
An experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of edible coating and different packaging materials on the post harvest storage life of plum fruits. The edible coating was comprised of [gum arabic (1%) + glycerine (2%)]. After applying the edible coating fruits were stored in different...
  Purpose of review: Increasing legislative regulations and negative public opinion of the use of synthetic fungicides and insecticides in fresh fruits and vegetables, together with the growth of organic markets, have increased research interest in postharvest heat treatments. These methods,...